I have read through your book and it’s great – well done. I found it very clear, concise and helpful. Recently I obtained a stage piano from one of the best of the chain music stores here in British Columbia Canada, that is Tom Lee Music. The brand is their own house brand made under contract for them by Fujiyama, which also makes brass and woodwinds, as well as various forms of digital equipment in China. While it’s an exceptional deal price wise, the fact that it is Tom Lee’s house wine, as it were, allows for any servicing issues and it’s a well known fact out in this neck of the woods that Tom Lee doesn’t sell junk. I tested the piano for hammer action, tone, key weight, etc, all the things you suggested, and I am happy to say it passed the test well. Your book is an excellent resource for someone like me who know’s more about classical organs than stage and digital pianos.
Many thanks again!
Thank you for the wonderful information provided. It gave us much needed information – my friend and piano teacher knows her way around acoustic pianos but didn’t know what to look for in digitals – your guide was invaluable.
Sherry Fulton, Canada
I found your article on buying pianos very informative.
I live in NZ. I will buy a piano eventually. I want to get a digital piano
so my children (pre-schoolers) can get exposure to a wide variety of musical
styles, and also to play and have fun with music.
You sharing your knowledge is much appreciated.
Dear Graham, Thanks for your emails, I have had a busy week. I have been
reading your book and found it very useful as I did not know anything about
digital pianos at all, best wishes Fiona
Your book came as a gift for me at the right time. I was (still am)
struggling in the overwhelming number of brands and types. I am a person who
has never played seriously, but always dreamed of playing a piano. I now
wants to start living my dream. (Budget is 1000-max 1750 Pound sterling)
I really loved your help. And to be honest it help me getting more
convinced about my chose. I fell in love with the Yamaha CP33/CP300 also the
sound samples I could find on YouTube. I also visit a store in my area and
found the GHE very pleasant in comparison with others. I believe that your
help made my decision more easy, because the feel and sound witch I think is
indeed the most important are alright with the CP series. The only doubt I
got is the CLP series. Almost the same price (CLP340) as the CP300, but you
say the feel and sound is even better. (top models)
I choose the CP, to take it with me sometime, but its not a must. The feel
and sound are for me the number one priority. So I choose the CP if the sound is
still okey, so I have the advantage to take it with me once I wanted to.
So, some extra evenings surfing on the web is in front of me.
Thanks again for the book
HOLA GRAHAM, TE DIRE QUE YA TENEMOS EN CASA EL PIANO Y ESTAMOS MUY
CONTENTOS, SOBRE TODO MI HIJO.AL FINAL NOS DECIDIMOS POR EL YAMAHA CLP-320 Y
ESPERO PODER DISFRUTAR ESCUCHANDOLO.GRACIAS POR TODO.UN SALUDO
Your website very helpful for non-musician parents.
Thank you so much for the piano course, which I thought was brilliant.
I am now saving for a piano, and will certainly contact you for advise when
ready to buy one.
With very many thanks indeed for all your marvellous help.
Your book was totally brilliant and a great help in helping me narrow down
my choice of replacing my ageing Roland RD 300 (about 16 years old) with
Thank you for you time and for sharing your knowledge. You
information will weigh quite heavily when it comes time to purchasing a
piano for my family.
Thank you in advance.
Congratulations for the book it is really fantastic, is like the bible of digital pianos. I have read it from the beginning to the end.
Thanks very much for all the information. It is really difficult to choose among such an amount of possibilities, but with your help it becomes much easier. I only can say thanks very much.
First, I would like to thank you on your article “7 things you must know before you buy digital piano.” I gain a lot of knowledge by reading this.
I have decided after much deliberation and research (especially through your
booklet so thank you for that) to buy a Yamaha CLP320 I am not a beginner
but have not played for over 20 years ! this is twice the price I had
budgeted for so is on hold until the new year. in the meantime I am
having to continue with a very under par upright which takes up half on my
Thanks again for the information about keyboards it de mystified a great
deal for me.
Thank you, I have downloaded and read your ‘book’. I found it very helpful and very clear, also very understandable – you explain very well!
Thanks for your really ,really useful website.I am still looking through the
7 things I should know before I decide on a digital piano. I am a complete
novice ,wanting to learn to play after years of wishing I could ! Thanks
for helping me thro the jargon.
The book is pretty straight forward, easy to understand (even for non
english guys like me).
Thank you very much for your interesting book about digital piano’s. I live in Belgium, and I want to buy a second hand piano over here, so now, I will be able to check it on a little more ‘professional’ base. I wish you a happy, interesting life.
I just want to say a big thank you to you. Without your book and your advice, it would
have been an absolute nightmare to pick the right instrument!
Thanks for the book. It was very useful and I accordingly decided to go in
for the CLP330. I was looking at that piano earlier but felt greatly
comforted that you ranked it as the best piano in the world in light of a
number of different criteria.
To start with I would like to thank you for sharing piano guide. I thoroughly enjoyed
reading and honestly speaking it is a very valuable guide.
I truly appreciate your effort it making such valuable guide available to public for free
This material is very helpful for a person with little experience in the electric piano market like
me. I found plenty of useful details and down-to-earth information. It helped me making a
decision I had postponed for ages!
Thank you again and kind regards.
Im really surprise to hear from you. Yep, I scanned through the book and
taken down the important points to buy a digital piano. I must really say
that Im really thankful that you are willing to share your book for free…
( I thought it was a scam or something).
Hello Mr. Howard,
I have down loaded your book.and I just want to say, thank you, this is a
must read for anyone considering buying a digital piano
I was very impressed with your book – thank you – very informative and goes a long way to saving the physical leg and road work i dont have the time to do
I should perhaps have let you know how very grateful
I am to have been able to download your informed technical comparison of
digital pianos! It is extremely well done, as I’m sure many others have
Thank you for your e-mail and the copy of your book which I found both fascinating and
extremely informative. It will prove tremendously useful for my daughter who is in the
market for a new piano for my grandaughter, aged 12, who is currently taking Grade VI. I
am simply doing the research, so, not only did I read your treatise on screen, but I have
downloaded all the 61 pages and inserted them in a file for her. Greater love hath no
father/grandfather than this !
I really am gratefull for the information I got from your book and your feedback in the mails!
Without it I couldn’t have made up my mind!
What I meant to say was that I have enough information now to know what I want, and that what i should let prevail, quality or resale value can only be a personal choice now, I can only help myself with that.
There is a chance that I will be leaving the country for quite a while and receiving a good price for my 2nd hand is something to consider.
Good for resale would be a clp-320, my personal choice however if I would plan to keep it for indefinite times would for sure be a cpd2.
I really admire your initiative to give so many very helpfull information for free.
Many people and organizations could take an example from that!.