Yamaha Clavinova CLP-480 No Longer Available

88-key Hybrid Digital Piano with Solid Wood Keys, Synthetic Ivory Keytops, Linear Graded Hammer Action, Real Grand Expression Sound Engine, and Stereo Speaker System - Polished Ebony Finish
Item ID: CLP480PE

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Grand Piano Feel and Touch in a Clavinova

Looking for a digital home piano? Consider the Yamaha Clavinova CLP480. Yamaha has paid great attention to the sound and playability in its Clavinova line. They play, feel and sound like a grand piano in a small, home-friendly package. The CLP Clavinovas are a slimline model that will fit in almost any room of your house, the high-luster polished ebony piano finish is sure to complement the decor of any room. The finish coating is the same type used on grand pianos which is resistant to scratches as well as excessive temperatures and humidity. The Yamaha Clavinova CLP480 is a full-featured piano, and in fact has many new, unique advances.

Yamaha Clavinova CLP480 at a Glance:
  • Amazing sound and playing experience
  • Realistic touch and feel
  • Real piano touch with Yamaha's "Natural Wood keyboard"
  • Synthetic ivory keytops
  • Recording/USB functionality
Amazing sound and playing experience

Every Yamaha Clavinova model features "Real Grand Expression" sound. This system integrates sound, touch and pedals into a perfectly integrated sensation of playing a real grand piano. In fact, the grand piano voices of the Clavinova CLP480 were obtained by recording the sounds of an actual Yamaha concert grand piano. When you play a Clavinova you will feel as though you are playing a grand piano. The touch, feel, response and sound combine into the ultimate playing experience. Along with the piano voices you also have access to a wide selection of musical instrument voices, including electric piano, harpsichord, guitar and strings, which you will find many opportunities to use. The Clavinova CLP480 features a Tri-Amp System that lets you hear every sound clearly and beautifully, this is possible by using dedicated amplifiers to drive three separate speaker systems for the full range sound.

Realistic touch and feel

The touch of the Clavinova CLP480 keyboard has been praised by pianists, the secret behind this superior feel and response is the same hammering system and spring-less mechanism as found in grand pianos. The Clavinova Graded Hammer 3 Keyboard faithfully reproduces the keyboard touch of an acoustic piano from the heavy feel in the lower range to the light feel in the higher range. Yamaha has a unique three-sensor system, which accurately senses and interprets the behavior of the keyboard, just like a grand piano.

Real piano touch with Yamaha's "Natural Wood keyboard"

The Clavinova Natural Wood keyboard could only be made by Yamaha, with woodworking techniques perfected from over a century of building pianos. Like grand pianos, the keys of the CLP480 are made of solid wood that has undergone a long drying process required for use in a musical instrument. These select keys are more resistant to warping and deforming than laminated wooden keyboards. The keys have three sensors that amplify sensitivity to the pianist playing them.

Synthetic ivory keytops

Synthetic ivory keytops feature a soft, slightly porous surface that gives keys added grip and natural friction for improved ease in playing. The keys' smooth, refined texture imparts a feeling of luxury and is easy to clean. The Yamaha Clavinova CLP480 strives for as realistic an approach to pianos as is possible in a digital upright.

Recording/USB functionality

The Yamaha CLP480 has built-in recording functions. One function lets you record your playing and on playback you can select which hand you would like to hear, left, right or both, which is a great way to evaluate your performances. You can also store performances on a USB drive. Once recorded you can take your recording to a computer for playback, or even load them on portable music devices. You can hook your Clavinova CLP480 directly to a computer, via a USB cable, and store performance data to transfer between other Clavinovas.

Yamaha Clavinova CLP480 Features:
  • Graded Hammer 3 Keyboard
  • Real Grand Expression
  • Large sound library
  • Luxurious look and polished ebony finish
  • Synthetic ivory keytops
  • Built-in Recording
The Yamaha Clavinova CLP480 is the total package with looks, sound and playability.

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number CLP480PE

Customer Reviews

See also: Yamaha, Yamaha Clavinovas