Based on your advice I am going to buy the Yamaha CLP 320, it seems as if it
is a high quality machine without being too expensive. I am sure my wife
and our 3 year old daughter are going to be delighted!
Thanks again for an extremely helpful book and website. It made a huge
difference to me to get an objective opinion on the digital piano’s out
there, and to be given some guidance.
Dr. Karl, South Africa
Thanks for your very informative guide about digital pianos, I have spent a
very enjoyable few hours reading through and researching various pianos.
Thank you for the email and link to your useful book.
I hope to be buying a digital piano soon armed with the wealth of information in your text.
First of all…..thank you for your book about what to seek for when buying
a digital piano. It’s packed with good advice!
Hi Graham, firstly a huge thank you for your “7 Things You MUST Know Before Buying A Digital Piano” guide I downloaded the other day. It’s been so useful already and much appreciated
Your guidance throughout this process has been invaluable, despite spending hours on the
web trying to find comparisons your guidance stands out as being clear, concise and
What a great great great book: “7 things you must know before you buy a digital piano”!
Thank you so much. I was captivated today by a cherrywood Roland D990. It was double what
I wanted to pay for a piano but now I realise that my original budget was a little low
(which was based on a, dare I admit it?, Suzuki on sale in a music shop window!)
The only problem is that I am in South Africa and it seems as if most online piano
retailers are in or only deliver to the UK, US and Europe. But that’s okay, I may find
someone who will ship to SA or I will buy locally which might be slightly more expensive,
but will be good because I can build a relationship with them and it’ll help with
We have a Yamaha stockist nearby so I’ll go check out the Yamahas too. I thought they
were way out of my price range and I wasn’t going to bother, but after reading you
recommendations I realise that I should check them out before buying.
So just wanted to say thanks for the advice.
All the best
Jo du Plessis
Having yesterday downloaded your book about “7 Things You Must Know Before You Buy a Digital Piano”, and having been the owner of a Yamaha Clavinova CLP550 piano from 1988 until a a couple of months ago, I found I knew enough to know that I disagree with nothing you’ve written, and am very happy to take the rest on trust! All in all, an excellent download for which many thanks.
Thanks a million for all your advice in your book already. Its refreshingly simple to
read whilst being highly informative.
Many thanks for your ‘digital piano guide’, which I have found incredibly useful and informative.
First of all, let me thank you for your fantastic book on Digital Pianos. This was my absolutely essential read and I feel that I am ready to buy a Digital Piano with all the essential knowledge.
Firstly, thank you for all the emails, everyone of them has helped!
Thank you so much in helping me, and everyone else in their piano passion,
Thank you for your book. It is really a big help for me, mostly – educational wise. Unfortunately, we do not have many piano stores in Montreal, Canada. And, almost all the pianos I can order on line – from USA (additional custom fee!). I still don’t know what to do or even what brand to buy, but, margin for error, thanks to you,- got smaller!
Thankyou for your mail. I did find your book instructive and potentially
I have reservations abaout some of your conclusions however, particularly
those concerning sound quality.
I have a rather old Technics SX-PX107/M, bought in 1994, which I use myself.
I am an opera singer and singing teacher.
My wife is a ballet teacher and last year we needed another piano for her
school. To my disgust all the instruments I could find to try sounded to my
ears at least greatly inferior to my old Technics. I was particularly
disappointed by the Yamaha Clavinovas. The higher notes sound very
“plastic”. The best of an indifferent bunch was for me the Kawai CA51. This
We now need yet another instrument for our second ballet school. I would
like to hear and play the Kawai CA63 among other possibilities before
reaching a decision.
I should emphasise that we live in Germany, not very near any large city, so
that the chances of finding instruments to try out are very limited. We are,
however, going to be in England, Somerset, and Wales, Cardiff, in the next
few weeks and I hope to find somewhere that will give me the chance to
The A and O of the matter for the ballet schools is the real piano sound and
to some extent the power for a large studio. For my own use, in the event of
the demise of my Technics, a decent harpsichord register and possibly church
organ are useful. The rest is irrelevant.
Your fault: you did ask.
If you know of any shops within reasonable range of Frome or Cardiff with a
decent selection of pianos I’d be grateful for the information. We can of
course not buy anything in the UK but would have to order online here.
Thank you for your e-mail. I have only managed to read the first couple of
pages and it’s had been incredibly helpful. I am a total novice and about to
embark on learning to play the piano from scratch. I will certainly contact
you for help when I need it. Very comforting.
Thank you so much for following up to my receiving your book. The
information was invaluable helping me decide on a piano to purchase. I was
having a hard time discerning the polyphony and what is a good number to
Thank you for writing such a useful buying guide.
Thank you for your book. I’m planning to buy a digital piano and this book
will help me to choose the right one.
I am looking for the right digital piano for myself and my two children, and came
across ukpianos.co.uk and your very helpful “7 things …” booklet. I am very grateful
for the time and effort that has gone into these resources – I was dreading weeks and
weeks of scattergun searches on the web.
Thanks for todays message. I received, read and applied your detailed guide when helping my daughter to buy a piano and we are both very satisfied with the result. Without your guide we would have found choosing a piano very difficult and no doubt would have made a choice which we later regretted so you have our heartfelt thanks for making a copy of your book available.
I found your book very helpful – it gave me all the info I needed to make a major purchase.
I am an engineer by qualification and I have practiced as an electical and
electronics engineer for much of my working life, so I tend to be quite
thorough when investigating issues that are new to me – as was the case with
digital pianos. Your guide struck me as both thorough and practical. I
appreciate that many issues, particularly relating to sound and feel and
likely to be subjective, and I was pleased to read this in the guide. So
many reviewers tend to express their personal opinions as though they are
facts. Your guide takes a more honest line and, as such, has become a
reference worth recommending.
Thank you for sending me your book. I downloaded a copy earlier in the year
and found it extremely helpful. I have been involved in selecting a new
instrument for our church which has had had a fire. Our old organ and piano
2ere destroyed and we decided to go for a new combined digital instrument.
Your book was excellent and I had more confidence in choosing an instrument.
Thank you very much.
I downloaded the book easily and found it most helpful in selecting the best
digital piano for our needs.
Thanks a lot Mr. Howard. Your advice is my final decision to buy d CLP340..i m
grateful to you really do a splendid job, helping others to take d right
decision, which very few people on earth can do, once again thanks a lot.