Yamaha P37E Pianica Offers New Level of Tonal Quality in a Keyboard Wind Instrument
ANAHEIM (January 24, 2019) ― Yamaha today announced the P37E Pianica, a new breath-powered keyboard instrument that enables anyone to make music anytime and anywhere. The rich, warm, tone and simple, elegant design of the P37E make it ideal for adults who wish to learn their first instrument or are returning to playing later in life. The sound of the P37E Pianica is best described as between a harmonica and an accordion, but with more body and depth than other melodica-type instruments, due to Yamaha making several important design choices and improvements.
The lower half of the body of the P37E is constructed from Ecodear® plastic, an environmentally friendly, plant-based material that offers improved instrument performance over plastics such as ABS and resonates in a matter more akin to that of natural wood. Yamaha made additional internal modifications to reduce unwanted overtones and contribute to a more organic tone. Also, while many similar instruments opt for a whimsical or even toy-like appearance, the P37E is designed to convey a more sophisticated aesthetic that would put it at home in a formal sitting room or music studio.
"The P37E Pianica delivers exceptional tuning stability, which is important in an instrument where each note has its own reed," says Matt Kerns, marketing manager, Accessories, Band and Orchestral division at Yamaha. "Musicians can be confident they are getting a great instrument with great intonation, right out of the box."
The P37E Pianica features a three-octave note range beginning with F below middle C and will be available in black or brown finishes. A mouthpiece extension tube and custom-fitted zippered carrying case are included.
Like the Yamaha Venova casual wind instrument, the Pianica P37E is a take-anywhere musical partner, but for players who prefer the fingering of a piano-style keyboard. For music enabling spontaneous creativity as you unplug from the distractions of the digital age, the P37E Pianica is the most sophisticated and best sounding keyboard wind instrument on the market.
Pricing and Availability
The Yamaha P37E Pianica has an MSRP of $151.99 and is expected to ship during the first quarter of 2019.
For more information, visit the Yamaha Booth at the 2019 NAMM Show in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Marquis Ballroom, January 24-27, 2019, or https://yamaha.io/2QaU8Gb.