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6) "I would never have imagined that I would replace it by searching the internet for advice and ordering on line without even trying out the sound in a shop"
My Classenti CDP1
bundle arrived nice and early this morning with no
I have just given
my old Clavinova to the school boarding house we have
When I first invested in my Clavinova
approximately 18 -20 years ago I would
Thank you very
Review by Mary Harris, Redditch, Worcestershire, UK (01/10/2010)
7) "Can't believe what great value this is"
Got a Classenti
CDP1 Black Satin yesterday. Can't believe what great
Review by Simon Goddard, Chislehurst, UK
8) "Classenti CDP1: A digital piano that really does feel like playing the real thing!"
Whilst the snow delayed the delivery of my digital piano, this did not detract from the joy of finally receiving it and playing it for the first time, and many thanks to David who did his very best to get the digital piano to me as quickly as possible.
In my mature years I decided to put into
practice something I have wanted to do all my life, but due to circumstance never got around to!!! The
competitively priced Classenti CDP1 is perfect for the adult learner, giving you the opportunity to play a
digital piano that really does feel like playing the real thing! It is simply assembled, but I would say get
a friend to help when it comes to placing the keyboard on to the legs as it is a little heavier than you
would think. Overall I couldn't be more pleased and the rent to own
programme is fantastic as I can decide over a period of time if this is the model for me or indeed
if I may need to
upgrade. Thank you UK Pianos!
9) "My daughter was thrilled with the piano and said it was the best present she's ever had"
Graham, I'd just like to thank you for your advice and
help. I'd particularly like to thank you and your team for making sure the piano was delivered before
Christmas; given the weather conditions!
Review by Pete Fallon, Northampton, UK (29/12/2010)
10) "It looks good and sounds really nice"
I received my piano on Friday, although it also came on Thursday too (had to be redelivered) while I was out at work (might have been useful to know when it was coming). I had a bit of difficulty putting it together since I tried to do it with my 13 year old son. However, he is delighted with it and has not stopped playing it. I am VERY pleased with it. It looks good and sounds really nice. What really helped was being able to use the interest free credit facility, otherwise I could not have afforded it.
Review by Maria Laverty, Glasgow, UK (21/02/2011)
11) "It sounds great and looks great and we should have bought one ages ago"
After reading lots of reviews and listening to Graham's specific advice for us, we went for the Classenti CDP1. We also decided to take advantage of the hire purchase scheme to make the whole venture more affordable. Delivery was fast and the piano was easy to assemble. The only thing we are not impressed with are the black plastic screw covers.
We bought it for my 13 year old daughter who has 'made do' with a smaller keyboard for a few years, and for me. Well, she has hardly stopped playing it since it arrived - the plug in headphones which we bought as part of the package are a bonus! She has already found the transpose key really useful as she is a budding singer too and she can easily play songs in the right key for her voice now. My 9 year old son, who has not shown any interest in music up till now, also keeps sneaking down to have a go.
So all in all it sounds great and looks great and we should have bought one ages ago. Brilliant!
Review by Ellen Stuart, Tavistock, Devon, UK (21/03/2011)
12) "Our daughter is progressing well and loves the sound and feel that the CDP1 gives"
A wonderful addition to our home. The CDP1 looks and sounds great. Thank you for the advise given Graham, we would definitely have gone in the wrong direction without your help. Our daughter is progressing well with the piano and loves the sound and feel that the CDP1 gives. The whole family are now enthusiastic to learn with her!
Review by Katie Hancock, Epping, Essex, UK (09/04/2011)
13) "It's far better than I expected for the price - The action is superb"
I am really delighted with the piano. Sound and action apart, the
Having had two small grandchildren staying, my first real opportunity to sit
The sound quality is great, and to be able to crescendo and decrecendo
Review by Pamela Barlow, Cardiff (23/04/2011)
14) "The action of the keys feels just like a traditional piano"
I am so pleased with my CDP1. The action of the keys feels just like a traditional
The sound quality is very good - an opinion with which my husband who has
Having said I was only interested in the piano function, I must admit I've
I'm so glad I bought the headphones. The sound quality is brilliant, and in
One slight niggle, I do find the manual hard to follow at times! I'm particularly
I played my much-loved acoustic piano at my son's house yesteday, and
Thank you for all your help - and thank you too to the very helpful lady on
Review by Mrs B, South Wales (05/05/2011)
15) "I would recommend the CDP1 to anyone and especially to beginners"
From a beginner's point-of-view the CDP1 feels like a 'real' piano. Up to the point of purchase I
We also live in quite a small cottage, so the digital piano needs to fit in with other furniture
It is wonderful to be able to play the digital piano with headphones on, knowing that the other
I would recommend the CDP1 to anyone and especially to beginners.
Review by Barbara Gee, Stoneleigh, Coventry (06/07/2011)
16) "My piano teacher told me to get this as it feels most similar to a real acoustic piano"
After considering for a few days and comparing Yamaha ARIUS Y161 and Classenti CDP1, I finally
Review by Lucy Loou, (06/09/2011)
17) "We are very pleased with it"
Received our piano yesterday – thanks for delivering it so fast.
