Yamaha P-45 88-Key Weighted Action Digital Piano
The most affordable Yamaha 88-key yet.
The P-45 is the lowest-cost, 88-note, Graded Hammer Standard weighted action digital piano that Yamaha offers. This digital piano has a basic set of features, ideal for the needs of the beginner piano student. It features 88 blocked-end Graded Hammer Standard weighted keys, built-in speakers and best of all, Yamaha's legendary piano sound. It features a complement of other common keyboard timbres as well, including electric pianos, harpsichord and strings.
Authentic to the touch
Yamaha's GHS (Graded Hammer Standard) weighted action has heavier touch in the low end and lighter touch in the high end, just like the hammers inside an acoustic piano. Great for the aspiring pianist, practicing on the GHS action builds the proper finger technique for when the time comes to perform on an acoustic piano. Plus the matte finish of the black keys are less slippery when playing for extended periods of time.
Tried and true, Yamaha's classic sound engine for realistic tone
AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) sampling uses digital technology to record the sound of an acoustic piano. AWM Stereo Sampling creates a deeper, richer and more spacious sound by using pairs of waveforms (L and R) captured with two microphones. The P-45 uses AWM to play one sample per key at varying levels of volume and timbre.
A compact and lightweight design makes it easy to get around
Slim and stylish form with a depth of less than 12 inches, the P-45 requires little space. At only 25 lb. with a built-in sound system, it can be easily moved anywhere in your home or even used for performance outside.
Simple, single-button operation
Various P-45 settings can be changed with a single button. Hold down the "GRAND PIANO/FUNCTION" button and press the keyboard to change Voices, play demo sources, configure the metronome and more.
Compact and lightweight
Built-in quality sound system
Full-size 88-note keyboard
I'll keep it simple, buy this if you want to learn authentic piano with more portability than a grand piano. It has a weighted function that can be turned off, offers a few great sounds, and the price is better than buying a massive grand piano. I'm new to this instrument, but it's an absolute joy to learn. Everything about it is great! To give it just one con, its limited sound effects might bother some. Other than that, this is the digital piano you want!