Yamaha C1X Grand Piano
£20,495.00 – £22,429.00
The Yamaha C1X Grand Piano has superb balance and a rich tone. Every inch of the compact CX Series instruments exudes Yamaha’s passion for the ideal piano.
Key features of Yamaha C1X Grand Piano:
- thickened back frame for improved support, providing a rich, resonant tone;
- revolutionary new music wire which has a profound effect on the timbre and sustain of the instrument;
- robust frame able to withstand more than twenty tons of total string tension;
- hammers contribute to a clear range of tonal colours and a nuanced, expressive sound.
- FREE delivery to the ground floor (5 miles radius of SW19 1LA)
- 5-year factory guarantee
- FREE first tuning (four weeks after delivery)
Dimensions: 149cm (59″) x 101cm (40″) x 161cm (5’3″)
Weight: 290kg (638lbs)
Yamaha C1X Grand Piano
The Yamaha C1X has a number of features that make it an excellent choice for any discerning pianist.
The Yamaha C1X Grand Piano features a thickened back frame for improved support, providing a rich, resonant tone.
One of the most important factors in achieving a rich tone in the Yamaha C1X 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, including the Yamaha C1X grand piano, has been completely redesigned.
Revolutionary new music wire offers beautiful sustain and harmony.
It is music wire that actually creates the 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.
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 framework together with the wooden body 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.
Voicing and regulation breathe 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 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.
A design that unifies piano with pianist, inheriting the legacy of the CF series.
Yamaha C1X features a completely revamped design. Following in the footsteps of the CF Series concert grand, Yamaha C1X 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 epitomises “functional design” that allows pianists to become one with their instruments 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, colour, and absorbency very similar to natural ivory, while natural ebony has been used for the black keys.
The peace of mind that comes with a Yamaha grand piano
– Yamaha C1X is equipped with a lid prop stopper to prevent your fingers from being caught when the piano lid closes unexpectedly. – The fallboard is fitted with a soft landing mechanism that means you no longer have to worry about the fallboard shutting on your fingers unexpectedly.
The new soundboard resonates with the emotions of the performer.
A violin has a delicately curved shape built around a beautiful three-dimensional body. The concave design of a piano soundboard is very similar and is 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 glueing 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.
Hammers based on those of the CFX Series.
Great hammers are essential to producing a beautifully expressive sound. Yamaha makes most of its high-quality components in house, unlike most other piano manufacturers. This attention to detail gives the piano hammers tonality, resilience, and power to ensure all CX Series pianos possess a clear range of tonal colours and a nuanced, expressive sound.
Width: 149cm (59″)
Height: 101cm (40″)
Depth: 161cm (5’3″)
Weight: 290kg (638lbs)
Polished Ebony, Polished Mahogany, Polished White, American Walnut Satin, Ebony Satin