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#1325110 - 12/14/09 11:24 AM What do you think about yamaha CLP330?
HaiMM Offline
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Registered: 12/13/09
Posts: 2
My 7 years old daughter has learned keyboard about 1.5 year. Her teacher said it's time to get a piano (or digital piano) for her. I am interested in one which is good not so expensive. The dealer said yamaha clp330 is good enough even when my daughter is experienced and I needn't upgrade it any more. What do you think about this piano? Is this one really good enough for a sophisticated player?

The dealer asked $2000 for rosewood and $2500 for Polished Ebony before tax. Do you think the price is good? Will the piano go with a bench?

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#1325144 - 12/14/09 12:07 PM Re: What do you think about yamaha CLP330? [Re: HaiMM]
signa Offline
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Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 8483
Loc: Ohio, USA
it's a good choice, but the price could be a little lower. you might want to go to different stores to check out the price.

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#1325186 - 12/14/09 12:55 PM Re: What do you think about yamaha CLP330? [Re: signa]
PianoPeter73 Offline
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Registered: 11/28/08
Posts: 53
Loc: Porto, Portugal
The CLP-340 actually may be a better choice, although the price is a lit bit higher. But in the long run I think it makes sense. Many in these forums consider it to be the "sweet spot" in the CLP range.

Here is a quick comparison:


CLP-330

- GH3 keboard
- 3-level sampling
- 14 voices
- 20W x2 amplifier

CLP-340

- GH3 keboard with synthetic ivory keys
- 4-level sampling
- Stereo sustain samples
- Dynamic damper effect
- Key-off sampling
- 14 x2 voices
- 40W x2 amplifier
- LAN connection

Hope this helps!

Best regards.

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#1325212 - 12/14/09 01:26 PM Re: What do you think about yamaha CLP330? [Re: HaiMM]
ChrisA Offline
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Registered: 12/28/08
Posts: 3841
Loc: Redondo Beach, California
Originally Posted By: HaiMM
My 7 years old daughter has learned keyboard about 1.5 year. Her teacher said it's time to get a piano (or digital piano) for her. I am interested in one which is good not so expensive. The dealer said yamaha clp330 is good enough even when my daughter is experienced and I needn't upgrade it any more. What do you think about this piano? Is this one really good enough for a sophisticated player?

The dealer asked $2000 for rosewood and $2500 for Polished Ebony before tax. Do you think the price is good? Will the piano go with a bench?


If price is an issue the P155 is half the price. It has the very close to the same key action and slightly better sound. The discounted price of the P155 with it's matching stand is about $1K

The YDP223 is also worth looking at, it is also a Yamaha console style piano but is sold through mass market retailers who will go a little lower on the price. Retail is $1,600 but you can get 10% of just for asking and 20% off if you are wiling to enter a coupon code on a web site an have the piano shipped. The YDP223 is comparable with the entry level CLP.

I agree with the others. If you like the CLP line and the idea of buying from a local piano dealer then you should look at the next model up. But if the goal is to get the price down buy a YDP223 from a mass market retailer.

Any of the better DPs is good enough for anyone. The YDP223, any CLV and the P155 are all roughly the same level of quality as far as learning to play goes. Will you need to upgrade again? Likely yes. Not because your daughter outgrows the piano but because digital piano technology is moving so fast that in 5 to 8 years the new pianos will sound so much better that you will just want one.

The current line of Yamaha pianos is based on sampling technology but other manufactures are starting to use more modelling technology, some have gone completely this way. You don't have to care about details like this except to know that there is still a LOT of room for improvement and technology moves forward. A digital piano is NOT a lifetime investment. Think of it more like a computer, cell phone or digital camera


Edited by ChrisA (12/14/09 01:40 PM)

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#1325483 - 12/14/09 06:53 PM Re: What do you think about yamaha CLP330? [Re: HaiMM]
jumbojoey Offline
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Registered: 01/12/09
Posts: 30
I bought a 330 last December for 1875.00 (mahogany)
They probably have gone up some since then, however the dealer told me it listed for 2400.00 and I had no trouble getting him down to 1875 plus tax.
I looked at the 340 and it was gonna cost me about 5-6 hundred more. If I had it to do over again, I would probably go with the 340, but only because of a few more features. I am 3 years now self taught and the 330 has all I really need, just a simple well made piano.
I have no complaints with it, sounds good, however, its hard to compare it to another higher end model when its the only one Ive played except for a cheap Casio keyboard my wife bought 3 years ago. From the 100.00 Casio to the Clavinova was like comparing a rain drop to the Atlantic Ocean.
I personally think you will be pleased with either.
I really like my 330.
And Yes, a nice bench does come with Clavinovas and a 5 year warranty.

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#1325795 - 12/15/09 09:06 AM Re: What do you think about yamaha CLP330? [Re: jumbojoey]
HaiMM Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/13/09
Posts: 2
Thank all of you for your suggestion. They are very useful! I think 330 or 340 is my choice. Just hope I can get a better price. :-))

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#1326409 - 12/16/09 04:26 AM Re: What do you think about yamaha CLP330? [Re: HaiMM]
henrik Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/14/08
Posts: 150
Loc: malaysia
I'm a happy owner of 330. I've tried 320 and 340. The sounds in 320 is slightly thinner compared to 330, but if the 320 was significantly cheaper (330 was on sale here), i would have purchased it. so what I'm trying to say is, any of the 300 series are all so good !

320 would be a better choice for your 7-year old. then after few years (no matter which model you buy), u would have to eventually upgrade if she still likes piano.
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CLP330 | Motif XS6 | Roland V-Synth

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