Yamaha Introduces Enhanced Conservatory Series of Grand Pianos

BUENA PARK, Calif. — Yamaha Corporation of America, Piano Division, has launched the newest models in its acclaimed line of Conservatory Pianos, which feature significant improvements in tone and touch.

Yamaha C1-PE Conservatory Piano
The Yamaha C1 Conservatory Grand Piano in polished ebony.
"Yamaha has improved several processes that have resulted in refinements in consistency and sound quality for the Conservatory Series," states Paul Calvin, vice president and general manager, Yamaha Piano Division. "These enhancements embody Yamaha's continued pursuit of excellence."

Specific improvements to the Conservatory Series include a stronger plate flange and harder rim materials, both of which enable a more powerful sound with improved sustain; a new music desk; brass lid prop cups; a smoother inner rim and a new plate color.

Beyond overall improvements to the entire Series, the new C1 and C2 models now feature wood composite sharps and a new form of Ivorite keytops. Along with the characteristics of traditional Ivorite, these keytops have the ability to absorb moisture while offering the feel of ivory keys. These new key features combine to create the tactile feeling of a traditional keyboard.

The C1 and C2 models additionally feature vertically laminated bridges to help transfer the vibrations of the strings to the soundboard. The bridges use two types of wood to aid the transfer of lower and higher-pitched vibrations. Maple bridge caps have also been incorporated for premium sound and stability.

The Conservatory Series of pianos is manufactured in Yamaha's renowned grand piano factory in Hamamatsu, Japan.

For more information on the new Yamaha Conservatory Grand Pianos, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Piano Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; or e-mail infostation@yamaha.com.