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The Yamaha Clavinova Digital Piano: Digital Piano Reviews

The Yamaha Clavinova Digital Piano is known to be one of best digital pianos on the market.


If you want the sound and tonal quality of a grand piano but can't afford the grand piano prices, Yamaha's Clavinova range if definitely worth looking at.

Their main focus is on creating as 'real' a piano sound as possible. They are more responsive to subtle nuances of playing, much like a concert grand.

Samples of a Yamaha Concert Grand piano are used to create the most realistic piano sound available.

The Yamaha Clavinova Digital Piano comes in two ranges: CLP and CVP.

Yamaha Piano Prices: the CLP models start at around $2,500. They are known for having a realistic touch and creating a "true" grand piano sound. They are perfect if you want the realistic piano feel without all the extra 'gadgets'.

CLPs are also generally more slimline, so if you've got limited space this might something you want to consider.

If you are a beginning pianist, the CLP is my recommendation.

The CVP is basically the same as the CLP but with more bells and whistles (and hence more expensive) - lots of cool sound and music creation tools and effects. They are also a little more 'bulky' than the CLP models (mainly to fit all the technology it has!)

Some of the features in the CVP range include LCD screens, very realistic sounding instrumental voices (eg flute), 16 track recording (the CLP has much less ie 2 tracks), even karaoke!

A few of the higher end models feature "real wood" keys with plastic tops, in the effort to recreate the feel of an acoustic (you pay for this, of course!).

If you're interested in a Yamaha Digital Grand Piano, you might like to check out the CVP-409GP or CLP265GP, which has a grand-piano style cabinet but not as big in dimensions as a traditional grand piano (so takes up less space).

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