CLP-800 Series New

What Is the Clavinova CLP Series?

A person playing Yamaha Clavinova CLP-875PE

The Clavinova CLP Series aims to replicate the sensations and experience of playing an acoustic grand piano on digital instruments by combining the latest digital technology with the craft of acoustic piano-making cultivated over more than 120 years.

Digital Never Felt So Grand

Photo collage of Yamaha Clavinova CLP-895GP speaker close-up and Yamaha CFX

Digital never felt so grand. This phrase captures the identity of the Clavinova CLP Series. The defining features of the CLP Series are astoundingly advanced piano performance and sophistication as a single instrument that is able to accommodate a wide range of musical expression. Our mission is to convey the joy and pleasure of piano playing to more piano players by continuing to push the boundaries and make our digital pianos for the household market as close to grand pianos as possible.

The Joy of Playing Clavinova Pianos

A person playing Yamaha Clavinova CLP-875PE

People want to play grand pianos, but cannot because of restrictions at home. The Clavinova CLP Series solves this problem by delivering lush playing experiences similar to grand pianos. CLP Series pianos feature quality that meets the demands of high-level practice and playing and plenty of functions to make practice enjoyable and effective.

Clavinova Development Philosophy

Here, we introduce the unique development philosophy of replicating the capabilities of grand pianos on a digital piano to the extent possible, passed down through generations of Yamaha developers.

  • Yamaha Clavinova CLP-885PE with sheet music on the music stand

Pursuing the stylistic beauty of classical music

  • A person playing Yamaha Clavinova CLP-875PE

Creating pianos capable of dialogue

  • Close-up of a person's hand playing Yamaha Clavinova

Development based on players’ sensitivities

About CLP Design

A person who plays Yamaha Clavinova CLP-875PE while looking at sheet music

The Clavinova CLP Series boasts excellent playability along with a refined, authentic design that blends a compact form with modern aesthetics in a manner befitting the instrument that sets the contemporary standard for pianos. At the heart of the Clavinova design concept is the way the player feels when they take their seat in front of a Clavinova piano. Unnecessary elements are removed from the player’s field of view to create a convincingly natural space that feels just like sitting at an acoustic piano. This represents Yamaha’s consideration to players who practice on Clavinova and perform on grand pianos—they are able to take the stage free of tension or worry because everything feels normal, as it should. A Clavinova piano is a part of the player’s everyday life—contemporary accents and color variation are available to mesh with any interior design or lifestyle.

Here is what users of CLP-700 Series pianos have to say about their purchases.

(The CLP-800 Series will be released in June 2024; there are no user testimonials for the latest models at this time.)

· I used to play an upright piano, but the touch of the keys on this digital piano is hardly distinguishable from an acoustic piano. The sound seems deeper and more resonant than my upright piano. I can adjust the volume, too, so I can go full bore into practice at any time. (Purchased model: CLP-735)

· I decided on a Clavinova because I could not do soundproofing or the other things needed to accommodate a grand piano. Within one second of trying it out I knew the CLP-785 was the digital piano for me. I thought it was wonderful that they simulated the grand piano touch so faithfully. What a great alternative to an acoustic piano. (Purchased model: CLP-785)

· The moment I plugged the headphones in, a new sound, new world opened to me. It felt like being right there - in front of the Yamaha CFX piano…right there, on the stage. Right there! Unbelievable sound. Impressed! (Purchased model: CLP-735)

· Piano sounds with lots of dynamics and fine sound details. As a professional pianist, I only have time to play early in the morning or late in the evening which means that digital piano is the only option for me. The CLP-745 is as “real” as an acoustic model. An advanced player will probably notice the difference to an acoustic piano, but they would definitely have fun playing this one too! (Purchased model: CLP-745)

· I put on headphones to play at night and had to take them off several times to make sure that the sound was actually coming from the headphones. The sound in the headphones is so spatial that I thought the sound was not coming from the headphones but from the piano. (Purchased model: CLP-785)

· Even though I practiced regularly at home on my upright, I always struggled with the difference in touch on my piano teacher’s grand piano at my monthly lessons. This digital piano solved the problem. It was a great purchase! (Purchased model: CLP-785)

Turn your living room into a performance venue for a top-flight grand piano

With resonance and tone variation similar to a grand piano, the CLP-800 Series allows you to enjoy a wide range of expression. The keyboard and pedals faithfully respond to the player’s touch to provide a feel close to that of a grand piano. A full lineup of colors ensures that your piano will match your interior design.

