Yamaha

Yamaha Corporation of America
P.O. Box 6600
Buena Park, California 90622
714-522-9011
800-854-1569
infostation@yamaha.com
usa.yamaha.com

For company background, see the Yamaha listing in the “Brands and Company Profiles” for acoustic pianos.

Yamaha Corporation is the world’s largest producer of musical instruments—from the obvious (pianos) to the slightly obscure (bassoon), Yamaha makes it. Yamaha entered the world of electronic instruments in 1959, when it introduced the first all-transistor organ. In 1971, because no manufacturer would develop an integrated circuit (IC) for Yamaha’s relatively low-volume demand, the company built its own IC plant. Jumping ahead to 1983, the introduction of the first Yamaha Clavinova, the YP-40, marked the beginning of what we now call the digital piano. Today, Yamaha’s three dozen or so models of digital piano (not counting different finishes) constitute the broadest range of any manufacturer. The downside is that deciphering the variety of options—slabs, verticals, grands, stage pianos, ensemble pianos, designer digitals, hybrids—can be a bit daunting. And then there are the sub-brands: Clavinova and Arius.

Clavinova digital pianos include the standard CLP line and the ensemble CVP line, and are available only through piano dealers. Arius (model numbers beginning with YDP) represents Yamaha’s entry-level line of digital verticals, with the long-popular YDP223 now replaced by the YDP181. (The Modus models — model numbers beginning with F, H, and R — Yamaha’s series of designer digitals, functionally similar to the CLP line but with modern-looking cabinets, have recently been discontinued.)

The CP and CP stage models are intended for situations that require a portable instrument. Available at several price points, they are suitable for a wide range of applications, from live performance to studio recording. Some of the models in this line feature Yamaha’s new Spectral Component Modeling (SCM) technology, or a combination of SCM and Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) sampling. The model CP1 also includes the NW-Stage action.

Yamaha’s apps for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch are unique in the digital-piano world. The NoteStar app brings sheet music into the 21st century, and puts you in the band with real audio backing tracks that you can slow down or transpose. MusicSoft Manager lets you manage the content of your CVP Clavinova, while Repertoire Finder provides complete keyboard setups for songs you want to play.

Seven different actions are used in Yamaha digitals. In order of increasing quality, they are: Graded Hammer Standard (GHS), Graded Hammer (GH), Graded Hammer 3 (GH3), Natural Wood (NW), Natural Wood Stage (NW-Stage), Natural Wood Linear Graded Hammer (NW-LGH), and the grand piano action used in the AvantGrand models. See here for a good explanation of the different kinds of actions used in Yamaha digitals.

A few years ago, Yamaha introduced its AvantGrand hybrid piano. For more information about the AvantGrand, see “Hybrid Pianos.

For more information on MAP and retail pricing, see How to Buy a Digital Piano.

For an explanation of features and specifications shown, please see the Key to Specifications and Prices.

Select a model for a complete list of features. 

Model & Pricing Guide

Yamaha

Model
Form
Finish
Dimensions WxDxH (inches)
Weight (pounds)
Realism
Est. Price
Total Watts
Speakers
Piano Pedals
Bluetooth
P121
S
Bk/Wt
44x12x7
22
2.7
630
4
P125
S
Bk/Wt
52x12x6
26
3.2
700
14
4
1 (3)
P515
S
Bk/Wt
53x14x7
48
8.6
1,600
40
4
1 (3)
Y
CP300
S
Bk
54x18x7
72
6.4
2,500
60
2
3
CP40 Stage
S
Bk
52x14x6
36
3.6
1,400
0
0
1 (2)
CP4 Stage
S
Bk
52x14x6
39
6.4
2,000
0
0
1 (2)
CP1
S
Bk
55x17x7
60
7.3
5,000
0
0
3
YDP145
V
Bk/R
54x17x33
84
3.6
1,300
16
2
3
YDPS35
V
Bk/Wt
54x17x31
80
3.6
1,200
16
2
3
YDP165
V
Bk/R
54x17x34
93
5
1,800
40
4
3
YDPS55
V
Bk/Wt
55x12x31
80
5
1,600
40
4
3
YDP184
V
R
57x36x18
123
7.7
2,400
60
2
3
CSP150
V
Bk
56x18x40
127
8.6
3,700
60
2
3
CSP150
V
EP
56x18x40
127
8.6
4,200
60
2
3
CSP170
V
Bk
56x18x40
147
9.1
5,000
180
4
3
CSP170
V
EP
56x18x40
147
9.1
5,600
180
4
3
CLP725
V
Bk/R
54x17x34
100
8.6
2,000
40
2
3
CLP725
V
EP
54x17x34
100
8.6
2,400
40
2
3
CLP735
V
Bk/DW/R/Wt
58x19x37
125
8.6
2,900
60
2
3
CLP735
V
EP
58x19x37
132
8.6
3,400
60
2
3
CLP745
V
Bk/DW/R/Wt
58x19x37
132
8.6
3,700
200
4
3
Y
CLP745
V
EP
58x19x37
138
8.6
4,200
200
4
3
Y
CLP775
V
Bk/DW/R/Wt
58x19x45
157
10
5,000
184
6
3
Y
CLP775
V
EP
58x19x45
163
10
5,600
184
6
3
Y
CLP785
V
Bk
58x19x41
185
10
6,200
300
6
3
Y
CLP785
V
EP
58x19x41
191
10
7,000
300
6
3
Y
CLP785
V
WtP
58x19x41
185
10
8,000
300
6
3
Y
CVP701
V
Bk
53x24x36
130
7.7
4,200
50
2
3
CVP701
V
EP
53x24x36
130
7.7
5,000
50
2
3
CVP805
V
Bk
56x24x41
185
7.7
7,800
130
4
3
Y
CVP805
V
EP
56x24x41
185
7.7
8,500
130
4
3
Y
CVP809
V
Bk
56x24x41
185
8.6
12,500
260
7
3
Y
CVP809
V
EP
56x24x41
185
8.6
13,200
260
7
3
Y
CVP809
V
WtP
56x24x41
185
8.6
13,800
260
7
3
Y
NU1X
V
EP
60x18x40
240
6.8
6,816
180
4
3
Y
NU1X
V
WtP
60x18x40
240
6.8
7,089
180
4
3
Y
N1X
G
EP
58x24x39
257
8.6
9,998
180
6
3
Y
N2
G
EP
58x21x40
313
9.1
12,998
500
12
3
N3X
G
EP
58x47x40
439
9.1
19,362
500
12
3
CLP765GP
G
EP
57x46x48
234
8.6
5,900
184
4
3
Y
CLP765GP
G
WtP
57x46x48
234
8.6
6,700
184
4
3
Y
CLP795GP
G
EP
57x49x63
278
10
8,000
300
7
3
Y
CLP795GP
G
WtP
57x49x63
278
10
9,000
300
7
3
Y
CVP809GP
G
EP
56x48x42
275
10
17,100
260
6
3
Y
CVP809GP
G
WtP
56x48x42
275
10
18,200
260
6
3
Y
P45
S
Bk
52x12x6
26
1.8
550
12
2
1