Yamaha G1 piano review
Yamaha G1 piano review

Yamaha G1 piano review

Tone of this piano is rich, and vibrant, with a bright undertone that is not harsh or brash, but joyful. The balance in bass, tenor and alto is well balanced, with little overemphasis in either extreme.

The bass notes are not as rich as a larger piano, but with turning it may bring out more tone. I like the mahogany finish and the understated felt finishing on this piano, and believe it will provide an excellent piano for the student as for the professional.

This 1965 Japanese G1 grand piano was made during one of the best Yamaha manufacturing periods.

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Sharp leveling

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To do this I will measure from the bottom of the key bed, the part where the action goes to the string at each brake in the row of hammers.

Top action in, now need to adjust the blow distance, the distance from the hammer at resting point to the string.

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Left to right

Bass section both 21cm

Now with my portable guide I can make sure the hammers are at the right distance from the ‘string’. Which is

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Final tuning

Buffing

The nameboard now looks like so

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Final hammer height adjustment

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These are my views are no substitute for a condition, and tone report from a well versed local piano tuner.

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