Yamaha Clavinova Digital Piano Model CLP785
Questions and Comments
I’m interested in the Gewa UP395. I had my heart set on a Yamaha CLP785, but due to budget, the Gewa is starting to become an increasingly serious and viable option.
I started to learn piano quite late in life and like a lot of amateur musicians, had to abandon it for a few years, whilst raising a family.
Now that I have returned to class, I am finding my old Yamaha DGX totally inadequate and making me feel a little miserable due to its lack of performance, for want of a better word.
Apart from GEWA being a relatively unknown name, my only two reservations at this time are more on the aesthetic side, namely the lack of a polished ebony finish and a hinged lid. I am wiling to overlook these two potential flaws, if it means I can get once again experience the joy of music every day,
I would like come to Enfield to have a look and hopefully order this Saturday.
Best wishes, Rob
“Is it worth paying extra for a N1X?”
I visited Yamaha showroom today and not sure what to do.
I originally went to look at CLP745 but was shown CLP785 and N1X,
both the latter very expensive. The touch is important as is the sound,
is it worth paying the extra in your opinion for the 785 or N1X?
There is really very little difference between
the Yamaha CLP745 and CLP785.
Certainly not enough that warrants the extra cost.
The Yamaha N1X has a real acoustic piano action,
so you do get the very best touch.
But unless you are a concert pianist, then
I really don’t think it’s worth paying more for.
We don’t sell Yamaha pianos, but I can recommend
a shop that does supply them.
Many thanks for your reply Graham.
I am having second thoughts in general about Yamaha. I had a Yamaha Grand previously and never cared for the bright tone. I suspect their digitals are similarly inclined.
I much prefer the tone of German pianos, is the GEWA UP405 a good buy?
Are repairs for these expensive and do they often go wrong?
Reply/ Hi Adrian
The Gewa pianos, in particular the UP405 and the
new model UP395 have a warmer, more resonant
tone than the equivalent Yamahas.
This is because the sound is sampled from a Steinway
Gewa is the only company that can do this, as they
have a collaboration with Steinway (a German thing).
Also, its sustain is longer with a more natural note decay.
There is little to choose between these two models though.
Both have the same sampling and same keyboard.
You do get a slightly fuller sound with the UP405.
This is due to its taller cabinet and larger acoustic box.
But that’s it… well, the only thing that really matters.
You can see the UP395 here
You do get a 5 year UK warranty if you buy from us.
You don’t get this from any other online dealer.
This warranty covers all parts, labour and home visits.
Definitely worth having!
Things do sometimes go wrong, but can be fixed
quickly by us if they do.