Yamaha C2X grand piano – possibly the best grand piano for the home? We have supplied this model to a vast array of homes and classrooms. A key factor in this is the neat footprint and subtlety without losing a uniform tone. Highly regarded for tone quality and responsiveness in touch, the C2X really is a superb choice.
What is so appealing about the Yamaha C2X?
Measuring 5’8″ in length, the C2X is pinch below a standard grand – and a pinch above a baby grand! You may find it is ‘easy to accommodate’. Tonally, we are big fans of the C2X. The mid and upper bass is pure, with few overtones. This ‘fundamental’ quality is desirable in moderate spaces, romantic classical genres and to suit the taste for a warm tone with focus. The lower treble is focused and ‘pearly’. Overall, the tone is very well balanced, warm, focused and capable of a wide dynamic range without being too imposing. As with all Yamaha CX series grand pianos the quality of material, component and build is very good indeed.
How does the C2X compare with the smaller C1X and larger C3X?
The C1X at 5’3″ is within the ‘baby grand’ category. The tone is good but as to be expected of a baby grand, the lower registers are lacking. Whilst the larger C3X delivers a fuller and more colourful tone with wider dynamic range and a deeper lower bass. There is more projection in the treble to balance the a brassy quality to the upper bass (being more partial-rich). In the smaller spaces, this could perhaps be an inferior characteristic and an example of where the C2X is so highly regarded for the home.
Our “No Drop Shipping” Promise
When buying from Venables Pianos, we provide our all important “No Drop Shipping” Promise
. We will “know your piano” before you receive it.
- Your piano will arrive with us from Yamaha – if not already in store – and we will carefully test and check each component
- full inspection of cabinet
- regulate (adjust the keyboard, action and pedal mechanism for optimum touch),
- voice (adjust the hammers for an even and responsive tone) – even on a bespoke level (warm, neutral, clear)
- and of course tune this piano before delivery.
This work is in addition to the standard manufacturer’s factory and pre-dealer despatch “preparation”. The difference is remarkable and assures you of quality control and instrument preparation we are proud to put our name to.It is unfortunate that due to the low profit of the lower priced pianos and trading models of music stores that the assumed trust in the Yamaha brand means high volume low margin sales with corners cut. Once the piano is in your home, a freelance piano technician would likely charge over £320 to provide the technical attention we deliver in all our pianos here. To instruct Yamaha Music Europe GMBH (UK)’ appointed piano carriers to deliver directly to you saves the cost of delivery to you from the store, omits any quality control and piano prep operations by the store, and ultimately a false economy. New acoustic pianos are not ‘boxed appliances’ and regardless of brand reputation for quality and uniformity, it is simply impossible to deliver the same standard of piano to your home whilst bypassing traditional piano store service.