- October 9, 2014 at 2:00 am #3218TomParticipant
Just discovered this, anyone know anything about it?
Saw on amazon, much more expensive than the Yamaha P-32D..October 18, 2014 at 6:57 pm #3234
From what I have been able to determine using Google Translate, this is a successor model to the P-32D with some design changes based on input from teachers in order to make it easier for children to play without compromising the sound quality. It is 50 grams lighter in weight, and the body has been rounded to make it easier to hold (You can see this by comparing photos of the D and the E). There has been some modification to the hose/fitting, although this does not show in the main photo. The case is redesigned to make it more durable and suitable for children, and the new case is shown in photos at Tom’s links. It looks more like the P-37D case. The changes would appear to be driven by Ministry of Education input and guidelines in relation to the use of the instrument in childhood education, not necessarily an encouraging development for the rest of us, but whether the P-32E is better or worse than the P-32D, who knows until we see one. The P-32E is available now on eBay but not on Amazon USA. It will be bad news if the P-32D becomes unavailable and the P-32E is much more expensive.October 24, 2014 at 6:10 pm #3293TomParticipant
Ah i see. Thanks Alan. I figured as much, it didnt look different from the P-32D much. Hopefully it has a better sound. Also, it really would be unfortunate if the P-32D becomes discontinued… the P-32E really is expensive.October 24, 2014 at 6:33 pm #3294
Maybe prices will come down as (if) it replaces the P-32D.July 19, 2017 at 1:43 pm #9077
Now available at Amazon.com (USA) at about $60 U.S.July 19, 2017 at 7:47 pm #9078Paul DurhamParticipant
Sounds encouraging if the improvements were made while maintaining sound quality.
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