Yamaha PSR-E353 Portable Keyboard 61 Key (Discontinued)

89 out of 100. Incorporating 100+ ratings and reviews.

Gearank Recommendation

The PSR-E353 appeared on our recommended list for Portable Keyboards Under $500 from September 2016 until October 2017.


Note: This keyboard is out of production and has been superseded by the Yamaha PSR-E363, but the following information will be helpful to anyone buying one second hand.

Yamaha consistently delivers, giving their brand name the world renown that it deserves. Being one of the most highly rated keyboards in the entry level market, the Yamaha PSR-E353 showcases the Yamaha’s design philosophy, which is to make good quality instruments for students while keeping the price low.

With its velocity sensitive keys, variety of voices, and arranger features, the PSR-E353 is a great student keyboard that has satisfactorily served as the first keyboard for many.

With its cool features and big brand backing, the Yamaha PSR-E353 is a safe choice for beginners and students of the instrument.


  • 61 Synth Style Full Size Keys
  • Action: Touch Response
  • Velocity Sensitive
  • 32-note Polyphony
  • 136 Style varieties
  • 2-track Sequencer
  • 2-way 12cm Stereo Speakers
  • 550 voices, built-in effects
  • Music Rest
  • Optional Sustain Pedal
  • Runs on 6 x AA batteries
  • Optional power adapter
  • Weight: 9.70 lbs.
Unfortunately this keyboard has been discontinued, but you can see excellent alternatives in our guide to The Best Portable Keyboards.


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