This piano has been replaced by the Broadway BW1
Wooden stand and 3 pedals
2 year home warranty
88 full size, fully-weighted keys
Graded hammer action
Synthetic ivory key tops
Touch sensitive keys (4 dynamic levels)
256 note polyphony
15W + 15W (2-Way 4 Speakers)
Sliding key cover (covers the keys when not in use)
3 pedals (sustain, soft, sostenuto) – also half pedal function
262 GM Voices: 128 Instrumental Voices (view them here), 134 Percussion and Drum
Total bank memory size: 1G bit
Headphone connections x 2 (two players can play at the same time)
Master volume control (you can turn the sound down late at night)
Volume control for secondary voices
Record/Playback (1 track x 1 song)
Computer connection (connect to computer)
USB to host MIDI — Connect to your iPad, laptop or anything that has a USB port
USB to host AUDIO (to mobile)
Midi and Audio interface (48KHz 24bit)
USB compatibility: USB 2.0 PC/Mac/iOS/Android
Keyboard split (play different tones (voices) with your left and right hands), adjustable volume
Chorus (with level control)
High quality stereo sound sample source
Stereo Audio out (3.5mm stereo), Stereo Audio in (MP3 in, 3.5mm stereo)
Simple control panel
50 Demo songs
Educational music (left and right hand practice function)
Made in South Korea
Dark Rosewood, Black Satin, White Satin
Rent-to-Buy from £39 per month.
Rental goes towards the price, more info
ARHA Graded Hammer Action Keyboard
ARHA (Real Hammer Action) simulates the natural touch and playing performance of an acoustic grand piano. It offers a smooth and responsive feel. The Keyboard doesn’t use springs, instead its action is provided by hammer weight, which gives it an authentic piano feel.
Synthetic Ivory Keys
The key tops are made to feel like ivory. They are smooth and silky, have more grip than plastic keys, and absorb sweat from your fingers to prevent slipping.
The Broadway B1 is USB class compliant and can therefore be used as a master keyboard with any digital audio workstation.
GM Sound Module
The built in GM sound module is multi-timbrel (16 channels) but can only be accessed from a PC (MAC or Windows) via USB.
It can play back midi files from a computer that could be used as backing tracks to play along to.
Voices (total of 24)
Grand Piano 1
Grand Piano 2
Electric Organ 1
Electric Organ 2
Electric Piano 1
Electric Piano 2
262 GM Voices: 128 Instrumental Voices (view them here), 134 Percussion and Drum
Speaker wattage: total 30 watts
4 way speaker system: 2 x 13.5cm (5.3 inches) and 2 x 5cm (2 inches)
Width 138 cm ( 54.3 inches)
Depth 41.5 cm (16.3 inches)
Height 83.5 cm (32.8 inches)
Weight: 41 kg
AC power adaptor
Owner’s manual/User manual in English
All Broadway pianos meet the required safety standards: CE, UL and FCC.
Free delivery anywhere in the UK.
Buy From UK Pianos and You Get All This:
- FREE UK Delivery (we deliver anywhere in the UK for free)
- FREE 2 Year UK Warranty (all parts and labour covered)
- 60 Day Trial Period (If it isn’t as good as you expected, we collect the piano at our cost and give you a full refund)
- Safe Shopping (UK Pianos are an authorised main dealer for this piano range)
- Peace of Mind (see reviews of UK Pianos shop on Trustpilot: the number 1 review site)
- Owner’s Manual (operating guide in English and other languages, assembly instructions, computer related operations, and more)
The piano comes flat-packed and is easy to put together. The electronics, keyboard and pedals are fixed in – all you have to do is assemble the stand which consists of 2 legs, a back board, and a bottom board. There is only a few screws that fix the stand to the keyboard. I advise two people to do the job though – purely because of the keyboard’s weight. The piano is heavy, and it’s safer to have a helping hand when lifting it on to the stand.
“I bought it unseen and unheard”
I love the Broadway B1 we took delivery of last week. I bought it unseen and unheard and purely on your reviews and then recommendation.
