The B1 is a compact upright piano with a clean, positive, and melodic tone – a workhorse piano with Yamaha’s signature level of consistency. This new 2023 model boasts the added advanced technology of Yamaha’s SC3 SILENT Piano system. For the equivalent cost of the average second-hand piano, the B1 SILENT Piano System Upright Piano delivers fantastic value for money.
Easy to maintain, hard wearing and dependable, with stable tuning and a great tone in the bass for such a small instrument, it’s easy to appreciate why the Yamaha B1 SC3 Silent Upright Piano is so popular as a safe bet for a beginner’s piano, across homes and schools alike. This piano comes with the added feature of Yamaha’s SC3 Silent System.
Like all the Yamaha B Series, the Yamaha B1 Silent Upright Piano remains an instrument of extraordinary natural beauty, combining art and craftsmanship with the peace of mind of the reliability of the Yamaha brand. The Yamaha B1 Piano may be the lowest priced entry Yamaha acoustic Piano, but it certainly doesn’t scrimp on quality and sound.
The laminated soundboard is made of 3 plies of soundboard-grade spruce, producing a stable and resonant tone whilst maintaining a low price. The compact cabinet will fit into any home and is similar in size to many digital Pianos due to being free from pillar legs. By taking up less space visually – and physically when it is negotiating a tight corner or staircase – the B1 is one of the most popular pianos where delivery access, tuning stability, durability, and room space are a concern.
The action is a little heavier compared to more expensive instruments, but this is ideal for beginners, who often find a light touch difficult to control. The touch remains still extremely responsive and consistent, ensuring a bright but pure tone across the keyboard.
New B1 SC3 SILENT Piano™ Model for 2023
SILENT pianos are genuine acoustic pianos equipped with Yamaha’s advanced silencing technology. When the keys are played in SILENT Mode, the hammers are stopped immediately before striking the strings so that the piano itself generates no sound. Sensors installed below the keys decipher how the keys are played and relay the data to the digital tone generator, which generates sampled sounds that can be heard through a pair of headphones. By allowing players to play a true acoustic piano sound under normal circumstances or to put on headphones and play in SILENT Mode to avoid disturbing others, SILENT Piano™ makes any time a good time to sit down at the piano.
As an improvement to the Yamaha B1 SC2 model, the B1 SC3 now has the Bosendorfer Imperial Piano included in the binaural sampling and Grand Expression Modelling, 12 voices, two-track recording and Bluetooth Audio/MIDI. Click here to view full specifications and details of the various functions.
In conclusion, the B1 is a timelessly reliable and affordable piano. In particular the Yamaha B1 SC3 Silent Upright Piano redefines the word value, offering the joy of a technologically advanced new Yamaha piano ownership at a price that will astonish and delight.