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Yamaha YPG-235 76-Key Portable Grand Piano   

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The Yamahas Portable Grand legacy is continued in the YPG-235 through the expanded range of features, upgraded action, and simple-to-move form. The 7...Read More

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Affordable and portable grand piano sound and touch.

The Yamahas Portable Grand legacy is continued in the YPG-235 through the expanded range of features, upgraded action, and simple-to-move form. The 76 piano-style keys with Graded Soft Touch action enhance the wide selection of Yamaha voices available on the YPG-235. The dedicated portable grand button allows you to return to the grand piano voice instantly while playing. Built-in USB/MIDI port and 6-track recorder let you add additional songs, play along, and save your musical compositions.The Yamaha YPG-235 is battery powered or uses the PA 150 power adapter (Not included). See Yamaha Survival Kit D (701589).

FEATURES
  • Keyboard
  • Number of keys: 76
  • Action: Graded hammer
  • Key size: Full
  • Aftertouch: Info not available
  • Velocity sensitive: Yes
  • Key Type: Piano-style
  • Sounds
  • Number of voices: 116 +12 drum/SFX
  • Polyphony (max): 32-note
  • Layers: Yes
  • Split: Yes
  • Connectivity
  • AUX in: Not applicable
  • MIDI: Not applicable
  • Line out: Not applicable
  • Line in: Not applicable
  • USB: Yes
  • Headphones: 1
  • Pedal: 1 (sustain)
  • Storage: Internal (373 KB)
  • Expandability: Not applicable
  • Onboard Features
  • Audio recording: Yes
  • Accompaniment styles: 160
  • Preset songs: 30
  • Display: Custom backlight LCD
  • Effects: Yes
  • Speakers: Yes
  • Pitch bend: Yes
  • Other controls: Not applicable
  • Effects
  • Reverb: 9 types
  • Chorus: 4 types
  • Equalizer: 5 settings
  • Arpeggio: Not applicable
  • Other: Not applicable
  • Other
  • Width: 46.38" (1,178mm)
  • Height: 5.39" (137mm)
  • Depth: 16.22" (412mm)
  • Weight: 18 lb.
  • Power adapter: Sold separately
  • Sustain Pedal: Sold Separately
  • Batteries: 6 x "D" (sold separately)
  • Stand: Sold separately
  • Bench: Sold separately

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YamahaYPG-235 76-Key Portable Grand Piano
 
4.5

(based on 75 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (45)
  • Good audio (41)
  • Portable (36)
  • Responsive / good action (34)
  • Touch sensitive keys (32)

Cons

  • Heavy (7)

Best Uses

  • Learning (30)
  • Accompaniment (22)
  • Electronic music (13)
  • Travel (11)
  • School bands (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (29), Novice (14), Professional musician (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Second Purchase

This is my second review on this keyboard. I just purchased a new one to replace the old one. I wore the first ypg235 completely out, no fault of the keyboard. Just to...Read complete review

This is my second review on this keyboard. I just purchased a new one to replace the old one. I wore the first ypg235 completely out, no fault of the keyboard. Just to clarify: I play in churches and when I do I take the best that I have which is a Korg Kronos or my Motif XF. The ypg235 I keep in a different location where I spend a lot of time working. When this keyboard began acting up after a long life I began looking to replace it. I could have had any board I wanted. I began thinking of how much I enjoyed my time playing this little thing and I honestly felt I couldn't live without it. What a great keyboard for a great price. Musicians Friend sent me an invite to review this board again so I took the time to pay back this little thing for all the pleasure it has given me. If you are an experienced musician and you just want something to goof around on, this is it. Five second startup time great onboard speakers, not every voice is perfect however you will find at least one great voice in every genre. Piano is fantastic. In conclusion, I highly recommend this to anyone. Don't let the price fool you, the ypg235 is a great keyboard.

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Don't Be Misinformed...

Okay, so the "Graded Soft Touch" detail was rather ambiguous, to me anyway, so I had to check it out at my local music store.

THIS IS NOT...Read complete review

Okay, so the "Graded Soft Touch" detail was rather ambiguous, to me anyway, so I had to check it out at my local music store.

THIS IS NOT A WEIGHTED KEYBOARD, which was what I was looking for (I ended up going with the Casio CDP-100...a little pricey and lacking a huge bank of sounds, but weighted action.) The GST means that you push faster, the sound is louder.

