Yamaha Pianicas Make U. S. Debut
— New Instruments Combine Keyboard and Wind Instrument Elements —
P32 Pianaca
P32D Pianica
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Yamaha Band and Orchestral Division announces the Winter NAMM 2009 debut of its new line of Pianicas. Available for the first time in the U.S., Pianicas are free-reed instruments similar to accordions and harmonicas.

Pianicas are popular in Asian markets and are used primarily for general music education. The top choice for many educators and professional musicians, Yamaha Pianicas produce clear, full tones with solid projection and feature anti-corrosive reeds, providing stable intonation.

Yamaha will showcase three Pianica models—the 25-note P25F (MSRP $62.95), the 32-note P32D (MSRP $69.95), and the 37-note / 3-octave P37D (MSRP $129.95). Each includes a shock-resistant, double walled, blow-molded case, along with a mouthpiece and lowing pipe.

P25 Pianaca
P25F Pianica
All three models will be available in January 2009.

For more information on the new Yamaha Pianicas, visit Yamaha Corporation of America at Winter NAMM 2009 in the Marquis Ballroom at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel; write Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail infostation@yamaha.com; or visit www.yamaha.com/band.