Yamaha G1 Baby Grand – $16,995

This 2002 Yamaha G1LPE Disklavier (Silent / Recording) Baby Grand is a rare find in Australia.  It was manufactured in Japan in 2002 during the golden era of Japanese piano manufacture, prior to when Yamaha began manufacturing its pianos in Indonesia.  A popular choice for professionals and music teachers, the silent/recording models were a unique upgrade to the standard grand piano models.

This model Yamaha rarely comes up for sale in Australia and is in high demand.  We are unaware of another used G1LPE Disklavier (Silent/Recordable) grand piano currently for sale anywhere in Australia.

These pianos have the features of a standard Yamaha Grand piano with an additional in-built, high-quality recording capability that allows pianists to make a combined audio/visual recording with amazing accuracy.  The pianist is then able to playback the recording to both hear their performance and see the use of the keys and pedals (keys and pedals depress along with the actual sound being reproduced).

The Yamaha G1LPE features a double strength full iron frame, is fully overstrung and has a high-quality timber constructed Yamaha playing mechanism.  Its amazing tone stands apart from other baby grand pianos with its deep and powerful bass and clear and crisp treble, more like a larger grand piano such as a C3.

The gloss black cabinet of this piano is in immaculate, as new condition, as is the keyboard, internal iron frame, soundboard and strings.  The piano mechanism is also in immaculate condition with very little wear and tear and the brasswork is in excellent condition.  There is not a single mark or blemish anywhere on this piano which is a credit to the previous owners.

The new equivalent Disklavier now retails for in excess of $40,000 and is in our opinion, inferior to this model and era of piano.  Therefore, this piano represents excellent value for money if you are looking for a piano comparable with a new model and with a full 12-year warranty there is no risk.

Since receiving the piano, it has been completely disassembled in our workshop and we have conducted a full service and action regulation, full interior and exterior clean and detail and triple tuning to concert pitch.  The keyboard has been tightened and levelled and the touch evened up to ensure a smooth playing experience.

A matching duet piano bench is included with leather top and lift-up seat for music book storage.

The price of the piano also includes professional insured delivery and installation, 12-year warranty and premium care package including free tuning for the first 3 years.