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Yamaha CLP-S408

Yamaha CLP-S408

 Yamaha CLP-S408 polished ebony


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FREE 5 Year Warranty included
 All parts & labour covered – we come to your home, read more

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Availability: Discontinued March 2014 – Replaced by new model Yamaha CLP585

FREE - Yamaha Piano Stool  Digital Piano Headphones black FREE Piano Pieces 
Includes polished ebony Yamaha piano stool, headphones, piano music & FREE 5 Year 'At-Home' Warranty

 Colour: Polished Ebony   |   Item Code: CLP-S408PE

> Buy over the phone: Call 020 8367 2080
> Come and see a range of Yamaha digital pianos in our North London store…
– Address: 83 Southbury Road, Enfield, EN1 1PJ (8 parking spaces available).

This piano has a Howard Piano Score: Ranking System For Digital Pianos rating of ?, more info

Pay monthly interest free
Pay over 9 months interest free – Call 020 8367 2080 for details.

You Get:

 FREE UK Delivery (We deliver anywhere in the UK for free. You can choose the day)
 FREE 5 Year UK 'At-Home' Warranty (2 year manufacturer, extended to 5 years by UK Pianos, all parts and labour included – we come to your home for repairs)
 30 Day Trial Period (If it isn't as good as you expected, we collect the piano at our cost and give you a full refund)
Matching Yamaha piano stool (wood colour and seat matches colour of the piano)
 Headphones (Comfortable over-the-ear headphones with independent volume adjustment)
 Book of 50 Classical Piano Pieces (Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Chopin…)

 Safe Shopping (UK Pianos are an authorised UK Yamaha main dealer, check here)
Peace of Mind (see reviews of UK Pianos shop on TrustPilot: the number 1 review site)
Owner's Manual (Operating guide in English and other languages, assembly instructions, computer related operations, how to use MIDI, Yamaha Music Soft Downloader)

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Graham Howard editor

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Free delivery anywhere in the UK.


The piano comes flat-packed and is easy to assemble (instructions in English provided). The keyboard, electronics and cables are all fixed in – all you need to do is assemble the base. There are four screws that fix the base to the keyboard, four to fix the base together and a few smaller screws to fit the back board. The screw holes are already made and no gluing is required. Even the screw driver is provided! We do advise two people to do the job though – purely because of the keyboard's weight – It's heavy and safer to have a helping hand when lifting it on to the base.

If you would like us to assemble the piano then please call 020 8367 2080.

FREE items included: 

Yamaha GTB Deluxe Piano Stool polished ebony
FREE Yamaha piano stool – polished ebony with black top (worth £99)

Digital Piano Headphones
FREE digital piano headphones (worth £39.99)

FREE Piano Pieces
FREE 50 greats for the piano — View list of pieces here

You get a 5 year, UK, 'at-your-home', parts and labour warranty.
This means we send a Yamaha technician to your home for any repairs.
There is no cost to you, and you'll never have to send your piano anywhere.

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Questions and Comments (Email your questions to
>> Or call UK Pianos for advice on 020 8367 2080

"How do CLP-S408 and CLP480 compare?"

Hi Graham –
Moving to a flat I've got to sell my Steinway Model O and go for a digital piano. I notice the CLP480 heads your list of "best", but no reviews as yet of the CLP-S408 Slimline. Any idea how they compare and which is preferable? Difficult question probably. Alas, space is at a premium and the Slimline would fit the bill from that angle. Btw. many thanks for your Free booklet.

Kind regards

Reply/ Hi Fred

You are welcome for the book.

I have tested the CLP-S408, and given it a Howard Score rating.
You can get the Howard Score here. It will probably be quite
useful for you.

Anyway, here’s how they compare.

The CLP-S408 has the same key touch as the CLP480.
The CLP480 excels when it comes to pure piano tone.
It sounds much richer and more resonant in all registers
than the CLP-S408.

This is due to the way the speakers are placed, the
speaker placements, the larger cabinet and acoustic box.

If you sit down and play them side by side you will
notice how much easier it is to play dynamics on the
CLP480.  The sound comes out almost effortlessly.
With the CLP-S408, although the sound is still very
good, it just takes a bit more effort .

Now, if you intend playing mostly with headphones
then it won’t matter which piano you choose. This
is because the original sound sample is the same on
both pianos. And this is the sound you hear when it
doesn’t have to go through internal speakers or 
bounce around inside the piano.

Let me know if you would like more information.

Yours pianistically,

Graham Howard

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Natural Wood white keys with Synthetic Ivory keytops
14 voices each with 2 variations
Yamaha "Real Grand Expression" sound engine
Smooth release and damper resonance features
Key-off samples, string resonance and stereo sustain samples
USB audio recording and playback
Linear Graded Hammer action
GP Response damper pedal
Acoustic speaker enclosure


Width: 1449mm (57 1/16")
Height: 977mm (38 7/16")
Depth: 431mm (17")
Weight: 77.5kg (170lbs., 14oz)

Number of Keys: 88
Type: NW (Natural Wood (wood is used for the white keys)) keyboard with synthetic ivory keytops
Touch Sensitivity: Hard, Medium, Soft, Fixed

88-key Linear Graded Hammers


Number of Pedals: 3
Half Pedal
Damper with half pedal effect, Sostenuto, Soft
GP Response Damper Pedal

Type: 7-segment LED
Panel language English

Key Cover Style: Folding
Music Rest


Tone Generating Technology

RGE (Real Grand Expr ession) Sound Engine
Stereo Sustain Samples
Key-off Samples
String Resonance
Smooth Release

Damper Resonance

Number of Polyphony (Max.): 256

Number of Voices: 14 x 2 variations

Reverb: 4


Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC)



Number of Preset Songs: 14 (Voice Demo), 50 (Piano)


Number of Songs: 10
Number of Tracks: 2

USB Audio Recorder Playback WAV

Recording WAV
Metronome Tempo Range


Tuning, Scale Type, etc.

Internal Memory about 1.5MB (Flash Memory)

External Drives

USB Flash Memory, Memory Card (SmartMedia, etc.) with External Adapter

Headphones sockets: 2





Amplifiers: 40W x 2

Speaker Box (16cm + 5cm) x 2 [(6 5/16” + 1 15/16”) x 2]

Power Supply: Power Consumption 45W

Included Accessories:

Matching Yamaha piano stool
Music book of classical pieces
Headphones Hanger
Power adaptor and plug

Graham Howard editor

Do you have a question about the CLP-S408?
Click the image below to talk with a piano adviser

>> Alternatively, Call 020 8367 2080 or email

Digital Piano Buyer's Guide 

 FREE Digital Piano Buyer's Guide, by Graham Howard.

 Click here to get it!


> Come and see a range of Yamaha digital pianos in our North London store…
– Address: 83 Southbury Road, Enfield, EN1 1PJ (8 parking spaces available).

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