Yamaha B Series Upright Pianos Debut In US
Yamaha announces the United States debut of the b Series Upright Pianos, the most affordable instruments in Yamaha's acoustic piano line. A favorite in Japanese and European households for years, the recently launched Continental style b1 is designed for maximum performance, incorporating exceptional craftsmanship, space-conscious design and high-quality sound at a wallet-friendly price.
According to Yamaha Acoustic Piano Marketing Manager Ed Bezursik, the U.S. market is primed for the b Series' winning combination of looks, value and quality. "The market has demanded a good, affordable piano with an authentic touch that provides novices and experienced pianists the opportunity to grow," said Bezursik. "The new Yamaha b Series meets this demand with style, offering exceptional sound quality and superior materials."
Available in both traditional acoustic and "Silent" models, the Series offers a sturdy contemporary design that features back posts for added strength, while the specially designed soundboard and high-grade hammers endow the b1 with an unrivalled richness and sound depth for a 43" piano. Yamaha's renowned, pure, clear tone and easy to play, responsive keyboard touch make this upright perfect for beginning piano students.
Ideal for small spaces, the b1 Continental upright measures 43" high with a width and depth of 58 1/4" and 21 1/4," respectively. At 45" high, the b2 offers a larger, more traditional case with the same width and depth of the b1. The b3 model is a full 48" high upright, with a width of 59 1/4" and a depth of 24 1/4".
Like all Yamaha pianos, the b Series offers Uniform Key Travel to ensure that regardless of size, type or model, Yamaha keyboards will always feel the same.
Seasoned specifically for the U.S. market, the b Series features a laminated soundboard that minimizes soundboard cracking. Yamaha reinforces the crown of its soundboard to ensure that the tone quality will remain consistent for years.
Yamaha's patented Extruded Aluminum Alloy Action Rail eliminates the common fluctuations in wood and metal encased rails that affect touch, thus allowing for a more stable, long-lasting action regulation. Yamaha only uses select Spruce for the keys on all models of pianos. Like all Yamaha pianos, the b Series offers Uniform Key Travel to ensure that regardless of size, type or model, Yamaha keyboards will always feel the same.
Finally, the b Series offers a Balanced Action. Each key of a Yamaha piano is individually weighted, allowing all keys to play uniformly, ensuring a lifetime of superior touch and control across the entire keyboard.
Additional products in the line – the b2 and b3 – will make their debut at the Winter NAMM 2013 trade show in Anaheim, California. Available in an elegant polished ebony finish, the b1 upright carries an MSRP of $4,499. The b2 and b3 models are priced at $5,999 and $7,499, respectively.
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