“The key touch was perfect, just what I was hoping for”
I’ve been looking on internet for some time now as I needed to buy a digital piano. I carefully
read all your comments including your guide to buying digital piano which I found extremely
useful, thank you!
After some time I made up my mind and decided to buy Classenti CDP2, the specs sounded good
to me and the fact that it had heavy weighted keys was the major aspect that made me buy this
piano. When it finally arrived I was chuffed, my first digital piano, of course I was excited.
I knew it would be different from the usual upright piano I had and it would take some time
getting used to it. The key touch was perfect, just what I was hoping for.
Review by Jane Bowyer, East Preston, UK
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2) “I fell in love with this instrument straight away, and ended up taking one home with me”
I had decided to take up piano playing after a gap of many years, having recently semi-retired. This time I had my heart set on a digital piano. Not knowing much about them, I contacted Graham Howard for his advice on what to look for.
After a few friendly emails, and receiving very helpful advice, I decided to drive from Northampton to Enfield to visit the showroom. There, I was shown the Classenti CDP2, and given a short demonstration. I fell in love with this instrument straight away, and ended up taking one home with me.
It was very easy to assemble, having downloaded the instruction manual from the internet.
Once assembled, this piano makes a wondrous addition to any room, a really beautiful looking, and at the same time very solid, instrument.
To play it is to be transported into another world, the sounds are so authentic. The extras are an added bonus, with just enough not to get too complicated, for instance 5 instrumental voices, various demo songs to listen to, a metronome, and reverb are my particular favourites.
This has given me the enthusiasm to take lessons again, because the Classenti deserves to be played well, and I hope one day that I will be able to do it the justice that it deserves. It will certainly be fun trying.
Review by Alan G Mitchell, Northampton, UK
3) “Great sounds with silent keys from Classenti”
I have received my Classenti CDP2 (Black Satin) two days ago. The piano was ordered online from http://www.ukpianos.co.uk.
I am very pleased with the overall build and design quality of this piano, which beats our expectations. The black satin finish of the surfaces is very nice, the overall design is great.
Playing this piano, you may experience the feelings of playing a real piano, the sounds are fantastic, and the keys are excellent in the sense that they are not noisy. The key weight can be easily adjusted, in normal mode the key weight is very close to that of a grand piano.
The controls are very well optimized, just 4 buttons at the left end of the keyboard and easy to use, select button and press a key and you are there. The user manual is crystal clear and easy to follow.
I would like also to confirm positively all the information I found in the Digital Piano Buyer’s Book by Graham Howard,
book that helped me greatly in deciding which piano to buy.
Classenti CDP 2 is an excellent choice for starters. It has all the features of an advanced digital piano at a reasonable price. For my 4 yrs daughter it was really important to have a digital piano with no buttons and monitors in front of her,
when testing a Yamaha she had the tendency to watch the lights and the monitor instead to concentrate on playing the keys.
The key weight was also a deciding factor in selecting the CDP2, it has keys with weight control and about 5 touch sensitivity levels, essential features which can be found in the much more expensive pianos. The sounds are nicely reproduced from a Classenti grand piano using a technology available only in the more expensive digital pianos.
The sounds I get using the CDP2 seems to me being much better than the sounds from the demo video from the web page of the online store. For me, an alternative to CDP2 would be Yamaha CLP320 or Kawai CN32, but must see the difference in price.
The price was not the deciding factor in buying this piano. In fact I was afraid I would buy an expensive piano that may not be satisfying for the practice of my daughter. It seems that Classenti CDP2 is beating my expectations and again it is an excellent choice for starters.
In mean time, everybody in the family wants piano time.
Thanks to Graham Howard and UKPianos for their nice service.
Review by Adrian Vasilescu, Quebec City, Canada
4) “I was amazed that an electric piano could have such a natural and realistic sound”
The feel and sound of the piano was exactly like an acoustic piano. I was amazed that an electric piano could have
such a natural and realistic sound. The variety of different sound effects that are available are extremely realistic
and greatly add to the enjoyment ofplaying the piano. I have not got any negative comments on the piano as it
is just perfect for my needs.
Review by Michael Fogg, Bisley, Woking, Surrey, UK
5) “I have compared it with a Yamaha model that my friends have, and I would rate the Classenti as superior with a less tinny and fuller sounding note”
My husband (Dominic) bought me a Classenti CDP2 from UK Pianos for my birthday and I am absolutely delighted with it. I have not tried many of the fancy features as I am simply satisfied with the sound of a traditional piano and the Classenti certainly gives me the authentic feel and sound I was hoping for. I have compared it with a Yamaha model that my friends have, and I would rate the Classenti as superior with a less tinny and fuller sounding note.
As a little girl I always wanted to learn the piano but fortunes meant that I settled for teaching myself on a small keyboard, now, as an adult I am already making great progress and am looking forward to finally taking some proper lessons and fulfilling a childhood dream.
Thank you for helping Dominic with the purchase, your advice was definitely worth it.
Review by Victoria Grace, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, UK
6) “Not only does it look superb, but the sound is excellent too”
After spending many days perusing the internet in search of a piano keyboard and becoming quite bemused,I came across UK PIANOS CO UK and found some very interesting facts all about piano keyboards by Graham Howard. It certainly gave me good insight as to how to procede to find the right keyboard for me. I contacted Graham and after having excellent advice , decided to buy a Classent CDP1 .But,after listening to the Classenti CDP2 , I decided to buy that model instead.
A month ago my Rosewood Classenti arrived.Not only does it look superb,but the sound is excellent too.It is many years since I played the piano being aged 32 when I started learning.I was extremely fortunate to find a lovely elderly lady tutor,actually a professor of music.She brought me to a very high standard and I would love to achieve that same standard once more. .I now practice most days for 2 hours and all my good teaching is returning.
I owe many thanks to Graham for the good advice and excellent way my piano was packed and delivered.
This piano is a special present from my family.One is never too old to play.Age is just a number.I should know as I have just turned 80.
Review by Madge Schofield, Keighley, West Yorkshire (07/05/2011)
7) “Graded hammer action and touch sensitivity are good – Manual could be better presented though”
As a piece of furniture it looks very fine in the room I’ve put it in (cherry was absolutely the right choice).
The graded hammer action and touch sensitivity are amazingly good. So too the sound quality of the piano,
harpsichord and organ voices – the ones I’m mainly interested in.
I haven’t tested all the functions systematically yet and I’ve no plans to do so in the near future.
I’m really not at all concerned with recorded songs, etc or midi connections. The headphones are excellent.
The assembly was pretty straightforward, though the friend helping me had to retap the two bolt holes
securing the Back Board at the top.
The alignment of the pre-drilled holes, etc was spot on. I’ve still no idea what the long-shafted handle
bolt included with the other bolts and screws is supposed to be for. Apparently not for the music rest.
The Manual could be more professionally presented. In particular, the Midi Note Numbering Chart on p 18 –
which is essential for navigating around the piano’s functions – is faint and difficult to read, though
once you realise C3 is Middle C, it all follows neatly enough.