The B1 is the entry point into Yamaha's acoustic pianos. This accessible piano offers everything needed to get started making music, and its compact size makes it an easy fit into most homes. Also available with a Yamaha Silent System installed.
Built in Yamaha's Indonesian factory in Jakarta, the B1 is the entry into not only the b-series, but the entirety of Yamaha's acoustic pianos. This factory has the same class-leading CNC processes found in their flagship factory in Kakegawa, and the b-series features some improvements that have trickled down from the development of their flagship CFX concert grand piano. Additionally, the lack of castors and a full perimeter iron frame help to keep the production costs of the instrument down.
The Yamaha B1 has Yamaha's signature cleanness of tone; the sustain of each note is very straight, and the piano completely avoids being muddy which makes it rather versatile. The B1 is noteworthy for its low price point and compact size; not only will it fit more easily into most homes (apartments or flats) but it has a smaller sound profile that even smaller rooms will be able to contain. This is helped further by the piano's soundboard, where Yamaha have opted to use a laminated soundboard construction instead of the solid soundboards found in the B2e and B3e.
Yamaha pianos are a favourite amongst piano teachers, as Japanese pianos have relatively heavy key actions. The extra strength required to play can be extremely helpful for building dexterity more quickly, especially during scales and finger exercises. Another helpful benefit is that it becomes far less likely for a performance piano to be heavier in touch, meaning that a player won't get exhausted during the course of an examination. The B1 has the shortest keystick of all new instruments we stock, so it won't have the same responsiveness as bigger pianos.
Ultimately, the b-series pianos a designed as a starting point for people to kick off their musical expedition, and the B1 is Yamaha's most accessible instrument, capable of taking someone through to Grade 4 or 5. It's an instrument that we always recommend renting; this then gives you the option to upgrade to a piano with a wider musical colour pallette as demands for musicality and interpretation increase into later grades and diploma-level exams.
Available Finishes - Polished Ebony, Satin Dark Walnut, Satin Natural Beech, Satin Natural Cherry, Polished Simulated Mahogany, Polished Simulated Walnut and Polished White
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