We recommend this model for:

· People who focus on sound quality and elements of feel such as touch and pedal response

· People who seek a simple piano

· Players of all skill levels

Countless features designed to replicate the subtlest nuances of grand pianos bring the true pleasure of grand piano playing to a wider audience.

  • Close-up of Yamaha GrandTouch keyboard

A long lineup of the Voices piano players want

  • A person immersed in the performance of Yamaha Clavinova CLP-875PE

Experience the sensation of playing a living piano

  • A person playing Yamaha Clavinova CLP-875PE with a pleasant feeling

Enveloped in textured, clear, grand piano-like sound

  • Close-up of Yamaha GrandTouch pedals

Keys and pedals that allow players to create the intended sound with the same feel as a grand piano

  • Yamaha Clavinova CLP-875PE in the living room

Acoustic piano-like appearance

Enjoy a wealth of comfortable and convenient features only possible with a digital piano, including recording, linking with apps, and the pleasing headphone sound provided by binaural sampling.

  • A person playing Yamaha Clavinova CLP-875PE with headphones on

Sound so good that you forget you’re wearing headphones

  • A child practicing with the Yamaha Clavinova CLP-875PE and her mother watching

A variety of supportive functions and options for piano practice

  • Operating the Yamaha Smart Pianist app

Get more with the Smart Pianist app

  • Connecting the Yamaha Clavinova CLP-875PE to a smartphone via Bluetooth

Use Bluetooth® to listen to music on the high-quality speakers of CLP Series pianos

  • A person playing Yamaha Clavinova CLP-845B and a person playing guitar beside the person

Enjoy playing along with dynamic rhythm playback

  • Inserting a USB memory stick into the USB TO DEVICE terminal of the Yamaha Clavinova CLP Series

High-quality recordings of your own playing with ease

  • Close-up of the volume knob of the Yamaha Clavinova CLP Series

Adjust the maximum volume setting to suit your preferences

Introducing Yamaha’s proprietary technologies for creating rich sound and outstanding responsiveness on a single, harmonically balanced instrument.

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Virtual Resonance Modeling

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Grand Expression Modeling

  • Yamaha Clavinova CLP-885PE in the anechoic chamber at Yamaha's headquarters

Grand Acoustic Imaging and other acoustic technology

  • Close-up of a person's hand playing the Yamaha Clavinova CLP-875PE

GrandTouch™/GrandTouch-S™ keyboards

  • GrandTouch pedals of Yamaha Clavinova CLP-885B

GrandTouch™ pedals/GP Response Damper

  • Yamaha Clavinova CLP-875PE with headphones placed on top

Binaural sampling

Yamaha Clavinova CLP-895GP (Polished Ebony) in the living room
Yamaha Clavinova CLP-885 (Polished Ebony) in the living room
Yamaha Clavinova CLP-875 (Polished Ebony) in the living room
Yamaha Clavinova CLP-845 (Black) in the living room
Yamaha Clavinova CLP-865GP (Polished Ebony) in the living room
Yamaha Clavinova CLP-835 (Dark Rosewood) in the living room
Yamaha Clavinova CLP-835 (White Birch) in the living room
Yamaha Clavinova CLP-825 (Black) in the living room
Yamaha Clavinova CLP-825 (White) in the living room

From top left

  • CLP-895GP Polished Ebony
  • CLP-885 Polished Ebony
  • CLP-875 Polished Ebony
  • CLP-845 Black
  • CLP-865GP Polished Ebony
  • CLP-835 Dark Rosewood
  • CLP-835 White Birch
  • CLP-825 Black
  • CLP-825 White
Yamaha Clavinova CLP-800 Series simple specs comparison chart


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