We are very pleased with it.
Review by Marc Gwynne, Stockport (13/10/2011)
18) "My daughter spends hours playing without being pushed to practice"
I was about to buy a 30 year old Technics px20 for my daughter who is about to take grade two exam. I spend hours looking for the ideal unit for her until i came accross your website and your book. In the end me and my wife decided to pop in to the ukpianos shop on the 25th of Feb and bought the Classenti CDP1.
My daughter is very pleased with it. she spends hours playing without being pushed to practice. Thank you very much.
Review by Sam (27/02/2012)
19) "The feel of the keys and the sound are very similar to real piano"
We are really pleased with our purchase of Classenti CDP1 bundle offer. We bought it and took it
home with us on the same day.
The feel of the keys and the sound are very similar to real piano. We used only piano 1, which I
find is closest to real piano. We didn't set the keys to light or heavy as I like the preset touch. We didn't use
any other instruments as what we want is a piano, which does not need regular tuning and easy to move around. The
rosewood colour blends in quite well with our living room.
Review by Huan Wee Chan, Ealing, West London (05/03/2012)
20) "It was lovely and sounded really good"
I received my Classenti CDP1 (cherry) two weeks ago and I am really enthusiastic as it a very nice piece of furniture and it sounds authentic.
As a beginner it is difficult to comment too much, but my music teacher, cousin, played it and he said it was lovely and sounded really good. What I like about it, there are not too many gadgets or voices, just enough to make it interesting. Not paying for extras you will never use.
It was easy to put together, although, my husband and I found the keyboard heavy (but then we are old!). The piano is hired for the 6 months to see how I get on, if I give up it certainly will not be the fault of the piano.
Review by Liz Hill, Canterbury, Kent, UK (19/05/2012)
21) "The Classenti CDP1 has a good solid action to its keys"
If it some time since you heard a digital piano then I really recommend you play
and listen to one if you are not sure it will be a suitable alternative to a standard piano.
Sound is a very personal matter so all I can say is that my wife and I both preferred the slightly brighter tone of the CDP1 but some will prefer the slightly mellower CDP2 – bear in mind though that this is when compared side by side and therefore I would say that both will be very pleasing in sound terms and not a big reason to choose one or the other.
Particularly good is the sound at the extremes of the keyboard – where some
digital pianos I tried either lose depth at the low end or give up completely at the high end.
There is so much you can think about when you buy a piano but rather like cameras and hi-fi you can get carried away with the features – but we wanted a piano (not a full orchestra capability from triangle to bassoon or a beautiful piece of furniture to match the décor) that would play well enough and sound good enough to encourage us to want to play it. The Classenti CDP1 fits that bill perfectly – and does look good also!
About UK Pianos' service:
"It was encouraging to see how enthusiastic they are about the products"
When I decided that a digital piano would be a nice thing to have I was not ready
for the confusion that awaited me – so many pianos and so many mostly incomprehensible features.
Having decided on either a Classenti CDP1 or 2 I visited the UK Pianos showroom where Mr Howard asked a couple of questions and established that for our purposes the CDP1 would be the best choice unless we actually preferred the different sound of the CDP2 – again no attempt to sell us a more expensive piano with characteristics beyond our needs (and uk pianos). The other staff there were very helpful in sorting out the rest of the transaction and it was encouraging to see how enthusiastic they are about the products.
Review by Michael Levy, Ealing, London (20/09/2012)
22) "My Classenti is the best and most important purchase I have made"
I've had my digital piano for about two years and am more pleased than ever that I came across the UK Pianos website and was able to take advantage of Graham's excellent and impartial advice.
With a limited budget I was concerned that I couldn't afford a top of the range model - but a personal email (several in fact!) from Graham introduced me to the Classenti range. He reassured me that these more affordable instruments had the qualities I was looking for - among them a lovely tone and light action. (The heavier action of my beloved upright had become a problem as Parkinson's worsened, and I had decided it must be handed on to my grandchildren.)
How right he was! Something begun in childhood and very much side-lined as my committments increased, has in retirement become a passion. Practice makes perfect they say (not that I claim perfection - far from it!) and the time I spend at my Classenti has certainly paid dividends. I am playing pieces I never dreamt would be possible for me, and at the moment am practising Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.
My Classenti is the best and most important purchase I have made. The last two years have seen my Parkinson's symptoms worsening, and I am sure that being able to enjoy my music has kept me positive and focused - as soon as I start to play my spirits lift. I cannot thank Graham and UK Pianos enough.
Review by Pamela Barlow (16/11/2012)
23) "I am absolutely delighted with the piano"
Review by Helen Ravenhill, Malpas, Cheshire, UK (22/11/2012)
24) "I am extremely glad that the warranty is so good"
I was very disappointed that the piano was faulty as you can imagine but both your
office and the engineer
Review by Michael Levy, Ealing, London (26/01/2013)
25) "I am absolutely thrilled with it"
My Classenti cdp 1 piano has finally arrived and I am absolutely thrilled with it. I think it has been all over the Channel Islands before eventually reaching Alderney today. Never mind, it's here now. And working beautifully.
