Yamaha P-45 88-Key Digital Piano

95 out of 100. Incorporating 1350+ ratings and reviews.

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The Yamaha P-45 appeared on our recommended list for Digital Pianos Under $500 from February 2017 until August 2021 when a price increase made it ineligible for that list.


Yamaha has a strong reputation for producing student instruments and the P-45 is an affordable digital piano that consistently rates highly.

It comes with 88 full-size keys with Yamaha’s Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) weighted action, which mimics the uneven key weight distribution of acoustic pianos, where the keys get lighter as the notes go higher. There are also three levels of touch sensitivity to match your playing style and preference.

To keep the production cost low, features are streamlined to meet the needs of piano students, so you won’t get as many different sounds as you would on a workstation or arranger keyboard – but what’s included is up to par with more expensive units in terms of quality.

It has enough power and volume to fill the average room size.


  • Keys: 88 Fully Weighted Hammer Action Keys
  • Touch Sensitivity: Hard/Medium/Soft/Fixed
  • Speaker System: 2 x 6W Amplifier and 2 x 4.5″ Speakers
  • Pedal: Bundled Sustain Pedal, 1/4″ Pedal input
  • Presets: 10 x Demo, 10 x Piano
  • Effects: 4 Types of Reverb
  • Polyphony: 64 Notes
  • Functions: Metronome, Transpose, Layer, Split
  • Audio Output: 1 x TRS (Headphones)
  • Power: DC IN 12V
  • Stand: Optional
  • Color: Black, White
  • Dimensions: 6″ x 52.25″ x 11.5″
  • Weight: 25.35 lbs
This was on our recommended list for Digital Pianos Under $500 but was later removed due to a price increase.


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