Yamaha P37E

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  • #9920

    Alan Brinton
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    Uh, oh. “Adult” for the P-37E is being taken by some Japanese bloggers in its other sense.

    I’m watching to see when the E is available for shipping to America, on or shortly after the release date of 6 June, I hope. If anyone identifies a source, please let us know!

    #9958

    Roberto
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    It is true that Yamaha does not introduce changes without reason; but right now they are not at their best in terms of innovations in their “casual” sector. The Venova has not been received with the expected acceptance.

    In any case, let’s hope the instrument is good. Innovation is always welcome; but you always have to think twice before replacing a sturdy classic (right, VW Sedan full injection?).

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 2 days ago by  Roberto.
    #9960

    Alan Brinton
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    I was unaware of the Venova, Roberto. It looks like it’s not quite ready for prime time. The Yamaha P-37E, on the other hand, is an update the tried and true P-37D. It’s not a new instrument, not an innovation in that sense, though it includes a couple of innovative changes. Whether it will be a significant improvement over the P-37D remains to be seen. We’ll know as soon as we can get one. The disappointment will be if it’s not an improvement over the P-37D. But it won’t be like replacing the classic VW Beetle with a Ford Pinto!

    #9963

    Kevin
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    “But it won’t be like replacing the classic VW Beetle with a Ford Pinto!”

    That sounds more like Hohner’s buiness model of late.:-/

    #9973

    Roberto
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    It will come with a semi-rigid case with zipper in place of the heavy plastic armor designed to lose the mouthpiece. That is already an important advance.

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 5 days ago by  Roberto.
    #9975

    Alan Brinton
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    I was able to order the P-37E today from Amazon Japan using tenso. The Amazon listing is for the “Yamaha Yamaha Sex Pianika P–37E,” $133 with free shipping to tenso.

    Amazon.co.jp does not ship to U.S. addresses. tenso provides a personal Japan address. I’ll find out what the fees and shipping charge are in a few days when it gets to tenso. I’m guessing about $50.

    https://www.amazon.co.jp/YAMAHA-%E3%83%A4%E3%83%9E%E3%83%8F-%E2%BC%A4%E2%BC%88%E3%81%AE%E3%83%94%E3%82%A2%E3%83%8B%E3%82%AB-P-37E-%E3%83%96%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A6%E3%83%B3/dp/B07CZH5LK6/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1528039763&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=yamaha+pianika+p-37e

    #9981

    Yan
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    With regards to buying from Amazon JP, I recently purchase a melodica from the site. It has to be sold by Amazon JP themselves to be able to ship overseas, though I noted that the yamaha P37D requires you be a prime member to purchase. The overseas purchase reduces local tax but incoming country taxes are included.

    I selected the more expensive shipping option which was DHL to my country and got my melodica in 24 hours as compared to EMS which was double in cost. I think forwarders like Tenso use EMS. I am not sure if Amazon JP ships to the US but i am sure the P37E would be available once amazon gets some stocks as I was unable to checkout the P37E in the link, but could for alot of the suzuki ones.

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 3 days ago by  Yan.
    #9983

    pianonymous
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    Oh, if you can not purchase outside of Japan, I can help importing.Payment should be sent by Amazon E-mail giftcard.
    Fixed price + EMS (actual expenses only : depending on estimate) + Please buy my CD as handling charge! Ha ha

    If you are concerned about importing from me, I recommend contacting Taniguchi Musical Instruments. http://shop.taniguchi-gakki.jp/user_data/english.php

    They specialize in accordion and harmonica, they also ship to any countries. If you say “Hearing(Introduced) from Akeo”, maybe it should be a little discount.

    #9984

    Alan Brinton
    Participant

    Thank you, Akeo! Tell us more about your CD and how we can buy it.

    My P-37E has already shipped today from Amazon to tenso. I will be notified when it arrives, and then, according to the tenso site, I will choose the shipping option. This is also how Buyee orders work: they are shipped to Buyee, after which you choose your shipping option.

    I read somewhere that the first run of the P-37E will be for 4-5000 instruments.

    #9993

    Alan Brinton
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    Received my P-37E yesterday. I want to work with it a bit more before commenting further, but this is really a step up from the P-37D — better look, feel and sound. Somewhat like the difference between a Suzuki and a Hammond.

    #9994

    Paul Durham
    Participant

    Very exited to hear your initial reaction to the 37E. Hoping they will soon be sold in the U.S. market.

    #9995

    Kevin
    Participant

    Can’t wait to hear your report Alan! I’m excited for you. Did you go with black or brown?
    Also, I think I asked this earlier but are they going to discontinue the P-37D?

    #9996

    Alan Brinton
    Participant

    I chose the brown, Kevin, partly because there are lots of black melodicas out there, though it will have a distinctive look in either color. It has a very conservative look. The lines/contours are, in my opinion, also different and cleaner looking than those of the P-37D. Whether the P-37D will be phased out, I have no idea. I’m more interested in whether there will be a 32 key version. The P-32D/E is widely used by Japanese school children, and the “adult” theme might be undercut by a 32 key version of this. If I were advising Yamaha, I’d suggest keeping the P-37D and continuing to market the P-37E (and adding a 32 key version) as the “premium” line, and then see what happens to sales. My bet would be that the P-37E will arrive in the U.S. market on Amazon.com at about $150-160 including free Prime shipping, and at around there on eBay when shipping is included. The P-37D has now dropped to $89 on Amazon with free delivery for Prime members. The new E is definitely worth the difference, but that’s quite a bargain for the P-37D.

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