Yamaha GC2 Baby Grand Piano; Polished Ebony
£3,883.00 off RRP
Available to order
The larger volume and an affordable price of the GC2 make this a very popular size instrument. With a superb sound and excellent resonance, the GC2 is a delight to play. What to expect when you order your new piano from Bonners We keep a huge range of Yamaha upright and grand pianos in stock in our Reigate piano centre. If the piano you want is available from our stock, delivery is usually arranged within 14 days (often it can be much faster than this). If we don't have the instrument of your choice in the colour you want in stock, then we will order it for you directly from Yamaha's UK warehouse, which usually adds around 7 days to the delivery process. Following delivery, and after giving the piano ample opportunity to adjust to it's new conditions (usually within 4-6 weeks), we will arrange for a tuner to visit you and tune the piano in your home, as well as attend to any other technical issues which may arise due to changes in temperature or humidity. Part Exchange Do you already own a piano that you would like to trade-in for a new instrument? Email us details of what you have to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will email you back a part exchange price immediately. Please include photos and the serial number. Free Yamaha Acoustic Piano Delivery Yamaha acoustic piano delivery is free of charge to England addresses where access is simple – ie no steps, stairs or other obstacles which may require additional lifting equipment or manpower. Please contact our piano department directly on 01323 636140 if you would like confirmation of free delivery, or for a delivery quotes to addresses outside of England.We can even take away your old piano for you free of charge if required. Complimentary First Piano Tuning Although the instrument is tuned before leaving Yamaha’s piano workshops, we want you to be completely happy with your new piano, so we arrange an initial first tuning completely free of charge. After your new Yamaha piano has been delivered, we will arrange for a tuner to visit you and tune the instrument in your home. Complimentary tuning must be completed within 8 weeks of the piano being delivered. Warranty All Yamaha acoustic upright and grand pianos come with a 5-year manufacturer's warranty. The warranty covers all parts and labour. If the piano needs repairing, then we come to your home. Tuning and general maintenance/servicing are not covered by warranty.
Yamaha GC2 SH2 Silent Grand Piano; Polished Ebony
£5,333.00 off RRP
Available to order
Yamaha GC2 SH2 Silent Piano At the popular size of 5 foot 8, the GC2 is based on the renowned Yamaha C2. Featuring duplex scaling for a brilliant sparkle in higher registers and Yamaha�s balanced action, the touch is smooth and effortless and the tone is rich and vibrant. This model also features a soft-close fallboard and sostenuto pedal. < p>Why Buy a Silent Piano? The Yamaha GC2 SH2 Silent Piano offers players the ability to play an acoustic instrument through headphones, using a highly sophisticated and realistic sensor-technology, which captures every movement of the keys and recreates them digitally in great detail. Yamaha�s Flagship CFX concert grand piano is recreated in awesome detail thanks to Yamaha�s Binaural sampling technology and Virtual Resonance Modelling - and with features such as Bluetooth Audio, a selection of pre-installed voices, and connectivity to mobile devices via Yamaha�s Smart Pianist App, you have all you could possibly need in one versatile instrument. See & Try The Yamaha Silent Piano System Before You Purchase You can see and try the Yamaha Silent Piano SH2 System in our piano shops which are located in Reigate (Surrey) and Eastbourne (East Sussex). We usually have a selection of pianos fitted with the SH2 silent system ready for you to try. Call us on 01737 242174 to check which models are currently on show. Part Exchange Your Piano For A New Yamaha GC2 SH2 Silent Piano If you want to upgrade your existing instrument to a new Yamaha GC2 SH2 silent piano, then please send details of what you have, including photos to email@example.com and we'll get right back to you with a part exchange valuation. We will need to know the make, model (if known) and serial number of your piano. We consider digital pianos, acoustic pianos, keyboards and even guitars in part exchange! Dimensions & Weight: Width 149cm Height 101cm Depth 173cm Weight: 303kg Two of the World�s Finest Concert Grand Pianos When in 'silent' mode, the Yamaha GC2 SH2 defaults to Yamaha�s 9-foot Concert Grand Piano � bright, rich, and powerful. For a rich, warm sound with a beautiful sonorous bass, the press of a button takes you to the Bosendorfer Imperial Concert Grand Piano. All 88 keys have been sampled individually for the most accurate representation of these exquisite instruments. Sonic Palette � Stereophonic Optimizer There are 20 sounds pre-installed to the Yamaha GC2 SH2, including a variety of