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#694294 - 02/12/05 10:17 AM is this normal?
doz Offline
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Registered: 01/31/05
Posts: 71
I'm still struggling to decide what's best on the piano front with us wanting to play and our daughter wanting to learn.
It seems odd that both the main shops in the area sell the low end and the high end of the ranges but not the middle.
So I can try the Roland HP101 and 102 and 107 (but not the 103) or the Yamaha CLP110 120 and 170 (but not the 130 or 150).
I feel I need to try these models as I am not overkeen on the lowest models and the highest ones are nice but pricey.
Why is this I wonder?

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#694295 - 02/12/05 12:03 PM Re: is this normal?
Christopher P. Smith Offline
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Registered: 01/13/05
Posts: 1306
Loc: Timonium, MD
Hmmmmmmmmmm. . .

I work in the retail sector of the piano industry. I can tell you this, we stock the CLP115,120,130,150, 175, not the 170(but we still sell a lot of the CLP170's)

I guess it all depends on the market in your area. The dealer may think that the CLP130 and 150 are not worth stocking (i would disagree though)

The CLP130 looks like the 120, but does have many nice upgrades. The CLP170 looks like the CLP150 but also with several nice upgrades.

Its hard to say. Some dealers limit their stock and try to sell down from high end models. It all depends.

If you like the CLP170, I am sure you would also enjoy the CLP150. The 170 has the nicer speaker system and diskdrive, better sound samples, and the availability of the polished ebony finish. I am sure I missed some differences, but am sure you get the point.

If you like the CLP120, you would like the CLP130 even more. All features are basically doubled. Double the voices, wattage, increased ROM, etc etc. There should only be a few undred $ difference between the 120 and 130. However probably a more signifigant price increase from 150 to 170.

Hope this helps some!
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#694296 - 02/12/05 12:50 PM Re: is this normal?
doz Offline
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Registered: 01/31/05
Posts: 71
Yes - thanks for that - it was very helpful. I guess I feel that if we are to make such a big purchase and would want to keep an instrument for quite some time, then we need to be able to make sure we try all options first.
I will see what the dealers here say or may have to travel further if necessary.
Cheers

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#694297 - 02/14/05 11:55 AM Re: is this normal?
Christopher P. Smith Offline
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Registered: 01/13/05
Posts: 1306
Loc: Timonium, MD
Let us know whatyou find out!
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Representing Yamaha, Story and Clark, and other fine instruments
Menchey Music Service
Associate Member of PTG
Serving Central Pennsylvania and the Greater Baltimore Area

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