Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#700228 - 01/15/03 10:42 PM williams sonata digi 88
needhelp123 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/15/03
Posts: 1
Loc: MA
Need some tips on this one. Had an upright and moved away from town into a triple decker and the upright wouldn't make it. we left it behind and now miss it. we saw a williams sonata digi 88 at local guitar center for 599 originally 1200 but have never heard of this model. anyone out there have any insight? any help would be great. thank you.

Top
(ads) Sweetwater / Roland
Your Next Keyboard is at Sweetwater

Click Here


#700229 - 02/13/04 10:07 AM Re: williams sonata digi 88
Ami Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/13/04
Posts: 5
Loc: Georgia
I just posted some info in a couple other threads (the Yamaha DGX-500 thread and the Off-Brand Digital Pianos thread) about this one.

I've owned a Williams Sonata 88 Digital Console for a year and I absolutely love it. Feel free to email or post--I'll be glad to give more info!

Top
#700230 - 02/13/04 03:01 PM Re: williams sonata digi 88
SteveY Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/06/01
Posts: 1820
Loc: NJ
I've never heard of this keyboard before, but something smells fishy to me. After searching the web, the only references I could find were on guitar center affiliated sites. I couldn't find a company web site either. I wonder if this is a guitar center brand? Either way, you're probably buying someone else's technology. Highly unlikely that Williams (if there even is such a company) builds the thing.

Do any of you dealers have any more info on this?
_________________________
PianoWorld disclaimer: musician, producer, arranger, author, clinician, consultant, PS2 aficionado, secret agent...

Top
#700231 - 02/13/04 04:23 PM Re: williams sonata digi 88
Ami Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/13/04
Posts: 5
Loc: Georgia
I kind of thought the same thing--like maybe a larger name company is making them under the sur-name "Williams"? I don't know. I just bought mine based on the sound and features, and the price for my budget at the time.

I'd love more info if anyone has some.

Top
#700232 - 02/17/04 08:20 AM Re: williams sonata digi 88
Ami Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/13/04
Posts: 5
Loc: Georgia
Just an update in case anyone is interested. I emailed Musician's Friend Support to ask them about the Williams Sonata 88 manufacturer. This was their reply:

"Thank you for your inquiry. These are manufactured by Williams Sonata and distributed by Kaysound."

Kaysound also distributes Casio and some other known brands. Here is a link to the piano on their site:
http://www.efkaymusic.com/html/kay8800.html

Top
#700233 - 02/17/04 10:45 AM Re: williams sonata digi 88
JimM Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/04/02
Posts: 200
Loc: Northern California
I'd go a little more upscale if you can afford it. 32 notes of polyphony is pretty skimpy for piano alone, to say nothing of accompaniment. Internal speaker/amp is likely to be poor (although much the same can be said for most stage pianos that include them.)
_________________________
=========
Jim
Mason and Hamlin BB, Clavinova CVP900

Top
#700234 - 02/22/04 01:17 AM Re: williams sonata digi 88
JDWooWoo Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/28/03
Posts: 123
Loc: cyberspace
I've tried the Williams at GC. I didn't like the sound, the keys felt too short and too mushy, plus one of the keys on the display model was broken, which didn't make me feel too good about its reliability. The fact that at least one member (Ami) has had good experience gives it some credibility. Still, I personally would prefer the Yamaha P60 ($150-200 more) as a minimum starting point, if only because I know it's a solid product.

The Williams may be the digital analog of the Chinese acoustic piano - not much credibility at the moment, but could be an up & coming player as time goes on. Who knows.
_________________________
Disclosure: adult self-teacher ~RCM 8. ~~ Must - Get - Off - Everquest ~~

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
ad (Casio)
Celviano by Casio Rebate
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Associate Diploma repertoire
by lacrymosa85
09/17/14 07:55 AM
Questions for those that use dremel for hammer shaping.
by UnrightTooner
09/17/14 07:29 AM
Pianoteq vs Digital Piano vs Acoustic Piano
by wildpig
09/16/14 11:57 PM
Baldwin Hamilton 1941
by JMN12
09/16/14 11:13 PM
Tucson, AZ: Is Arizona Room a bad place for a piano?
by Paul678
09/16/14 08:14 PM
Who's Online
123 registered (accordeur, ando, allakart, *windowlicker*, 38 invisible), 1242 Guests and 17 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76230 Members
42 Forums
157575 Topics
2314590 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission