Thank you for email me, I wasnt able to download your great guide, unitl you sent me this email. Now I finally could get it 😀 and is really complete full of useful information.
Oscar from Mexico
The book is amazingly comprehensive, and I found it extremely informative. The layout, structure and stye of writing enables the reader rapid access to all the information, which is clear and concise.
Thanks to Graham I was able to make the impossible decision of selecting the right digital piano. As with other electronic devices there is an enormous selection, enormous enough that I usually forever procrastinate. I found Graham’s impartial and expert on-line information along with his email answers to my questions most helpful and appreciated. My next keyboard purchase will definitely be directly through you Graham. Mom loves the piano.
Happy New Year,
Chuck Churchill, Calgary Alberta, Canada
I found the book to be of great use for learning some jargon and gave me a great insight when looking at digital pianos on the web and being able to identify key aspects for them.
Book was amazingly helpful – from not knowing where to start I feel confident now about starting the search for the right digital piano so many thanks. Just wish we were geographically close enough to come to you to buy.
Thanks for all your help, Graham, really appreciate it – but just a point of accuracy about Gear4Music: they do charge delivery in the UK – we were charged £56 for a digital piano. Also, when it arrived it had a fault, and they said we would have to return it, as they have no service agents available. There was no suggestion they would be able to send someone out to look at it ‘at home’.
I found your book useful. In fact that is an understatement – I found it of great benefit for which I would like to offer sincere thanks
Your book was most useful. It was exactly the guidance I was looking for as I was undecided whether to buy used or new. The book gave me a lot of insight.
“A little piece of jewelry in a sea of misleading and confusing info”
After looking for information over the net and in actual stores, all I knew is I was getting more and more lost by the minute. And then I came across Graham Howard’s guide on how to buy a digital piano. I don’t usually download this type of things from websites I don’t know, but after reading a couple of his articles I thought “this guy knows what he’s talking about”, and finally got my copy. I can only say good things about it. It’s full of useful condensed information, updated weekly! It’s objective and unbiased, a little piece of jewelry in a sea of misleading and confusing info. I’m very grateful for the job Graham has done for all of us, and it has certainly helped me clear out my mind and, hopefully, make the right choice.” (Noelia, form Barcelona- Spain)
Thank you very much for the insightful book. It was very helpful. I thought your views on digital manufacturers building in acoustic piano flaws was quite amusing. It certainly is tough deciding what to buy as we seem to be spoilt for choice these days.
Tony from Australia
I found your book very useful. It is clear and informative. It helped me a lot. Thank you!!
First, thank you for the digital piano guide – excellent summary and honest opinions across makes and brands. Extremely refreshing.
I found your booklet most useful and it will help me to make a more informed choice.
Your book is great.
Thank you very much. I learnt to much things very interesting
Now I’ll try to buy a Yamaha clp 230 to start my piano lessons
I found your book very useful it explained a lot of the complicated terminology
in a very clear and easy to understand way.
“Thanks for creating such a valuable resource”
I requested a copy of your book since my 17yr old Roland HP-330 was beginning to show some signs of age and I was concerned about electrical gremlins having potentially taken up residence within the tone generator in recent weeks, resulting in the piano developing a very disconcerting habit of momentarily ‘dropping’ the sustain every minute or so. Fortunately I initially started to hunt for the problem in an obvious place where mechanical stuff lives – the pedal box, and after removing the pedal-box itself and subsequently the affixed PCB there was clear evidence of physical wear to part of the sustain pedal where it had actually managed to make contact with the PCB assembly…. Following a quick switch of sustain and sostenuto pedal the piano is now back up and running perfectly, with no fouling of the PCB.
Whilst I should really be elated to see that my much-loved digital piano is once again performing perfectly I am (unfortunately for me) finding your Piano book to be a wonderful resource – and since catching up on the past decade of developments and marketing ploys within just a few short pages I am actually a little disappointed that I can no longer justify treating myself to a shiny new piano at this time…
Whereas I was previously content with my 17yr old HP-330 on the basis that its samples remain generally acceptable to my ears and a Kawai CS-9 (for example) currently weighs in at the £3000 mark (a price that my level of keyboard ability does not really justify), I am now in two minds as to whether fixing the HP330 was really a smart move on my part – since from what you have written I feel that I have been remiss not to consider pianos at a fraction of the CS-9 price point in the past!
