Chamberlain Music

 Already registered? Click here to retrieve your account details.

Yamaha C6X grand piano Yamaha C6X grand piano Yamaha C6X grand piano

We won't be beaten on price – interest free credit on this item
Latest reviews
  • 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
    Duncan Emerson, Blandford, UK 30/04/2014
  • 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
    C6X Review Having taken delivery of my new C6X Yamaha grand piano in November 2012, I have been very impressed with the overall quality of this instrument. Having moved up from a Yamaha C3M the improvement to the C6X is tangible. Obviously with the C6X being a larger piano, the increase in resonance is to be expected but the improvement is in my opinion significant, given the moderate increase in size from a 6 foot 1 inch piano to a 6 foot 11 inch piano. Prior to playing on a Yamaha I had played both on a Steinway and a Bluthner and in comparison the C6X is much easier on the fingers, the action being closer to the Bluthner and softer than the Steinway. This lightness of action makes it much easier to move up and down the keyboard with a degree of fluidity that does not feel forced. Additionally I find that this allows me to play pieces much more expressively. Having young children this softness in the action makes playing the instrument much easier for smaller hands, which makes it an ideal instrument to learn on. All the useful features are there, like the soft-fall fallboard, essential again for those with young children. Yamaha have also made the instrument look less fussy which to my eye makes the instrument look more classical although this is my personal preference. I must say a word of thanks to Dominic Barnett of Chamberlain music. He sourced instrument shortly after it was released and oversaw the delivery and post delivery service excellently. It was a big decision to spend a significant amount of money on a piano for the home and I found Dominic and Chamberlain music approachable and extremely helpful whilst at the same time being very professional. If you are in the market for a grand piano I cannot recommend the Yamaha C6X highly enough. It is a beautiful instrument with an exceptional action and resonance. Mr Mushtaque A. Ishaque Consultant Spinal Surgeon Birmingham, UK
    Mr Mushtaque A. Ishaque, Birmingham, UK 11/03/2013
Yamaha C6X grand piano
Click for details
  • Interest free finance available - call us today for a quote and to apply!
  • 6'11'' grand piano - considered to be the perfect size of grand piano. 6'11 pianos also include Steinway model B, Yamaha S6
  • Top quality Yamaha grand piano, with and incredibly rich tone
  • New design of C series with bespoke hammers, strings and solid spruce soundboard
  • Perfect for the small performance venue or larger domestic room
  • Available in a range of beautiful finishes include polished ebony, satin ebony, white and mahogany
  • As part of the CX range is a much more refined piano than the C6M or C6L
  • Also available as Silent and Disklavier
  • Supplied tuned and prepared along with a 5 year warranty
Customer rating:
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
2 reviews add your review
ALSO SEE
Product code: C6X
ManufacturerYamaha
our price inc.VAT
£33267.00
RRP £34990.00
available finishes
Quantity
add to basket
We accept all major credit and debit cards
Hover here to show detailed stock and delivery information
Free and fast delivery via specialist carriers
FREE UK DELIVERY
FOR ONLINE ORDERS OVER £25
Description More info Size Reviews  
Now with FREE ground floor delivery and FREE post delivery tuning

What we think of the Yamaha C6X grand piano

Yamaha's incredible new CX range of grand pianos were launched at an prestigious dealer event in Studio-2 at the world famous Abbey Road Studios, London, with a performance by concert pianist Artur Pizarro. These new C series grand pianos boast significant design and build refinements influenced by the ground-breaking CFX concert grand.

The C6X is 6'11'', often thought to be the perfect size for a grand piano and the same size as the Steinway B. The instrument is small enough for the perfect domestic performance piano and large enough create the sort of sound to fill a smaller concert venue. The C6 has always been an incredibly popular piano here at Chamberlain Music, whether a C6L, a C6M or a C6X, and over the years we have sold numerous examples to venues, teachers, enthusiastic amateurs and conservatoires alike. With the revolutionary advanced design the C6X is capable of the subtlest nuances yet can really sing with the sort of clarity that is extremely hard to find. A wonderful grand piano and highly recommended.

