Yamaha Piaggero Ultraportable Digital Piano Line Now Shipping – Global Sound

Global Sound – Buena Park, Calif. (Vocus) September 23, 2010

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 youre a total beginner or a veteran, the Piaggero is a great instrument that wont crowd your living space or slow you down for those impromptu gigs-on-the-go.

Featuring Yamahas 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 players 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 (MSRP: $ 499.00 and $ 599.00 respectively) are available at authorized Yamaha piano dealerships nationwide.

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

About Yamaha

Yamaha Corporation of America is the largest subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of musical instruments and sound reinforcement products to the U.S. market. Products include: acoustic and digital pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio products, and innovative technology products targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, professional music, and installation markets.