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C3XPE Yamaha Grand Piano Ebony Polish

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  • With superb balance and rich tone. Every inch of the mid-range C3XPE exudes Yamaha's passion for the ideal piano. The brand new CX Series extends the work of the famous CFX series even further. With a clear sound with a perfect attack, sparkling tone, and transparent harmonies, all encased in an elegant, flowing form. Therefore you end up with a series of instruments that produce a refined tone, but also have a bold design.


    When you order from us, you'll also get:

    • Free delivery (using our specialist piano movers) within mainland UK*
    • Complimentary first tuning (within a few months of delivery)
    • 5 year guarantee on all acoustic parts
    • Free stool with storage

    *Delivery into groundfloor rooms with easy ground-level access

  • CX Series pianos feature a thickened back frame for improved support, providing a rich, resonant tone. 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. This could be likened to the skeleton in a human body. On the C3XPE for example, this back frame is approximately 20% thicker than on other pianos, providing significantly improved support.

    The new soundboard resonates with the emotions of the performer.

    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 C3X benefits from the same techniques developed for the CFX concert grand piano in gluing the soundboard, ribs, and bridge. These models 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.

    Revolutionary new music wire offers beautiful sustain and harmony.

    It is music wire that actually creates the sound of a piano. Although the hammers, soundboard and body of the piano also contribute to the overall sound. It is the music wire that has a profound effect on the timbre and sustain of the instrument. The C3XPE 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.

    Expertise in frame making shines through in robust quality.

    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. Yamaha developed this technique over many years to create some of the best piano frames in the world.

    Voicing and regulation breathes life into the piano.

    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 currently digital technology cannot reproduce these results. 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 into voicing their pianos. It makes sure the intentions of the pianist are conveyed to the strings. Even today, in an era when technology continues to evolve rapidly, these tasks remain the domain of skilled craftsmen. Thus ensuring the continuation of Yamaha in making high quality instruments. Furthermore it is the main reason that Yamaha has remained one of the top piano makers in the world.

    A design that unifies piano with pianist, inheriting the legacy of the CF series.

    C3XPE piano features 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, set off by a solid pedal box that allows performers to depress the pedals with as much power as they want. In order to provide the best playability possible, CX Series grand pianos offer white keys made of Ivorite. As a result of this it has the feel, colour, and absorbency very similar to natural ivory. In addition, the black keys have a traditional feel, thanks to the use of natural ebony.

    The peace of mind that comes with a Yamaha C3XPE grand piano.

    On the CX series you have a lid prop stopper fitted. This prevents trapping your fingers if the piano lid closes unexpectedly. Furthermore there is a soft landing mechanism fitted to the fallboard. Therefore you no longer have to worry about the fallboard shutting on your fingers unexpectedly.

    Colour Options
    Supplied in Polished Ebony finish as standard. Also available in the following colours: Polished White, Polished Mahogany, Satin American Walnut & Satin Ebony. Stool supplied has black satin legs, black vinyl top and opens for some storage.

    What we say about the C3XPE:
    This is a truly wonderful piano. The C3x produces a remarkable range of dynamics along with an amazing tone. The action is fast and responsive and a delight to play. This is a piano that would grace any home, but would also look and sound amazing in a church or community centre.
  • Specifications:

    Dimensions: Width 149cm (59")
    Height: 101cm (40")
    Depth: 186cm (6'1")
    Weight: 320kg (704lbs)
    Number of keys: 88
    White keys: Ivorite
    Black keys: Natural ebony
    Pedals: Damper, Sostenuto and Soft (Key shift)
    Hammer type: CX Series Special
    Lid prop safety stop: Yes
    Lid/fallboard locks: Yes
    Soft-fall fallboard: Yes
  • Delivery Options:

    We offer a FREE Ground Floor UK Mainland installation service for all Acoustic Upright & Grand Pianos. This also includes: Silent & Trans-Acoustic models. We fully install the piano inside the ground floor of your property, make sure the instrument is working and remove any packaging for recycling. All this is FREE, allowing you to relax while we do the hard work.

    If you would like the piano delivered to an upstairs location (externally or internally) you will find the price options at checkout. If you are living in the Scottish Highlands or Islands or on another UK island, please phone: 0141-332 8676 or email: info@biggars.co.uk, where we will be happy to offer you a quote for this service. We may ask you for some photographs of the location to provide a more accurate costing.

  • Trade In and Trade Up

    If you have a piano, keyboard, digital piano or other instrument at home already and want to change it for a new piano, then look no further! Our store has been taking trade ins for decades and take the hassle out of having to sell your old instrument. We'll simply swap it out for your new piano at delivery. Get in touch with us at info@biggars.co.uk or call us on 0141 332 8676 to discuss the value of your old instrument.

    To speed up the process please have the following available:

    • The make of the piano and model if possible
    • The serial number (if on an acoustic piano this can be found normally on the soundboard under the lid)
    • A few good quality pictures of the piano, as well as some pictures showing any wear and tear