Yamaha C7X Grand Piano

The Yamaha C7X is one of Yamaha’s top range pianos, with an amazing touch and a powerful tone, its no surprise that this is a firm favourite for concert halls, events halls, and piano rooms all around the world. The Yamaha C7, C7L, and C7X are all variations of the same model, so any information about the C7X applies to the whole range. If you have any technical info or corrections for this article, please email mgpianos@gmail.com.

The pros of buying a Yamaha C7X

  • The Yamaha C7X is a wonderful piano, made from the very best materials, with all Yamaha’s knowledge behind it.
  • If maintained properly, it will last a lifetime.
  • It sounds amazing in concert halls, studios, or rehearsal rooms and will make any musician very happy indeed.
  • It is a very big piano, housing lovely long strings. This enables it to produce a beautiful rich, deep and resonant tone.

What are the cons of buying a Yamaha C7X?

  • It may be harder to find than the other Yamaha C7 variations, and are likely to be a touch more expensive. Its worth carefully considering whether you want to pay that little bit more for something that makes very little difference.
  • When it comes to musicality, there no cons to owning any of the Yamaha C7 variations, but it might be a bit overpowering in many homes. A Yamaha C3 or Yamaha C5 would be the largest grand that most people would consider having in their house.
  • This piano has a price that matches it’s worth. This is certainly not a budget piano.

When was it produced?

The Yamaha C7 began being made in 1967, it became the C7L in 1999. This changed again in 2008 and the Yamaha C7X is still being made today.

Where was it made?

Hamamatsu, Japan is the birthplace of Yamaha’s best pianos, including its concert grand, the CFX, which sells for £140k. The Yamaha C7 range comes from this factory.



Don’t just take my word for it, here is what I found on a thread on Piano World…

“I played last week on Yamaha C7X. Long story short…i couldn’t get it out of my head. From the keys to the sound to everything in between, i fell in love with it.”
- http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/2754565/1.html

and another…

“the pleasure you will get out of a properly regulated and voiced Yamaha C7X will be utterly beyond compare.”
- http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/2754565/1.html

Who should buy them?

This is the piano of choice for concert halls, event halls, well funded music rooms and those who have a large enough space. Nobody ever bought a C7X and regretted it!

Will I need to upgrade at some point?

The Yamaha C7X is a top range piano that will make you happy for a lifetime, you will never ever ever EVER need to upgrade it


The Yamaha C7X is 227cm long and 149cm wide.

New and used prices.

You should expect to pay anywhere from £25,000 to £28,000 for a used Yamaha C7X, depending on its condition. The RRP is £40,000+

Alternative models to consider similar to this.

If a used Yamaha C7X is too hard to find you could buy any of the C7 variations and never notice a difference. You could also consider the Yamaha C5 or C3, if space or budget are an issue, both sound fantastic. If you have a very large venue and a huge budget, you could also go for Yamaha’s full-size concert grand piano, the Yamaha CFIIIS or Yamaha CFX.


The Yamaha C7 and its variations are considered world-wide as one of the very best pianos on the market. Don’t get bogged down in the extra letters, if you can buy any of these pianos, you would never regret it!

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