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Yamaha GB1 SC2 Silent Grand Piano


  • The smallest and most affordable Yamaha baby grand piano ever!
  • Hugely popular compact model at 151cm with 88 keys, three pedals and a solid spruce soundboard
  • Yamaha SC2 Silent system enabling private practice via headphones
  • Binaural Yamaha CFX concert grand piano sample giving a more realistic sound through your headphones
  • 10 high quality instrument voices including Bosendorfer Imperial concert grand piano
  • Virtual Resonance Modelling on piano sounds for a resonance previously unavailable on a Silent piano
Now with FREE ground floor delivery and FREE post delivery tuning

What we think of the Yamaha GB1 Silent grand piano

The GB1 silent piano combines the quality and affordability of the standard GB1 with the versatility of the SG silent system. A beautiful Yamaha acoustic piano, perfect for the advancing pianist, and fitted with Yamaha's SC2 Silent system allowing silent practice through headphones. Activate the silent mode and a rail moves between the hammers and the strings to 'switch off' the acoustic piano. Highly sophisticated optical sensor technology then captures the detailed movements of each key and you can hear the beautiful sound of the very latest Yamaha CFX and Bosendorfer Imperial concert grand pianos through your headphones - play a real acoustic piano with headphones at any time, day or night without being disturbed or disturbing others!

The Yamaha CFX sample has Yamaha's acclaimed Binaural Sampling giving an incredibly 'acoustic' sound through headphones, like the piano is in front of you rather than right in your ears. Virtual Resonance Modelling technology borrowed from Yamaha's Clavinova range of digital pianos brings an unprecedented level of natural resonance making the digital sound virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.

Not only is the piano sound amazing, there are also 9 other instrument sounds, including grand and electric pianos, strings, organ and harpsichord.

With fantastic build and component quality, the GB1 Silent is made in Yamaha's Indonesian piano factory which is among the most modern and advanced in the world. Owned and operated by Yamaha, the result is high quality control from start to finish!


SC2 Silent System:
  • Binaural CFX sampling
  • •Virtual Resonance Modelling on piano sounds
  • Stereophonic Optimiser on other sounds
  • Non-contact continuous detection optical sensors under each key
  • Non-contact 2-point optical fibre sensor for each hammer
  • Continuous detection damper pedal
  • Key off samples and smooth release
  • 256 note polyphony
  • New controller design
  • 10 Voices
  • Adjustable reverb, brilliance
  • 10 voice demo songs, 50 classics
  • 1 song onboard record facility
  • USB port
  • Audio .WAV file recording
  • Metronome
  • Transpose -12 - 0 - +12 in semitones
  • Master tuning 414.8 - 440.0 - 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments)
  • Aux IN/OUT
  • Auto power-off

Yamaha GB1 grand piano:

  • 5'0 grand piano

  • Design based on Yamaha's coveted C series pianos

  • 88 note keyboard

  • Acrylic resin white keys

  • Phenolic resin black keys

  • 3 pedals - damper, sostenuto and soft

  • 2 position lid prop

  • Soft closing keyboard fall

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    All Yamaha pianos from Chamberlain Music are delivered and prepared by our specialist delivery team. This ensures that they are handled carefully, set up and adjusted correctly. This is FREE to all ground floor, mainland UK addresses. Our in house technicians bespoke prepare every single instrument. This ensures that your new piano arrives perfectly regulated and toned.

    Manufacturer's warranty: 5 years on acoustic components, 2 years on electronics
    Width146cm (57")
    Height99cm (39")
    Depth151cm (5')
    Weight265kg (593lbs)
    Number of keys88
    White key surfacesAcrylic resin
    Black key surfacesPhenolic resin
    Hammer typeGB1K special
    Pedal typeDamper / Bass Sustain / Soft
    Caster typeSingle caster
    Soft-close fallboardYes
    Key sensorsNon-contact continuous detection optical sensor
    Damper pedalContinuous detection sensor
    Soft/shift pedalOn/Off detection sensor
    Silencing mechanismHammer shank stopper operated by silencing lever
    Silencing actionQuick Escape mechanism
    Piano soundYamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial
    Binaural samplingYes (CFX Grand Voice only)
    Key-off samplesYes
    Smooth releaseYes
    Polyphony (max.)256
    Preset number of voices10
    Reverb effectsYes
    Brilliance effectsYes
    Stereophonic optimiserYes (Piano Voices other than CFX Grand)
    MIDI number of preset songs10 Voice Demo Songs, 50 Classics
    Recording number of songs 1
    Data capacityApprox, 550 KB
    Playback format (MIDI songs) SMF (Format 0, Format 1)
    Recording format (MIDI songs)SMF (Format 0)
    Audio recording time (max.)80 minutes/Song
    Audio playback formatWAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
    Audio recording formatWAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
    Tempo range5 - 500
    Transpose-6 - 0 - +6
    Tuning414.8 - 440.0 - 466.8 Hz (approx. 0.2 Hz increments)
    Internal memory storageApprox. 550 KB
    External drivesUSB flash drive
    DC IN connectivity16 V
    Headphones connectivityStereo mini jack (x2)
    AUX INStereo mini jack
    AC adaptorPA-300C (or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha)
    Power consumption11 W (When using PA-300C AC adaptor)
    Auto power offYes
    Included accessoriesAC adaptor, power cord, headphones, headphone hanger, attachment screws for headphone hanger, Owner’s Manual
    Separately sold accessoriesUSB wireless LAN adaptor (UD-WL01), wireless MIDI adaptor (UD-BT01)

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