GB1K/ GC Series

This baby is a prodigy.


These aren’t just baby grands. They’re our babies. Yamaha designers, engineers and craftsmen were challenged to bring out the expressive tone, subtle colors and dynamics of a conservatory grand from a more compact instrument. The GB1K and GC Series put the unmistakable sound of a Yamaha grand piano in more places, and in reach of more people, than ever before.


  • Young man playing a Yamaha baby grand with the lid open to see inside piano.
    The GB1K and GC Series pianos may be small, but they have a powerful resonance and tone that brings out the subtle nuances of every note.
  • Bright airy and light factory setting with the some of the outer frame of a baby grand piano before assembly and painting in foreground.
    Great pianos start with the finest wood. Soundboards and ribs are crafted by Yamaha artisans using hand-selected spruce from our Kitami Wood Mill in Hokkaido, Japan.
  • Close-up of back posts at a joint where three horizontal posts meet a vertical.
    These pianos share the robust back post design of our conservatory series pianos, giving them the powerful resonance, durability and tuning stability you might expect in a larger grand piano.
  • Man wearing short sleeve shirt and knit work gloves handwrapping a piano string that is stretched across foreground.
    Bass strings are crafted and hand wound under the watchful eye of Yamaha artisans exclusively for each piano.
  • View inside piano showing where the frame meets the board.
    Yamaha was the first company to use an advanced Vacuum Shield Mold casting technology called V-Pro to create a stronger, lighter, more durable frame worthy of the grandest grand piano. Every frame is built to our exacting specifications at our Iwata Forge in Japan.
  • Three felt and wood piano hammers on a table with handful of felt in background.
    Our unique hammer felt, crafted in Japan, has been designed to bring out the subtle tones of the instrument, and is tested to withstand fluctuations in temperature and humidity and continue playing beautifully for years to come.
  • Yamaha baby grand piano with lid open viewed from right side.

    GB1K

    gb1k line

    Designed by Yamaha in Japan
    Crafted by Yamaha in Indonesia
    Soundboard: Spruce
    Soundboard Ribs: Spruce
    Back Posts: 3 – Merkus Pine
    Bridge Construction: Two-piece separated
    Frame: V-Pro Vacuum Shield Mold Process
    Key Material: Seasoned spruce
    White Key surfaces: Acrypet
    Black Key surfaces: Phenolic resin
    Fallboard: Soft close
    Pedal: Shift/Bass Sustain/Damper
    Caster: Single-wheeled solid brass casters
    Weight: 574 lbs (261 kg)
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    Colors / Finishes Polished Ebony

  • Image of small Yamaha baby grand piano with lid open viewed from right side.

    GC1

    Line drawings showing dimensions.

    Crafted by Yamaha in Kakegawa, Japan
    Soundboard: Spruce
    Soundboard Ribs: Spruce
    Back Posts: 3 – Merkus Pine
    Bridge Construction: Two-piece separated
    Frame: V-Pro Vacuum Shield Mold Process
    Key Material: Seasoned spruce
    White Key surfaces: Acrypet
    Black Key surfaces: Phenolic resin
    Fallboard: Soft close
    Lid lock: Yes
    Pedal: Shift/Bass Sustain/Damper
    Caster: Single-wheeled solid brass casters
    Weight: 627 lbs (285 kg)
    More info

    Colors / Finishes Polished Ebony

  • Yamaha baby grand piano with lid open viewed from right side.

    GC2

    gc2 line

    Crafted by Yamaha in Kakegawa, Japan
    Soundboard: Spruce
    Soundboard Ribs: Spruce
    Back Posts: 4 – Merkus Pine
    Bridge Construction: Two-piece separated
    Frame: V-Pro Vacuum Shield Mold Process
    Key Material: Seasoned spruce
    White Key surfaces: Acrypet
    Black Key surfaces: Phenolic resin
    Fallboard: Soft close
    Lid lock: Yes
    Pedal: Shift/Bass Sustain/Damper
    Caster: Single-wheeled solid brass casters
    Weight: 674 lbs (305 kg)
    More info

    Colors / Finishes Polished Ebony

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Gallery

Closeup of the inner workings of the piano with a young man seated at the far end focused on playing.
Young woman in casual clothes playing Yamaha baby grand from sheet music with fireplace and bookshelves in background.
Young man and young woman seated side by side smiling and playing piano with lid open in foreground.
Close-up of Yamaha baby grand piano keys with lid open and fireplace in background.