Yamaha Clavinova CLP 500 Features



Offering an authentic piano sound and weighted keyboard action, the CLP series has captured the beautiful sound of Yamaha's ultimate concert grand piano - the CFIIIS.

Backed by our rich heritage of acoustic piano expertise, the CLP Clavinova gracefully combines the sound and response of an acoustic instrument in a digital piano.




YAMAHA Clavinova CLP-500

CLP 500


Clavinova CLP brings the exquisite sound of a Yamaha CFIIIS concert grand piano to your home or studio. Its Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) tone generation uses multiple samples from the acoustic instrument to generate every note, and its Graded Hammer keyboard gives each key a natural response.

CLP models feature either the Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) or Natural Wood (NW) Keyboard which render a concert grand piano performance that is virtually indistinguishable from an acoustic grand. With a simple descrite control panel and additional classical sounds every CLP model offers an exceptional piano playing experience.

Real grand piano sound, just for you

With two world-renowned concert grand pianos available at the touch of a button, the CLP Series lets you choose the perfect piano tone for the music you want to play. Offering far more than just sampled sound, the CLP Series reproduces the expressive characteristics of these two unique instruments in meticulous detail.


The powerful tone of the acclaimed CFX

Yamaha's flagship 9' concert grand piano, the CFX offers sparkling highs and a powerful resonant bass with a sound that projects to the furthest reaches of any concert hall. The CFX was played by the winner of the prestigious International Chopin Competition in 2010 and has since gained recognition as one of the greatest concert grands of modern times.

The unmistakable sound of a Bösendorfer Imperial

Crafted in Vienna using traditional techniques exclusive to Bösendorfer, this legendary grand piano features a characteristic warm tone known as the "Viennese Sound", perfect for playing stately melodies from composers such as Brahms and Beethoven.

Specifications vary depending on model


More than just great sound

There is more to a great performance than sound alone; any pianist knows that playing well relies on everything from the touch of the keyboard to the feel of the pedals, and even the aesthetics of the instrument design. The CLP Series offers authentic keyboard touch and pedal feel together with a well-crafted modern design, giving you the feeling of sitting down to play at a fine grand piano.

The Clavinova CLP Series utilize Yamaha's acclaimed Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) technology to reproduce the resonance characteristics of the strings for every note on the grand piano keyboard in nuanced detail.

Specifications vary depending on model


Acoustic touch and feel

Featuring models equipped with the newly-developed Natural Wood X (NWX) and Graded Hammer 3X (GH3X) keyboards, the CLP Series brings a new level of realism to digital piano performance. There are even fitted counterweights for precise control when playing delicately at low volumes and an escapement mechanism that reproduces the slight click felt when the keys of a grand piano are pressed gently. Just like an acoustic grand, every key is weighted differently; keys in the bass register have a heavier feel that gets progressively lighter as you move up the keyboard.

This passion for authenticity is also evident in the GP Response Damper Pedal, which constantly detects pedal pressure and return, applying them to note elongation and reverberation. The result is a dynamic range unmatched by other digital pianos in their class.

Specifications vary depending on model


Practice made better

The CLP Series makes practice something to look forward to with practical functions and features that make it easy to improve your performance.


Natural sound image-even using headphones

Unique to Yamaha, the Stereophonic Optimizer adjusts the spacing of the sound and the separation from the piano when listening via the headphones, resulting in a spacious sound image that will inspire you to play for hours at a time.

A comprehensive range of keyboard Voices

In addition to its world-class grand pianos, the Clavinova CLP Series boast a library of impressive Voices including an upright piano, electric pianos and a variety of organs. Enjoy the freedom to choose the ideal Voice for the genre of music you want to play.

Easy-to-use interface

An easy-to-read LCD and intuitive layout enable simple operation of your Clavinova, giving you more time to focus on playing.

Time-tested practice aids

Train your hands with some of the most widely accepted exercises in the world using proven practice methods from Hanon, Bayer, Czerny and Burgmüller. With the CLP Series, you can use lesson functions to focus on each hand individually, or display compatible scores on your iPad using Yamaha's exclusive NoteStar application.

Play along with a variety of rhythms

Pick any number of high-quality rhythms, including various jazz, pop and latin patterns, to add new dimension to your performances and enhance your timing.

Specifications vary depending on model


CLP-525 CLP-525

All the capabilities you want in your first piano, including satisfying touch and tone, make playing a pleasure.

CLP-525Other colours available

  YAM-CLP525-SUPER (1)


CLP-535 CLP-535

Choose from two, world-renowned concert grand pianos. Enjoy learning while playing on a keyboard with premium piano touch.

CLP-535Other colours available  CLP535 GRP



Powerful sound and a superb wooden keyboard. Play along with rhythms to enjoy a new form of piano performance.

CLP-545Other colours available   CLP535 GRP



Grand piano resonance and feel in every detail, a superbly crafted keyboard that features a different weight for each key and state-of-the art physical modeling techniques.

CLP-575Other colours available   CLP575 GRP



Finely-tuned speakers and cabinetry allow sound to resonate throughout the instrument, giving you the ultimate grand piano experience.

CLP-585Other colours available CPL585 GR



Enjoy the luxurious look of a grand piano cabinet with a polished finish, as well as grand piano touch and tone.

CLP-565GPOther colours available CLP565GP GR

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