PSR E363 and 263 gone from Yamaha's website


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A week ago, Yamaha's website showed 2 new models - the 363 and 263. Full descriptions with pictures, specs, etc. There was also a press release on the website announcing the 2 new models. A few days ago, both models were gone from the website along with the press release. What's going on? Anyone know why Yamaha pulled these models from their website?
 

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Hello again
This thread has been duplicated. I hope the other one gets deleted by the adim or moderator to save confusion.

I believe the 363 and 263 models are still current. They are for beginners.They are not new models.
Why would you need to look at those?
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Actually, the press release came out in January with shipping to dealers to start in June. I was considering the 363 because of the price and as I was just getting back into keyboards, I didn't want to spend a lot of $$$$$$.

Perhaps you were thinking of the 353 and 253 models. Yes, these are not new. Check some on line retailers and you will find the 363 and 263 are listed as "New". In fact, some retailers won't be able to ship until August. That is, if Yamaha hasn't stopped production and recalled what has already been delivered.
 

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Perhaps you were thinking of the 353 and 253 models
Yes quite right.
There is a Yamaha rep here at this forum. He joined a few months ago (forgotten his name) maybe he will chip in to answer your query.
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Here's the press release I found on another website.

"ANAHEIM (PRWEB) January 19, 2017

Yamaha today introduced the PSR-E263 and the PSR-E363 – portable, affordable playing/learning keyboards perfectly suited for young or aspiring musicians developing their skills. They are the latest additions to America’s best-selling line of portable keyboards, with the PSR-E363 being the most affordable in the series to feature touch-sensitive keys.

The 61-key PSR-E263 includes a wide assortment of sounds, functions and features, including 400 instrument voices and 130 styles players can use to experiment and create their own music.

The entry-level instrument is packed with basic recording and composition features players can use to learn at their own pace. The Phrase Record option enables seamless playback so players can quickly and easily capture their performances and listen back.

Guided by the on-board lesson mode, called Yamaha Education Suite (YES), budding musicians have access to more than 100 preset songs to learn on their own, making it a unique and affordable educational tool.

The PSR-E263 is a great instrument to help sharpen and develop essential skills independently between piano lessons, and since it can be powered by 6 AA batteries, it can be transported virtually anywhere with ease.

The PSR-E363 is packed with well over 500 stunning instrument voices and a wealth of accompaniment styles. It features 61 touch-sensitive keys and on-board lessons, as well as computer and mobile device connectivity. The USB to HOST port allows for both MIDI and audio to pass to and from a computer's recording software with a single cable, making the PSR-E363 a great instrument to get started with home recording. It easily becomes a speaker system for your computer, allowing you to listen to your recordings instantly or even play your favorite songs in your computer's music library.

“The keys on the PSR-E363 are touch-sensitive. This means when the user strikes the keys harder, the notes are louder, like on a piano” said Mark Anderson, director of marketing, Yamaha Digital Keyboards. “The PSR-E363 is the first portable keyboard in the line to offer this feature, making it easier for aspiring musicians to move back and forth from an actual acoustic piano.”

“The PSR-E263 and PSR-E363 are great starter keyboards,” added Anderson. “With a push of a button, players have a Yamaha piano, a drum kit, or a guitar at their fingertips. Press another button and they’re learning how to play a song, including correct fingering, timing, and pitch. These keyboards promise to grow with the musician as they learn to make music.”

Pricing and Availability
Yamaha PSR-E263 (MSRP: $199.00) and PSR-E363 (MSRP: $299.00) will ship in April and June 2017, respectively.

For more information, visit the Yamaha Booth at the 2017 NAMM Show in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Marquis Ballroom, January 19-22, 2017, or http://4wrd.it/PORTABLEKEYBOARD

-END-"

Seems very odd that a 2 new models were announced; info-pics-specs posted on the Yamaha website and now those 2 models are gone and the press release has also be removed from the website. Why would a company announce the new models, release a press statement, post the info on their website and then remove all traces of those models?
 

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I just deleted the duplicate post to prevent any confusion.

My guess is that the PSR-E363 and 263 will be back on the site before long. It looks like the USA Yamaha site is in the process of being redone to conform with the style recently adopted by Yamaha's other sites (UK, etc.). If they started working on the new format a while ago, it's possible that they were working from an older backup of the site that didn't have the PSR-E363 and 263 posted to it yet.
 
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SeaGtGruff:

Could very well be the explanation. You would think that any revision of the website would go through several reviews before being posted and someone would have said "Hey, we forgot the new models". After all, they are in the business of selling products and would likely not overlook an opportunity to promote all of their products. Who knows?

Maybe somewhere down the line the answer will come out.
 
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I just noticed that they're back now at the USA.Yamaha.com site. :)
 

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