27/11/2010 [About Yamaha]
In the words of the famous wordsmith Slade: ‘IT’S CHRISTMAS!’
So, to help you all with your Christmas shopping, we at Yamaha have compiled a list of 3 TOP gifts from each department for every sort of pocket!
For the musician in your life we suggest an Entry Level, Mid Range and High End item to go under your tree this Christmas.
Scroll down below to see your dream guitar, the perfect horn and best looking pianos around, and much more!
“All you want for Christmas; is YAMAHA!”
RRP £95 / €152
If you want something a little more exciting than your two front teeth this Christmas then we recommend the FP9500C single foot pedal. This double chain drive, single foot pedal would be a welcome edition to any drummers kit. This particular model provides simple, easy and stable settings with comfortable playability to meet all kinds of musical styles. It also comes with a light but protective carrying case which has enough room to also fit the pedal accessories safely and securely.
RRP £538 / €638
For every little drummer boy out there we have the perfect kit for you!
The brand new Yamaha GigMaker kit is available in black and burgundy in new glitter finishes – perfect for Christmas! Available in standard sizes of 22” K, 16” FT, 12” TT, 13” TT and 14”x5”.5 snare, and the smaller fusion kit sizes of 20” K, 14” FT, 10” TT, 12” TT and 14”x5”.5 snare, these kits make a great starter present for any budding drummer! With free Zildjian cymbals and hardware included in the set, this drum kit is great value for money, so there really is no excuse not to get started and release your inner drummer!
RRP £1550 / €1874
To increase the chances of 12 drummers drumming on your Christmas day we recommend the DTX550 electronic drum kit; which features the brand new DTX-PAD, with ‘Textured Cellular Silicone Head’ technology. Feature packed, the DTX550K brings professional percussion performance, sound and feel to serious drummers. Built around the 10” DTX-PAD Snare Drum, this kit offers musicians unprecedented dynamic control and feel and incorporates an in-built suspension dampening system which absorbs the energy from the hands and wrist for maximum playing comfort. The DTX500 sound module delivers superb and dynamic acoustic kits samples from some of Yamaha’s most acclaimed kits including Oak Custom, Maple Custom, Beech Custom and Recording Custom. So with an amazing feel and a diverse array of functions, the DTX550K comes with an impressive range of sounds that make it an ideal choice, whether practicing at home or performing live on stage.
RRP £94.00 / €113
Don’t be fooled by the YPT210’s modest price tag – it has a host of advanced features – like the stereo sampled piano voice and the General MIDI and XG compatible voice list. Connect the YPT210 to your computer and record or play 16 track sequences with optional PC software.
RRP £399.00 / €483
A brilliant new addition to the range, the NPV-80 offers high quality performance potential at an unbelievable price. Combine “piano” with “leggero” (Italian – “light”) and you have Piaggero – a new era in digital keyboards. Go-anywhere portability, up to the minute style, Yamaha’s legendary sound quality and ease of use, together with a 76-note ‘box key’ Graded Soft Touch keyboard. The NP-V80’s Arpeggio feature makes it easy to create flowing piano accompaniments, whilst the USB to Device port enables you to save your own treasured compositions for future enjoyment – the perfect Piaggero for new hobby players or experienced musicians.
RRP £4047.00 / €4960
The CLP380 represents the absolute pinnacle of Yamaha’s classical Clavinova range. The beautifully crafted Natural Wood key action provides the player with ultimate control and sensitivity – whatever their facility at the keyboard, whilst the unique new Tri-Amp system delivers a sound quality that is simply unsurpassed.
RRP £60 / €72
On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me: a Yamaha Guitalele!
This miniature delight will have you and your family singing along to your favourite Christmas Carols for hours. Don’t be fooled by its size, this little guitar offers a big sound and a beautifully warm tone. Featuring a spruce top with mahogany back and sides, it’s made to the same high standards as any other Yamaha guitar. Available in a natural matte finish, it even comes with its own tiny gig-bag. Finally as this guitar is truly portable, why not take it outside and extend the festivities with your neighbours. Mulled wine is optional.
RRP £547 / €664
I don’t want a lot for Christmas, but an NTX700 in black would fit perfectly in my stocking!
So you want a new electro-acoustic guitar for Christmas, but you’ve been given a budget and you don’t just want the same old outfit. No problem! For the perfect antidote to the acoustic guitar blues, why not try the NTX700. The interesting point about the NX range is the fact they are nylon strung, but don’t let that put you off. This model will allow you to engage in a wide range of musical possibilities and let you explore a new nylon strung sound. For inspiration, check out Yamaha artists Rodrigo y Gabriela. The NTX700’s main asset is the A.R.T. 2way pickup system. This allows a more naturally dynamic and expressive sound without the feedback to ruin your performance. Available in natural or black it’s your choice between a traditional or contemporary finish to show off on stage, or just to your mates.