It feels like an acoustic piano and has a much better sound (my old piano was really old!). The fact that it’s digital and therefore has headphones is wonderful, as I can now practise without disturbing the neighbours – as a beginner something I’m sure we all appreciate!
I haven’t tried out it’s many features yet but looking forward to introducing my granddaughter to it – again the headphones will be a real bonus!
Review by Diana Harrison, Shipley, West Yorkshire
“I recommend both UK Pianos shop and manufacturer”
We needed an electric piano for the family to learn on. Choose the Broadway B1 from UK Pianos after a bit of searching. Service was great and includes on site warranty work if required for 2 years which gives me piece of mind but the piano appears to be a solid piece of technology. I recommend both UK Pianos shop and manufacturer.
Review by Mark Belcher, Crawley, West Sussex
“Very pleased with the Broadway B1 purchased and excellent service”
Wanting to buy a first but good piano for both myself and son to learn on took quite a lot of investigating. This uk pianos website has the clearest and most relevant information you will need to make the right choice based on your budget and requirements. Very pleased with the Broadway B1 piano purchased and excellent service. Myself and both my children are enjoying learning this new skill with an excellent instrument.
Review by Julia Singer, High Halstow, Rochester, Medway, Kent
“Fantastic Piano and Service”
We bought our daughter a Broadway B1 digital piano in satin black from UK Pianos just before Christmas.
The service from UK Piano’s was fantastic, from choosing the right piano right through to delivery.
Review by John Gould, Aldershot, Hampshire
“A lovely sounding piano for a really competitive price”
I have been very impressed with my Broadway B1 piano. Delivery was on the day expected and the driver was extremely polite and helpful. The maple piano and stool match my office furniture perfectly.
Thanks to Graham I have a lovely sounding piano for a really competitive price. As I have recently retired, I now practice daily and thankfully some of my skills from a teenager are returning and I can play several pieces. I am really enjoying my purchase, and my husband has not complained once, which in itself is a miracle!
Review by Pamela Goode, Coventry
“I adore it!”
Quality, quick service and advice
With so many options, it was hard to decide what direction to go when purchasing my first digital piano. I used Graham’s guide to narrow it down and then emailed UK Pianos to ask for some advice. Graham’s response was quick, detailed and unbiased – I am so glad I reached out to ask. I decided on the Broadway B1 and it arrived promptly only 2 days after I placed the order. I adore it!
The Digital Piano
I purchased the Broadway B1 digital in dark rosewood and received a free stool and headphones with the deal I purchased. The Broadway B1 is a beautiful, compact and elegant piece of furniture, and is great quality. The weighted keys have a touch reflective of an upright piano, the pedal action is good and the sound is great! I love it.
Review by Niamh Finnegan, Bristol
1) Article: “Which Digital Piano to Buy”
2) Piano questions section and FAQ
3) Free Book: “7 Things You Must Know Before You Buy a Digital Piano”
4) Digital Piano Rating System: “The Howard Score“
“Is the Broadway B1 be sufficient for up to grade 7?”
Thanks for your digital piano bible.
I’m looking to buy for my son, who is learning on an acoustic piano at school. He’s almost 15. He practices at home on an old Yamaha keyboard (PSR-E303) that we’ve had for 13 years. He really needs something to give him a better feel now to complement his GCSE music work. He does mainly play for enjoyment, but is also loosely work towards grading, which will be 4. He’ll need something to take him up to grade 7.
It needs to be digital because we’re a family of 6 and don’t have a big enough house to absorb the sound of an acoustic. I suspect he’ll be practising a LOT on a decent instrument! His main requirement is for embedded foot pedals, so they can’t move away, and, obviously, some realistic weighting on the keys. Would the Broadway B1 be sufficient for his needs? If so, can you advise which stool and headphones come with it, and whether it might be possible to either omit or upgrade these?
Reply/ Hi Sarah
Yes, the Broadway B1 is a good piano.
It has a warm, full tone, and the key touch is fully-
weighted. It also feels smooth and responsive under
the fingers, like a real acoustic piano.
Also, the cabinet takes up less space than
most other digital pianos.
