Yamaha Clavinova CVP701

Original price was: $5,299.00.Current price is: $4,299.00.

The CVP701 is everything you’d expect from a Clavinova. And more. Bring in virtual session musicians. Harmonize with backup singers. Add authentic voices to hundreds of digital instruments. An intuitive color touchscreen controls a new world of entertaining possibilities. You won’t believe how it sounds. Or what it can do. The CVP701 offers the outstanding grand piano touch of the GH3X (Graded Hammer 3X) keyboard with escapement and synthetic ivory keytops to the intuitive design. The genuine wood core keys offer a feel that other digital pianos can’t match. And integration with iPad, the Clavinova CVP701 digital piano puts you in touch with your inner musician. At their heart, all Clavinovas are first and foremost a piano, and this has never been more true now that the CVP701 includes Yamaha’s Real Grand Expression technology.

This piano is available at our Mishawaka showroom.

Available on backorder


Key Features

Yamaha CFX & Bösendorfer Imperial piano samples

Two of the world’s finest concert grand pianos are at your fingertips. The Yamaha CFX is the finest 9-foot concert grand piano, selected and played by the winner of the 2010 International Chopin Piano Competition. The Imperial from Bösendorfer has been held in high esteem by pianists throughout the brand’s long history. These renowned pianos are characterized by their distinctive power, versatility, and subtlety.

GH3X (Graded Hammer 3X) Keyboard with Synthetic Ivory Key Tops and escapement

By using a similar hammer mechanism (with no springs) as is 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 behavior of the keyboard to create a response and feel very much like that of a grand piano.

The GH3X keyboard features an escapement mechanism that reproduces the feel of an acoustic piano as it goes through the let-off of the jack and the fall of the hammer when a key is played very softly.

Synthetic Ivory keytops 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.

Piano Room with Session Mode

The Piano Room has been expanded to include the world-class CFX and Bösendorfer Grand Pianos, as well as vintage Electric Pianos. In Session Mode, you can invite three additional session musicians into the room to accompany you as you practice and perform in 40 different musical styles. These session musicians will automatically follow your harmonies in either full-keyboard mode or split mode, and will also follow your volume expression. These session musicians can selectively be activated and deactivated depending upon your musical needs at the time. Within this special room, you can even record your sessions with the touch of a single button.

USB audio (WAV) recording/playback

The USB to Device port allows you to connect your USB flash drive and use it as a built-in piano recording studio. You can store your performances directly on the USB flash drive as audio songs. These songs are stored in WAV format, so you can listen back using the keyboard’s on-board speaker system, or conveniently play them on a computer, transfer them to a portable media device or upload them to share with friends online.

Follow Lights with Guide Mode

The CVP is very patient: if you don’t play the right notes, it waits until you do! This is made possible with the CVP’s unique Guide feature. As the easiest way to play a song, the Follow Lights library teaches you popular melodies in a way only possible on a CVP Clavinova. Just follow the lights one note at a time, and fully-arranged orchestrations and arpeggios embellish your playing. Here, you don’t play along with a recording, the recording literally plays along with YOU. Visit to browse the entire library today.

You Are the Artist series (CVP)

Yamaha has partnered with music publishing giant Hal Leonard to prepare professionally arranged backing tracks to best-selling songbooks. Learn to play songs made popular by artists like Elton John, Taylor Swift, Adele and more. Simply purchase “You Are the Artist” series books wherever quality print music is sold, then download the song files at Play with the pros – play Yamaha!

Accompaniment Styles

One of the defining features of a Clavinova are the hundreds of different Styles that can be controlled in real-time chords on the keyboard. Accompaniment Styles introduce ensembles of virtual musicians to your performances in a variety of musical genres. From small jazz ensembles to full orchestras, you control what chords or harmony they play based on what YOU play. Plus, you control the dynamic of the ensemble. Developed by professional session musicians from around the world, Styles let you recreate sound ranging from a small band to a full orchestra – even if you’re playing by yourself. You can use Styles to add embellishing Intros, Endings & Fill-Ins, and even arrange songs in real-time.

USA Edition v7.0

With content created exclusively for American Clavinova users, USA Edition turbo charges your CVP-700 series Clavinova with extra Voices, Styles, and over 1,000 Music Finder setups for specific songs so you can get playing quickly. New to USA Edition 7.0, are Style Guides which use the Score Display feature to show you when to press Intro and Variation buttons to get the most out of recreating some classic songs. There’s even a talking panel tour that tells you the function of each button on the panel!

Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM)

In a grand piano, strings and sounds resonate throughout the entire body of the instrument to produce a rich reverberation that envelops the listener in sound. Not only are the strings vibrating as you play, but other strings ring as well, in reaction to ones you play. Some keys strike a different number of strings depending on their position on the keyboard; this explains why the sound of an acoustic piano is so complex and rich.
This experience is reproduced perfectly on select Clavinova models through Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM) which calculates the various states of the strings for each of the 88 notes on the keyboard, from one instant to the next. As a result, the Clavinova sound features a seemingly limitless number of elements in common with an acoustic piano.

Music Finder

Music Finder is great when you are looking for just the right Style or Voice combinations so YOU can perform a particular song. Simply choose the name of the song you want to play from the Music Finder list and the instrument will call up the proper settings so you can get playing right away. These settings were created by professional musicians from around the world specializing in particular genres of music.

Performance Assistant Technology (P.A.T.)

Performance Assistant Technology (P.A.T.) lets you focus on playing the rhythms while the instrument worries about playing the right notes of MIDI songs. Simply enable P.A.T., press play, and play along with the MIDI song and any note you hit will fit right in. Even a first time player will sound great. You can use this feature to practice rhythms without being distracted by bad sounding notes.

Clavinova 5-year, in-home warranty

The Clavinova 5-year, in-home warranty means that if your instrument has a defect or malfunction, Yamaha will send a technician to your home to assess and repair your instrument. It’s rare that this is necessary due to the high-quality standards of Yamaha! To learn more about this, and other Yamaha warranties, please visit our website at:

Improved From Previous Model:

  • Yamaha CFX & Bösendorfer Imperial piano samples
  • GH3X Keyboard with Synthetic Ivory Key Tops (vs. GH3)
  • Color Wide QVGA Screen (vs. Monochrome QVGA)
  • 777 Voices + 29 Drum/SFX (vs. 387 Voices + 22 Drum/SFX)
  • 310 Styles (vs. 257)
  • 1/4″ Mic/Line input
  • Stereophonic Optimizer
  • Ad-Hoc Networking

Step Ups From Lower Model:

  • Yamaha CFX & Bösendorfer Imperial piano samples
  • Color Wide QVGA Screen (vs. Monochrome QVGA)
  • GH3X Keyboard with Synthetic Ivory Key Tops (vs. GHS)
  • RGE tone generation (vs. AWM DSS)
  • Piano Room
  • 1/4″ Mic/Line Input
  • WAV audio recording/playback

Step Ups To Higher Model:

  • Natural Wood X (NWX) keyboard with synthetic ivory keytops and escapement (vs. GH3X)
  • 7″ TFT Touch Display (vs. 4.3″ non-touch)
  • Folding Key Cover (vs. sliding)
  • 984 Voices + 33 Drum/SFX (vs. 777 Voices + 29 Drum/SFX)
  • 470 Styles (vs. 310)
  • MP3 & WAV recording/playback (vs. WAV only)
  • USB to Device x 2 (vs. 1 only)
  • (50W + 20W) x 2 Amplifiers vs. 25W x 2

Included Accessories

  • 50 Greats for the Piano Music Book
  • Power Cable 1-15P to C7 Polarized (2 Prong)
  • User Manual

Optional Accessories

  • CVP700 Series Entertainment Pack & Starter Kit
  • HPH-150
  • i-MX1
  • i-UX1
  • MD-BT01
  • UD-WL01

iOS Apps

  • Chord Tracker
  • MusicSoft Manager
  • My Music Recorder
  • Piano Diary
  • Smart Pianist

At their heart, all Clavinovas are first and foremost a piano, and this has never been more true now that the Yamaha CVP701 includes Yamaha's Real Grand Expression technology. A variety of interactive music entertainment, education and performance features make these digital pianos just as enjoyable for beginners as they are for advanced pianists. A color screen makes operation easy and intuitive. Guide Lamps show which keys to play for the novice, while on-screen notation puts music in front of more experienced players.

Yamaha CFX & Bösendorfer Imperial Piano Samples
GH3X (Graded Hammer 3X) Keyboard with Synthetic Ivory Key Tops and Escapement
Piano Room with Session Mode
USB Audio (WAV) Recording/Playback
Follow Lights with Guide Mode
MIDI Compatibility with Songs in the You Are the Artist Collection
Accompaniment Styles
USA Edition v7.0
Virtual Resonance Modeling (VRM)
Music Finder