When this piano was built in 1972, the model G1 was Yamaha’s top-of-the-line baby grand model. We try to stock as many Yamaha G1 models as we can, but they almost always have the ebony finish. Non-ebony Yamaha baby grands like this are hard to find and always a welcome treat to our customers who typically snap them up as fast as we can get them set up. This piano is priced modestly at under $8K, a very rare thing for a Japanese-made grand in this store, mainly because the finish is not as flawless as most of our pianos. The finish is sun-faded, which only becomes apparent when the lid is fully closed, exposing the non-faded backside of the lid. Rather than refinish the entire piano, we are selling this piano for an unusually low price for a Yamaha baby grand in our shop. Sun-fading aside, this beautiful baby grand is in amazingly fresh condition inside and out with many years of useful life ahead of it. The MSRP on Yamaha’s comparable present-day model with the more expensive satin walnut finish is a gut-wrenching $46,369! Even if you got a very generous discount from a new Yamaha dealer, you would still end up paying 2-3 times the price of this piano. This piano is a first-class musical instrument with a touch that is smooth and responsive and a tone that is crisp and bright without being harsh. This piano is a perfect example of why customers from all over the U.S.A. choose to make us their piano store. This piano will give you many years of enjoyment and you save thousands. Why buy new?