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Start a band with these unconventional instruments

Start a band with these unconventional instruments

Presented by Yamaha Music Asia Pte. Ltd. 

Across the generations, Yamaha has remained one of the most trusted music brands in the world. Some of the most renowned musicians such as Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Alicia Keys and Justin Timberlake continue to testify to the brand. It's no doubt that those celebrated musicians have also inspired millions all over the world to start bands and make music of their own. So, we are pleased to announce, that, in the spirit of the holidays, Yamaha is having a massive Year-End Sale to ring in the festive season.

This is the perfect opportunity to round up your squad and purchase instruments for your respective roles in your dream band. Now, you can, either take up that instrument you've always wanted to learn, or take your existing skills to the next level. With Yamaha's superior range of instruments available at great discounts, you can also treat yourself or gift a loved one with a truly special present. 

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But that's not all. For every $500 spent, you will be eligible for Yamaha's Christmas Lucky Draw, where you can stand a chance to win one of these attractive prizes: Two round-trip flight tickets to Japan on Singapore Airlines, an iPhone XS Max (64GB), a Nintendo Switch console, a $400 luxury voucher and a Yamaha Desktop Audio System MCR-B043. Your chances of winning will be doubled from 7 to 16 December. Click here to find out more.  

Want to figure out which is the best instrument for you? Take our quiz below to find out. 

 

 

Below, get acquainted with nine Yamaha instruments you need in your arsenal. 


Yamaha CSF1M Acoustic Guitar

Form meets function – and beauty – in Yamaha’s parlour style guitar, the CSF1M. Boasting solid Sitka spruce top and laminate mahogany, front and back, it’s a bona fide work of art to take in. But the guitar is not just a pretty looker. The impeccable level of craftsmanship that Yamaha’s luthiers are known for extends also to its sound. Expect nothing less than music to your ears when you encounter its robust projection, well-rounded tone and strong projection. When amplified, the passive SRT Zero-Impact piezo pickup ensures a sweetly melodic and gorgeous tone. Whether you’re an expert or just starting out, this is one instrument you need in your arsenal.

The Yamaha CSF1M is available here for $509. Sign in as a Yamaha member to enjoy the discounts. 


Yamaha LL-TA Acoustic Guitar

Imagine playing the guitar to a roomful of people and having the audience enjoy every nuance of your playing – without amplification. With Yamaha’s TransAcoustic guitar, that dream has become a reality. No external amplification and no effects pedals – that’s the Yamaha guarantee here. With state-of-the-art reverb/chorus in-built, the LL-TA fills up any room with superior acoustic guitar sound. All you’ll need is the guitar itself. Suitable for jamming, writing, practising and performance, this is a versatile and incredibly brilliant guitar for a whole range of abilities and skill sets.

The Yamaha LL-TA is available here for $1189. Sign in as a Yamaha member to enjoy the discounts. 


Yamaha Silent Violin - YSV-104

The YSV-104 is a first of its kind; with the absence of a solid body, the studio response technology (SRT) powered system devotedly reproduces the reverberation and tonal array of a classical acoustic violin. The carefully optimised volume, frequency response and delay by the SRT system allows the performer to hear the organic acoustics and resonance through the earphones. A control box, only suitable for this model, is available for players to adjust the ambience settings, “Room” or “Hall”, which is tailored for a practice session or performance respectively. The design allows for a smooth interchangeable mode between an acoustic and silent style, making it a versatile partner for all violinists.

The YSV-104 is available in brown, black and red for $998 here.


Yamaha Electric Violin – YEV-104

The YEV-104 features the Mobiüs strip design which elevates the electric violin’s appeal. The inventive model of the violin accommodates the standard off-the-shelf shoulder/chin rests and tailpiece which allows for a smooth transition to an acoustic violin and back. The body is constructed with mahogany and spruce in 5-layers, which results in an organic overall sound. The frame is beautifully made with oil-finished-layered walnut which offers flexibility and strength, and contributes to the natural resonance. The high-output massive pickup, the same type used for the highly-regarded SV250, fully captures the instrument’s reciprocation of the distinct bowing nuances by the player. The violin also comes with selector switches, which allows the player to adjust the volume of the instrument or the direct output of the pickup signal.

The YEV-104 is available for $599 here.


