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I am thinking about a 15 year old technics dig. piano Model SX-PR100 on
Question/ Hi Graham,
Perhaps you could help me get some info as to which might be suitable. I
want to play piano (my mum was a piano teacher) rather than keyboard but I
am thinking about a technics dig. piano.Model SX-PR100 on ebay. It is 15 yrs
old and in good cond.
Do you think this might suit me to start on and do for a while ?
I am now 61 so I won't be racing to play like Billy Joel, but I do want to
Reply/ Hi Peter
To be completely honest, I wouldn't touch it with
a ten foot pole.
Not that Technics isn't a good make or anything, any
digital piano that is 15 years old is ANCIENT and
you will likely have untold problems with it:
sticking notes, rattling sounds etc.
eBay can be a good place to buy secondhand digital
pianos, but I wouldn't look at anything older than
My advice to you is to carry on looking for bargains on
eBay or treat yourself (if you can afford it of course) to
a brand new digital piano.
My recommendation is the Yamaha CLP220 (around £700)
or if this is over your budget, the Yamaha YDP131 (£510).
You can read more about them here:
I'd discovered that Technics have stopped making pianos and there are a lot of disgruntled people on forums who
can't get theirs repaired, so I've decided against it when put along with your advice.
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