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Based on the Conservatoire Series C1M and the first model in Yamaha's lineup of grand pianos to be made in Japan
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As the next model up in the range from the GB1, the GC1 differs in a number of ways. Firstly, it is the first model in the range to be made in Japan where the overall component and manufacturing quality is improved. Secondly and most importantly perhaps, the piano is larger giving it longer strings and a larger soundboard, thus producing a deeper and richer tone. Additionally, the design benefits from 'duplex scaling', which brings out a fuller tone and enhanced resonance by tuning the typically 'non-speaking' parts of the top treble strings. The music desk is adjustable in reach and angle unlike the smaller GB1 too. It is certainly a higher specification instrument than the GB1 yet remains an excellent value piano and is certainly worth considering if your budget won't quite stretch to a new C1X.
Like most Yamaha instruments, the GC1M is also available as a silent piano. With a flick of a switch, this system stops the hammers from hitting the strings and engages sensors under the keyboard to trigger wonderful concert piano samples which can be heard through headphones. This is particularly useful in practice situations where pianists might disturb family or neighbours, but the silent piano module is also USB compatible making it invaluable in the studio and opening up all sorts of interesting features when paired with software and apps.
A TransAcoustic version of the piano is also available. This amazing technology has all the features of a Silent Piano system with many more connection options and features, and includes electric piano sounds and other samples which can be amplified using the body of the instrument itself – no speakers necessary! It has to be seen to be believed.
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