electric pianos, strings, and organs. To make these voices feel and sound more authentic and natural, the stereophonic optimizer reproduces the natural sound distance, making you forget you are wearing headphones and preventing your ears from getting tired after a long practice session. Binaural Sampling The default CFX sound uses Binaural technology when wearing headphones. Specialised microphones placed in the player�s ears� position capture nuances and locational information usually only picked up by the human ear. You truly forget you are wearing headphones when playing with the CFX sound and can practice for much longer periods of time than with standard stereo headphone sampling. Virtual Resonance Modelling One thing many players miss the most when playing a digital instrument are the piano�s natural resonance. A grand piano has several areas where sound travels and reverberates, such as the solid spruce soundboard, and even the outer rims of the instrument. Each time you play an acoustic piano, a limitless amount of different resonances and overtones are captured. Yamaha have recreated this in the GC2 SH2, thanks to their enhanced Virtual Resonance Modelling. Every element of the acoustic instrument is captured, from the timing of the keys being pressed, to the dampers lifting from the strings and the pedals being pressed. This is captured in great detail across all 88 keys. The result is an authentic and immersive playing experience, filled with expression. Unique Yamaha Technology To further enhance the realistic playing experience when using the GC2 SH2 Silent features, Yamaha�s Smooth Release technology understands the way your finger releases the key, responding to smoother legato playing as well as shorter staccato notes. Key-off samples are actual recordings that capture the subtle changes as the finger is completely lifted away from the key, as the damper felt returns to rest on the string. Sensors under each key detect continuous movement, without affecting the feel of the piano. Infinite levels of expression are therefore possible, in the same way you would expect on a standard acoustic instrument. Similar non-contact Hammer sensors work in the same way to allow both slow and rapid keystrokes, and rapid trills that would not be possible on typical digital pianos. Yamaha�s Quick Escape System means that, when in silent mode, the hammers and strings are the ideal distance apart, so the quality of touch isn�t sacrificed as with other silent models. Bluetooth Audio If you want to play along to backing tracks or songs stored on your mobile device, you can now stream wirelessly via Bluetooth with the Yamaha GC2 SH2 system when using headphones. Smart Pianist App Smart Pianist is Yamaha�s own free app, which enables the player to control functions such as selecting voices or editing the metronome settings, as well as playing along to scores displayed on the Smart Device. The UD-WL01 USB Wireless LAN Adaptor (sold separately) is required to use Smart Pianist over a wireless connection. Simple & Sophisticated Control Panel A sophisticated design and intuitive interface, the control panel blends with the piano�s cabinet. Available in white finish for polished white pianos. Connectivity USB to HOST � connect to a computer or portable device and record high-quality audio without need for an external interface. AUX OUT � play through external speakers / IC recorders AUX IN � listen from external devices such as sound source modules and music players MIDI OUT � transmit performance information to external devices ie synths MIDI IN � receive and playback information from sequencers using the SH2 Tone Generator Recording As well as being able to record directly to the built-in recorder on the piano, and listen back to your performance immediately, you can also record high quality audio to a USB memory stick (not included). The data will be stored as a WAV file, ready to play on a PC or burn to CD or portable music players. Headphones The headphones included with the Yamaha GC2 SH2 are �open structured� � meaning they produce an excellent quality of sound, while also minimizing the strain that can be caused by long hours of headphone playing. Metronome The built-in metronome enables the player to practice and listen to precise rhythm while playing. This, along with other features, is accessed most easily via Yamaha�s Smart Pianist app. How does Yamaha SH2 silent system differ to the cheaper Yamaha SC2 Silent system? Yamaha�s SC2 Silent System is available on the B series upright pianos, as well as the GB1K baby grand piano. You will find the SH2 system on the higher quality P, U, YUS, and SE series uprights and the GC and CX series grand pianos. Features of the SH2 vs SC2: 20 pre-installed sounds (vs 10 on SC2 system) Hammer Sensors 480 voices + 12 drum/SFX kits for playback 10 song recordings (vs 1 on SC2) Transpose +/-12 semitones (vs +/-6 on SC2) Bluetooth Audio 1.3 MB internal memory (vs 500KB) MIDI IN/OUT AUX OUT 50 Classical Pieces Book