Yamaha’s CLP Clavinova Digital Piano Series
The Clavinova series is a long-running line of premium digital pianos created by the Yamaha Corporation. It is similar in styling to an acoustic piano, but with many features common to various keyboards. You can experience the pure joy of playing the piano by looking no further than the Clavinova CLP series.
The Yamaha CLP430 Clavinova digital piano is a shining example of how to do a digital piano right. The RGE sound engine in this piano delivers a consistently crisp and clear sound indistinguishable from a finely tuned acoustic model. The Yamaha CLP430 is an excellent example of all the benefits of owning an upright piano, rich sound, and convenient size. Among the Yamaha CLP series, this model CLP430 stands out as being an ideal choice for beginner to intermediate pianists, being simple to operate but hard to master, capable of delivering a surprising range of quality sound when handled properly. A solid all-rounder of an upright piano.
The Yamaha CLP440 of the Yamaha Clavinova series is similar to its cousin the 430, but with subtle differences that alter the pianist experience. The most immediately notable change is in the synthetic ivory keytops which make playing over longer periods a more comfortable experience, a feature that is sure to be appreciated by any who are dedicated to practising their craft. The sonically rich RGE sound engine of the CLP440 delivers sparkling clarity of sound that is sure to be appreciated, and the convenient size is another big plus for the pianist who doesn’t want to have to dedicate an entire room to the piano.
This Yamaha CLP470 Clavinova digital piano represents the next step for an aspiring musician, representing the bridge between the intermediate level and the advanced stage. This model features an all-natural wooden keyboard which creates a feeling of dexterity and control when played, and all 88 key linear graded hammers to realistically replicate the feel of a traditional upright piano. With smooth release action and dampener resonance features, the Yamaha CLP470 piano is perfect for taking your skills, and the quality of your music, to the next level. An absolutely essential purchase for anyone wishing to hone their skills on an acoustic whilst retaining the utility and flexibility of a digital.
The Yamaha CLPS406 Clavinova digital piano is a perfect marriage of convenience and function, the crisp noise that this member of the Yamaha CLP series can generate seems entirely at odds with its slim and stylish appearance, but that is what this piano delivers. At only 43cm deep this model defies belief in the quality of sound it is able to reproduce whilst being half the size you’d expect, all thanks to the high-quality Yamaha sound engine. This slimline model CLPS406 is fantastic for utility, it can slot neatly into any environment without compromising on the purity of sound generated, marking this piano as a must buy.
Much like the Yamaha CLP440 Clavinova piano is an evolution of the CLP430, the Yamaha CLP480 is a dazzling spin on the 470. It is also a wonderful choice for any pianist looking to improve their skills from intermediate to advanced, as it comes with a revolutionary GP Soundboard Speaker built-in, which offers an unprecedented level of clarity. The RGE sound engine is put through its paces with this piano, making the sampled music that this item can playback sound sharp and punchy. With the broad, deep resonances coming off the CLP480 piano, it can be a struggle to convince people that you’re not playing an acoustic grand.
The Yamaha CLP465GP Clavinova Piano represents the peak of elegance and aesthetic for the whole Yamaha CLP digital piano series, sporting the unmistakable silhouette of a grand piano with the elegant swooping curves and the impressive lid, this piano dominates any room and for that matter conversation, it is placed into. The full size of this piano is utilised to ensure that a deep resonant sound is produced, rivalling anything that can be produced by a concert grand. Meanwhile, the fact that it is not a true grand is utilised to ensure that despite its luxurious appearance, this piano is affordable and convenient. A fresh take on an old classic.
The Yamaha CLP408 Clavinova Piano closely resembles the 406, but like many of its brethren who share similarities with other models, there is a twist. The first is an all-natural wood keyboard that creates a deeper, more intimate feel than the default faux ivory, which directly translates into a more enjoyable experience playing either for practice or leisure. The second feature is one that the inner audiophile is sure to enjoy, a GP response damper pedal that ensures purity of sound to delight the senses. A fantastic option for those who are looking to take their playing to the next level.