Yamaha started out as a piano manufacturer and to this day creates some of the finest uprights and concert grands. Their skill with traditional acoustic instruments is well and truly matched by their ability to innovate and create entirely new forms of expression. Their FM synthesisers changed the face of pop music in the 1980's and the latest Reface synthesisers capture those pioneering sounds in a range of compact keyboard synths.
This tecnological drive has also led to Yamaha being highly respected in the live sound market, manufacturing quality PA and groundbreaking digital mixers of which the TF series are the latest. In the studio their perfectionist streak led to the development of the NS-10, perhaps the most commonly used speakers in studios today, you can find it's DNA in the latest HS range of studio monitors.
It doesn't stop with high tech, Yamaha turned to electric guitar and bass design in a big way in the 90's with the Pacifica range. In a reaction to the tide of low grade copy cat guitars the Pacificas offered a great guitar for an incredibly low price. The series has gone from strength to strength and still represents one of the best value for money options for beginners.
Finally the worlds of instruments and technology merge with Yamaha's THR modelling amps and DTX electronic drums. Familiar in feel and operation to their analogue counterparts but with a world of guitar tones and drum sounds stored inside.