Who is Yamaha? A digital piano company?

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Are you looking for a Yamaha digital piano such as Yamaha YDP143R Arius Series Console Digital Piano?

The brand name, Yamaha, has become widely-known in music world thanks to its quality musical instruments such as pianos and guitars. In fact, Yamaha is the company that makes some of the best digital pianos in the world.

But did you know that Yamaha is actually a name, much like Ford, Toyota, Honda are the names of the founder of the companies?

Also, did you know that Yamaha that makes musical instruments was the same company as Yamaha Motor Co. that makes motorcycles?

Yamaha Corporation was originally founded by Mr. Yamaha in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan, in 1887 as Nippon Gakki Co., Ltd. (Japan musical instrument manufacturing company)

Mr. Yamaha (By the way, here is a little trivia for you. it is written as 山葉 where 山, which is “yama” meaning “mountain” and “葉,” which is “ha,” meaning “leaves” are combined.) was successful in repairing a reed organ in a local elementary school and decided to manufacture organs, which became the forerunner of current Yamaha Corporation.

In 1900, Yamaha started manufacturing pianos.

In 1955, the motorcycle division was separated into another company, Yamaha Motor Co.

Since 1950s, Yamaha started very successful organ classes throughout Japan, which became later Yamaha music classes that are popular even now.

Yamaha started producing electronic organs in late 1950s and then move on to pipe musical instruments such as the flute, clarinet, trumpet, etc. in mid 60s.

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the company, in 1987, the company changed its name to current Yamaha Corporation.

Today, Yamaha not only produces and sells acoustic and digital pianos and keyboards, and all kinds of other musical instruments from flutes to percussion instruments, but also provides sound systems, equipment, and music lessons.

As you can see, Yamaha has a long history in making pianos.

There are Yamaha digital pianos available in the U.S. Let’s take a look.

Yamaha products are relatively expensive, but there are some affordable models.

Here are options under $500.

 Image  Product  Rating
  Yamaha P45 88-Key Weighted Action Digital Piano      4.6/5
  Yamaha YPG-535 88-Key Portable Grand Piano with Stand and Power Adapter     4.2/5

Here is the full review of Yamaha p45 88-key weighted action digital piano.

If you are looking into a slightly higher model, here are options up to $1,000. Prices differ whether you want a stand and/or bench, etc.

 Image  Product  Rating
   Yamaha YDP103R Arius Series Digital Console Piano with Bench, Dark Rosewood 4.4/5
   Yamaha YDP-103R Arius Console Digital Piano – Dark Rosewood Bundle with Furniture Bench, Headphones, Austin Bazaar Instructional DVD, and Polishing Cloth 4.4/5
   Yamaha YDP143R Arius Series Console Digital Piano with Bench, Dark Rosewood  4.4/5
  Yamaha P115 88 Weighted Key Digital Piano Bundle with Knox Double X Stand, Knox Large Bench and Sustain Pedal 4.5/5

For the full review of Yamaha P115 digital piano, click here and Yamaha YDP143B Arius Series, click here.

If you are able to splurge on a digital piano for $1,000 or more, here are your options.

 Image  Product  Rating
  Yamaha P255 88-Key Professional Weighted Action Digital Piano with Sustain Pedal, Black 4.3/5
   Yamaha Arius YDP162B Traditional Console Digital Piano with Bench, Black Walnut 4.7/5
   Yamaha YDP163B Arius Series Console Digital Piano with Bench, Black Walnut  4.4/5
  Yamaha Arius YDP-181 Traditional Console Style Digital Piano with Bench, Rosewood  4.4/5
Yamaha Arius YDPS52 Traditional Console Style Digital Piano, Black  4.4/5

Note that prices vary if you want a stand and/or bench, etc.

Of course, if you want a higher grade digital piano, Yamaha has Clavinova, which is the premium digital piano in the market. Their price range is $3,500 to $8500. For that price (or any price for that matter if you want,) it’s best that you check out the actual piano at dealers and decide the model you like.



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