The Skinny On The Yamaha Upright Piano
The Yamaha upright piano gives you beautiful wood, graceful design and above all gorgeous tone. Piano owners expect their investment to serve not only as a fine musical instrument but also a fine piece of furniture. Each Yamaha upright piano is crafted from selected natural wood to produce instruments of enduring beauty, resonant tone and responsive touch.
Here are some of the highlights of the Yamaha P660 Upright:
* Full length ribs into a notched liner
* Solid copper wound bass strings
* Hard maple bridges
* Aluminum alloy action rails
* Yamaha balanced action
* Solid spruce soundboard and ribs
* Spruce keys with hardwood buttons
* Grand piano key travel
* Cut thread tuning pins
* Middle Pedal Mute
* Yamaha designed hammers with T-fasteners
* Vacuum Shield Mold Process (V-Pro) plate
* Seasoned for destination
* Yamaha ServiceBondSM Assurance Program
Seasoned for Destination
The Yamaha upright piano model P660 is specifically seasoned for the U.S. market. The tuning stability, finish and overall musical integrity become enhanced over the long life expected of a fine piano and that’s what Yamaha delivers.
Solid Spruce Soundboard
At the Yamaha lumber mill and wood processing facility, the finest select spruce is quarter sawn; and less than 10% of the total is reserved for Yamaha piano soundboards. Solid spruce, rather than laminated spruce, is the choice in all fine pianos for the best amplification of sound, tone and sustain.
Full Length Ribs
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). This is no exception with a Yamaha upright piano. Reinforcing the crown ensures that the tone quality will remain consistent for years and years while improving tuning stability.
Extruded Aluminum Action Rails
Yamaha engineering has developed a unique Extruded Aluminum Alloy Action Rail (which is a Yamaha patent) this 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 to allow stable, long-lasting action.
Each key of a Yamaha upright 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.
Uniform Key Travel
Yamaha designs all grand and vertical pianos to have the same key travel. Regardless of size, type or model of Yamaha upright piano, or any Yamaha piano for that matter, 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 upright piano keyboards respond quickly providing fast repetition for the most intricate piece of music. Yamaha keyboards withstand heavy use over years of fortissimo passages.
Yamaha ServicebondSM Assurance Program
The Yamaha ServicebondSM Assurance Program is provided to the customer, without additional charge, 3-8 months after delivery of their piano. This service is a thorough check up and adjustment procedure to “rejuvenate” a piano after play-in and acclimation to its new environment. After 3-8 months or so of settling and becoming acclimatized, the piano will receive the benefit of a service visit to return it to the conditions specified by the manufacturer.
The Yamaha upright piano model P660 comes in Sheraton Mahogany ( P660S ), and Queen Anne Brown Cherry ( P660QA )
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