Yamaha CP-70 electric grand piano

£200.00 plus VAT per day

The Yamaha CP-70 was first produced in the mid 1970s and quickly became the go-to instrument for both live performance and recording. With a distinctive bright tone, the CP-70 features the same frame action and frame construction as an acoustic piano, but with shorter strings, and pick-ups on each note instead of a soundboard.

Description

The Yamaha CP-70 was first produced in the mid 1970s and quickly became the go-to instrument for both live performance and recording. With a distinctive bright tone, the CP-70 features the same frame action and frame construction as an acoustic piano, but with shorter strings, and pick-ups on each note instead of a soundboard.

Our CP-70 has had the action and electronics overhauled recently and sounds stunning. It is a later model which features the balanced outputs of the “B” model, but has an internal power supply fed by an IEC cable. Cosmetically it is a work in progress but still has real stage presence. Please note that although the CP-70 holds its tune better than an acoustic piano, it will still need to be tuned by a professional piano tuner after being transported.

The Yamaha CP-70 electric grand piano was developed to deliver the depth of expression of an acoustic instrument while holding its own when performing on stage with electric guitars played at full volume through an amplifier and speakers.

Very similar to a cut-down acoustic grand piano, the CP-70 features the same frame action and frame construction as an acoustic piano, but can be split into two cases for transport, and each half of the piano weighs around 60kg. the CP-70 utilises an electric guitar-style piezo pickup system, and features stereo tremelo.

The CP-70’s characteristic bright, edgy sound swept the music scene in the 1970s and 1980s, with the CP-70 seeing extensive use in both live performance and recording scenarios. Notable users include Benny Andersson with ABBA, Billy Joel, Phil Collins, and Tim Rice-Oxley from Keane.