With a 45-year history that began with its release in 1967, the C Series has been a leading series of grand pianos, offering a broad range of models. The new CX Series utilizes the technology and sound creation know-how accured during the crafting of the flagship CFX concert grand piano, and represents a major change from the lineup of the models in the C Series. With a design centered on the concept of creating a new standard for grand pianos suited to the modern age, CX Series pianos are primarily intended for use as practice instruments in studios, music colleges, and the home, where the CFX was created specifically for use in large halls. The keyboard ends at both sides of the keyboard have been designed, for example, with few elements that attract the attention and pressure the performer. The focus on the exterior beauty of the instrument has resulted in a piano that places little or no mental stress on musicians and enables them to practice for long hours without losing concentration. We designed the music stand to provide sufficient space to place scores on, and gave it a shape that allows the sound of the vibrating strings to reach the ears of the players with ease. With this change in models, we have revised the tuning forks mark, the emblems, and the logotypes for each emblem, embossing them in the frame that is at the heart of the piano’s sound, seeking to present the appeal of the unified image of the entire series. Additionally, when designing a large instrument such as the grand piano, we were aware that the physical instrument presents a very different impression to what is seen on a plan or a computer screen. That is why, when crafting the physical design mockups of the legs and keyboard ends, we took them to the factory and checked the balance with each of the different C Series models current at the time, from C1 through to C7. We then returned to the Design Laboratory for adjustments, a cycle that was repeated many times in order to develop the more intricate areas of the instrument. Although it was a challenge, I am proud that we were were able to take part in the transition to a new lineup of the grand pianos that represent Yamaha.