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Grand Y Series
Style: Baby Grand
Finish: Ebony Polish, White Polish, Mahogany Red Polish Mahogany Brown Polish, Walnut Polish, Ebony Satin
Y150E: Black Polish (Silver Chrome)
Young Chang Grand pianos feature all top quality materials and craftsmanship including solid spruce soundboards as well as all of the new Del Fandrich designs with the unique floating soundboard and direct coupled bass bridge for fuller bass response on even the smallest grands.
Young Chang uses A-Northern Solid Spruce for soundboards, providing excellent tonal quality. The soundboard. back posts, key frame and keyboard used in the Young Chang Edition are made of carefully selected ?rst»class materials. The new rib designs provide more ef?cient sound board response, improved sustain and better bass to tenor total balance.
The three factors of beautiful sound in a piano volume, tone and quality depend on the precise action of the sound producing mechanism of a piano. The action of a Young Chang piano consists of 4,500 parts each manufactured with an error tolerance of 5/100mm, and made of hard maple to resist deformation from excessive use.
Young Chang keyboards are made of spruce and weighted and balanced giving the pianist a more responsive touch.
Hammers are adjusted to strike the strings in less than 1/250 of a second. Hammers are made of maple, walnut and mahogany with Royal George felt and platinum blue or red full underfelt. Hammers are cold pressed to maximize tonal quality and longer life.
According to acoustic theory, piano frames must bear up to 20 tons of string tension. The frame, which also plays a crucial role in the alignment of strings. is produced through the ‘V’ Process. an electrical vacuum-casting method. in the Young Chang foundry.
Round cut off bars on lower section of soundboard prevents sound diffusion and optimizes the resonance of the soundboard.
The continuity of tone is emphasized when a piano is located in a concert hall or school auditorium. To ensure the bearing stress of tuning pins and maintain tuning stability, Young Chang pin blocks are made of I 7—layer hard maple laminated panel with layers glued at right angles.
Delwin D. Fandrich was the Director of Piano Research & Developmentfor the Baldwin Piano & Organ, the largest piano maker in the US. He has worked as a Steinway service manager In Portland, Oregon, and is now consulting and lecturing for piano makers in the USA, Europe, Australia and China. Since 2008, the new Fandrich design has helped Young Chang to evolve into the premium Piano maker that it is today.