The P-35B is part of Yamaha’s P-Series of digital pianos and it’s one of the lowest priced models, making it suitable for those on a low budget. It was actually released as the very first P-Series model.
The Yamaha P-Series P-35 was released in late 2012. Despite being one of the lowest priced models in the market, it continues to be a best-seller.
You may be thinking that a low price means low quality, right? Well, not necessarily. It isn’t the case with this instrument. Overall, it’s a basic digital piano, yet it offers fairly nice features, and good quality. If you’re on a low budget (less than $500) then keep reading this review as this may be the suitable choice for you.
If your child takes piano lessons, it was time to step up to a full 88 keys that are weighted. The Yamaha P Series P35B fits the bill really well for the price. To my untrained fingers the keys feel just like a “real” piano,your childs should will loves the piano.
I want to share comments from the perspective of the country pianist at the professional level. I love the portability of Yamaha P35B, and highly recommend it for any application. I would not hesitate to play this board in any concert venue, as the P35 has shown how capable it is. I cannot find any negative criticism for this piano.
- 88-key Weighted Graded Hammer Action keyboard
- Black matte finished keys
- 32 polyphony notes; 10 Preset Voices; 10 demo songs
- 4 Touch Sensitivity levels: Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed
- AWM Stereo Sampling sound technology
- 4 Reverb types; Dual/Layer; Duo mode
- Metronome; Transpose; Tuning
- 1 headphone output; MIDI In/Out
- 6W + 6W Amplifiers; 4.7 inches x 2 speakers
- Sustain pedal and music rest included
- Weighs 25.4 lbs.
- Its 25.4 lbs. weight and not-too-large dimensions make it lightweight and very portable. You can store it and also carry it anywhere easily. Put it in your car and take it to gigs, or piano lessons without any hassle.
- Sounds great thanks to Yamaha’s Advanced Wave Memory (AWM) Stereo Sampling tone and sound technology. It’s not as great as the ‘Pure CF Sound Engine’ in the pricier P-105. However, the sound quality is excellent for the price range. It’s hard to get such quality in similarly priced digital pianos.
- It’s has 88 keys! Normally, digital pianos for this price have less than 88 keys.
- Despite having only 32 polyphony notes, the adjustable key action is actually better than most models that have 61 or 76 polyphony notes. Although it’s a low-budget model, you will still almost get the same feel of an acoustic piano. We say ‘almost’ since the pricier models, such as the P-105, have better feel and key action.
- The built-in speakers do produce a clear, but powerful sound, making it possible to perform in a large room.
- It has no LCD or LED display or a bunch of buttons that may be distracting or confusing for beginners. Its simple design and functionality make it an excellent choice for minimalists on a budget.
- Works as an appropriate MIDI controller.
- There are only 10-built in instrument voices. However all of them are rich in sound, especially the most important grand piano sound.
- choice of sounds for this piano is a little on the antiquated and impractical side
- No recording function
- only 32 polyphony
As it turns out, the P-35 is one of the popular ‘low-budget’ digital pianos on the market. It was introduced as the first model in Yamaha’s well-known ‘P-Series’. It great for beginners who need a good quality instrument for a low price. Even for the low price you pay for it, you still get good sound quality, decent key action, and an 88-key weighted GHS keyboard.
Not only is it a compact and a portable instrument, it’s simple and easy to use. That makes it perfect for beginners. It continues to be one of the top 10 best-selling digital pianos as it offers excellent quality for the price you pay.