Yamaha YPG-235 Portable Keyboard 76-Key (Discontinued)

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The YPG-235 appeared on our recommended list for Portable Keyboards Under $500 from September 2016 until June 2018.


The YPG-235 portable keyboard exemplifies Yamaha’s student friendly design, combining good playability and practice enhancing features while keeping the price accessible.

It features 76 graded hammer piano style keys that better resembles the playing feel of an acoustic piano, and give you more notes to play with compared to the usual 61-key configuration keyboards in this price range.

It also lets you utilize various sounds to play a variety of musical styles, keeping practice fun and interesting.

This keyboard is labeled as a portable arranger, pointing to its sequencing and recording capabilities, features that even experienced musicians appreciate.

The YPG-235 is a great beginner to intermediate keyboard for serious students of the instrument, it also falls within a good price range where the quality you’re getting is better than what you’re paying for.


  • 76 Piano Style Full Size Keys
  • Action: Graded Hammer
  • Velocity Sensitive
  • 32-note Polyphony
  • Dual and Split Mode
  • 6-track Sequencer
  • Pitch Bend Wheel
  • 2-way Stereo Speakers with Bass Ports
  • 150 styles, 30 internal songs and 70 more on CD
  • Flash ROM memory for downloading new songs
  • Music Rest
  • Optional Sustain Pedal
  • Runs on 6 x D batteries
  • Optional PA5D power adapter
  • Weight: 18.31 lbs.
It’s no longer available new from most stores, so if you can’t find one to buy then check out the alternatives in our guide to The Best Portable Keyboards.


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