Yamaha GC1 TA2 TransAcoustic Grand in Polished Ebony


With the full resonant tone only a grand piano can possess, the GC1 series provides superior performance at an affordable price. This is a TA2 type TransAcoustic™.

  • Length: 161 cm (5’3”)
  • TA2 TransAcoustic System (inc. SH2 Silent System)
  • Built in Hamamatsu, Japan
  • Solid Alaskan spruce soundboard
  • Soft-close fallboard
  • 2-position lid prop
  • Duplex scaling
  • Smart Pianist App integration
  • 10 Year Warranty (5 years on electronic parts)
  • Free delivery to UK Mainland ground floor
  • Complimentary first tuning
  • Price matching (terms and conditions apply)
  • 0% finance available, subject to terms and conditions

Available on back-order

Detailed Description

Exactly the same length as the C1X, the Yamaha GC1 is available at a more affordable price due to savings in materials and production. Nevertheless, it is based on the former C1M grand. A little longer than the entry-level GB1, the GC1 also benefits from Japanese-built craftsmanship, more refined parts and duplex scaling (lacking in the GB1). This gives it a far richer and more colourful tone across its range, but particularly in the higher treble where the duplex scaling allows sections of the string which are normally ‘non-speaking’ to partially resonate in sympathy with the main note. Being a smaller baby grand, the GC1 is highly suitable for smaller spaces, and a viable alternative to an upright piano.

TA2 TransAcoustic System

This model incorporates the up-to-date SH2 Silent System, meaning that you can practice without disturbing others, by using headphones. However, you may be tired of using headphones all the time, whenever you wish to practice, for instance late at night. With the TA2 TransAcoustic system you have full volume control over the piano without the need for headphones! How does it do that?

By utilizing two transducers which are strategically attached to the soundboard, it is possible to transmit the digital sound that would normally coming through the headphones through the natural wood of the soundboard itself, thus effectively using the soundboard as an amplifier. This means that you’re benefiting from the highly resonant qualities of the spruce wood whilst also being able to turn the volume up and down in the usual way. You can also play all the other voices (e.g. strings, organ, electric pianos), and similarly hear them all come from the piano itself.

In addition to this, even though the strings are not being struck in this mode, they are still resonating in sympathy with the vibrations of the soundboard (whenever the right pedal is being used), which further enriches the sound. You can even play audio files through the piano from your smart device via Bluetooth. Lastly the compatible Smart Pianist app gives you even more control over the instrument by allowing you, for example, to change the sound in terms of different venue reverberations, transpose, tuning and so on.

Colin Smithers, Sales Manager at Richard Lawson Pianos


The Smart Pianist App

Enjoy your piano more with the Smart Pianist app. This specially designed app provides a variety of music-related functions when connected to a compatible instrument. The app is Android and iOS compatible.

Features include easy voice selection, adjusting of parameters such as reverberation, layering of voices, transposing, backing band accompaniment*, hundreds of built-in MIDI songs with notation, piano lessons pieces,  and the “Audio to Score” function** that automatically creates a piano accompaniment score from songs on your smart device.

*CSP Series only.
** CSP Series and CVP-805 / 809 / 809GP only.

Smart Pianist Instruments Smart Pianist Band Function

Smart Pianist Notation Smart Pianist Bosendorfer Sample

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Flowkey is an exciting app for learning how to play the piano. The app offers a huge selection of interactive songs, tutorials and courses. These give you immediate feedback on your piano playing and support your progress. Combine your Yamaha acoustic piano, digital piano or Yamaha keyboard with Flowkey and you too will soon be able to play your favourite music.

The piano app is also a very intuitive way to learn for those returning to the piano after a break. Flowkey not only offers songs, tutorials and courses for beginners but also for those taking up playing again and advanced players – the app has a suitable exercise whatever your proficiency.

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Flowkey App


Generous Part Exchanges Available

Get in touch with us if you have an existing digital or acoustic piano that you’d like to part exchange with us, and we’d be happy to let you know how much it could be worth.

Length 161 cm (5’3”)
Width 149 cm
Height 101 cm
Weight 311 kg
Key Surfaces – White Acrylic resin
Key Surfaces – Black Phenolic resin
Lid Prop Positions 2
Lid Prop Safety Stop Yes
Lid Edge Square
Soft-Close Fallboard Yes
Lid/Fallboard Locks


TransAcoustic System

Hammer Type GC Series Special
Caster Type Single Caster
Silencing System Mechanism Hammer shank stopper operated by motor drive
Action Quick Escape mechanism
Soundbord Drive System Mechanism TransAcoustic™ technology
Voices Piano Sound Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial
Binaural Sampling Yes (CFX Grand Voice only)
Key-off Samples Yes
Smooth Release Yes
Polyphony (max.) 256
Preset Number Of Voices 20
Voices for Song Playback 480 XG Voices + 12 Drum/SFX Kits
Reverb Yes
Stereophonic Optimizer Yes (Piano Voices other than CFX Grand)
Number of Preset MIDI Songs
20 Voice Demo Songs, 50 Classics
Number of MIDI Songs
Data Capacity MIDI approx. 550 KB/Song
Audio Recording Time (max.) 80 minutes/song
Audio Playback WAV (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo)
Metronome Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Storage Internal Memory approx. 1.3 MB
External Drives USB flash drive
USB to Device Yes
USB to Host Yes
Power Consumption 40 W
Included Accessories Headphones, headphone hanger, attachment screws for headphone hanger, “50 Classical Music Masterpieces” music book, Owner’s Manual.

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