Yamaha Piaggero Ultraportable Digital Piano Line Now Shipping

10/8/2010 [Pianos & Keyboards]

New 76-Key Instruments Emphasize Portability, Interactive Features and Piano Voice Quality

BUENA PARK, Calif. – Yamaha Keyboard Division announces that the Piaggero Series of ultraportable digital pianos, including the NP-V60 and NP-V80, is now shipping. Combining the words piano and leggero, Italian for "light," these new 76-key digital pianos emphasize portability, interactive features and superior piano Voice quality.

"Finally, a digital piano that combines powerful functionality and an intuitive interface with a slim size and light weight," said Dane Madsen, marketing manager, Yamaha Electronic Keyboards. "Whether you're a total beginner or a veteran, the Piaggero is a great instrument that won’t crowd your living space or slow you down for those impromptu gigs-on-the-go."

Featuring Yamaha's Graded Soft Touch keyboard action, the NP-V60 and NP-V80 are the perfect instruments for when space is at a minimum and the player requires mobility. Exclusive Yamaha Style content helps users enjoy the experience of playing with an ensemble, at the touch of a button. Both models weigh under 16 pounds, and feature 30 internal songs for use with the Performance Assistant function and lessons. Additionally, they feature a Music Database that includes 305 song titles for quick keyboard set-ups.

Both the NP-V60 and NP-V80 feature hundreds of Voices and Styles at your fingertips. The NP-V80 also features an Intelligent Arpeggiator, which tailors keyboard grooves to the sound of the player's choice. Simply select a Voice and play a chord - the arpeggiator does the rest and makes you sound like a pro. The NP-V80 also comes with a USB-TO-DEVICE port for saving and loading song content, an enhanced speaker system and a footswitch/sustain pedal.

The NP-V60 and NP-V80 are available at authorized Yamaha piano dealerships nationwide.

For more information about Yamaha Corporation of America, write Yamaha Corporation of America, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; call (714) 522-9011; e-mail infostation@yamaha.com; or visit www.yamaha.com/press.

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