When it comes to choosing a baby grand piano make sure the Yamaha C1XPE is at the top of your list. With superb balance and rich tone, every inch of the this baby grand 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. The end result is a series of instruments that is refined in tone, yet bold in 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
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 C1XPE 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 ‚Äúvacuum process‚Äù. 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 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 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. C1XPE 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 is 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. 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.
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 C1XPE:
This is an absolutely beautifully made baby grand piano. The attention to tone, mechanics and style is a job well done.
Dimensions: Width 149cm (59") Height: 101cm (40") Depth: 161cm (5'3") Weight: 290kg (638lbs) 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com 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
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