And it claims to have the best "grand piano" sound in the industry, but I wasn't really impressed.

So yeah, if you're looking for a SYNTHESIZER with a lot of great sounds and the over-hyped velocity sensitive keys, this is for you. But if you're looking for an entry-level digital piano with weighted action, I suggest not getting this.

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4.0

This is a good beginner keyboard to learn on.

By Piano teacher

from Ga

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Pre-programmed music
  • Responsive / Good Action

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Learning

    Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 76-Key Portable Grand Piano:

    This is a good keyboard for beginners.

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    5.0

    Great Keyboard

    By Carolyn

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 76-Key Portable Grand Piano:

    I love it. The tone is beautiful.

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    4.0

    Excellent! full of fun for my kids

    By Gera

    from Arizona

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

    • NO power supply included

    Best Uses

    • Learning

    Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 76-Key Portable Grand Piano:

    Good for learning; disccount sale price is fair

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    much better touch.

    By longplay

    from Blountville, Tn.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Chamber Music
      • Concerts
      • Electronic Music
      • Learning
      • School Bands
      • Travel
      • would use for any gig

      Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 76-Key Portable Grand Piano:

      Just wish it had midi in and out. I have a midi recorder that records to a floppy disk and can play what is recorded, and change to any key to help people fit the voice.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excelent Buy

      By Musician

      from Mexico

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Learning
        • School Bands

        Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 76-Key Portable Grand Piano:

        Its a very good buy if you want to learn and do your own music.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I am in love with this keyboard!

        By Cupcake

        from Arkansas

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Gorgeous!
        • Realistic Sound
        • Responsive / Good Action
        • Touch Sensitive Keys

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Learning
        • Personal Enjoyment / Hobby

        Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 76-Key Portable Grand Piano:

        I haven't gotten to play it too much, but I absolutely love the look, the sounds, the overall quality. I am experienced, but this is my first personal keyboard, so I am not too picky about anything, really. I just wanted a higher end keyboard for my hobby.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Happy, Happy, Happy

        By Sharon

        from Albuquerque, NM

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Portable
        • Pre-programmed music
        • Realistic Sound
        • Responsive / Good Action
        • Touch Sensitive Keys

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Electronic Music
          • Travel

          Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 76-Key Portable Grand Piano:

          I love the feel of the keyboard. It doesn't feel like a portable piano. I originally wanted a simple keyboard with no bells and whistles. However, I'm excited to have the bells and whistles! They're easy to use and great to have on hand at the push of a button.
          I do think it's weird that you have to purchase a separate product (the survival kit) to have the pedal and power chord. They should be part of the piano. Obviously, they are very essential to its use.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good Value for the price.

          By Church organist

          from Illinois

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Portable
          • Realistic Sound
          • Responsive / Good Action

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Learning

            Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 76-Key Portable Grand Piano:

            I purchased this for my granddaughter who is starting piano lessons. I think it will be a great instrument for her to start on. I love playing it and seeing what all it can do.

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            (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            No standard midi ports

            By midi73

            from Yakima, Washington

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Portable
            • Touch Sensitive Keys

            Cons

            • No Standard Midi Ports
            • Usb Midi Only

            Best Uses

            • Learning

            Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 76-Key Portable Grand Piano:

            I like this keyboard. It has great sound and is light and easy to use. It will record limited tracks and has the ability to store 2 presets of sound.

            The con for me is that is will only work with Midi using a computer interface. You CAN NOT get it to work unless you use a computer. I love the sounds on it but I use midi on stage and was hoping to get this hooked up. I even bought another piece of equipment to attempt that however because it seems that since Yamaha is not Midi Class Compliant for this instrument so I was not able to accomplish that.

            It only has USB midi connections with NO STANDARD MIDI PORTS ON THIS KEYBOARD. Beware if you plan on using this for midi without using a computer.

            Other than that it's a great little keyboard.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Loving it !!!

            By Vivek120061

            from Downers Grove , Il 60516

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Portable
            • Pre-programmed music
            • Realistic Sound
            • Responsive / Good Action

            Cons

            • Heavy
            • Limited Sound Selection
            • No Auto Power-off Feature

            Best Uses

            • Chamber Music
            • Electronic Music
            • Learning
            • School Bands
            • Travel

            Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 76-Key Portable Grand Piano:

            1. No auto power-off feature
            2. Bundle with Device Charger (as i did not get it along with product- which was disappointing for me)
            3. Bluetooth Connectivity with speakers

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