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Expert Pianist Interviews | SX Series
Yamaha Technician Interviews | SX Series
SX Series Features
Yamaha took everything they learned from their Flagship CF concert grand and crafted an instrument that’s perfectly suited for the conservatory, recital hall or intimate stage. SX pianos are almost entirely handcrafted and feature Yamaha’s patented Acoustic Resonance Enhancement process to precisely control the aging of wood in the rims for a warm, elegant tone. A completely redesigned hammer helps produce a wide palette of colors with an intimate sound and depth rarely found in a concert grand.
A SOUNDBOARD THAT EARNS IT’S CROWN
SX Series soundboards share the same DNA as our world-renowned flagship CFX. The soundboards and ribs are crafted from hand selected European Spruce to deliver warm overtones and a wide range of colors.
MATURED TO PERFECTION
A patented wood maturation process we call A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) allows Yamaha craftsmen to precisely control the moisture content in the hand-selected wooden rims of every SX Series piano. The result is a warm, intimate tone with the sustained resonance comparable to a vintage instrument.
A POWERFUL, NATURAL RESONANCE
The back posts have been thickened to give SX Series pianos a robust backbone to project the most powerful fortissimo while maintaining its rich, resonant sound. A time-honored assembly process decreases the use of glue on the inner and outer rims so nothing gets in the way of the natural vibrations of the wood.
HAND-WOUND BASS STRINGS
Our artisans painstakingly wind pure copper by hand to adjust the balance and tension of every bass string in this superb instrument. You can hear the attention to detail in every note.
VOICED, REGULATED AND TUNED BY MASTER TECHNICIANS
Each SX Series piano is meticulously voiced, regulated and tuned in Yamaha’s Concert Piano Workshop to bring out the nuanced colors, harmonics and resonance from these superb instruments.
ADVANCED V-PRO FRAME
Yamaha was the first company to use an advanced Vacuum Shield Mold casting technology called V-Pro to create a stronger, lighter, more durable frame worthy of the grandest grand piano. Every SX Series frame is built to Yamaha’s exacting specifications at their Iwata Forge in Japan.
YOU CAN’T TAKE YOUR EARS OR EYES OFF OF IT
The SX Series is made for the stage, with graceful curves that are as elegant and expressive as its unmistakable tone.
CF Series Features
Yamaha’s Flagship CF Series is the culmination of nearly two decades of research and development to create the world’s finest concert grand piano. The CF is the rare union of clarity of tone and power that pianists crave. Each piano is crafted entirely by hand for a precise response that brings depth, nuance and an endless range of colors to the player’s tonal palette. It is simply a superb instrument that is a work of art.
THE FINEST WOODS
Yamaha craftsmen hand-select the top one percent of wood from around the world at Yamaha’s Kitami Mill in Hokkaido, Japan. The inherent resonance of these woods, from European Spruce in the soundboard and ribs to mahogany and maple in the rims, helps give CF pianos their huge, well-rounded sound and extraordinary range of colors.
HANDCRAFTED BY MASTER BUILDERS
The CF soundboards, ribs, back posts and rims are crafted and assembled by hand in Yamaha’s Concert Piano Workshop in Kakegawa, Japan to assure that nothing gets in the way of the clear, rich vibrations of the wood.
A CASE FOR RESONANCE
The innovative shape and thickness of the back beam and posts help give CF pianos the backbone and power to fill the world’s most famous concert halls with warm, nuanced sound.
HAND-MODELED, SAND CASTED FRAME
Every CF frame is built by hand to Yamaha’s exacting specifications at their Iwata Forge in Japan.
LIKE NO HAMMERS ON EARTH
Yamaha craftsmen spent nearly two decades experimenting with the shapes, sizes and materials of the hammers so they perform in perfect harmony with every part of the CF piano.
HAND-WOUND BASS STRINGS
Yamaha artisans painstakingly wind pure copper by hand to adjust the balance and tension of each bass string to the exacting standards and sound profile of every CF piano. You will hear the attention to detail in every note.
VOICE REGULATED AND TUNED TO PERFECTION
Each CF piano is meticulously voiced, regulated and tuned by master technicians in our Concert Piano Workshop to bring out the nuanced colors, harmonics and resonance from this superb instrument.
BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT
The finish of the CF is applied by hand, one layer at a time, and buffed to our stringent specifications using traditional methods. A semi-gloss finish is applied on the top board to reduce distracting reflections from stage lights.