RRP £2469 / €2870
Forget the latest gadgets this Christmas, for the perfect statement immerse yourself in cutting edge technology which gives an admiring nod to the past. The SG1802 was created by taking a long look at the history of the SG accompanied with direct feedback from Yamaha’s main Artist relations offices in London, LA and Tokyo. This guitar has been fitted out in custom-shop parts with looks to die for in either black or gold top finish. It features Japanese handmade set-neck construction, mahogany body and neck with maple top, and Seymour Duncan SP90 pickups. If you’re dreaming of your band selling out the biggest venues, this guitar will certainly help you get there.
BAND & ORCHESTRAL
Classic FM Red Recorder Pack
RRP £10.99 / €13
The Yamaha/Classic FM Red Recorder Pack is the perfect starter instrument for any aspiring musicians. With everything you need to start your musical career, the Yamaha/Classic FM Red Recorder Pack is the perfect gift for the young and young at heart.
SV130 Silent Violin
RRP £706.00 / €853.50
The innovative, SV130 Silent Violin is great for practicing, allowing you to play anywhere, at anytime. With a rich resonant sound in your own “virtual” concert hall, the SV130 brings a new dimension to violin playing, allowing you to play along with your favourite recordings as well as experiment with different effects!
YFH8310Z Z Custom Flugel Horn
RRP £2082.00 / €2527
The new Custom Z Flugel Horn has improved playability, tone and feel and has been designed to offer players the easy and precise response that they have come to expect from Yamaha Custom Z Flugels. Developed with the great Bobby Shew, the 8310Z offers outstanding presence and comfort. Why not combine it with a Yamaha Silent Brass System (RRP. From £150.00), the essential gift for any brass musician?
Introducing a brand new disklavier controller App for the iPhone and iPodTouch. With this attractive and user-friendly app you have wireless control of disklavier functions such as: source select, song control functions, balance controls, record and playback, shortcut function and more. This app is available for free at the apple app store.
GB1 Baby Grand Piano
RRP £90007 - €10890
This Christmas is not just about the baby Jesus, our GB1 baby grand piano is every inch a Yamaha but, with its compact casework, will fit perfectly in even modest spaces. The GB1 combines Yamaha’s world renowned tone and touch with unprecedented affordability and ease of ownership. Got room for a new baby in your life?
DC6M4 Elton John
EJ and Yamaha have been partners in creating great music since 1993. A few years ago they joined forces for a new project: the Elton John Limited Edition Signature Series Red Piano, based on John's hit Vegas show, The Red Piano. This special piano is not just for great artists like John. No, you can own apiece of Yamaha history and as an added bonus, the musical genius of John.
The special artist edition of the Mark IV Disklavier is the exact colour of the piano that John plays in his Red Piano show and is autographed by the pop icon. In addition, the piano features five exclusive Elton John recordings including "Your Song", " Tiny Dancer", "Rocket Man", "Take Me to the Pilot", and "Candle in the Wind". The songs are solo recordings of John singing and playing the piano. Therefore, whoever owns the piano, also gets a private concert. Only an extremely limited number of 50 pianos will be sold.
GS-1000 Guitar stand
RRP £31 / €35
These stylish and affordable guitar stands are a must! The GS-1000 is height adjustable, self closing and easy on your guitar's finish. So when you’re done rocking around the Christmas tree, make sure you have one of these to safely rest your guitar in style.
RRP £169 / €204
Looking for the best way to record your music lessons, practices, band rehearsals, lectures, carols.....or your Dad snoring in his chair after the Christmas dinner? Well in the POCKETRAK C24 you’ve found it. The C24 delivers 24bit/96kHz sound quality in an incredibly small pocket sized unit, and is packed with a sleigh full of helpful features such as metronome, tuner, auto level to name but a few. These C24 is great for any musician or media enthusiast who’s serious about recording. So small and compact it is the perfect stocking filler!
RRP £3498 / €4130
The brand new MOTIF is the ultimate music production synthesizer that would fulfil the dreams of any musician. The XF boasts a rich collection of instrument Voices that includes piano, EPs, strings, wind instruments, orchestral sounds, guitars, basses, and drums, as well as a wide variety of vintage and modern synth sounds. Its huge internal wave memory ensures that the MOTIF XF is the best sounding and most versatile keyboard workstation right out of the box.