Now you can own the grand piano you've always wanted, even if space and budget are limited. Uncommonly compact, the GA1 is right at home in smaller rooms, while offering all the power, tonality and expressive range of a classic Yamaha grand. Best of all,...
Now you can own the grand piano you've always wanted, even if space and budget are limited. Uncommonly compact, the GA1 is right at home in smaller rooms, while offering all the power, tonality and expressive range of a classic Yamaha grand. Best of all, the GA1 delivers Yamaha quality and performance at a surprisingly affordable price.
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. The 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 stronger and visually more appealing. Critical dimensions are produced more accurately.
Extruded Aluminum Action Rails
Yamaha engineering developed a unique extruded Aluminum Alloy Action Rail (bearing a Yamaha patent) this 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 respond quickly providing fast repetition for the most intricate piece of music. Yamaha keyboards withstand heavy use over years of fortissimo passages.
Yamaha Servicebond™ Assurance Program
The Yamaha Servicebond™ Assurance Program is provided to the customer, without additional charge, 3-8 months after delivery of their piano. This service is a thorough check up and adjustment procedure to "rejuvenate" a piano after play-in and acclimation to its new environment. After 3-8 months or so of settling and becoming acclimatized, the piano will receive the benefit of a service visit to return it to the conditions specified by the manufacturer.
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|Dimensions||Length: 4' 11" (149 cm) Width: 57" (146 cm) Height: 39" (99 cm)|
|Weight||548 lbs. (249 kg.)|
|Key Surfaces||White: Acrylic resin Black: Phenolic resin|
|Music Desk Positions||5|
|Lid Prop Positions||2|
|Center Pedal||Bass sustain|
|Cabinet Finishes||Polished Ebony|
|Also available as||Disklavier Mark III Series: DGA1|