Yamaha CF Series
The CF4 will fit in a recital hall or teaching studio, but has a surprisingly big sound. This piano is characterized by a wide spectrum of tonal colors and being able to create the most expressive phrases.
The CF6 sounds almost like a full length concert grand with its rich open sound, and its action is quick and responsive. This piano is characterized by a wide spectrum of tonal colors and being able to create the most expressive phrases.
The nine foot CFX is a full sized concert grand piano characterized by a wide palette of tonal colors and the ability to create the most subtle expressive nuances. The CFX can project over the sound of a symphony orchestra, even in very large halls. The crowning glory of the Yamaha line, today’s CFX concert grand incorporates numerous refinements in performance, appearance and safety, elevating this revered instrument to an even higher standard of excellence.
The shape, thickness, and even manufacturing process of the back beam and posts were changed, and the one-piece inner/outer rim is also made using a newly developed process. The result is a deep rich sound with outstanding tonal projection that can fill the concert hall.
Ribs & Soundboard
Only the most carefully selected European spruce is used for the soundboard. A new method for attaching the ribs to the soundboard helps free it from stress, adding rich overtones to the sound for a wide range of expressive tonal colors.
The frames are individually hand molded and sand cast to enhance the strength and stability of the pianos. This contributes to the outstanding tonal character and sustain of the series. The CF6 and CF4 feature an open pin block design which improves both the attack and sustain of the notes.
The hammers have a big effect on the tonal clarity and character, and also help determine how the sound projects and sustains. Yamaha uses the best possible materials and treatments for optimum performance despite possible changes in temperature and humidity.
All aspects of the piano wire have been researched―from the wave patterns of various harmonics to the way it reacts when struck by the hammers. Both materials and manufacturing methods are very important, and Yamaha’s bass strings are hand wound by skilled craftspeople.
The pianos of the CF Series share a beautiful silhouette which mirrors the elegance and purity of their sound. Unnecessary ornamentation has been eliminated in favor of a sleek modern design throughout. The pianos look as good as they sound.
The wood of the CF Series is smoothed numerous times, gradually changing the grade of the sandpaper. And the finish is applied one layer at a time with meticulous buffing in between. The result is a rich black appearance of unusual beauty.