Clavinova CLP-535, White Ash

by Yamaha
The Yamaha Clavinova CLP-535 (in White Ash finish) is a great digital home piano that delivers outstanding, realistic tone and feel, and fea..

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Roland piano - Northampton
Staff were super friendly and interested in helping, even post-sale. Piano is scheduled to arrive this morning even have a 1 hour delivery slot making it easier for someone to be in.Second purchase from this store now having bought a Martin guitar a few years back.Fully recommend it. Thanks again.
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The Yamaha Clavinova CLP-535 (in White Ash finish) is a great digital home piano that delivers outstanding, realistic tone and feel, and features Real Grand Expression: sound, touch and pedals, all perfectly integrated to give you the sensation of playing a grand piano. Now you can "fit" a grand piano in your home! The CLP series feature Real Grand Expression; a phrase that defines the expressive capability of Clavinova. It is the key components of the sound, the touch and the pedals, together with the application of technology developed through a history of acoustic piano manufacturing.

With Real Grand Expression, these elements are combined perfectly into a single instrument, creating the exact sound you want through the touch of the keys and the feel of the pedals. When you play a Clavinova, you can imagine that you are playing a grand piano.

The CFX, Yamaha’s finest concert grand selected and played by the winner of the 2010 International Chopin Piano Competition and the Imperial from Bösendorfer, a brand held in high esteem by pianists throughout its long history. These renowned pianos are characterised by distinctive traits such as power, versatility, subtlety, lightness and mellowness.

Both of these superb pianos’ Voices are featured in the Clavinova. Tuned to perfection by a highly experienced piano technician with the sound from each key sampled individually, Clavinova truly captures the unique tonal character of each of these outstanding instruments.

With Clavinova, you can enjoy the exquisite beauty of the sought-after tone that the CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial deliver.

Reproducing the resonance and reverberation of an acoustic piano

The Clavinova faithfully recreates the sound of an acoustic piano by utilising features such as String Resonance to emulate the mellow tonal colors that occur when strings react to one another. The result is a beautiful tone with rich, deep reverberation.

In addition to the reverberation of the strings themselves, Damper Resonance reproduces the broad, deep sound field of an acoustic piano. It also mirrors the tonal changes that result when a damper pedal on a grand piano is depressed. It includes sounds such as those emitted from the key bed and emulates the cumulative resonance that occurs when all of these sounds blend together.

Smooth tonal transitions, perfectly matched to the player's touch

A pianist changes the volume and dynamics of the sound by varying the pressure applied to the keys. A Clavinova responds perfectly to give the player an outstanding level of performance control. By using long, carefully-sampled recordings of notes on a piano and unique Yamaha technologies to achieve smooth tonal transitions, rich sonic detail is delivered in response to the touch of the player.

From staccato to legato, superbly expressive sound that responds to the player's touch

Featuring Yamaha's Smooth Release technology, Clavinova recreates the crisp tone heard when playing staccato as well as the lingering sound produced by releasing the keys slowly.

Key-off samples

The moment a pianist’s fingers are lifted from the keys of a grand piano, subtle changes occur in the instrument’s tone as the damper is lowered onto the strings to mute the sound. Key-off samples feature actual recordings of these changes, offering a faithful reproduction of the most subtle nuances in the piano’s tone, creating a more realistic overall sound

256-note polyphony

Powerful polyphony ensures that more complex passages of music can be played without notes cutting off.

Superb playability and feel, Graded Hammer 3X (GH3X) keyboard

Using knowledge gained from many years of piano manufacturing, Yamaha Clavinova has an incredibly realistic keyboard feel that recreates the sensation of playing an acoustic instrument. By using a similar hammer mechanism (with no springs) as that found in a grand piano, the GH3 keyboard action reproduces the touch of an acoustic instrument, from the heavier feel in the lower register to the lighter touch in the upper octaves. It also features a three-sensor configuration which accurately senses and interprets the behaviour of the keyboard to create a response and feel very much like that of a grand piano.

The newly developed GH3X keyboard features an escapement mechanism that reproduces a slight clicking sensation near the bottom of the key travel. It has been designed in such a way that the click is discernible only on the lightest keystrokes, similar to the keyboard of a grand piano.

Graded Hammer 3X (GH3X) keyboard with Synthetic Ivory key tops

Synthetic Ivory key tops reproduce the tactile surface of the Ivory keyboards once used in acoustic pianos. It features highly absorbent material that prevents fingers from slipping even after hours of performing, while retaining the ideal texture and feel.

Full-bodied tone and resonance

The sound of a Clavinova is calibrated in fine detail, with speaker positioning and body materials checked to ensure that the entire instrument resonates optimally. To create a sound field that is very close to that of a grand piano, the Clavinova features tone escapements in several locations throughout the body that allow the sound from the speakers to be projected to the listener without being trapped inside the instrument.