Many thanks for your help and please thank the lady who dealt with my order.
Review by Aileen Wilson, Alderney, Channel Islands (27/01/2013)
26) "The Sounds - Wow - Wonderful!"
I bought the Classenti CDP1 from UK Pianos and it was brilliant.
Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to buy a piano as its
Review by Ivy Fadaka, Enfield, North London, UK (04/02/2013)
27) "His piano teacher is really pleased with the sound and functionality"
We bought a cdp1 piano from you two months ago after you gave advice to my husband on what was suitable for our son, Daniel, who is a beginner.
It is a terrific instrument; both he and his piano tutor are really pleased with the sound and functionality. So, many thanks for some really sound advice.
Review by Carolyn Hoyle (17/02/2013)
28) "My daughter is very happy with it compared to other pianos she has been practicing on"
I was totally confused and lost on which is the right piano to buy for my daughter
who is in Grade 6 and plans to complete the course until grade 8. The Howard score and customer reviews at UK
pianos helped me greatly.
VERY USEFUL IMPARTIAL AND UNBIASED ADVISE
I will definitely recommend them to anyone considering to buy a piano. You can never go wrong with them.
29) "For the price it is perfect and plays beautifully"
Purchased a digital Piano for my daughter (aged 15 at the time). Classenti CDP1 in shiny black. Soo pleased with the service provided and delivery. Had many questions to ask and website was brilliant with the answers. Definitely would purchase again from Graham Howard UK Pianos. Daughter so pleased with the Piano, for the price it is perfect and plays beautifully. Piano also came with a 5 year guarantee. Added bonus to the package. Thanking you.
Review by Karen Whaley, Blackburn, Lancashire (01/03/2013)
30) "The price was right - First Class Service"
UK Pianos provided the research tools I needed and gave me the confidence to choose an appropriate electronic piano. I am not a musician and was buying for a talented grandchild.
After selecting the Classenti CDP1 in black satin and after checking prices from
many suppliers I bought from UK Pianos. The buying and delivery processes were completely painless.
31) "My partner adores playing and has fallen in love with his Classenti"
I bought a Classenti CDP1 from you 8 months ago as a present for my partner who was a complete beginner but who had always dreamed of learning to play the piano, and I'm writing to tell you what a resounding success it has been.
You gave me excellent advice, and I found your digital piano review extremely
helpful and informative. It was a bit of a risky present, and the CDP1 was a really good recommendation. My partner
simply adores playing and has
Review by Tessa Cleaver, West London (09/03/2013)
32) "An excellent buy at a reasonable price"
The cdp1 piano is just the job. It sounds like and feels like a real piano and starting from scratch in the middle of last year, I really enjoy my daily practice. It was an excellent buy at a reasonable price.
Review by Peter Martin, Bath, Somerset (13/03/2013)
33) "For any beginner or intermediate pianist, this is the one for you"
I have to say I have liked playing it. The feel of the key, the stereo system, the build, the look (red wood, it looks damn fine), it's the finest model you can get for the price. In particular, if you apply for a rent-to-buy program, where you basically buy the piano on installment, your burden will get just eased a bit more!
For any beginner or intermediate pianist, this is the one for you. Also, before you make the decision, you may want to consult with Graham. He knows piano. Oh by the way, the model is Classenti CDP1.”
Review by Lizi Zhu (17/03/2013)
34) "She is very pleased with the sound and possibility of the instrument"
We received the piano on the due date, and was very pleased with how careful it had been packaged. Putting it together was quite simple, however definitely a two person's job! (main part is heavy).
My daughter couldn't wait till the instruction manual was downloaded for her to start playing. She is very pleased with the sound and possibility of the instrument. We also own an upright piano, which is in our front room, so making it difficult when someone wants to watch TV.
Now that she has her own piano in her bedroom, she can play to her heart content, working towards her grade 2 and can do that late or early in the day thanks to the headphones. She is betrayed though by the slight "tap-tap" on the keys in the still of the early morning!
At last, she is starting being creative and recording her own music, so who knows :-)
A very happy customer
Review by Loic Roudot, Swanley, Kent (26/03/2013)
35) "A great piano for the money!"
The Classenti CDP1 is just what I was after. Although I'm no expert, it feels and sounds to me like an acoustic piano. It looks great too. The only feature I would have liked, that it's not got, is a cover for the keys. Overall I'm very pleased and feel that I've got a great piano for the money!
Review by Vicky Killeen, Belper, Derbyshire (01/04/2013)
36) "I am very happy with it"
I have just taken delivery of a Classenti CDP1, bought from UKPianos, that I am very happy with.
Review by Vicky (03/04/2013)
37) "Great service, great piano!"
Graham's piano advice was so easy to read and understand - I am now in possession
of a great digital piano that is played regularly, especially by my 18 month old!!
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