In principle, a Yamaha baby grand piano can be called a baby horizontal piano.
Horizontal pianos are commonly known as grand pianos. They are called horizontal because of their length and horizontal placement of strings.
Grand pianos are preferred by professional and concert pianists because they generally produce finer tones and are more responsive in terms of key action. It's important to note that there are six basic types or sizes of Yamaha pianos.
Yamaha C2 baby grand video demonstration
Yamaha's baby grand piano models include the C1, C2, GC2, GB1, GB1K and GC1M.
Yamaha GC-1 baby Grand Piano demonstration
The Yamaha C1 is 5'3” inches long and is part of the C Series, which offers excellent sound quality, an expressive control and broad dynamic range. The C2 and GC2 are Yamaha's largest baby grand pianos at 5'8”. It has an advanced scale design, a tone collector system, solid spruce for ribs and soundboard, duplex scaling and more. Yamaha specifically season their pianos according to their destination, so you can be sure that a baby grand piano Yamaha sends to the US market is treated accordingly.
The Yamaha GC1M is only 5'3” long but has the tonal quality, powerful sound and expressive range qualities of classical Yamaha pianofortes. All of the above Yamahas are commendable choices for smaller rooms or for those with a limited budget, price around $26,000 to $27,500.
At just 60 inches, the Yamaha GB1 and Yamaha GB1K are the smallest baby grand pianos offered by Yamaha. They produce a first-rate sound and expressive tone. Modifications in materials and methods of construction have made these baby grands the most affordable of the Yamaha baby grand piano product line. The price is very low at just $11,500.
Thinking of a Yamaha digital piano? Yamaha offers an extensive range called Disklavier and Clavinova. These two instruments are quite expensive though, so if you just need a form of keyboard that is really affordable then look at some digital keyboards for bargain prices.
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