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Yamaha Clavinova CLP785B GrandTouch - Matte Black

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Yamaha | CLP-785 GrandTouch Keyboard

Yamaha’s latest keyboard action features a broad dynamic range and faithful response to every nuance of touch that puts a wide expanse of tone—from delicate to bold—at the pianist’s fingertips. The highly consistent grand piano hammers replicate the pleasing response felt when the hammers strike the strings, enabling precise control of the tone. Highly absorbent synthetic-ivory white keys and synthetic-ebony black keys prevent slipping even during extended play and feel just like those of a grand piano.

GrandTouch keyboard features wooden keys that showcase Yamaha’s expertise with wood for pianos. Just as with grand piano keyboards, the solid wood is cut from the very best parts of well-dried lumber, making the keys more resistant to warping than keyboards made of laminated wood. The wooden texture and structure of the keys create a more grand piano-like feel.


88-key Linear Graded Hammers—the first digital piano keyboard ever to feature realistic weighting on every key.

Every single key on a grand piano keyboard is weighted differently. This is because the strings for each note are slightly thinner and shorter in the treble register, becoming thicker and longer towards the bass register. The 88-key Linear Graded Hammers of the Clavinova is the first-of-its-kind to faithfully duplicate this graded touch with differing weights and key return on each one of its keys. This results in a feel and response that is astonishingly like that of a grand piano, and allows players to gain an appreciation of a more authentic touch.

Key Counterweights

Counterweights are embedded in the keys of a grand piano to balance the weight of the hammers and offer more precise control when playing delicately at low volumes. The Clavinova features carefully adjusted counterweights for improved playability when playing pianissimo with a light touch, and better key return in rapid passages. The keyboard of the Clavinova has been fine-tuned to offer optimal balance, emphasizing its superb playability and grand piano response.

The GP Response Damper Pedal

Using the damper pedal subtly alters the nature of a piano’s sound and is essential to providing the pianist with all the necessary expressive tools to convey their musical vision.

Clavinova digital pianos feature a damper pedal that continually detects depression depth and allows halfpedaling, which lets players make minute adjustments to pedal depression and return, changing the depth and character of their piano sound.

The GP Response Damper Pedal offers a grand piano-style resistance curve, starting out light to the touch and growing heavier as the pedal is depressed further. This allows players to become accustomed to the nuances of delicate pedaling.

CLP-785 Features

  • Real Grand Expression 2
  • Allows you to use the slightest variations of touch to create a limitless range of sound that captures your musical individuality.
  • GrandTouch™ Keyboard
  • (With 88 Linear Graded Hammers, Key Counterweights and Escapement) Offers more precise control and dynamic response when playing delicately at low volumes.
  • Binaural Sampling Technology
  • Delivers a three-dimensional sound, which recreates the perspective of the player position through headphones.
  • Fortepiano Voices
  • Allows you to hear classical compositions the way the original composers would have heard them.
  • Grand Expression Modeling
  • Simulates the mechanics of the hammers, strings, and all the internal components of the piano and transfers them into the control of your fingertips, to give the ultimate feeling of articulation and expression.
  • Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM)
  • Allows for vivid and richly-varied expression to reflect the limitless number of factors that create the sound of a concert grand piano.
  • Grand Acoustic Imaging / 3-Way Speakers
  • Achieve the sound radiation and centroid characteristic of a grand piano so that each and every tone played through the speakers sounds like it was emitted from the proper place on an actual grand piano.
  • Grand Piano (GP) Response Damper Pedal
  • Offers a grand piano-style resistance curve, starting out light to the touch and growing heavier as the pedal is depressed further.
  • Touch Sensor Control Panel
  • Displays text when it is on—when the panel is off, it has the smooth finish of a keyblock.
  • Bluetooth Audio and MIDI
  • Allowing you to connect your Bluetooth enabled devices to play music or use Yamaha's Smart Pianist app.

Person playing Yamaha CLP-785 with Headphones

A fully immersive concert grand experience—even with headphones.

The CLP-785 features binaural samples of the Yamaha CFX. Binaural sampling is a method of sampling in which special microphones are placed on a mannequin’s head in the same positions as the pianist’s ears to capture piano sounds the way that they sound in reality.

This method was chosen to create the ambience and full, natural resonance of acoustic pianos in Clavinova pianos. This makes pianists feel as though they are sitting at a grand piano even when they play with headphones on. The experience is so pleasant that they forget they are wearing headphones, no matter how long they continue to play.

Hands Playing Yamaha CLP Keybed Close Detail

Featuring the latest GrandTouch keyboard with 88 Linear Graded Hammers. The wooden texture and structure of the keys create a more grand piano-like feel

Close up of Piano hammers striking Strings

Grand Expression Modeling is a groundbreaking new technology that enables the pianist to use their techniques to produce the limitless tonal variation unique to grand pianos. The ability to vary the intensity and speed of touch to produce different tones adds another dimension to the joy of musical expression.

Yamaha Piano in an acoustic chamber

Sound Quality
Virtual Resonance Modeling performs real-time modeling of the sympathetic resonance created by the behavior of the strings and body of the instrument—the foundation of the beautiful sound of a genuine grand piano. Also, the latest acoustic design technology delivers lifelike concert grand piano tone and resonance to your home for you to enjoy.

Person Playing Yamaha Digital Piano with iPad App on Music Rest

Get more with the Smart Pianist app
Enjoy the piano more with Smart Pianist, a dedicated app that adds a beautiful graphic interface and a variety of incredible features to your compatible Yamaha digital piano.

Family enjoying Yamaha CLP-785 in home environment

Included Accessories

  • Owner’s Manual
  • Quick Operation Guide
  • "50 Classical Music Masterpieces" Music Book
  • Online Member Product Registration
  • Bench
  • PA500C Power Supply



  • Width:
  • 57-1/2" (1,461 mm)
    [Polished finish: 57-3/4" (1,467 mm)]
  • Height:
  • 40-7/16" (1,027 mm)
    [Polished finish: 40-1/2" (1,029 mm)]
  • Depth:
  • 18-3/4" (476 mm)
    [Polished finish: 18-3/4" (477 mm)]
  • Weight:
  • 185 lb (84 kg, 3 oz)
    [Polished finish: 191 lb (87 kg, 13 oz)]

Model: CLP785B
Manufacturer: Yamaha