What’s more, it’s a good piano for him to learn and
progress on. His finger strength and technique will
develop in the correct way. And he’ll find it easy to
transfer to an upright or grand piano later.
The Broadway B1 is recommend up to around grade
6 or 7 level, so it will be ideal for him.
This is my first choice out of all pianos between
£600 and £900. And it’s our best-selling piano.
We do give a free stool and headphones with it.
The stool is a standard height.
It is the Broadway BF1 piano stool.
The headphones are the Hadley HB20.
If you would like to upgrade it then you can
choose something from the range here
And here are the selection of headphones.
“We live quite far from London, how would you provide a warranty?”
I was looking at Broadway B1 piano for my son who is in grade 3. We live in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. You mention 2 year warranty but we are quite far from London. How would you provide a warranty and also how much does that piano weigh?
Reply/ Hi Sunita
We have digital piano technicians all over the UK.
So if your piano needed attention, we would
send the one that lives nearest to you.
The Broadway B1 weighs 45kg.
Let me know if you have more questions.
“I think the Broadway B1 might do the trick – but concerned it may lack watts?”
Basically I am a music graduate and teacher (Semi pro French Horn player) and grade 7 pianist looking to do grade 8 before I retire.
Due to a change in personal circumstances my lovely 1930’s Art Deco Brasted upright will not fit in my new accommodation. Am looking for something to practice on that will give musical satisfaction under about £900.
Don’t like Yamaha electric pianos at all – although my 1980’s PF85 now does sterling work in a practice room at school!
Think the Broadway B1 might do the trick – but I am concerned it may lack watts?
Don’t want styles and beats etc as I hear them all at school – but a simple record feature would be good to practice piano duets with myself!
Any ideas welcome.
Reply/ Hi Paul
Yes, the Broadway B1 is a good piano for the price.
I like the key touch. It is fully-weighted and feels
close to playing a real piano.
The sound output is much louder than other pianos
with a similar wattage. It actually plays like a piano
that has double the wattage, this is because the
speaker system is well designed.
Quality speakers do make quite a difference to
volume output and tone.
“What if it goes wrong after the 2 year warranty?”
I have 2 concerns … one is resale. It is an unknown brand and is sold nowhere else it seems.
Two is repairs. What if it goes wrong after the 2 year warranty? Who will repair it and with what parts?
Reply/ Hi Nicole
Broadway pianos have only been available in the UK since 2011.
This is the reason there aren’t many sellers yet.
They’re really nice pianos and will become popular over
time as more retailers start to sell them.
You can read lots of reviews here:
If it goes wrong outside the warranty period then
just contact us. We keep all parts.
“Is the Broadway B1 a good bet?”
I did find the guide very useful, thank you. I’m in discussions with my wife about whether we proceed with a purchase and, if so, where we would put the piano. In this respect the information in the guide is very helpful.
My wife has been thinking about learning piano for a while and we would also want our piano to be suitable for my daughter, who is currently four and a half, when she is old enough to start in the next six months or so.
We would therefore want a piano suitable for beginners, including a small child. From your guide and website, the Broadway B1 seems like a good bet. Would you agree? Also, that model appears to be a few years old. Does it stand up well to more recent models from other manufacturers?
Reply/ The Broadway B1 has a nice, full tone. And
the key touch is fully-weighted. It also
quite smooth and responsive under the fingers.
Also, the cabinet is compact, so it takes
up less space than other digital pianos.
What’s more, it’s a good piano for your wife
and daughter to learn and progress on… finger
strength and technique will develop in the correct
way. And they’ll find it easy to transfer to an
upright or grand piano later.
The B1 has recently been updated to include
all the latest technology and improvements:
256 note polyphony, imitation ivory keys, larger
speakers, USB to host etc.
The manufacture decided to keep the same
“Absolutely delighted with it”
Hi Mr Howard
Thanks for your help.
Received my Broadway piano today and absolutely delighted with it.
Kind regards and best wishes
Shonagh Woodward, Dumfries, Scotland
“Price of rental piano when purchased?”
