Yamaha YPG-235 digital piano is produced by the renowned Japanese electronic musical instruments manufacturer Yamaha, who are known for producing good value for money portable keyboards and electric pianos. The Yamaha YPG-235 is rated rather highly in the line of relatively affordable Yamaha portable keyboards, which offer a wide range of features for their affordable price range. Here is an in-depth review of the pros and cons of the Yamaha YPG-235.
First of all the Yamaha YPG-235 comes with 76 non-weighted velocity sensitive piano style keys, which means it does not have a full set of 88 keys. Nonetheless this should be sufficient for beginners, who are most likely to go for this particular model. The Yamaha YPG-235 also has a 2-way speaker system along with a true stereo sound and a bass-boost system, with two ports for either speaker. All of this gives the Yamaha YPG-235 great Yamaha style definition and tonal clarity.
There is also a 6-track multi-track recorder and a master EQ function. What is more there are a total of over 100 songs included in the Yamaha YPG-235, from which 30 preset ones are included in the piano, while others come on an additional CD. You can also save up to 16 Registration Channels to the keyboards memory, which allows you to save and load different sound systems. The number of voices on this model is 116 +12 drum/SFX and a maxium of 32 notes of polyphony.
The display is a pretty good quality Custom backlight LCD and a set of headphones come with the model as well.
The 116 panel voices plus the 12 drum/SFX are all of usual expected Yamaha quality, while the 32 notes of polyphony is also completely sufficient. There are also 9 types of reverb, 4 types of chorus and 5 equalizer settings. The 6 track multi-track recorder also makes it possible for you to record single or multiple instrumental parts at once, which makes it easy to produce elaborate multi-layered recordings.
All in all the Yamaha YPG-235 is full of great features, which make it more than just a beginners electric piano. Nonetheless the Yamaha YPG-235 chord dictionary makes it an especially good model for those still learning to play the piano, making it a somewhat universal model.
Build quality and durability
As is usually the case with Yamaha digital pianos, the build quality of the Yamaha YPG-235 is extremely solid and it is made for being carried around with relative ease as it weighs a bearable 16 pounds. If you are looking for a longlived durable beginners electric piano, then the Yamaha YPG-235 is a good option.
The Yamaha YPG-235 is a very good model for any beginner piano players for learning the trade and its relatively modest cost is definitely an incentive for choosing this model. More experienced musicians however would probably go for some more expensive model that offers a bit more.