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    Outstanding from the outset discussing initial ideas and needs of the department to choosing the instruments, makes and sizes right through to delivery. I can't thank you enough for your professional handling, excellent communication and good humour, we are delighted and thrilled with all of the instruments you have provided. Duncan Emerson Director of Music Bryanston
    Duncan Emerson, Blandford, UK 30/04/2014
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    A truely wonderful instrument the C3L is in immaculate condition and sounds beautiful. It was delivered to my house on the first floor by a totally professional team. Thank you. Terry Seabrook, Jazz pianist, Brighton Oct 2013
    Terry Seabrook, Brighton, UK 28/10/2013
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    Having just purchased a Yamaha C3L from Chamberlain Music I can vouch for the accuracy of their description, the quality of their presentation and their excellent customer service. Everything that was promised was delivered, which is exactly what we needed. Highly recommend to all.
    Malcolm Oldham, Brentwood, UK 14/03/2013
Yamaha C3X grand piano
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  • Stunning 6'1 Yamaha C series grand piano
  • Hugely popular and industry standard Yamaha grand piano for both performance and home use alike
  • 6'1'' in length with 3 pedals
  • Bespoke soundboard grade and hammer quality
  • Supplied tuned and prepared along with a 5 year warranty
  • Also available as Silent and Disklavier
  • Part of the recently redesigned CX range and a much improved piano over the C3L and C3M models.
  • Available in a range of finishes including black, white, mahogany and walnut
  • In stock and ready to try!
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Product code: C3X
ManufacturerYamaha
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What we think of the Yamaha C3X grand piano

Yamaha's C3X is certainly what you would call an 'industry standard' grand piano, and for a 6 foot performance or practice piano you can do no better than the Yamaha C3, especially when you compare performance versus price. The C3 model grand piano is a corner stone for Yamaha themselves, whilst the company produce a range of larger and hand built grand pianos the quality of the Yamaha C3 is incredibly important. The 6' grand piano is an instrument which will find itself in living rooms, practice rooms, class rooms as well as performance halls, churches and universities. The sound quality is rich and expressive, the touch is very even and controlled too making the piano a very satisfying instrument to play. It is one of the most well known models in the entire Yamaha range and as such is a model that we always try to keep in stock, prepared and ready to try on our showroom floor alongside various other C series pianos, both new and second hand.

Specification

• 6'1 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



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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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  • Reviewed 5 out of 5 Reviewed 5 out of 5 Reviewed 5 out of 5 Reviewed 5 out of 5 Reviewed 5 out of 5
    Outstanding from the outset discussing initial ideas and needs of the department to choosing the instruments, makes and sizes right through to delivery. I can't thank you enough for your professional handling, excellent communication and good humour, we are delighted and thrilled with all of the instruments you have provided. Duncan Emerson Director of Music Bryanston
  • Reviewed 5 out of 5 Reviewed 5 out of 5 Reviewed 5 out of 5 Reviewed 5 out of 5 Reviewed 5 out of 5
    A truely wonderful instrument the C3L is in immaculate condition and sounds beautiful. It was delivered to my house on the first floor by a totally professional team. Thank you. Terry Seabrook, Jazz pianist, Brighton Oct 2013
  • Reviewed 5 out of 5 Reviewed 5 out of 5 Reviewed 5 out of 5 Reviewed 5 out of 5 Reviewed 5 out of 5
    Having just purchased a Yamaha C3L from Chamberlain Music I can vouch for the accuracy of their description, the quality of their presentation and their excellent customer service. Everything that was promised was delivered, which is exactly what we needed. Highly recommend to all.
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