• Advanced scale design
• Solid spruce soundboard and ribs
• Complete tone collector system
• Dovetail joints
• Solid maple bridge and caps
• Duplex scaling
• Solid copper wound bass strings
• Aluminum alloy action rails
• Yamaha balanced action
• Spruce keys with hardwood buttons
• Ivorite™ keytops with WPC sharps
• Premium Yamaha designed hammers with T-fasteners
• Specially designed hammer shanks
• Reinforced keyframe pin with adjustable guide
• Hardwood reinforced keyframe
• Patented Humid-A-Seal pinblock™
• Cut thread tuning pins
• Polyester finish
• Resin sheet foundation
• Soft-Close™ fallboard
• Lid prop stopper
• Locking fallboard and top
• Solid brass casters
• Vacuum Shield Mold Process (V-Pro) plate
• Seasoned for destination
Seasoned for Destination
Yamaha specifically seasons this piano for the U.S. market. The tuning stability, finish and overall musical integrity are enhanced over the long life expected of a fine piano.
Permanent Crown Solid Soundboard
Yamaha utilizes a process that creates a permanent crown in the soundboard and at the same time minimizes soundboard cracking. Customer can feel confident that not only will the piano last for years, but the beautiful sound of a Yamaha piano will last a lifetime.
Solid Spruce Soundboard
At the Yamaha lumber mill and wood processing facility, the finest spruce is quarter sawn; and less than 10% of the total is selected and reserved for Yamaha piano soundboards. Solid spruce, rather than laminated spruce or poplar, is the choice in all fine pianos for the best amplification of sound, best tone and sustain.
Full Length Ribs
Yamaha reinforces the crown in its soundboards by using ribs that continue to the edge of the soundboard, and are glued into the notched liner (or inner rim on the grand piano). Reinforcing the crown ensures that the tone quality will remain for years and years and improves tuning stability.
Yamaha uses V-Pro (Vacuum shield Mold Process) in casting the iron frame (plate). V-Pro plates are stonger and visually more appealing. Critical dimensions are produced more accurately than before.
Extended Aluminum Action Rails
Yamaha engineering developed a unique Extruded Alumimum Alloy Action Rail (bearing a Yamaha patent) that is one of the best innovations for improving a piano action in the last 100 years. The usual fluctuations in wood rails that effect touch, caused by periodic weather changes, are eliminated allowing stable, long-lasting action regulation.
Each key of a Yamaha piano is individually tested and measured for the corrections needed to obtain uniform "down weight" pressure. Yamaha actions play correctly and uniformly. This balancing helps ensure a lifetime of superior touch and control across the keyboard.
Uniform Key Travel
Yamaha designs all grand and vertical pianos to have the same key travel. Regardless of size, type or model of Yamaha piano, the keyboards will always feel the same.
Yamaha uses Spruce for the keys on all models of pianos. Spruce is very light and possesses a very high ratio of strength to weight. It is ideal for key construction, even though its cost is greater than either sugar pine or bass wood. Yamaha keyboards withstand heavy use over years of fortissimo passages.
Polished Ebony, Polished American Walnut
• Duplex Scaling Yes
• Tone Collector Yes
• Key Surfaces White: Ivorite®, Black: Wood Composite
• Music Desk Positions 5
• Center Pedal Sostenuto
• Lid Prop Positions 3
• Prop Safety Stop Yes
• Edge Sculptured
• Key Cover Soft-Close Fallboard Yes
• Lid/Fallboard Locks Yes
• Length 5′ 8"
• Width 59"
• Height 40"
• Weight 671 lbs.