The CP-70 (introduced in 1976) and CP-80 (introduced in 1978) electric grand pianos are even today regarded as benchmarks by musicians worldwide. The new CPs—the CP4 STAGE and CP40 STAGE—inherit the core concept of their predecessors, and possess the timbre and functionality to stand out in today’s musical contexts. Our design priorities were to balance the CP tradition with newness, that is, to add accents to a simple shape that conveyed the impression of a piano and of a CP. For example, a grand piano viewed from the side has a step between the keyboard and music stand—we used a two-layer design to evoke that and convey the impression of a piano. The CP-70 and CP-80 have a distinctive trapezoidal shape on their backs, and we emulated that with a C-shaped contour that surrounds the output jacks on the back. This gives the CP4 STAGE and CP40 STAGE their characteristic form that is accentuated under stage lights without seeming forced. These instruments inherit the understated style from earlier CPs, keeping the focus on the performer while maintaining their own solid presence, and combining that with thoroughly up-to-date sound and functionality, balancing classic CP qualities with modernity in a way that we hope will establish these new models as benchmarks for a new generation.