Acoustic Optimizer

The body of the Clavinova contains Acoustic Optimizers that regulate the flow of sound and control tone. A new technology developed from Yamaha's intimate knowledge of the acoustic properties of musical instruments, Acoustic Optimizers deliver a natural, smooth sound across the entire keyboard.

Other features:

  • Easy-to-use interface: An easy-to-read LCD and intuitive layout enable simple operation of your Clavinova, giving you more time to focus on playing.
  • A variety of piano lesson pieces: Features exercises for building piano technique from Hanon, Bayer, Czerny and Burgmüller.
  • Multi-track song recording: The recording function featured in Clavinova digital pianos allows you to record your performances with a single touch, which is useful when you want to review or archive your playing. You can record up to 16 tracks for simultaneous playback.
  • USB Audio Recorder: Record performances to USB flash memory and create audio files (WAV format) you can save and play back on a computer or portable audio device, share with friends or use to create a CD.
  • A comprehensive range of keyboard voices: In addition to pianos, the Clavinova CLP Series boasts an impressive library of additional voices including electric pianos, strings and organs. Enjoy the freedom to choose the ideal voice for the genre of music you want to play.
  • New reverb that offers dynamic ambience and spatial effects: A new reverb system allows to you experience the sensation of playing in a large concert hall, cathedral or other venue, adding depth and atmosphere to the sound. Now you can experience concert hall ambience and spaciousness in the privacy of your own home.
  • IAC (Intelligent Acoustic Control), perfect for playing at home: the ability to adjust performance volume is extremely useful at home where players may not always be able to play at high volume levels. However, at low volumes, bass and treble may become difficult to hear. To counter this, Clavinova is equipped with Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC), which adjusts the sound automatically, allowing players to enjoy balanced sound at any volume level.
  • Powerful connectivity: A range of Apps to expand your musical horizons. If you use an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, Yamaha Apps can make playing more creative, enjoyable and fun.


  • Dimensions    Width    1461mm (57-1/2") (Polished finish: 1466mm (57-11/16"))
  • Height    927mm (36-1/2") (Polished finish: 930mm (36-5/8"))
  • Depth    459mm (18-1/16") (Polished finish: 459mm (18-1/16"))
  • Weight    Weight    58.0kg (127lbs., 14oz) (Polished finish: 61.5kg (135lbs., 9oz))
  • Keyboard    Number of Keys    88
  • Type    GH3X (Graded Hammer 3X) keyboard with synthetic ivory keytops, escapement
  • Touch Sensitivity    Hard 2, Hard 1, Medium, Soft 1, Soft 2, Fixed
  • Pedal    Number of Pedals    3
  • Half Pedal    Yes
  • Functions    Damper with half pedal effect, Sostenuto, Soft
  • Display    Type    Full Dot LCD
  • Panel    Language    English
  • Key Cover    Key Cover Style    Sliding
  • Music Rest    Yes
  • Tone Generation    Piano Sound    Yamaha CFX, Bösendorfer Imperial
  • Key-off Samples    Yes
  • String Resonance    Yes
  • Smooth Release    Yes
  • Damper Resonance    Yes
  • Polyphony    Number of Polyphony (Max.)    256
  • Preset    Number of Voices    34
  • Effects Types    Reverb    6
  • Chorus    3
  • Brilliance    7
  • Master Effect    12
  • Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC)    Yes
  • Functions    Dual/Layers    Yes
  • Split    Yes
  • Number of Preset Songs    18 (Voice Demo), 50 (Piano), 303 (Lesson)
  • Recording    Number of Songs    250
  • Number of Tracks    16
  • USB Audio Recorder    Playback    WAV
  • Recording    WAV
  • Metronome    Tempo Range    5~500 (quarter note)
  • Overall Controls    Transpose    Yes
  • Other Control    Tuning, Scale Type, etc.
  • Storage    Internal Memory    approx. 1.5MB
  • External Drives    USB Flash Memory
  • Connectivity    Headphones    2
  • AUX IN    Stereo Mini
  • AUX OUT    L / L+R, R
  • USB TO DEVICE    Yes
  • USB TO HOST    Yes
  • Amplifiers    30W x 2
  • Speakers    16cm x 2 [6-5/16" x 2]
  • Acoustic Optimizer    Yes
  • Power Consumption    20W
  • Accessories    Headphones Hanger, "50 greats for the Piano"


Colourwhite ash
Number of Keys88 keys
Woofer Size16cm x 2 [6-5/16" x 2]
Synthesis Type30-watts x2

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Staff were super friendly and interested in helping, even post-sale. Piano is scheduled to arrive this morning even have a 1 hour delivery slot making it easier for someone to be in.Second purchase from this store now having bought a Martin guitar a few years back.Fully recommend it. Thanks again.
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