Yamaha Venova

What’s a Venova, you ask? It’s Yamaha’s own new casual wind instrument. It's essentially Yamaha’s version of a saxophone, condensed into a light-weight, portable instrument that still maintains the rich, thick and expressive tone of a saxophone. With its almost recorder-like design, the Venova allows easy playability and fingering and is entirely waterproof. Even with its simple and sleek structure, the Venova spans a range of two octaves at an incredibly affordable price. Due to its compact size, the Venova can be taken virtually anywhere, allowing players to enjoy music easily in a variety of settings ranging from the outdoors to casual music sessions. The Venova comes in white and a limited edition yellow finish.

Currently, the Venova has won the following awards: Good Design Award 2017 – Grand Prize, DFA Design for Asia Awards "Grand Award with Special Mention" 2018 – Organized by Hong Kong Design Centre and the German Design Award Competition “Winner award” – Organized by German Design Council. 
 

Get the Yamaha Venova at promotion price of $99 (White) and $119 (Yellow) here.


Yamaha Electronic Drums DTX402 Series

Yamaha has revealed a brand new electronic drum kit, the DTX402 Series. The DTX402 combines years of experience creating authentic, top-quality drum sounds with 10 built-in drum kits, including acoustic effects and electronic sounds to help drummers find their voice. The DTX402 features 10 built-in training functions such as the Pad Gate Function, which trains you up gradually over time, the rhythm Gate Function, which fosters a precise sense of rhythm and the Fast Blast Function, which measures the speed of your strokes. There is also a scoring function so you can assess your skills objectively.

Get the Yamaha DTX402 at it’s launching price of $799, and the DTX452 $1099 here. A free drum stool worth $99 is included with every DTX402 series purchase.

Trade-in Program

Thinking of upgrading drum kit? Check out Yamaha's trade-in program available in-store. Terms & conditions apply.

For more information, click here


Yamaha Digital Piano P-515

Meet the Yamaha Digital Piano P-515. An all-new keyboard for players and performers, the P-515 includes a slew of new features, never previously explored by a portable Yamaha digital piano series. The keyboard comes armed with samples from two of the world’s finest grand pianos, the Yamaha CFX and the Bösendorfer Imperial Concert Grand piano. The natural wood keyboard (white keys only) also provides the feel of an acoustic grand piano, and has an escapement mechanism that prevents interference with string vibration. Equipped with 40 voices and a 480 XG Voices, the P-515 allows players to explore a variety of sounds. Players will also be able to record the music on a 16-track sequencer and save it into MIDI and WAV files on a thumb drive . The P-515 is also compatible with the Smart Pianist app for simple and intuitive operation.

Yamaha Digital Piano P-515 with a stand & tri-pedal is available at S$2880. As a launch promotion from now till 1 January 2019 while stocks last, it comes with a free Yamaha Piano bench worth $145. The P-515 is available in Black & White.  Find out more here

Digital Piano / Electone Trade-In Program

 


Yamaha MODX Series

Incorporating the same technology that powers the flagship MONTAGE model, Yamaha’s MODX series of keyboards features two iconic sound engines for fantastic playback and sophisticated sound design. Be in total control of the sounds you want to create with the AWM2 sample and synthesis engine that emulates acoustic instruments and synth and percussion sounds. In addition, stay on the cutting-edge of music production with the FM-X feature, which is a singular, highly customisable synthesis technology for ultra-versatile, electro-forward sound creation. With the dual advantages of superior hardware such as Motion Control and advanced software interfaces, keyboards from Yamaha’s MODX series are the perfect option for musicians who need a wide range of rich, expressive sounds.

The MODX6 ($1659) and MODX7 ($2009) and MODX8 ($2199) are available hereA free keyboard stand worth $70 is included with every MODX series purchase.


Yamaha Silent Piano™ U1 SH2

The technology used in the SILENT Piano™U1 SH2 provides a new dimension for pianists and paves the future for all Yamaha pianos going forward. When the SILENT piano function is switched on, the highly sophisticated technology will mimic the traditional motion of the keys hitting the strings by capturing the motion and sending the information to the digital tone module. This function allows the player, armed with headphones, to practice at any time of the day, without disturbing anyone in the vicinity. The piano also comes with pre-installed sounds, recording abilities and compatible applications to enhance practice sessions. In addition, the player is allowed to play both the sounds of Yamaha’s flagship grand piano, the majestic CFX and the legendary Bösendorfer. Its intuitive technology does not sacrifice the natural tones of an acoustic piano and coupled with its elegant design and simple control panel, the SILENT piano is a perfect companion to both professional and beginner pianists alike.

The SILENT Piano™U1 SH2 is available in five different finishes starting from $11,300 here.

Trade-In Program

Check in-store for more details.


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