Can you please answer a question I have regarding the rental scheme.
I’m looking to buy or rent a Broadway B1 piano. If I choose to rent can
you confirm what price is used – will it be the price you are offering at
the time I start my rental or would it be the price when I come to buy
at the end of the rental period. If the latter, I guess it could be higher
than the current price ?
Reply/ Hi Nick
The price of the piano is fixed at the start of the rental.
So it will not change, no matter how long you rent for.
“I would like to buy something that looks sounds and feels like a piano”
I have really enjoyed and appreciated the advice that you have given in your book “7 things to know before you buy a digital piano”. And yet I still am in need of your thoughts and suggestions.
I am not a piano player as such but write my own songs and like to put piano onto these when recording them at home. What I am looking for is a digital piano that gives me the flexibility to alter the piano’s sounds to suit the song that I have written.
As I am not a piano player I do not feel that I can justify spending huge amounts of money on a really impressive instrument but would still like to buy something that looks sounds and feels like a piano.
Any suggestions at what I should be considering?
Reply/ Hi Peter
The Broadway B1 will do everything you want.
As well as being a good piano with a realistic
key touch and nice sound, it is up-to-date
“I am delighted with the instrument and the sound quality”
I bought a Broadway B1 from you and it arrived on Saturday. I am delighted with the instrument and the sound quality. However, it is A LOT heavier than I anticipated and I think I may have made a mistake and should have gone for a portable digital piano as I need to transport it back and forth to church.
I am wondering if I could return it and buy a keyboard instead? I am looking at the Classenti P1, which appears to be about half the weight of the Broadway B1. I love the sound and touch of the Broadway and wondered how much difference there is in between the two? I realise that I may have to sacrifice some sound quality, but I am wondering how much. Are the instruments comparable in terms of sound and touch or is there a real ‘drop’ in quality with the Classenti P1? Or would you recommend something other than the Classenti that is equally portable? (Maybe the Korg SP250?). Do either of these pianos have record/playback? Do they have USB ports for me to record onto?
Reply/ Hi Helen
The Classenti P1 is about half the weight
of the Broadway B1.
It has a heavier key touch than the B1.
The sound is richer and more natural.
Let me know if you would like to swap it.
Further Comment/ Hi Graham
Thanks for this. Despite liking the Broadway B1 very much, I think I probably need to swap to a more portable piano
“Can we get away with anything cheaper than the Broadway B1?”
I have been reading your guide to buying a digital piano which is very helpful. We had originally looked at buying a second hand piano but now think a digital will be better. We have looked at second hand digitals but are put off by the age they generally seem to be.
My 14 year old son has been playing a keyboard for a number of years. He has recently switched to piano lessons. This is because he wants to take GCSE music & then go on to A’ Level Music Technology. As we only have one local college that does Music Technology (& it is very popular) they require some kind of proof of his keyboard skills. We are now going the piano exam route so that he is well prepared & of course we now need something more than his Yamaha keyboard. He does want to be able to ‘hook’ it up to his computer so this is a main criteria.
From reading your guide, we have come to the conclusion that the Broadway B1 might be his best option. My main concerns are then
a) Will this be good enough for him?
b) Can we get away with anything cheaper? I did notice that you have an ex-display B1, could this be an option?
c) His piano teacher said that he would be OK up to a Grade 5 on a digital, not sure whether he is likely to go any higher but if he did would he cope on the B1?
I would be grateful for any further advice/thoughts you can give us.
Reply/ Hi Jo
Yes, the Broadway B1 is an excellent choice.
This piano has a fully-weighted key touch
and a really nice piano tone.
I recommend it up to grade 6. So your son
Can use this for many years.
It also has a USB computer connection.
We have a 6 month old ex-display Broadway B1
in black satin.
Please call me on 01327 300 016 if you
would like to reserve it.
If you do want to look at cheaper pianos then
please be careful. Nearly all of them have only
a medium-weighted key touch (even though
they state ‘fully-weighted’ on the description).
“Warranty outside the UK”
This problem is not a real problem then. (To tell the truth in the meantime I found this fact in your first newsletter, too.)
