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What piano should I buy? - Yamaha Clavinova quick guide

The Yamaha Clavinova digital piano is one of the world's most popular digital pianos, why? because they look, sound and feel so close to the real thing and are reasonably affordable.

CLP585PE (left) & CLP565GP (right)
The first thing you will notice when browsing the Yamaha Clavinova range is there are two distinct categories; the CLP (Classical piano) and CVP (Classical versatile piano).

In short CLP gives you all the features you'd expect from a digital piano like volume control, ability to wear headphones etc.
And CVP gives you all that and a whole lot more built in too, like the ability to play along with bands, a karaoke machine, and a big computer screen to read music from while learning to play.

Clavinova CVP609
There are many features on both pianos that make them great, and you shouldn't be put off simply by the fact the CVP range has more features and buttons, if you or your children are learning to play it can be far more beneficial to have more options which make the learning experience more engaging.

That being said the CLP range defiantly looks more traditional and if you are considering being sympathetic to your furniture then you will probably find the CLP more attractive.

The CLP Clavinova in 'White Ash' finish
Just a final thing, and for me the most impressive; The level of detail that the designers of the Yamaha Clavinova go into is mind blowing, you only have to spend 10 minutes reading their website to realise that they are made with passion. Remember Yamaha actually make one of the worlds finest grand pianos the Yamaha CFXIIIS (which will set you back around £100,000!), and the technology used in the manufacturer of these goes into the digital piano range. There's not too many brands that can say that.

The Yamaha logo incorporates three crossed tuning forks, yes they also make motorbikes and jet skis but 128 years ago they began with musical instruments!


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So the Yamaha CLP635 and the CLP645 are two very good pianos and Yamaha continue to produce truly realistic digital instruments.

Hopefully this video will help you decide which one is best for you. But if you have any questions then please feel free to get in touch with us here at ePianos. You can even speak with Chris who features in the videos if like.

phone: 01295 266788

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