At this Julys NAMM show in Nashvile, Yamaha will introduce two new keyboards. The PF1000 and PF500.
The PF1000 will have 88 Graded Hammer Action keys, built in stand and three pedals on a pedestal stand, 96 note polyphony, up to three layer sampled sounds, built in styles and auto accompanament and lyrics and notation in the screen. It sounds to me like these will be more portable versions of the Clavinova series but offered by PKB dealers throughout the US. The retail price will be $3495.00.
The PF500 is a similar keyboard, but prelimenary information looks like there will not be auto accomp. on this model, but rather be just a Digital Piano with some other sounds. The retail price will be $1995.00 for this model.
Availability says August or September. Keep your ears and eys open for more news as soon as I get it.
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