Yamaha has facilities in Kitami and Iwata that are responsible for all of their woodworking and ironmaking. The foundry in Iwata is of particular noteworthiness, as it makes Yamaha one of the only piano manufacturers in the world that makes their own iron frames, using their unique V-Pro vacuum-casting process.
Common features of Yamaha b-series instruments include hand-wound Japanese strings, maple-cored hammerheads, acrylic/phenolic resin keytops, and a celeste pedal that muffles the sound of the piano - often referred to as a practice pedal.
The b-series pianos are an immensely popular instrument for those looking to start learning, or for those looking to get their very first acoustic piano. These are also fantastic rental propositions; these pianos are excellent companions through to ABRSM or Trinity Guildhall Grade 4, after which we find many customers look to find a piano with a greater range of expression.