Yamaha B1 SC2 Silent Piano, Polished Ebony

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  • Use samples from world famous pianos
  • Built to last thanks to a remarkable construction
  • Superior materials mean quality in every detail
  • Comfortably take on the journey from student to skilled

Yamaha B1 SC2 Silent Piano, Polished Ebony


Invest in the immense heritage of Yamaha. The Yamaha b1 SC2 silent piano in polished ebony is the benefactor of 100 years of piano craftsmanship. You can expect the b1 to last a lifetime of music. Resistant to the ageing effects of temperature and humidity, the Yamaha b1 is built in a unique, dedicated workshop to the narrowest of tolerances.

With the new SC2 module you are a push of a button away from turning the piano digital. The b1 is notable for its decisive, harmonic sound - you only need to hear it to understand the rich nature of its tone. The sound is uniquely Yamaha, the result of bespoke parts designed and built in-house using a one of a kind process.

You'll get the benefit of that care and attention every time you start to play.

Product Ref: 121656

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A Bespoke Experience

The rich acoustic experience made convenient. You’ll instantly notice the b1’s bright, engaging sound from the first note you play. Projecting a very ‘focused’ sound, it accurately delivers every note. That means the b1 is a fantastic piano for training or do justice to every song you play. It is the ideal long-term option for a piano student.

The b1 is a total joy to play. Yamaha have gone to great lengths to achieve a tactile and highly responsive keyboard action. The nature of the action means you can achieve a huge range of dynamic nuances in your playing. Made up of more than 5,500 unique, custom built pieces the action of the b1 helps you keep a natural flow in your playing.

Exceptional Materials and Construction

Each b-series piano is created in a purpose-built workshop. Every last detail of construction was designed so that your b1 is effortlessly brilliant every time you start to play. That reliability is all down to the meticulous nature of the b1’s creation. The keyboard is made from solid Sitka Spruce, which is kiln dried until it’s just right. Resulting in keys that go unharmed by the changing conditions the piano lives in.

From the moment you press the keys, Yamaha have carefully designed the next few milliseconds. The unique key hammers (which are created in machinery Yamaha custom built themselves) strike the strings. The bridge, where the strings meet the soundboard, is milled Beech hardwood, ensuring that string vibrations are accurately transferred to the soundboard. The sound emanates from the cabinet filling the room with a rich, resonant sound.

Bespoke Samples

The Yamaha b1 SC2 uses samples from two bespoke acoustic pianos for the most authentic tone possible. The CFX is Yamaha's flagship concert grand piano and represents 19 years of research and development. Yamaha has combined traditional craftsmanship and modern day engineering to examine every element of the piano, discovering how each detail can impact the sound. Bosendorfer have been crafting pianos since 1828 and are one of the oldest piano manufacturers in the world.

Bosendorfer pianos are filled with warmth and richness of tone which has inspired composers such as Bartok and Debussy. When using headphones with the b1 SC2, the binaural sampled sounds are automatically ready with no additional settings required. These samples were recorded using special microphones to pick up the sound from the musicians position when performing. When using these samples you will soon forget that you are playing with headphones.

Enhanced VRM Modelling

In an acoustic piano, sound resonates throughout the body of the instrument, producing a rich and warm sound. The enhanced Virtual Resonance Modelling (VRM) found on the b1 SC2 optimises the resonances and allows every note to be unique to faithfully emulate every nuance of your technique, similar to an acoustic piano. The VRM can also calculate the intensity of your performance and add appropriate decay of each note.

A Beautifully Crafted Finish

You can see Yamaha’s obsession with quality is not just on the inside. Visually, the black Yamaha b1 embodies the quintessential piano aesthetic. The finish is highly resistant to delamination and colour fading – so it’s going to look great for some time to come. The b1 also features a legless design, which is a slightly more modern take on the upright silhouette.

As you might expect, the substantial frame upon which the b1 is built, comes from a unique process. Machined using the advanced ‘V-Pro’ method, Yamaha can more accurately construct the frame - ensuring that your piano will be structurally sound for decades.



  • Height: 1085mm
  • Width: 1482mm
  • Depth: 541mm
  • Weight: 193Kg
  • Number of Keys: 88
  • Soundboard: Laminated, two-sides spruce veneer covered plywood core
  • Backposts: 4, Angular back and parquet posts
  • Bridges: Beech
  • Frame: Method
  • Pin Block: Multiply Maple
  • Strings: Japanese steel wire and hand made bass strings
  • Action Rail: Aluminium
  • Keyboard: Sitka Spruce
  • White Key Tops: Acrylic Resin
  • Black Key Tops: Phenolic Resin
  • Action: Hammer Felt
  • Feel: Weighted
  • Lid Type: Folding
  • Pedals: Soft, Muffler, Damper
  • Colour: Polished Ebony


  • Key Sensors: Non-contact continuous detection optical sensor
  • Voices:
    • Piano Sound: Yamaha CFX and Bosendorfer Imperial
    • Binaural Sounds: Yes
    • Piano Effects: VRM, Key-off samples, smooth release
    • Polyphony (max): 256
    • Number of Voice: 10
  • Functions:
    • Reverb: Recital Hall, Concert Hall, Chamber, Cathedral, Club, Plate
    • Stereophonic Optimiser: Yes
    • Preset Songs: 10 Voice demo songs, 50 Classics
    • MIDI Recording / Playback: Yes (Number of Songs: 1)
    • USB Audio Recorder: Yes
    • Metronome: Yes
    • Tuning: 141.8 - 440.0 - 466.8Hz (0.2Hz Increments)
  • Connectivity:
    • DC IN: 16 V
    • Headphones: Stereo mini jack (x2)
    • Audio: Aux In: Stereo mini jack
  • Power Supply:
    • AC Adaptop: PA-300C (or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha)
    • Power Consumption: 11 W (When using PA-300C AC adaptop)
    • Auto Power Off: Yes

Acoustic Piano Finishes

Acoustic pianos are available in a number of different wood finishes, for more information on which finishes are available, please contact our team on 0330 365 4444 or email info@gear4music.com.

Acoustic Piano Delivery Times

For a more accurate delivery time on acoustic pianos, please contact us so we can organise a mutually agreeable delivery timeframe.

Delivery Process

Your acoustic piano will be carefully prepared by Yamaha's technicians to make sure it is set up prior to delivery, which can take 3-4 weeks. The delivery will include installing your piano to a location of your choice. Please contact us to inform us of your delivery requirements in advance of placing your order.


It is recommended that you have your new piano tuned 4-6 weeks after delivery to its final location. The cost of this tuning is the responsibility of the customer and is not part of the purchase price.

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