Free delivery anywhere in mainland UK.
Also available is a base unit with 3 pedals, should you subsequently want to make it into more of a furniture piano.
88 Fully-Weighted Keys
128 Note Polyphony
30 Voices (pre-set sounds)
1 Drum Set +1 SFX
Multi Layered Sound
Total Bank Memory Size 128 Mbit
LCD Display with Back Light
50 Classical Music Songs (internal)
Audio Interface (48KHz 16bit)
USB 1.0 Compatibility PC/ Mac/ iOS/ Android
2 Track Recorder
Master Key Transpose
USB to Host (type B)
Stereo Audio Out, Stereo RCA
15 watts x 15 watts (2 speakers)
Mains power adapter
Wooden stand with 3 pedals
Rent-to-Buy from £39 per month.
Rental goes towards the price, more info
Rent-to-Buy from £39 per month.
“Sounds very good”
Very good piano for the price. Keys are a tad light, but easy to get comfortable with. Sounds very good and worth the purchase! The only real complaint I have is the pedal is too sudden, but it is a digital piano so I suppose that would not be a limitation.
Review by Titash Reza, Brockley, South London
I’d like to have the stand with three pedals. Although is that wooden stand with pedals foldable?
So you mean the speaker/sounds also work without power in? Even better!
Do you mind provide the details of the size of keyboard and stand (W/L/H) and also the size of the delivery pack?
And how do we do the next process? Hopefully we can get it delivered before bank holiday next week!
Reply/ Hi Michelle
The wooden stand is not foldable.
But it only attaches with 4 screws, so it’s east
to store away or transport.
The piano needs to be plugged into a socket
to work. It comes with an adapter included.
Here is the size of the piano.
I don’t have the dimensions of the stand,
but the length and depth will be almost
the same as the piano.
146 x 43 x 23.5
Broadway AB1 wooden stand
161.5 x 39.5 x 11.5
I would like to enquire about setting up a rental. I think, due to the stands etc, the one I’d be interested in is the Broadway AB1 portable 88 key. I wouldn’t need a stand, it will go on a table.
I’m aware it has Bluetooth, but what is the Bluetooth for? Connection to other things or connecting Bluetooth headphones for example?
Does it also have a headphone socket? does it record? Does it have an aux in function?
I already play piano, but haven’t been practising for a long while, just need something good to practise on. I had a Korg B2 prior to this just as a point of reference for you.
What else can you tell me?
Thanks in advance.
Reply/ Hi Kane
The Broadway AB1 doesn’t have Bluetooth.
Bluetooth is used to connect up to online apps
without having to connect a USB cable.
The Broadway AB1 has 2 x headphone sockets.
Yes, it can record.
It has Line in and Line out ports.
The Broadway AB1 has full-weighted keys.
The old Korg B2 has only weighted keys, so the
Broadway feels closer to playing a real piano.
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Hi again Graham,
Thank you for your kind reply – the Broadway EZ-102 does look like a good instrument.
I have a general question about key actions, as this is still confusing me.
In your “bible” you identify five weightings:
I believe (correct me if I’m wrong) that these represent different levels of springs and weights in the keys (as opposed to the unweighted MIDI controller that I have, which is spring-loaded and unweighted)
I get confused as to where “hammer action” comes in. I had almost concluded that Fully Weighted = Hammer Action but then I took a look at some “portable” digital pianos. The Yamaha P-125, which you rated as Medium Weighted, also has their Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) action.
So, is Hammer Action something that can apply to ANY weighted action, or only certain ones?
To add to the confusion, I have also read other online articles and they often only refer to Semi-Weighted and Hammer Action and seem to use the imprecise term “Weighted” variously for either of these.
I mentioned the Yamaha P-125 above. This is because I am also considering whether a portable digital piano would be more suitable for my small flat. That would allow me more flexibility about where to locate it, and some (e.g. the Broadway AB1, which you give a good mention also have available a base unit, should I subsequently want to make it into more of a “furniture” piano).
Taking the AB1 as an example of my question above about key actions; on UKPianos, the AB1 is described as “fully weighted” but makes no mention of hammer action. Is it hammer action?
Reply/ Hi Jeremy
A hammer action usually has a small hammer
located at the back of each key.
This is supposed to give it a weightier and
more realistic key feel, but it doesn’t always
What’s more important is the key weighting,
I don’t find the keyboards that only have a
‘weighted’ key touch heavy enough to resemble
a real piano.
The Broadway AB1 doesn’t have a hammer action,
but it is fully-weighted and feels close to
the action of an acoustic piano.
This is the piano I recommend for you if you
would like something with an authentic feel.
I have a Schimmel piano, however, I’ve been looking for digital pianos for a couple of my students, with fully weighted keys and a fold-away support. They should also accommodate headphones and a sustain pedal, and ideally have a record function, so students can play back pieces they’re learning.
Reply/ Hi Robert
I recommend for your students the Broadway AB1.
The Broadway has 88 touch sensitive, fully-weighted keys.
I recommend this piano up to at least grade 5 level.
It has headphones connection, sustain pedal, record function
and can be placed on a fold-away or fixed height stand.
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“Yamaha P45 doesn’t have weighted keys, is the Broadway AB1 the best option for me?”
My name’s Amanda. I took a classical piano course ten years ago in my 20s… just for a few months but stopped due to budget constraints. Now I want to continue where I left off.
I initially thought of buying Yamaha P45 or Yamaha NP12 Keyboard but realised that the latter does not have a weighted-keys function… and I am not entirely sure if I will be consistent, in addition to limited space at my rental home, thus avoiding buying.
Could you advise if renting Broadway AB1 would be the best option for me? My only benchmark is Yamaha P45 (based on online reviews) due to its highest possible similarity to a real piano and compact size.
And how does renting at UK Pianos work, 1) is it necessary to come to the store to complete the payment and deposit? I live in NW2, so 2) what happens after 6 months if I want to return it, I assume I just need to pay the delivery cost?
Reply/ Hi Amanda
The Broadway AB1 has fully-weighted keys and feels close
to playing a real piano, so it would be suitable for you to
get back into playing again.
It has larger speakers than the Yamaha P45, so the tone is
more natural and resonant.
The rental can be done over the phone, and we can email
you the rental form.
If the piano is returned after 6 months then there is a
return delivery fee (the same as the initial delivery fee).
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