Yamaha intros Disklavier E3 Series DGB1KE3Classic [NAMM12]

Yamaha has extended its range of Disklavier E3 digital pianos with the DGB1KE3Classic.

While it’s zero marks for the appalling product name, we should look beyond to the specs themselves.

Yamaha has developed a new “Damper Drive System” which makes the E3 Classic more affordable. Yamaha states that, “During playback, direct driving of the dampers provides the same damper effect as the conventional Disklavier,” whilst, “during recording, the damper pedal sensing system records your pedalling precisely.”

Yamaha Disklavier E3 Classic DGB1KE3Classic

Yamaha Disklavier E3 Classic DGB1KE3Classic

The E3 Classic comes with a CD containing over 400 songs so it’s ready to listen to as soon as it arrives.

The built-in amplification system creates a spacious sound that’s ideal for the acoustic sounds the instrument is recreating.

It’s easy to record on the Disklavier and it has enough built-in storage for hundreds of hours of music. It’s even possible to record a MIDI file synchronised perfectly to an audio CD or file on USB memory stick, such as a track from a favourite band.

Full specifications:



CabinetColorPolished Ebony


DimensionsWidth146cm (57")
Height99cm (39")
Depth151cm (5" or 60")
WeightWeight284kg (627lbs)

Control Interface

KeyboardNumber of Keys88
Key Surfaces – WhiteAcrylic resin
Key Surfaces – BlackPhenolic resin
Sensor/DriverKey SensorsNon-contact optical fiber/grayscale shutter sensing system for 88 keys(senses the key position, key velocity, and key release velocity)
Pedal SensorsDamper pedal: Non-contact optical position-sensing system
Key DriversDSP servo drive system (servo-controlled solenoids)
Pedal Drivers


LidProp Positions3
Prop Safety StopYes
Key CoverLid/Fallboard LocksYes
Soft-Close FallboardYes


Tone GenerationTone Generating TechnologyAdvanced Wave Memory 2 (AWM2)
PolyphonyNumber of Polyphony (Max.)32
PresetFeatured VoicesNormal Voices: 676 Drum Voices: 21 kits total


Overall ControlsTuningSet at A=440, tunable ┬▒50 cents in 1-cent increments

Storage and Connectivity

Storage MediaInternal Memory128 MB
CDAudio CD (ISO 9600-compliant), Data CD (ISO 9600-Level1-compliant)
USB Flash MemoryYamaha does not assure the operation of the commercially available USB flash memories. For a list of compatible products, please visit: www.yamaha.com/disklavier
USB Hard DiskFAT32 format (Yamaha does not assure the operation of the commercially available USB hard disks)
Floppy Disk Drive3.5" 2DD (720 KB) or 2HD (1.44 MB) floppy disk (Optional)

Power Supply

Power RequirementsLocal AC current, 120V, 60Hz


Included AccessoriesOthersControl Unit (1), control unit suspension bracket (1), monitor speaker (1), monitor speaker installation kit (1), speaker cord (1), remote control (1), battery for remote control (2), sample Pianosoft CD software (2), operation manual (1)

Exact pricing and availability to be confirmed.