CF Series

Our flagship concert grand.


Our Flagship CF Series is the culmination of nearly two decades of research and development to create the world’s finest concert grand piano. The CF is the rare union of clarity of tone and power that pianists crave. Each piano is crafted entirely by hand for a precise response that brings depth, nuance and an endless range of colors to the player’s tonal palette. It is simply a superb instrument.


  • A row of milled boards unassembled and unfinished.
    Yamaha craftsmen hand-select the top one percent of wood from around the world at our Kitami Mill in Hokkaido, Japan. The inherent resonance of these woods, from European Spruce in the soundboard and ribs to mahogany and maple in the rims, helps give CF pianos their huge, well-rounded sound and extraordinary range of colors.
  • A man in work gloves using a special tool to assemble interior of a piano.
    The CF soundboards, ribs, back posts and rims are crafted and assembled by hand in our Concert Piano Workshop in Kakegawa, Japan to assure that nothing gets in the way of the clear, rich vibrations of the wood.
  • A view of the back beam and posts where they meet the frame on an unfinished piano.
    The innovative shape and thickness of the back beam and posts help give CF pianos the backbone and power to fill the world’s most famous concert halls with warm, nuanced sound.
  • Two small wood pieces with each head wrapped in felt on a table with another one plus a handful of felt on table in background.
    Yamaha craftsmen spent nearly two decades experimenting with the shapes, sizes and materials of the hammers so they perform in perfect harmony with every part of the CF piano.
  • Closeup of bass strings in a finished piano showing that each of the strings are wrapped in another wire.
    Our artisans painstakingly wind pure copper by hand to adjust the balance and tension of each bass string to the exacting standards and sound profile of every CF piano. You will hear the attention to detail in every note.
  • Someone is using a rachet tool to turn the pins that tighten or loosen the piano string in a grand piano.
    Each CF piano is meticulously voiced, regulated and tuned by master technicians in our Concert Piano Workshop to bring out the nuanced colors, harmonics and resonance from this superb instrument.
  • View of a Yamaha grand piano's keyboard.
    The finish of the CF is applied by hand, one layer at a time, and buffed to our stringent specifications using traditional methods. A semi-gloss finish is applied on the top board to reduce distracting reflections from stage lights.
  • Yamaha grand piano with lid open viewed from right side.

    CFX

    Line drawings showing dimensions.

    Handcrafted by Yamaha master builders at our Concert Piano Workshop in Kakegawa, Japan
    Rims: Mahogany and hard maple
    Soundboard: European Spruce
    Soundboard Ribs: European Spruce
    Back Posts: 4 – Yezo Spruce
    Bridge Construction: One-piece continuous
    Frame: Hand-molded, sand casted iron
    Tone Collector: Yes
    Key Material: Seasoned Sitka Spruce
    White Key surfaces: Ivorite
    Black Key surfaces: Ebony
    Fallboard: Soft-close
    Lid lock: Yes
    Pedal: Shift/Sostenuto/Damper with adjustable lyre brace
    Caster: Heavy duty double-wheeled solid brass casters with locks
    Weight: 1,082 lbs (491 kg)
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    Colors / Finishes Polished Ebony

  • Yamaha grand piano with lid open viewed from right side.

    CF6

    Line drawings showing dimensions.

    Handcrafted by Yamaha master builders at our Concert Piano Workshop in Kakegawa, Japan
    Rims: Mahogany and hard maple
    Soundboard: European Spruce
    Soundboard Ribs: European Spruce
    Back Posts: 4 – Yezo Spruce
    Bridge Construction: Two-piece separated
    Frame: Hand molded, sand casted iron
    Tone Collector: Yes
    Key Material: Seasoned Sitka spruce
    White Key surfaces: Ivorite
    Black Key surfaces: Ebony
    Fallboard: Soft-close
    Lid lock: Yes
    Pedal: Shift/Sostenuto/Damper with adjustable lyre brace
    Caster: Heavy duty double-wheeled solid brass casters with locks
    Weight: 901 lbs (409 kg)
    More info

    Colors / Finishes Polished Ebony

  • Yamaha grand piano with lid open viewed from right side.

    CF4

    Line drawings with dimensions

    Handcrafted by Yamaha master builders at our Concert Piano Workshop in Kakegawa, Japan
    Rims: Mahogany and hard maple
    Soundboard: European Spruce
    Soundboard Ribs: European Spruce
    Back Posts: 4 – Yezo Spruce
    Bridge Construction: Two-piece separated
    Frame: Hand molded, sand casted iron
    Tone Collector: Yes
    Key Material: Seasoned Sitka spruce
    White Key surfaces: Ivorite
    Black Key surfaces: Ebony
    Fallboard: Soft-close
    Lid lock: Yes
    Pedal: Shift/Sostenuto/Damper with adjustable lyre brace
    Caster: Heavy duty double-wheeled solid brass casters with locks
    Weight: 806 lbs (366 kg)
    More info

    Colors / Finishes Polished Ebony

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