Yamaha p45 Vs p71 – Which is best?
The Yamaha p71 and the Yamaha p45 are two excellent keyboards. And this is where it gets funny, because which of them is best? This is a logical question, and naturally, everyone wants to know it but these two pianos the exact same digital pianos. There are no functional differents. They may be some minor changes in the design but nothing more.
But why do they have different names?
The question about “Yamaha p45 vs p71” came up because the P71 got featured as an Amazon Exclusive and it is, but that’s possibly also the reason why it’s more expensive than the Yamaha P45 (Around 80 Dollar cheaper). Both digital pianos feature a Graded hammer standard keyboard with DUO and DUAl mode. Both have ten voices and the possibility for USB to Host to get more sounds. I hope that I don’t need to say more to make this clear.
The only difference between the Yamaha p71 and P45
If you buy a piano from a store, it is possible that you get some extras. Like a bundle. If you buy the P71 from Amazon, you can get an X-stand and a piano chair. To be precise:
- Yamaha PKBX2 Double-Braced Adjustable X-Style Keyboard Stand
- Yamaha PKBB1 Adjustable Padded Keyboard Bench
The Yamaha P45 (On Amazon) offers a similar bundle with a stand, a chair and some extra headphones… Sweet!
There are different versions of these bundles with maybe a particular sustain pedal, or a note holder. It could be that Amazon adds some cosmetic features but for the time being there is no difference.
Which one should you buy?
The whole use of this “Yamaha p45 vs p71” article was it to inform you that these are identical keyboards and that the only difference is the price and the opportunity to get a sweet bundle. You should buy whichever model is cheaper. At Marts 2018 – Amazon UK gives the Yamaha P45 away for 80 Bucks less than the P71. I still think that they will make the Yamaha p71 cheaper so they can sell their “exclusive” product rather than their competitor ones.
If you want to learn more about the Yamaha P45 I have an article about it on my side: Just click here. It’s a beautiful piano, and I would recommend it because of the excellent compromise between price and performance. The only thing you need to know; don’t use the organ sound, it’s not good, but everything else is just as you expected from Yamaha: Good build quality and in general as good as it could be for this price.
You will be satisfied with the piano whether it’s the P45 or P71.
I hope you learned something and found a solution to this confusion. If you like what I do here, come back or leave a comment with your feedback, that would be utterly nice