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#2218600 - 01/22/14 04:39 AM Advice sought - entry level pianos
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Registered: 10/12/13
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Loc: Cape Town, South Africa
My first post here, writing on behalf of a friend. He is shopping for a piano for his daughter to use (primarily), as she is just starting piano lessons at school. He, too, wants to learn, though he is interested in extras, such as synth-like sounds (keep in mind that this is a secondary requirement).

It took him a long time to be convinced to go the digital piano route, so good key action and realistic sound is an important consideration.

I would like to hear opinions about the following models that he is currently looking at:

Yamaha P105
Roland F20
Kurzweil MP15

Thanks in advance
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#2218724 - 01/22/14 11:39 AM Re: Advice sought - entry level pianos [Re: Shonver]
Charles Cohen Offline
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Registered: 12/26/12
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Loc: Richmond, BC, Canada
I would add to the list:

Casio PX-150 (mostly piano) /
Casio PX-350 (lots of voices, "arranger" functions)

There are quite a few DP's in that price range, and I don't think there's a clear "best choice".

. Charles

PS -- bias -- I own a PX-350.
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#2219453 - 01/23/14 12:41 PM Re: Advice sought - entry level pianos [Re: Shonver]
peterws Offline
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Registered: 07/21/12
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Originally Posted By: Shonver
My first post here, writing on behalf of a friend. He is shopping for a piano for his daughter to use (primarily), as she is just starting piano lessons at school. He, too, wants to learn, though he is interested in extras, such as synth-like sounds (keep in mind that this is a secondary requirement).

It took him a long time to be convinced to go the digital piano route, so good key action and realistic sound is an important consideration.

I would like to hear opinions about the following models that he is currently looking at:

Yamaha P105
Roland F20
Kurzweil MP15

Thanks in advance


You might like to consider a console digital piano. One that sort of resembles an upright acoustic. This one factor would have a positive effect on learning particularly for a youngster. Like, you`re learning the PIANO not just a keyboard. Psychological.
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