Yamaha b3 SC2 Silent Upright


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The introduction of the Yamaha b3 to the b series range sees it approach
professional standards whilst remaining true to the b series’ design
philosophy of value and affordability. Silencing system has been added to
this b3. This is an SC2 type SILENT Piano™.

  • Height: 121cm
  • Width: 152cm
  • Depth: 62cm
  • Weight: 241kg
  • SC2 Silent System
  • Solid Alaskan spruce soundboard
  • 5 back posts
  • Available in other finishes – get in touch for more information

Detailed Description

Like the b2, the b3 incorporates a solid spruce soundboard, but, apart from its large cabinet, it also has 5 back posts rather than 4, and this all contributes to the b3’s greater depth in the sound. Being taller it also has much longer strings and a larger soundboard, which again ensures that the sound can sing out far more fully and richly, and its longer keys enable the pianist to have more control at the keyboard.

B Series

Produced at a Yamaha factory in Indonesia from a scale design developed in Japan, b Series pianos are Yamaha’s most affordable entry-level uprights. Although reduced production costs allow budget-friendly prices, Yamaha makes no compromises in the materials and workmanship that go into these exceptional uprights.

Supported by four sturdy wooden back posts and a strong cast iron frame, b Series pianos are endowed with Yamaha’s renowned pure, clear tone. High-grade hammers and a proven action design offer effortless playing and a highly responsive keyboard ‘touch’ that make these uprights ideal for beginning players.

SC2 Silent System

With Yamaha’s latest SC2 Silent System you not only have one of the most popular and highly-regarded upright pianos on the market, but also one that gives you the option of practising without disturbing others. It does this by activating a rail which stops the hammers from travelling all the way up to the strings. You therefore benefit from the normal weight and feel of the hammer action but without creating any acoustic sound.

Instead, optical sensors – located under the keys – detect all the various nuances of your playing and convert this into sound that has been sampled from Yamaha’s CFX Concert Grand piano through the included headphones, and you also have the option of hearing Bösendorfer’s Imperial Concert Grand (along with 8 other instruments). In the case of the CFX, the sound has been sampled binaurally, which gives you the most authentic, acousticsounding sample available. And Yamaha’s Virtual Resonance Modelling further replicates all of the natural resonance that acoustic instruments are capable of.

Colin Smithers, Sales Manager at Richard Lawson Pianos