Yamaha Pianica P-37D

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Yamaha was established in 1897 as a piano and reed organ manufacturer. Today it is the world’s biggest manufacturer of musical instruments.

Make: Yamaha
Model name: Pianica P-37D
Reed type: Multi reed plates
Dimensions: 53.5 x 10 x 4.5 cm
Weight: Unknown
Keys: 37
Country of manufacture: Indonesia
Player level: Pro
Features: None
Year of manufacture: Unknown

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5 Reviews

  1. Daren Banarsë

    Daren Banarsë

    Pros:rnLoud bright tonernResponsive, expressive and stable reedsrnSmart design and understated burgundy colourrnLight comfortable keyboardrnLightweightrnrnCons:rnMoisture release button releases moisture into the plastic case, which then has to drain out through holes in the casernrnVerdict:rnAll round good melodica for professional use. This is my preferred melodica

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    Alan Brinton

    Already a big enthusiast for the Yamaha P-32D and P-25F, I finally broke down and bought the P-37D. A few hours with it playing and checking the tuning has me convinced that it is (except with regard to compactness) the best of the three. I agree with Troy's observations. It is lighter at 783 grams than other pro level 37 key melodicas (whose weights I know, for example the Suzuki M-37C at 947 grams), but it has a very solid feel. Although the spit valve vents into the outer shell of Yamaha pianicas, I have had no problem with moisture while playing them; it apparently evaporates or eventually drains out. rnrnThere is no other melodica for whose reeds I have found it so easy to get stable readings (using the gStrings Tuner app) as with the P-37D. All of its notes come in at or sharper than an A-443 tuning standard, which convinces me that it was factory tuned to A=443. Most of the sharp notes are at the top end; all those from B5 up are sharp by at least 1 hz. The sound is very nice, despite the fact that this one needs some tuning. The visual and tactile aesthetics are also quite nice.

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    Benny F Sumarta

    I agree with Troy and Alan,iam using yamaha 37D too,as a jazz pianist,so far iam very happy with this instrument,two tumbs up:)

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    Tom Teasley

    It's my "go to" melodica with regards to sound, cost, ease of playing. I need to learn to tune it as it is rather sharp but seems to comedown with more velocity of breath.

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    This is a great, portable, responsive, good sounding, tightly engineered and built instrument (Daren said it all before). The fact that it's available at nearly 100$ a piece is also a great bonus. I am also not a big fan of the missing moisture release hole, but I found a good solution for that. Leaving the screws of the high-notes-side plastic cover only a bit released, and putting the instrument case standing while leaning a bit to the keyboard side, the moisture goes out easily. This solution will not affect any of the standard functionality of the instrument.

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