The Booth #6 | Yamaha CLP-785 digital piano'The Booth' is unscripted and (mostly) unplanned. It's just a musician doing their thing. Best listened to with headphones!
I got a little carried away with this session, but that is a testament to the quality of this piano rather than my lack of self-control! When you sit down and play this piano you can easily be carried away. There are so many layers of sound to explore, so many dynamics to play with, and a seemingly eternal level of variation to be exploited. In plain English; It’s bloody good.
In terms that might be more helpful to you: This piano is a ‘buy once’ piano. There will be no need to upgrade. You will likely be satisfied with the piano for as long as you play. If you’re buying for a child who is just beginning to play the price may be an issue. However, I really want to stress to you the importance of giving them an instrument that allows them to express themselves. Let’s say that, rather than learning piano, they are learning to paint; If you limit them to 2 shades of green they can still paint a nice picture of a tree, but give them an almost unlimited pallet of colours (like CLP785 has) and you’ll have given them the opportunity to express themselves in ways that exceed your expectations, and you’ll give them all the room to grow that they will ever need. They might surprise you with how quickly this happens if you give them the chance!
Cosmetically this piano is a work of art. Its cabinet design is quite different from the lower models in the range and is much more like Yamaha’s traditional upright pianos. If you’d like a really close up look then you might our ‘Walkaround in 4K’ video helpful below.
Overall, I can’t speak highly enough of this piano. I now firmly want one for Christmas (if there’s a benevolent millionaire out there…). No, don’t worry, it’s not that expensive!. Yamaha have proven themselves masters of making digital pianos. They know from experience what it takes to make playing a digital piano as authentic as playing a traditional one, and they’ve really excelled with the CLP785.
When I speak about Yamaha as being masters I’m not kidding. If you’re wondering where you can go from this model then you should check out the Yamaha AvantGrand Digital Hybrid pianos (a mouthful I know…). They take the best elements of fully digital and traditional pianos. Have a look by clicking here.
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