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Yamaha specifically seasons this piano for the Australian market. The tuning stability, finish and overall musical integrity are enhanced over the long life expected of a fine piano.
At the Yamaha lumber mill and wood processing facility, the finest spruce is quarter sawn; and less than 10% of the total is selected and reserved for Yamaha piano soundboards. Solid spruce, rather than laminated spruce or poplar, is the choice in all fine pianos for the best amplification of sound, best tone and sustain.
Yamaha reinforces the crown in its soundboards by using ribs that continue to the edge of the soundboard, and are glued into the notched liner (or inner rim on the grand piano). Reinforcing the crown ensures that the tone quality will remain for years and years and improves tuning stability.
Yamaha uses V-Pro (Vacuum Shield Mold Process) in casting the iron frame (plate). V-Pro plates are stronger and visually more appealing. Critical dimensions are produced more accurately than before.
Yamaha engineering developed a unique Extruded Aluminum Alloy Action Rail (bearing a Yamaha patent) that is one of the best innovations for improving a piano action in the last 100 years. The usual fluctuations in wood rails that effect touch, caused by periodic weather changes, are eliminated allowing stable, long-lasting action regulation.
Each key of a Yamaha piano is individually tested and measured for the corrections needed to obtain uniform "down weight" pressure. Yamaha actions play correctly and uniformly. This balancing helps ensure a lifetime of superior touch and control across the keyboard.
Yamaha designs all grand and vertical pianos to have the same key travel. Regardless of size, type or model of Yamaha piano, the keyboards will always feel the same.
Yamaha uses Spruce for the keys on all models of pianos. Spruce is very light and possesses a very high ratio of strength to weight. It is ideal for key construction, even though its cost is greater than either sugar pine or bass wood. Yamaha keyboards respond quickly providing fast repetition for the most intricate piece of music. Yamaha keyboards withstand heavy use over years of fortissimo passages.
The dimensions of the Gold Standard Series are:
The guiding principle in Yamaha’s crafting of pianos is the desire to provide players with instruments of the highest quality. If comprehensive after-sales services is not provided, even the best instrument will lose its quality advantage and become unable to deliver its full potential. All new Yamaha pianos sold in Australia come with between 1 and 20 free in-home tunes, to assist the new instrument to settle-in to its new surroundings. These are conducted by our Australian network of Yamaha Authorised Service Agents.
Yamaha manufactures pianos in three locations: Kakegawa, Japan is the home of Yamaha pianos, and manufactures pianos using iron frames, wood, actions, hammers and other parts made entirely in-house. Yamaha Indonesia, located near Jakarta, has been a Yamaha production base for more than 35 years and manufactures some exterior piano parts and assembles new pianos. Yamaha also manufacture pianos for the Chinese market out of its Hangzhou factory.
Every pianist has a unique musical persona. That’s why Yamaha maintains a network of highly skilled technicians, making up the Yamaha Artist Services network, who know how to fine-tune and voice a piano to match a player’s style and preferences. Based in many of the world’s musical capitals including London, Paris, Moscow, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul, New York and Tokyo, expert technicians from our Artist Service Centres travel to concert venues and provide pianists with meticulous, on-the-spot support.
Yamaha’s longstanding philosophy on piano making—to provide customers with high-quality musical instruments—extends far beyond its manufacturing processes and factory walls to its outstanding after-sales service. Yamaha knows that even the most superbly crafted instrument cannot retain its high quality over time without undergoing periodic inspections and adjustments carried out by expert technicians. That’s why, in 1980, Yamaha established the Yamaha Piano Technical Academy in Japan, a place for aspiring piano technicians to learn their chosen craft and for veteran technicians to hone theirs.
With one million pianos in Australia and another 5,000 being imported into Australia each year there is an alarming shortage of expertise locally to keep them in tune. Yamaha recognised this potential problem and invested in the Australasian School of Piano Technology (ASPT) facilities in a commitment to develop the next generation of qualified piano technicians through an intensive 12-month course based in Melbourne. Yamaha is the market leader in pianos, and the partnership between Yamaha and ASPT is another example of a commitment to invest in the future of our industry.
Yamaha has developed innovative techniques and materials to manufacture pianos, including radio frequency bonding (frames), flow coating (cabinet finish), Vacuum Shield Mold Process (iron frames), Ivorite® (white key surface) and Ecsaine® (action parts and music rest). These materials have been developed for their superior performance, efficiency in manufacturing or environmental credentials.
