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I am looking for a piano for my son and have found a reasonable priced one however it has no
The shop assistant told me that it was almost a Bentley and that you just pay for
the name of a Yamaha.
The make or number on the piano is Digital Piano IM8815 Digital Piano TG8815
Can you shed any light on if it’s a good buy?
Kind regards, Amrit
Reply/ Hi Amrit
The piano in question is the Diginova brand (a variation of
Yamaha's brand name 'Clavinova'.
Diginova no longer offer the budget model pianos, in fact, they
only have a small range of mid-priced range models.
The price is certainly cheap, but you might also consider
looking at a Casio digital piano.
The Casio CDP100 is less than £400. Here is the link for the
There are not many digital pianos selling for this low price,
so if you are on a budget then by all means go ahead,
but bare in mind that you will have to change it
if your piano playing progresses to a higher level.
That’s Brilliant, you’ve really helped, I’m sure there are a lot of parent’s out there who get so confused and
angry when trying to look for pianos their children when they first begin playing, bearing in mind it may only be a
I wouldn’t mind paying a bit more as I do want my son to learn so what do you recommend? I’ve seen lots of second
hand clavinova’s – would you recommend me buying one of those? Or should I just stick to a new one as I see no
point in buying another one if he does progress.
Many thanks for your help!
kind regards, Amrit
Buying a second hand Yamaha Clavinova will certainly
save you money, but you won't get a guarantee with
it and if anything were to go wrong, it may cost you an
arm and a leg to repair.
It is better to buy a new one. You get a 3 year guarantee
and peace of mind.
I recommend the Yamaha CLP320. This is the most popular
digital piano on the market - You can check it out here:
Thank you for Graham Howard's article on choosing
Have you come across the Diginova range??
Some web forum claims it is made in the far East by Roland and
branded cheaper but still good. I am wary, but the prices are much lower. David McGahie
Hi David, The Diginova is definitely not made by Roland. It is produced
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