Yamaha GB1K SC3 Silent Piano
The GB1K is Yamaha’s most compact grand. Yet despite its size, it offers a resonant tone and delicate playing ease—making everyday life with a fine and luxurious grand piano more accessible. Yamaha’s uncompromising insistence on superb sound and resonance, available at a price suitable for smaller budgets. Silencing system has been added to this GB1K. This is an SC3 type SILENT Piano™.
SILENT pianos are genuine acoustic pianos equipped with Yamaha’s advanced silencing technology. When the keys are played in SILENT Mode, the hammers are stopped immediately before striking the strings so that the piano itself generates no sound. Sensors installed below the keys decipher how the keys are played and relay the data to the digital tone generator, which generates sampled sounds that can be heard through a pair of headphones. By allowing players to play a true acoustic piano sound under normal circumstances, or to put on headphones and play in SILENT Mode to avoid disturbing others, SILENT Piano™ makes any time a good time to sit down at the piano.
WHAT IS THE SILENT Piano™?
This is a remarkable acoustic piano that can be played silently while letting you adjust the volume, retaining the rich and complex sound that’s unique to an acoustic instrument. Switch to Quiet mode and the hammers are stopped just before hitting the strings, while keystroke movements are read by optical sensors. These trigger the internal tone generator which reproduces a digitally sampled piano sound in your headphones. The result is an exceptionally natural acoustic piano sound that you can enjoy playing at any time, without worrying about your surroundings.
Simply play your acoustic piano
At its heart, the SILENT Piano™ is a genuine acoustic instrument. For more than a century, Yamaha has crafted pianos that inspire players to develop and express themselves, mirroring their thoughts and feelings with rich sound and reliable quality.
Play silently with headphones
SILENT pianos are also equipped with SILENT Mode, where you can plug in headphones to enjoy realistic sounds any time without disturbing others—or others disturbing you.
Download the Smart Pianist app
SILENT pianos are equipped with Bluetooth® MIDI. Download the Smart Pianist app on your smart device and connect wirelessly to your SILENT Piano™ to enjoy simple, intuitive control of your instrument’s features.
Record and review your performances
Record your performance with a single button press and listen back right away. Or use the USB recording feature to store your performances in WAV format to USB flash memory, so you can keep them on your computer as a record of your progress.
Add rhythm for a dynamic performance.
There are 20 different rhythms built into the SILENT Piano™ comprising drums and bass. Select the desired accompaniment pattern and enjoy playing with your own personal backing band.
Expand your horizons with new instrument sounds
More than just a piano, this remarkable instrument also has different instrument sounds, including electric piano, harpsichord, organ, strings, and choir. Select your favourite sound to match the style of music you want to play and prepare to be inspired.
- Soft-Close fallboard
- Yamaha balanced action
- Centre bass sustain pedal
- Yamaha’s premium scale design and solid spruce soundboard
- Premium Yamaha hammers with T-fasteners provide a crisp, clear and consistent tone
- Duplex scaling adds depth and clarity to every note
- Cut-thread tuning pins and aluminum action rails give each Yamaha grand piano excellent tuning stability, reducing service costs
- Spruce Keys with hardwood key buttons keep your action tight and properly aligned
- Hardwood reinforced keyframe adds centuries to your piano’s life
- A solid maple bridge with hardwood caps ensure that your piano performs better – and longer – than other pianos in its price range
- Yamaha’s famous “Vacuum Process” cast-iron plates are unique to the industry – providing the consistency in tone and stability that fine piano owners desire
- Solid brass casters for easy moving and life-long durability
- 10 Year Yamaha Warranty
- Non-contact continuous detection electromagnetic inductive key sensors
- Silencing mechanism – Hammer shank stopper operated by silencing lever
- Action – Quick Escape mechanism
- Piano sound: Yamaha CFX / Bösendorfer Imperial
- Binaural sampling (Yamaha CFX / Bösendorfer Imperial)
- Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM)
- Grand Expression Modeling
- Key-off samples
- Smooth release
- 256 max. polyphony
- 12 voices, 62 songs, 20 rhythms
- Reverb / Brilliance / Stereophonic Optimizer
- Other functions: Recording and playback, Metronome, Transpose, Tuning
- Bluetooth Audio & MIDI
- AUX In, USB to Device, USB to Host
- 5 Year Yamaha Warranty
*Other Finishes (special order): Polished American Walnut / Polished Mahogany / Polished White – RRP $27,399