Katy Wright

Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Yamaha announces new SX range

11:23, 7th April 2017

Yamaha has introduced its SX grand piano range. Superseding the popular S series, the new instruments feature enhanced sound and performance.

Hand-built in Yamaha’s concert grand piano workshop in Hamamatsu, Japan, the new SX pianos have been in development for over five years. They are the result of extensive consultations with leading artists, professors, technicians and craftsmen, all of whom were actively involved in evaluations throughout the process.

They are the first pianos to feature Yamaha’s proprietary Acoustic Resonance Enhancement (ARE) treatment, which accelerates the aging of wood, resulting in improved tonal capability and the enhanced ‘warmth’ for which the S series has become known.

The SX range, which comprises the S3X, S5X, S6X and S7X, also features a newly designed hammer structure and a soundboard scale identical to the acclaimed flagship CFX concert grand piano.

‘The new SX series builds on the great success of our S series, which has enjoyed an excellent international reputation over the years,’ said Yamaha’s Leanne Barrell. ‘With these new models, the S series heritage and performance takes a major step forward that will ensure SX pianos will match the critical requirements of all pianists and allow them a new level of artistic expression.’

S3X, S5X and S7X will be available this summer, with S6X released towards the end of 2017.


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