With the CFX, Yamaha now moves to the center of the stage.
The CF Series pianos are characterized by a wide palette of tonal colors and the ability to create the most subtle expressive nuances. The CF Series pianos can "sing" phrases with a depth of expressiveness rarely heard. The nine foot CFX has a powerful bass and all registers can project over the sound of a symphony orchestra, even in very large halls.
The CF Series features three models that will delight and possibly even surprise you with their power, tonal richness, dynamic range and colour. And at the same time the keyboard and its action are a absolute pleasure to use offering impeccable control that encourages the performer to reach new levels of musical expression. These handcrafted instruments are backed by over a hundred years of high calibre concert piano production, with extensive research analyzing what makes a truly great piano. Yamaha experts have spent many many hours together with top world-class performers testing, evaluating and evolving the pianos into the instruments they are today--pianos that are capable of gracing any stage in the world.
Wood, iron, felt and leather. Perfect harmony.
In the making of pianos the choice of materials is a much-considered subject. For Yamaha, the concept of perfection starts by setting the selection criteria on which all its materials are chosen. For Premium Pianos only the world’s finest materials are used. They are then crafted into each and every component – always with the consideration that it is the blend and harmony of each element that ensures the pedigree of the end result.
Wood that has been specially selected based on the grain structure, strength and resonance is seasoned for long periods so that it is perfect to form the ribs, soundboard and bridges. Hi-grade felt for the hammers, the leather used in the mechanism of the action, which is itself engineered to the highest precision levels, or the cast-iron plate that is produced at Yamaha’s own foundry: it is the interaction and synergy among all these materials which turns an instrument into a Yamaha Premium Piano. This dedication is applied to every individual stage of production and the most rigid quality controls possible ensure that each instrument attains the desired quality level.
It is the fusion of all the elements that is critical – every component, each material, the method of assembly and the quality checks that create the final product. Add to this the experience of the master builder, the demands of the artist and the technological expertise available from a long tradition of craftsmanship, and then it is clear to see how Yamaha succeeds in creating what pianists experience as the form of perfect harmony between performer and piano.
|Finish||Polished(Matte lid top & Prop)|
|Keyboard||Number of Keys||
|Key Surfaces - White||Acrylic resin|
|Key Surfaces - Black||Phenolic resin|
|Prop Safety Stop||Yes|
|Key Cover||Lid/Fallboard Locks||No|
Q1: Yamaha pianos are mass-produced, but how do they compare with a handmade piano?
A1: The process of manufacturing a piano requires a large-scale facility and a hundredth of millimetre accuracy. A well engineered piano cannot be made by hand or with out dated facilities. Yamaha Pianos are crafted with a blend of leading-edge technology and innovation with timeless skills of expert artisans.
Q2: What does Yamaha make its soundboard out of?
A2: The soundboard is the heart and soul of the piano’s sound. For such an important part, Yamaha crafts its soundboard from select, high-quality Alaskan or Romanian Spruce.
Q3: What is a reconditioned piano?
A3: Reconditioned pianos are Second-hand pianos whos age could range between 20 to 50 years. Majority of reconditioned pianos are beyond the lifespan of a good piano and are imported from other countries at a low cost after being discarded by the customer.
Q4: What is the Big difference between a new Yamaha piano and a reconditioned piano?
A4: Although externally no visible difference can be made out between a brand new Yamaha piano and a reconditioned piano, the reconditioned piano undergos cosmetic touch-up work to cover its actual age and many worn out parts will be replaced with non-original parts to keep the cost low. All new pianos undergo a stringent stage of material selection and processing to ensure that the pianos are suitable for its country of destination. In second hand pianos, the materials in the piano may not necessarily be suitable for your climate.
Q5: Some Dealers offer a 10 year warranty on the piano?
A5: All genuine Yamaha pianos come with a warranty of term 1 year. However, if there is any abnormality that is a result of the manufacturing process, we take responsibility and guarantee the product. The reason some retailers offer a voluntary long term warranty without authorized manufacturers warranty is because they may be obtaining their products through distribution channels that are not clear. The contents of the Warranty may not also be clear.
Q6: Is there a difference between pianos manufactured in Japan and Indonesia.
A6: The quality of pianos manufactured in Indonesia and Japan are the same. The difference lies in the cost factor as labour in Indonesia is more economical. Our manufacturing units in both countries are owned, managed and run by Yamaha employees.
Conditions for a good piano are:
Superior Sound Balance
All these characteristics can be found in pianos manufactured in Japan and Indonesia.
Q7: How often should I get my piano tuned?
A7: Generally a piano is tuned once in every 6 months considering the change of seasons. However, a piano will lose its tuning under different conditions of temperature, humidity, frequency of playing, movement of the piano etc.
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