Yamaha AvantGrand Digital Piano launched by Alicia Keys


There have been plenty of digital keyboards that have tried to recreate the acoustic piano’s sound and vibrations but have mostly been unsuccessful at doing so. Yamaha wants to change that with their new AvantGrand that uses three strategically placed resonators to recreate the tactile vibrations created by the Yamaha CFIIIS concert grand. Even the pedal action was paid close attention to recreate the spring, friction, and inertia of the real grand concert.

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Alicia Keys launched the AvantGrand at the NAMM convention in LA for her performance, and she was all praises for the gadget. You could buy your piano starting this July for an asking price of $20,000, which is nearly worth the cost of a good grand piano, which needs constant tuning.
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