TLDR: Roland FP-7F for 1200, Arius S31 for 600, P120 for 500. Looking to spend 500-2000 but lower is better.
Hi everyone! I just moved across the country and had to leave my Yamaha YPG 635 at home
I thought not having it wouldn't be a big deal, but I am really missing playing (not to mention now I waste waaay too much time watching movies and shows).
So I've been scouring some local classifieds and have a few options. There are the Roland FP-7F for 1200, Arius S31 for 600, and the P120 for 500. These span different generations and price ranges, so I'm actually having trouble finding comparisons online.
I have to say that I would give my Yamaha 635 a 3/5. It annoys me that when I play many notes at the same time or very fast, it has a "digital" sound to it. The action is also not truly realistic, it is light (I grew up playing an upright). At the end of the day, it is "worth" the 750ish I paid for it new. I just play for fun, so if it doesn't sound perfect, it isn't a big deal. Also, I only play classical music/grand piano sound. Though, playing toccata in d minor with "church organ" is fun just to mess around once in a while.
Okay so! The S31 and P120 are similar in price, but I believe the P120 is super old. Am I better off just getting the S31 (seems like it is < 2yrs old)? If I got the P120, would I need to "fix the keys" potentially due to the action changing over time? Should I just splurge and get the Roland (1200 seems like an okay but not great price?)? I'd rather not spend a lot unless there is a significant and "justified" improvement. My 635 I think only had one sampling layer which also didn't sound the greatest.. Aahhhh, so many choices!
Thanks for any tips (or if you have one for sale, let me know)