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#2264554 - Yesterday at 01:01 PM clavinova clp 115
rochoula Online   content
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Registered: 04/20/14
Posts: 2
hi, I am considering buying a used clp 115. The owner is asking 800 euros for it, after coming down from 900. I have looked at a 13 model (arius YDP 162 R) to buy new for 1050 euros, and like it a lot.

I used to play as a girl growing up, and have dabbled only a little over the years since. I have since moved to Europe and miss my piano. I realize that the intended use is just to practice and brushen up on my own, and eventually introduce to my children.

I can afford the new model, but don't want to splurge if I don't have to. Any suggestions? I am by no means a pianist, but I want to get a good value for my money. thanks for all feedback in advance, I appreciate it!

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#2264601 - Yesterday at 02:50 PM Re: clavinova clp 115 [Re: rochoula]
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Registered: 07/21/12
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Loc: Northern England.
The CLP 115 is of 2003 vintage. It`s probably 12 years old, and won`t have any benefits over the new model you`re considering, which is a tried and trusted safe option. With the usual guarantees. I would forget it. Happy fishing!
"I'm playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order." Eric Morecambe


#2264608 - Yesterday at 03:01 PM Re: clavinova clp 115 [Re: rochoula]
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Registered: 09/24/09
Posts: 3672
Loc: North Carolina
Peter's right. This is an old (2003) model, and bottom of the line. Not a very good piano in any case (32 note polyphony, one-level sampling). So the price quoted is much too high.

#2264727 - Yesterday at 08:35 PM Re: clavinova clp 115 [Re: rochoula]
Kawai James Online   content
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Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 8401
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
Yes, I agree with Peter and Mac.

The YDP-162 is quite a nice entry-level console piano. I would also consider the Roland F20 and Kawai KDP90/CN14 or CN24.

If you do not require a furniture style 'console' digital piano, you may also wish to consider a portable instrument such as the Casio PX-150, Yamaha P105, or Kawai ES100/ES7.

Kind regards,
Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

"Richard, none of us could forget you have a CLP-990." - EssBrace, 2014

#2264828 - 5 minutes 42 seconds ago Re: clavinova clp 115 [Re: rochoula]
rochoula Online   content
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Registered: 04/20/14
Posts: 2
thanks for the feedback so far. A few questions after reading all these forums.

I see the word "longevity" used more than once-how long do these last if maintained properly?

Also, for a basic user who really only wants it to practice, can someone explain to me what the 32 polyphony means? And why for a basic user it is so important to have better than that?

Also, I get that 800 euros is asking too much. What would be a reasonable asking price? 400/500? or less?


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