The first upright piano to be made in Japan was an upright built in 1900 by Torakusu Yamaha, founder of Nippon Gakki Co., Ltd. — later renamed Yamaha Corporation. Just two years later, the Yamaha factory resonated with the tones of its first grand piano.
1900 - Yamaha successfully crafts an upright piano.
1902 - Manufacture of Yamaha grand pianos begins in Japan.
1904 - Yamaha pianos receive an Honorary Grand Prize at the World’s Fair in St. Louis, U.S.A.
1928 - Leo Sirota, a noted pianist active in Vienna, Austria, praises Yamaha concert grand pianos.
1947 - Piano manufacture begins again after recovery from the damage of the Second World War.
1950 - Yamaha’s first postwar concert grand piano, the FC, is completed.
1965 - Yamaha takes world lead in piano output.
1967 - First CF concert grand piano is completed. At the debut performance, German maestro Wilhelm Kempff declares it to be “a world-class piano,” and in doing so, helps to spread the name of the Yamaha CF around the world.
1969 - Russian maestro Sviatoslav Richter praises the CF after encountering one at the Menton Music Festival in France. Thereafter, he uses Yamaha pianos for the rest of his life.
1980 - Canadian genius Glenn Gould is introduced to Yamaha concert grand pianos and goes on to use them in a number of important recordings, including the famed “Goldberg Variations” of his last years.
1982 - Piano Player is released. It was later to become the Disklavier.
1983 - CFIII concert grand piano is unveiled. Krystian Zimerman, who had expressed enthusiasm for the CFIII even as a prototype, uses it for all performances while in Japan and also on tour in Europe.
1985 - The CFIII is selected as an official piano of the 11th International Chopin Piano Competition in Poland.
1986 - The CFIII is selected as an official piano of the 8th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia. Yukino Fujiwara wins the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Contest in France playing a CFIII. Ikuyo Nakamichi wins the Geneva International Music Competition in Switzerland, also playing a CFIII.
1987 - 100th anniversary of Yamaha’s founding. Artist Services Centres established in Paris, France and London, England.
1991 - CFIIIS concert grand piano is unveiled.
1993 - Silent Piano™ is released.
1995 - Disklavier is released.
1998 - Russian pianist Denis Matsuev wins the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition playing a CFIIIS.
2000 - 100th anniversary of Yamaha pianos.
2002 - Japanese pianist Ayako Uehara wins the 12th International Tchaikovsky Competition playing a CFIIIS.
2003 - Rafal Blechacz (Poland) and Alexander Kobrin (Russia) take joint second place at the 5th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan, both playing a CFIIIS.
2005 - Four of 12 finalists at the 15th International Chopin Piano Competition place high playing a CFIIIS.
2006 - Winner Alexej Gorlatch and all six other finalists at the 6th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition choose to play a Yamaha CFIIIS.
2007 - Both prize winners of the 13th International Tchaikovsky Competition play a Yamaha CFIIIS.
2008 - Evgeni Bozhanov plays a Yamaha CFIIIS to victory at the Sviatoslav Richter International Piano Competition in Moscow, Russia. First-, second-, and third-prize winners play a CFIIIS at the Jose Iturbi Music International Competition in Valencia, Spain.
2009 - Cho Seong Jin wins the 7th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition. Seven of eight prize winners choose to play a prototype Yamaha CFX.
2010 - The CF Series of concert grand pianos is unveiled. Claire Huangci wins the National Chopin Piano Competition in the U.S.A. playing a CFX. Russian pianist Yulianna Avdeeva wins the 16th International Chopin Piano Competition playing a CFX. The third generation of Ivorite® is officially announced.
2012 - Yamaha’s 125th anniversary
2013 - 2013 Tomaki Yoshida wins Gold at the 18th International Piano Competition, Spain, on a CFX.
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Every instrument we sell is inspected & adjusted by our qualified Yamaha approved technicians with well over 30 years of experience, and your piano will be playing at peak performance when you receive it.
All our pianos include free delivery to your home in the Perth metro area upon purchase.
*Please note that there may be additional charges if you live in a multi-story dwelling or have a large number of stairs in your home.
All our pianos includes free in-store setup, regulation and tuning from on-site technicians.
All our pianos include a free piano bench.
All our pianos include an additional free tuning in your home by one of our Yamaha approved technicians within six months of purchase.
As we have our own in store piano tuners available we can offer further discounts on all your future tunings to our registered customers for the lifetime of your piano.
We are able to offer Australia’s absolute best prices on Yamaha Acoustic and Grand Pianos. We will beat anyone in Australia on price, guaranteed.
We pride ourselves on giving you the best possible customer service, that’s our promise to you!
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