Yamaha YDP113 Review
“My YDP113 is sitting proudly in my dining room and it is truly a thing of great beauty!”
I purchased a Yamaha YDP113 second hand, online, for £300. It was said to
be 3 years old and this model is now discontinued. I am completely new to
the piano world but it is something I have always wanted to take up, and
now I have time on my hands due to early retirement, I thought it’s now
Actually I did have the intention of buying an electronic organ but research
led me to the conclusion that a digital piano would be the more favourable
Further research told me that with my limited budget (Â£500) I would be better
off with a decent used piano from one of the better manufacturers than to buy
a new one from one of the lesser brands. A massive help in this process was
Graham Howard’s free online guide “7 Things you must know before you buy a
digital piano”. That took me from zero knowledge to an understanding of the
key features I needed to have.
At £300 I wondered whether I had done the right thing or should I have
invested a bit more? Well, its now sitting proudly in my dining room and it
is truly a thing of great beauty! So much so that my offer to house it in
the study, or even the garage, have been unnecessary as my better half
thinks (correctly) that it looks like a fine piece of furniture! There are
no tacky buttons and flashing lights – it just looks quality!
Technically, I know little of what constitutes a great piano. But I have to
say that in our short time together so far my Yamaha YDP 113 both looks and
sounds absolutely fantastic. I almost feel guilty that I paid so little for
it. I suspect I have made a very, very smart move”.
Reviewed by Jim Gavin (08/11/10)
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