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Yamaha C1X grand piano
  • Brand new model, fantastic quality Yamaha baby grand piano with superb balance and resonance
  • A small but powerful domestic model, available in black, mahogany, satin walnut, satin ebony or white
  • 5'3'' with 88 keys and three pedals
  • Bespoke CX series hammers
  • Supplied fully prepared and with a 5 year warranty
  • Recently redesigned and such an improvement over the old C1L and C1M models!
  • Also available as Silent and Disklavier
  • In stock and ready to try!
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Product code: C1X
ManufacturerYamaha
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What we think of the Yamaha C1X grand piano

The Yamaha C1 grand piano is a wonderful combination of compact design and big resonant sound quality. At 5'3'' the instrument is big enough to produce a real depth of sound but small enough to fit domestically. The C series, as of January 2013, had their first major redesign. The C1X now has a redesigned soundboard crown, new string material and a much more refined set of hammers which has resulted in a massive overall improvement. With it's light touch it is perfect for beginner, intermediate and professional pianists alike and is available in a selection of attractive finishes, polished ebony (shiny black), polished mahogany, satin walnut, white polyester and satin ebony.

The Yamaha C1 has always been a popular choice of grand piano, as such we always keep it in stock, prepared and ready to try at our Haslemere showroom.

Specification

• 5'3 CX series grand piano
• 88 note keyboard
• Ivorite (satin) white keys
• Natural ebony black keys
• 3 pedals - damper, sostenuto and soft
• Newly developed C series bespoke hammers
• 3 position lid prop
• Soft closing keyboard fall
• Lockable lid and keyboard fall, supplied with 2 keys



At the launch of the new X range of C series grand pianos, Yamaha had the following to say by means of an introduction:

In setting out to design a piano that could resonate with the pianist, the designers of the CX Series have created instruments that can truly sing.
One of the most important factors in achieving a rich tone is the support provided within the instrument. When playing powerful fortissimo the force exerted on the instrument causes it to bend slightly, losing energy. The part of the piano that accepts this force and transforms it into deep reverberation is called the back frame, which could be likened to the skeleton in a human body. On the C3X for example, this back frame is approximately 20% thicker than on other pianos, providing significantly improved support, and reflecting the considerations on which the CX Series has been completely redesigned.
A violin is built around a beautiful body with three-dimensional swellings and a delicately curved shape, which is similar to the three dimensional concave design in a piano soundboard called the “crown.” The manufacture of this crown is pivotal to the crafting of any piano, and is thus of paramount importance to piano engineers in addressing the problem of how to transmit the vibrations of the strings from the soundboard into the surrounding air efficiently. Yamaha has taken experience accumulated through many years of crafting pianos and combined it with unsurpassed engineering ability to ensure that the soundboard always provides superb projection.

The resulting design capitalizes on physical phenomena unique to the craft of piano-making, to create a soundboard assembly with a structure that allows it to vibrate easily, something that would not have been possible without the deep understanding of the traditional art of piano crafting that goes hand-in-hand with Yamaha's experience and engineering know-how.
The same techniques developed for gluing the soundboard, ribs, and bridge in the CFX are used for the C3X and above—models which require a great deal of projection—and the process of installing the resulting soundboard assembly into the piano body has been investigated carefully. This has resulted in dramatically improved projection and the unprecedented response that performers demand.
It is music wire that actually creates sound of a piano. While affected by its matching with the hammers, soundboard and body of the piano, music wire has a profound effect on the timbre and sustain of the instrument. The CX Series utilizes music wire that produces a rich sound with a full complexity of overtones in its middle and upper registers. Coupled with the support from a solid foundation, this gives CX Series pianos a rich, harmonic sound.
The frame in a modern piano must be able to withstand a total string tension in excess of twenty tons; not only does the frame work together with the wooden body to support the string tension, but it has a profound effect on the instrument’s sound. Yamaha makes its own frames, relying on a method of casting referred to as the “vacuum process,” developed over many years to create some of the best piano frames in the world. During this time we have built up a storehouse of knowledge on factors such as the manner in which controlling the temperature and composition of casting, and even the coating used on the frame itself, affects the acoustic characteristics of the piano. This is a major reason that Yamaha is able to ensure reliable quality when crafting our pianos.
Great hammers are essential to producing a beautifully expressive, malleable sound. Yamaha, unlike most other piano manufacturers, produces most of its own high-quality components, and is constantly looking for new ways to use the abilities developed through doing so to give our piano hammers tonality, resilience, and power. The CX Series has also benefitted from the results of this research and development, and utilizes the same felt as the
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