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Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - December 4, 2018

Earlier this week, Yamaha Music Australia (YMA) was proud to announce that they had undertaken representation and distribution of world-leading bass amp brand, Ampeg, in Australia.

Yamaha Guitar Group Inc. (YGG), U.S. subsidiary of Japan-based Yamaha Corporation, acquired the AMPEG brand on May 10th 2018. Co-president of YGG Marcus Ryle commented at the time, “We couldn’t be more excited. Ampeg is arguably the most recognised bass amp brand in the world. They can even be credited with having invented the first bass amp. We are honoured to take the baton in continuance of that legacy.” As the Australian subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation and sister company of YGG, it is a natural progression for YMA to take on the local Ampeg agency.

The iconic Ampeg brand and product line-up is a complementary fit with YMA’s existing suite of products and brands, broadening its offer of solutions for guitar and bass players. With the company brand portfolio now including Yamaha, Line 6, and other leading brands, its position as the leading wholesaler in the Australian musical instrument market is further solidified.
“The addition of Ampeg to our family of guitar and amplifier brands at YMA takes us a step further in our mission to be the number one provider of solutions for guitar and bass players of all genres and backgrounds”, said YMA’s General Manager of Music Products and Education, Michael Shade. “Ampeg rigs are unmissable on stages and in rehearsal rooms worldwide and bring both a strong heritage and serious street credibility to any backline. We’re thrilled to help continue the Ampeg story.”

For more details on the AMPEG brand in Australia, please contact:
Chris Herring, National Sales Manager
E: [email protected]

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Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Amplifiers, Electric Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - August 31, 2017

Yamaha Music had a commanding presence at this year’s Melbourne Guitar Show with 3 separate displays featuring Yamaha guitar and amp product, Line 6 gear and Vox amplification. They also generated big crowds for their endorsee sessions featuring Diesel, Stevic Mackay (Twelve Foot Ninja) and Opal Ocean. Yamaha Music has…

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Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - February 2, 2017

Yamaha Band Giveaway 3

In 2017 Yamaha Music Australia is choosing one school that needs a helping hand in getting a band program off the ground by providing them with a school-changing giveaway and launch concert with Guy Sebastian!
After the appointment of Dr Rob McWilliams as Yamaha’s ‘Education Outreach Clinician’ in 2016 the giveaway is the next step in their education advocacy program ‘Off to a Great Start’; a program that includes resources for music programs in schools such as training, recruitment videos, product guides and relationship building with instrument retailers. “Yamaha Music Australia is committed to increasing the quality of, and participation in music education, specifically in band and orchestral music programs” said Mat Taylor, Yamaha Band and Orchestral Product Manager.

The amazing $100,000 band giveaway includes:
• $90,000 worth of Yamaha instruments — that’s 42 brand new Yamaha student band instruments
• 3 days training from Dr Rob McWilliams — Australia’s leading band expert and Yamaha Education Outreach clinician
• A launch concert at the winning school with Guy Sebastian
• PLUS: Consolation prizes worth $10,000 in value shared between another 4 schools
Schools wishing to apply must complete the formal on-line application. They will also be asked to include letters from their Principal, relevant Teacher and Parent. For full details please visit
A ‘Top 5’ will be chosen from the applicants and assessed by a panel led by Dr Rob McWilliams from the Yamaha Education Outreach Program which includes an independent member of the music community. A school will be chosen by the panel to receive the Giveaway and a further 4 schools will be chosen to receive a consolation Giveaway.

Applications close 13th March 2017.

For full details and terms and conditions please visit

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Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - January 25, 2016

Yamaha Music Australia’s Nathan Biggin shows us the new range of Yamaha digital keyboards including the Montage (replacing the Motif), MP12 and MP32, and the DGX-660 Portable Grand. All available in Australia soon. For a complete rundown of Yamaha Music NAMM 2016 releases, click here:

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Yamaha Arius YDP-S52 Digital Piano

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - May 11, 2015

Yamaha Music Europe presented the new Arius YDP-S52 Digital Piano at Musikmesse, Frankfurt last month. Check out this demo of the instrument, which features modern design and advanced piano functionality, combined in a simple piano with an elegant playing feel that is the perfect complement to any room. Find out…

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Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 3, 2015

Melbourne based 4 piece band Kingswood has just played some well received shows in America supporting We Are Scientists. Melbourne fans can catch the band in an intimate show at Melbourne Public Bar on June 7. Yamaha Music recently caught up with the band’s drummer Justin Debrincat backstage at a show, where he chatted about his Paiste Big Beat Multi cymbal.

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Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - February 5, 2015

Cameron from Yamaha Australia shows us the new Yamaha PSR E253 & PSr-E353 portable keyboards at NAMM 2015. More info at

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Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Amplifiers, Computer (Software, plug-ins), Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic), Percussion    //    Post Date - August 17, 2014

Australian Musician continues to give you a blow by blow account of gear exhibited at AMAC this year. This time we take a more detailed look at the Yamaha exhibit. Yamaha Music revived their 2013 spot at the back of the AMAC hall, displaying a wide range of gear. The…

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Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - June 23, 2014

The warmth of tone found in mature woods is sought out by guitarists worldwide. Yamaha has developed a process that can produce the ‘sweet sound’ found in mature woods in its brand new guitars. With the sonic properties of wood changing, often improving as it ages, Yamaha embarked on an…

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