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Posted on: January 12, 2020 @ 03:17 PM
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Hello,

Can’t find the answer to this on the internet, but I currently use an old Yamaha CP-70M electric grand piano to drive/control my Motif, and I want to get rid of the CP-70M and get a real Yamaha (C-series) grand piano that has MIDI-out.  Not interested in the disklavier models, just a C-series Yamaha Grand that has MIDI-out.  Anyone know the model number(s) of these critters?

TIA,

Bela P. Havasreti
Kent, WA

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Posted on: January 12, 2020 @ 05:57 PM
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Are you referring to the SILENT Pianos?

https://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical_instruments/pianos/silent_piano/index.html

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Posted on: January 13, 2020 @ 06:37 PM
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Thanks, but no, apparently in the 1980s/1990s, Yamaha made C-series grand pianos that had MIDI-out.  This was before the Disklaviers and silent pianos.  I’ve found a few videos on YouTube of these MIDI-out Yamaha Grands, but it doesn’t say what the model numbers were.  I want one of them!

Bela P. Havasreti

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Posted on: January 13, 2020 @ 07:10 PM
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That would be either the C3E or C7E. Rare and pricey I believe.

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Posted on: January 14, 2020 @ 07:37 PM
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Thank you for those model numbers.  I have since learned that indeed, a “silent” modified grand piano is basically what I’m after (thanks to the earlier poster suggesting that).  Apparently there are kits you can retrofit to just about any grand piano, so I don’t have to acquire a rare example, I just have to find a good/local Yamaha grand of decent length/quality (in case I just want to play acoustic piano), and retrofit it with the silent kit which will give me the MIDI-out I’m after so I can drive the high-quality Steinway D sample I have on my Motif, and I’ll be happy!

Thanks again,

Bela P. Havasreti

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