THE CONSERVARTOIRE / CONCERT BABY GRAND
The Yamaha C1 was made in Japan in Yamaha’s Headquarters factory in Hamamatsu which is where all of Yamaha’s finest pianos are made including their monstrous CFIIIS (sometimes called CF3S and now apparently replaced by the CFX) concert grand piano.
The C1 is a well regarded instrument from Yamaha’s Conservatoire series range. The C series are specifically designed for advanced & professional players which built to the finest level to withstand the rigours piano performance.
the elite assembly of Yamaha C Series grand pianos has always been recognised for their pure, rich tonality and exceptional range of emotional expression. With the redesign and incorporation of numerous new advancements, the Yamaha C1 has got a very superior clarity, responsiveness and expressive control are sought after established planist.
|Size||161 x 149 x 101 cm|
|Action||Yamaha composite action|
|SoundBoard Material||Solid Spruce|
|Tuning pin||Nickel Pin|
|Key Surface||Yamaha Acrylic Ivorite|
|Center pedal||full sostenuto|
|Music Rack||Grand Style|
3. Tonality and Voicing
Although its only 5FT3, we loved the fact that when played, the C1 had more of a deeper, powerful bass compare to the G series. The tone is beautiful, crisp and clean as expected by a YAMAHA piano.
The C1 Is designed with a duplex scale – the non speaking portion of the piano strings, which located between the bridge pins and hitch pins. The purpose of duplex scale is to add fullness and color to the sound. The metal tone collector connects the back posts and the iron plate of the piano allowing sound energy to transmit through the soundboard for a longer lasting tone. In layman terms – sounds more beautiful than those who dont have duplex scale.
The C1’s keytops are fabricated with Ivorite, a synthetic “Ivory” substitute. We liked the Ivorite touch for a couple of reasons: First Ivorite, like Ivory, is porous and gives the pianist better grip over the plastic keytops found on smaller pianos. Second, again like Ivory, Ivorite has a dull finish and won’t reflect light nearly as much as white plastic keytops do—a bad thing especially during a recital or performance.