Ever since the first digital pianos came out in the early 1970s, pianists have warred over the merits of acoustic pianos vs. those of digital pianos and – though the debate is far from over – one thing has become clear: Most players want the traditional sound and touch of an acoustic piano… but they would love to take advantage of some of the modern technologies available today if they could do so without compromising the instrument’s performance. That is why Yamaha invented the Hybrid Piano.
Strictly speaking, any piano that combines the sound and touch of a traditional acoustic piano with electronic features could be considered a “Hybrid Piano.” For example, Yamaha Silent Pianos are traditional acoustic pianos. They have hammers and strings and they operate just like any other piano. However, with the push of a button, they can communicate with computers, control other instruments and even play silently through headphones! By definition, these pianos blur the lines between acoustic and digital pianos. Thus, they could be called “Hybrid Pianos.”
Yamaha has gone one step further, however. By pulling some components from their World-famous Yamaha Acoustic Pianos and adding the latest technologies from Yamaha Disklavier player pianos, the new Yamaha Hybrid Pianos are a perfect marriage of traditional performance and state-of-the-art-technology. You won’t find these amazing instruments anywhere else either! Yamaha is the only manufacturer to produce true Hybrid Pianos and you will have to come to Gist to experience them.
In fact, if you come in between now and January 1, you can “test drive” a Yamaha Hybrid Piano and enter to win one of your own! Why not stop by Gist Piano Center today and “Test Drive a Yamaha Hybrid Piano?” You won’t believe what you hear!