Thanks for creating such a valuable resource; as, when and if I decide (or need) to upgrade I will definitely revisit “7 things” and will no doubt be in touch!
Your very thorough book is very helpful. I am the artistic director of a community chorus and our 20 year old Roland digital piano will soon need to be replaced. The information in your book is helping me educate some of the non-musicians on our board of directors as well as some of the singers and non-keyboardists about what a digital piano is and what features we need to consider. In fact, as a pianist and organist, I have learned a great deal of technical information from your book. Thank you for the research you have done and for presenting it in such a clear manner.
The Festival Singers of Orange County, California
“Amazingly attentive assistance”
Very helpful and surprisingly un-pushy assistance
Very generous and unbiased help. Lots of useful information
“Some valuable information here to help make a decision”
This provides a source of copious amounts of information – helpful if you are just interested in pianos and useful if you are trying to make a decision
“I am very glad that Graham’s site was there to help”
I had been away from the piano for a great many years when I found Graham’s site. The information he provided was invaluable in helping me make an informed purchase (a Yamaha electric keyboard).
I have not once regretted my decision, quite the opposite, and I am very glad that Graham’s site was there to help.
“It really helped me to choose a suitable piano for my family”
I thoroughly studied Graham Howard’s guide, scores and reviews at ukpianos.co.uk website about digital pianos and these really helped me to choose a suitable piano for my family.
Thanks for all the information I was able to find about digital pianos on your website.
My husband and I found Graham’s information on buying a piano extremely helpful on which model to choose and what to look for. We would definitely recommend his website to anyone looking to purchase a piano!
“Valuable comments, opinions and hand-on experience”
UK Pianos was of big help during my search for digital piano. Valuable comments, opinions and hand-on experience. Lot of details about manufacturers and particular hardware of pianos.
Very much recommended. Although my final decision was on me and was not really in-line with UK Pianos opinion 🙂
Graham Thanks for all your help.
Was so glad that I used Uk Pianos to purchase one of your pianos was a good investment. Very happy with it.
I used you site while helping a friend to choose which piano to buy. Your site was invaluable in this process and my friend is extremely happy with their purchase.
“As a total piano newbie, it helped me wade through the jungle of pianos out there”
This guide to piano buying really saved me!! I live in the US so did not really get to use the website recommendations but, as a total piano newbie, it helped me wade through the jungle of pianos out there.
I approached the piano store with confidence, could ask really pertinent questions & could also compare their pricing among models!
A really really useful guide, so thank you Graham and wish you much success!
Nisha Cupertino, CA, USA
Dear Graham, when i was looking for a piano, your extensive Info on Electronic piano’s prooved to be very helpful.
Thanks, Frans doejaaren
Excellent advice from a very knowledgable person. Thank you very much for great advice, and service. We are really enjoying the digital piano. Cheers
Rob and Lynn
“It is the best present she has had”
I purchased a Roland for my grandaughter for Christmas,
she is 12 at the moment and taking piano lessons in school.
She says it is the best present she has had and is now on her
second exam and doing really well.
Many thanks for all your information and help.
“This made shopping a pleasant, stress-free experience”
It is a daunting prospect trying to match piano type, quality and affordability to the needs of a beginner and an experienced pianist. The guide was very helpful and clear and provided pointers to the important things
to consider and the questions to ask in the shop. This made shopping itself a pleasant, stress-free experience. We are both very pleased with our pianos and I thoroughly recommend the guide to anyone thinking of buying a piano.
“The service was excellent from UK Pianos”
The website with guidance by Graham Howard on buying my daughters piano was very helpful and honest on the various brands, and the service was excellent when we came to buying from UK pianos. Highly recommended.