Hi Mr Graham,
Thank you so much for you brilliant piano buying guide book,
Thanks so much Graham. I have printed out the guide and will read it over before buying.
It’s a great help, and there isn’t a lot of help out there!
The book was very useful and answered some key questions.
This is an excellent and well researched piece of work
I downloaded your book and i think its been pretty much the most helpful guide as i’m going in for a digital piano next week.
I found the book to be an amazing introduction to the mechanism of a digital piano, as you said i knew more about the instrument specs than the guys working in the stores. I recommend it to anyone thinking to buy one or that already have one.
Just want to say thanks for your most useful digital piano buying guide. It gave us great insights
into what to look for when buying a digital piano for our son.
Tim from Sydney, Australia
“Your guide is excellent and gives a really clear view to cut through all the jargon”
The book is excellent. I learned more in half an hour of reading your book than I’d managed to pick up in years before that. In particular, what features are useful and which ones are simply gimmicks. It’s hard to see the point of reproducing aspects of an acoustic piano such as less than ideal damping. Your guide is excellent and gives a really clear view to cut through all the jargon.
“I am delighted to have found your site”
I am so impressed with your extensive guide. I came across it while researching the purchase of a new digital piano. I am delighted to have found your site.
I just sold my Yamaha P-200 which I have had since 2000. I decided to upgrade because the sound and touch of that P200 were really bothering me.
For the replacement I went to Archambault, which is the biggest music store here in Montreal. The salesman, who is apparently an accomplished pianist, showed me a number of digital pianos and wound up recommending the CLP430. His recommendation is in line with the notes reflected in your Guide.
So obviously the advice of that rep was valid.
I haven’t bought it yet, but I believe that the CLP430 is a good choice. I also have a Yamaha acoustic piano. But I hardly ever use it because I need the digital for sequencing/recording. I am an amateur piano player; I do some composing and stuff What I tell people is: “My name is Ashkenazy, I play the piano, but I am no Ashkenazy!”.
Thank you so much, Graham, for allowing me to benefit from your knowledge and experience.
Awesome guide – absolutely love it! Great work with huge attention to details. Thumbs up 🙂
“Many thanks for taking the fear out of the buying experience”
Thank you for the advice on digital pianos. It was unbiased, clear and informative. It has certainly put me in a better position
when I go to buy one. Many thanks for taking the fear out of the buying experience and giving me the confidence.
I read your book and it is excellent and very helpful.
Thanks very much for your insight on what to consider when buying a piano/keyboard
Thanks for the book. It’s so informative and I’ve certainly learnt a lot from there.
I have read your article on buying piano and i am very much impressed with your honest review on piano buying guide.
Thank you for your book which I found really useful. I used to play the piano during my school years and now picking up the hobby again after 25 years obviously everything has moved on, so as a novice in the digital instrument age this was invaluable to me.
I am still at the investigation stage and have not yet committed to buying anything yet but if I have any further questions I will let you know.
With regards to some feedback and future iterations of the book, it would be useful to have a one-page with all of the pertinent points as a “cheat sheet” to take to the retailer with me rather than carrying the whole book.
Thanks very much for the book, I found it most useful in unravelling some of the manufactures jargon.
Thank you for your very clear explanation of the terms and words that would puzzle the general non-musical public! I learn stuff that no one really tried to explain!
I loved your guide!
The problem is obtaining purchase requisition authorisation from the wife.
Perhaps you need a new chapter to your guide or even a separate guide on
how to convince the wife/husband/partner/significant other.
If I can then work out how to re-arrange the house to fit it in and devise
a strategy to prevent the cats scratching it to pieces I think I’d be ready to buy…
We bought a digital piano in February of 2011, thanks to your very excellent & comprehensive guide & comparison of models.
It made a very difficult decision much easier to make, & with lots more confidence.
Jenny from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
To say that I found the book only useful would be an understatement, it was extremely informative and cleared my muddled head on many terms that I had earlier come across.
A huge appreciation and thanks for making your information so readily and freely available to people. An amazing job and keep it up.
Your book clearly pointed out the differences on the pianos and woke up my mind.
Thank for a very informative book. Think im the most knowledgeable parent in pianos now:)
That book is fantastic,i printed of all 70+ pages.
“Something FREE? must be a catch somewhere!”
Thanks for the guide to buying a digital piano
My first thought was, something FREE? must be a catch somewhere!
Its good to know that there are some genuine people who wish to help.
Thank you very much for your piano guide. Very informative for someone like me know who doesn’t know much about pianos.
I found book very useful, I haven’t decided yet what to buy. Actually had a look yesterday and really listened to the tone of both the Roland and the Yamaha. Found the Roland a deep warm sound and the Yamaha higher pitched, Overall thought found the Yamaha better. Model cvp501(r) which is coming in at a shade under £2k as I’m being offered some cash discount due to a trade in.
The model played well in the small shot I had and I was quite impressed by it, I was originally looking at the CLP440 but for me who is returning to playing music after 20 years the CVP seemed a better buy.
Much appreciated the info in your book and will go on line and check the web pages suggested.
Very useful thank you. I’m an amateur musician but know nothing about digital pianos and was asked about them by a colleague. Your guide gave me all the info I needed. Many thanks.
I’d like to say – nice one on a great website (and downloadable book) with so much information.
It really looks like you’ve put a lot of effort into supplying information for people in similar
positions to myself, for free! So, thanks.
Thank you very much for your copy of “ 7 Things You Must Know Before You Buy
A Digital Piano”
I had a quick glance at it and I find it very informative and useful tool before buying
A digital piano.
I have no idea about piano and hope your guide will provide me all the valuable information
I need before buying a digital piano for my daughter.
Thank you once again for share your knowledge with people like us who have no knowledge
on world of Pianos.