Specification

• 6'11 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



Click here to request a brochure or further information.
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 CFX, adjusted to match the size of each instrument in the series. This ensures that all CX Series pianos possess a clear range of tonal colors and a nuanced, expressive sound.
Pianos offer pianists only a limited amount of freedom; indeed, apart from the pedals, the pianist’s scope for expression is limited to the 10 mm travel of each of the 88 keys on the keyboard. Even so, the combination of the pedals with the speed and velocity applied to the keys produces a range of tonal changes so broad that they cannot be reproduced with current digital technology. This is the true soul of an acoustic instrument, allowing the pianist to obtain an incredible amount of expression from just 10 mm of key travel.
That is precisely why Yamaha devotes so much time voicing their pianos so that the intentions of the pianist are conveyed to the strings. In regulation, a craftsman adjusts the movement of the action so that it accurately transmits every nuance of the pianist’s touch. In voicing, the hammers, which cause the strings to emit sound, are pricked with a pick to create a balanced tone that will respond beautifully when played. Even today, in an era when technology continues to evolve rapidly, these tasks remain the domain of skilled craftsmen who must ensure the high quality of these instruments, and are the main reason that Yamaha has remained one of the top piano makers in the world.
CX Series pianos feature a completely revamped design. Following in the footsteps of the CF Series concert grand, the CX Series design features simple, elegant lines, focusing on the characteristic legs of the piano in doing away with any excess ornamentation. This elegance is set off by a solid pedal box that allows performers to depress the pedals with as much power as they want, one aspect of a philosophy epitomizing "functional design" that allows pianists to become one with their instrument as they play. In order to provide the best playability possible, CX Series grand pianos offer white keys made of Ivorite™ which has a feel, color, and absorbency very similar to natural ivory, while natural ebony has been used for the black keys.


All Yamaha pianos from Chamberlain Music are delivered and prepared by our specialist delivery team. This ensures that they are handled carefully, set up and adjusted correctly. This is FREE to all ground floor, mainland UK addresses. Our in house technicians bespoke prepare every single instrument. This ensures that your new piano arrives perfectly regulated and toned.

Manufacturer's Warranty: 5 years
L 212cm/6'11''
W 154cm
H 102cm
Weight 405kg
2 reviews
Average rating 5 out of 5
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
  • 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
    C6X Review Having taken delivery of my new C6X Yamaha grand piano in November 2012, I have been very impressed with the overall quality of this instrument. Having moved up from a Yamaha C3M the improvement to the C6X is tangible. Obviously with the C6X being a larger piano, the increase in resonance is to be expected but the improvement is in my opinion significant, given the moderate increase in size from a 6 foot 1 inch piano to a 6 foot 11 inch piano. Prior to playing on a Yamaha I had played both on a Steinway and a Bluthner and in comparison the C6X is much easier on the fingers, the action being closer to the Bluthner and softer than the Steinway. This lightness of action makes it much easier to move up and down the keyboard with a degree of fluidity that does not feel forced. Additionally I find that this allows me to play pieces much more expressively. Having young children this softness in the action makes playing the instrument much easier for smaller hands, which makes it an ideal instrument to learn on. All the useful features are there, like the soft-fall fallboard, essential again for those with young children. Yamaha have also made the instrument look less fussy which to my eye makes the instrument look more classical although this is my personal preference. I must say a word of thanks to Dominic Barnett of Chamberlain music. He sourced instrument shortly after it was released and oversaw the delivery and post delivery service excellently. It was a big decision to spend a significant amount of money on a piano for the home and I found Dominic and Chamberlain music approachable and extremely helpful whilst at the same time being very professional. If you are in the market for a grand piano I cannot recommend the Yamaha C6X highly enough. It is a beautiful instrument with an exceptional action and resonance. Mr Mushtaque A. Ishaque Consultant Spinal Surgeon Birmingham, UK
Add your review!

You must log in before you can post a review.

Email Address
Password
I have forgotten my password
Log in
Can't find what you're looking for?   Call our friendly customer service team on 01428 658806
Chamberlain Music Weyhill Haslemere Surrey GU27 1HN UK | Tel 01428 658806 | email enquiries@chamberlainmusic.com