One of the most important factors for realising a rich tone is the support within the instrument. When we play fortissimo or pianissimo, the force we transfer will make the instrument bend slightly. This causes a certain loss of energy and sound. The lower frame is the part of the piano destined to absorb this. Here we can make a link to the human skeleton. For example, the C3X has a lower frame that is 20% thicker than with other pianos. As such it gives visibly more support and also reflects one of the considerations made during the renewal of this well-known series.
A violin is built around a beautifully streamlined body with 3-dimensional curvatures and uses a delicate shape. This can be compared to the 3-dimensional concave design of a soundboard in a piano. We refer to this as ‘the crown’. By building pianos for years and by acquiring expertise Yamaha has gathered the necessary experience and know-how to ensure that the soundboard always produces a superior sound projection.
Expertise when making the cast-iron frame manifests itself in robust quality
The cast-iron frame of a grand piano should be able to absorb several tons of tension.
The frame actually works with the wooden construction in order to support the snare tension, but it also has a profound impact on the sound. Yamaha makes these frames themselves using a process known as the ‘vacuum process’. This method is used for building the best frames in the world.
The comforting feeling whilst playing on a Yamaha grand piano
The CX-series is equipped with a keyboard cover that is controlled through a soft landing system.
So you don’t have to worry anymore about the keyboard cover unexpectedly or accidentally falling down. The beautiful Yamaha CX-series grand pianos have obtained excellent references from many connoisseurs. The new line consisting of seven instruments might please almost everyone.
• Advanced scale design
• Solid spruce soundboard and ribs
• Complete tone collector system
• Dovetail joints
• Vertically laminated treble bridge with Maple cap
• Duplex scaling
• Solid copper wound bass strings
• Aluminum alloy action rails
• Yamaha balanced action
• Spruce keys with hardwood buttons
• Ivorite™ keytops with WPC sharps
• Premium Yamaha designed hammers with T-fasteners
• Specially designed hammer shanks
• Reinforced keyframe pin with adjustable guide
• Hardwood reinforced keyframe
• Patented Humid-A-Seal pinblock™
• Cut thread tuning pins
• Polyester finish
• Resin sheet foundation
• Soft-Close™ fallboard
• Lid prop stopper
• Locking fallboard and top
• Solid brass casters
• Vacuum Shield Mold Process (V-Pro) plate
• Seasoned for destination