YAMAHA CLP CLAVINOVA DIGITAL PIANOS
Over 20 years ago Yamaha produced the first Clavinova. At that stage they were a spinoff from their incredibly popular Electone/ organ range, and the sounds were produced by modifying electronic waves. Very shortly after they produced a Clavinova with a real piano sound. A sound that had been digitally recorded from the real thing. Digital recording processes have improved, and along with improved actions, Yamaha now produce a Clavinova that is the preferred instrument of beginner piano instruction worldwide.
The new CLP500 series has arrived and starts with a very familiar CLP525. I say familiar because it has the same format as the Yamaha Arius series, with one big change- a GH3 action. This is the same touch as has been used in all the top model Clavinovas up until now, but is available now for under $2000!
There should be a line up of beginner pianists for these!
The Yamaha CLP535 Clavinova has taken a huge step forward in piano simulation. The new "Escapement" mechanism adds a realism to the piano touch that I had not thought possible in a digital.
The other big change is the layout of the instrument, with all the functions neatly placed on the left side cheek to reduce distractions for the player. Throw in the sound of the digitally sampled Bosendofer Imperial Grand and 16 track recording, I can promise you plenty to excite!
The Yamaha CLP545 Clavinova sits in the middle of our new range, with upgraded keys (solid wood), amplification (25W + 25W x2), rhythyms for the first time in the CLP range, two way speaker system and enlarged music rest with page holders. The 545 has a generous touch and sound, and I'm sure that this will be the affordable choice of most Digital Piano Buyers.
Featuring the sounds of two of the worlds greatest grand pianos, the YAMAHA CFX and the BOSENDORFER Imperial, as well as dozens of exciting instruments to suit any style. Yamahas new GH3X action rounds out the complete package of outstanding looks, sound and feel. All of this for around the price of a student piano. Available in Polished Ebony and Polished White.
Grand piano resonance and feel in every detail, a superbly crafted keyboard that features a different weight for each key and state of the art physical modeling techniques.
As a digital piano tragic, I've always loved the versatility of using a piano touch keyboard with the option of changing or layering sounds. YAMAHA has made many advancements over the near three decades of "CLAVINOVA", but this model offers, by far, the best piano touch yet. I find myself drawn to the CLP585 not only for the grand piano feel, but also the limitless instrumentation available to keep an old muso happy. The upright piano styling is complimented with a soft close fall board and adjustable bench.