Yamaha CP88 Stage Piano (88 key)


With the CP88 and CP73, Yamaha has created two stage pianos aimed at the live musician – easy to carry, easy to use, and easily an outstanding sound.

“CP” is Yamaha’s acronym for Combo Piano. The history of this instrument category began back in 1976 when the focus was on the “electrification” of a classic grand piano. The aim was to make it literally easier to transport than the original, but above all to have permanently installed pickups for easier amplification in live situations.

Since sound generation based on samples has become possible, transport and amplification are no longer a real challenge. The new CP series from Yamaha provides an answer to the question of what standards are set for a Stage Piano today!

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Powered by over 100 years of piano craftsmanship and 45 years of synthesizer innovation, the CP88 and CP73 stage pianos boast authentic acoustic and electric piano sound, realistic piano touch and an intuitive one-to-one user interface.

The CP88 is for the discerning pianist needing fast, accurate touch response. The triple sensor, natural wood keys provide grand piano weight and response while synthetic ebony and ivory keytops provide tactile grip during extended playing sessions.


– 88-key NW-GH (Natural Wood Graded Hammer) keyboard: synthetic ebony and ivory key tops
– AWM2 tone generator, 128-voice polyphony
– 160 Live Set sounds (80 User / 80 overwritable Presets) 57 Voices: 10 Pianos, 14 E-Pianos, 33 Sub Voices from different categories (strings, organs, pads, synths…)
– Graphical LC display (128 x 64 pixels)
– Balanced XLR Outputs
– Audio Input
– USB MIDI/Audio Interface
– Seamless Sound Switching (SSS)


Yamaha Premium Grand Pianos
CP88 and CP73 feature three premium concert grand
pianos: the Yamaha CFX and S700 and the Bösendorfer
Imperial 290. These pianos provide full dynamic
expression and nuance through meticulous recording and voicing.
With over 17 years of development, the Yamaha CFX is
flagship 9’ concert grand piano. The CFX offers sparkling
highs, powerful bass with incredible dynamic range and
the strength to project over a full symphony orchestra.
Bösendorfer is unique amongst piano makers as the only manufacturer in the world still utilising the Viennese handcrafted design tradition. This produces warm bass, singing treble and rich tonal colours known as the “Viennese Sound”.
The 9.5’ 8-octave Imperial 290 is the flagship of Bösendorfer grand piano. The extended bass notes resonate with every key you strike, and the massive soundboard supports projection at all frequencies.
The S700 is a handcrafted acoustic grand piano built by Yamaha master artisans. It has the power to cut through dense arrangements while remaining delicate and expressive in solo and sparse settings. The S700 was one of the most popular grand piano Voices from the S90ES Stage Synthesizer and MOTIF ES Music Production Synthesizer.

Yamaha Upright Pianos
The U1 is one of the most popular acoustic pianos in the world. The CP88 and CP73 U1 Voice was produced with a vintage, well-used character. This makes it perfect for any music needing the vibe and sound of an authentic upright piano.
The SU7 is the flagship Yamaha acoustic upright piano. The SU7 delivers rich, resonant tone from shared CFX concert grand hammer specification.

Electric Pianos and Keyboards
Yamaha introduced the CP80 and CP70 electric grand pianos in 1978 to give musicians great grand piano sound that could cut through a live band. The CP80 sound on the CP88 and CP73 is powerful and fat with wide, dynamic range.
76 RD
The 76 Rd tine electric piano has wide dynamic range, high quality and is great for FX. Suitable for all genres of music.
75 RD
75 Rd has a dirtier, “funkier” tine electric piano sound, great for music requiring vibe and character.
73 RD
73 Rd has a vintage, fat and warm tine electric piano sound perfect for ballads and accompanying singers.
The Wr reed electric piano Voice offers vintage and modern versions with wide dynamic range.
CP88 and CP73 also feature a wide range of other keyboard sounds including: tonewheel, transistor and pipe organs plus clavi, FM pianos and more to cover any playing situation.

Synths, Strings and more
CP88 and CP73 feature synth sounds for covering any gig or session. Split, layer or solo warm pads, lush strings, deep synth basses, synth leads, brass and more. The one to one CP control interface allows real-time interaction for instant sound creation.


Out of the box, CP88 and CP73 feature ultra-realistic piano and keyboard- related content, everything needed for the gigging keyboardist and discerning pianist. Taking the needs of the modern musician in mind, CP
features a new updating system.
For the first time, there will be regular Operating System Updates for the new CP series, which, in addition to the obligatory bug fixes and additional features, will contain new high-quality content in the form of sounds with their associated Waveforms. This new Update System guarantees an extremely high standard of quality. Carefully selected Samples as well as programming according to the respective Section will gradually complement the original content.
The first additional content pack contains a new vintage and modern 1967 tine electric piano, a new “character-rich” reed electric piano and a classic Yamaha C7 grand piano: one of the most recorded pianos in the world.


Control Interface
Number of Keys: 88 NW-GH (Natural Wood Graded Hammer) keyboard: synthetic ebony and ivory keytops

Tone Generating Technology: AWM2
Number of Polyphony (Max.): 128
Number of Voices: 57 (Piano: 10 / E. Piano: 14 / Sub: 33)

Delay: 2 types (Analog, Digital)
Reverb: 1 type (Hall)
Master EQ: 3 bands (with sweepable MID)
Insertion Effect: Piano: 2 systems (1: Damper Resonance / 2: Compressor, Distortion, Drive, Chorus), E. Piano: 3 systems (1: Drive / 2: Auto Pan, Tremolo, Ring Modulator, Touch Wah, Pedal Wah, Compressor / 3: Chorus1, Chorus2, Flanger, Phaser1, Phaser2, Phaser3), Sub: 1 system (Chorus/Flanger, Rotary Speaker, Tremolo, Distortion)

Line Out Connectors: OUTPUT [L/MONO]/[R] (6.3 mm, standard phone jacks, UNBALANCED), OUTPUT [L]/[R] (XLR jacks, BALANCED)
Headphones: [PHONES] (6.3 mm, standard stereo phone jack)
AUX: INPUT [L/MONO]/[R] (6.3 mm, standard phone jacks)

Connectors: [AC IN]
Display: Full Dot LCD (128 x 64 dots)
Additional package contents: Owner’s Manual x 1, Power cord x 1, Foot pedal (FC3A) x 1

Width: 1,298 mm (51-1/8″)
Height: 141 mm (5-9/16″)
Depth: 364 mm (14-5/16″)
Weight: 18.6 kg (41 lb, 0 oz)


2 Year Yamaha Warranty (No Registration Required)