Another thing that crossed my mind is warranty.
I live in Hungary, so how can I claim warranty rights it if a problem with the instrument arises during the two-years-warranty period?
And yet one thing. I suppose the instrument never needs service but devil never sleeps. What if a service is needed over those 2 years? (As I mentioned earlier Broadway is a rare crow in this country.) With how much probability this may occur?
Reply/ Hi Peter
The warranty is covered by us.
If a problem occurred, then we’d find the closest
technician to you and send them to your home
for a repair.
We keep parts for up to 10 years.
If something needed doing outside the warranty
period, then we would send you the spare part
and a local technician can still come and fix it.
I have found the UK Pianos site very easy to navigate.
Anything that I needed to know regarding digital pianos, the site had all the answers and more.
I shall be purchasing a Broadway B1 from UK Pianos in the near future.
“Is it OK for the piano to be in very warm, very cold rooms?”
Hope you are well. I bought the Broadway B1 from you earlier this year and am really enjoying playing it. I wanted to ask your advice about climate conditions for the piano if I can. I currently keep the piano in the lounge but have started to teach the piano so it would easier for me to have it in the conservatory. My question therefore would be is it OK for the piano to be in very warm, very cold rooms? Obviously in the wintertime the heating would be on but there would be times when it will be freezing out there with no heating. Any advice you can give would be very appreciated.
Reply/ Hi Katrina
Digital pianos don’t suffer from heat, cold or sudden
temperature changes in the same way acoustic
pianos do… so it’s fine for it to be situated in a hot
or cold room.
Please be wary of condensation. This might cause
a problem with the electronics. Also, it is advisable
to keep it at least 4 inches away from a radiator.
“Our only concerns with the Broadway are the Warranty and repairs”
Is the warranty through the manufacturer or through UK Pianos and also with us being on the Isle of Man we are concerned that should we have a problem with it or need a repair doing, that there is no one on the Island to do so, can you tell us were we would stand should this occur.
We read through your do’s / don’ts this morning and had narrowed the choice to the Broadway B1 as you’ve suggested or the Yamaha YDP142. The price on the Broadway is very competitive, but we keep coming back to the ‘what if ‘ worry.
I look forward to hearing from you in reference to shipping costs and hope that you can help us out with our above concerns.
Reply/ Hi Helen
The warranty is with ourselves.
I understand your concern because of the remote
place you live, but if you have a warranty claim
then we’d probably send you out a replacement piano
rather than send a technician from the main land.
The warranty claims we get from the Broadway B1
are much less than 1%. It is very well made, and the
packaging is strong. So I can’t foresee any issues.
But, if you do, you have my word we’ll sort things out.
Hi Graham, the information in your digital piano buyer’s guide was invaluable and stopped us making a mistake in our choice of digital piano.
We are going to buy the Broadway B1, it is for Harley our seven year old son to play.
Thank you for your advice which has really been helpful and your quick response.
We will be buying the Broadway B1 for our son as this sounds like the better choice to learn the piano on.
Thank you once again.
My budget is very limit so I was looking for a Broadway B1, however I really want a harpsichord voice.
Reply/ Hi Sarah
Although the Broadway B1 doesn’t have the
harpsichord as a main sound immediately
accessible on the piano, it is one of the GM sounds.
This means you can get the harpsichord sound
by connecting to a computer.
The harpsichord sound can then be programmed
into the piano so it’s available for you anytime.
The Broadway B1 has a total of 128 GM sounds
than can easily be accessed by simply connecting
to a computer through the USB slot on the piano.
Thank you for your advice. I would certainly consider getting the Broadway B1 as it has great reviews and although just over budget could last us a longer time and serve us well.
I found your Howard score helpful – and I’m fairly sure by now that it’s the Broadway B1 I want. I now only need to find out whether I can fit it into my room at university.
You have been extremely helpful, recently and at all times in the past, and such excellent service deserves endorsement. Thank you very much.
I bought a Broadway B1 as your recommendation, I found that it is made in Korea. I love South Korean products.
Seng Chong, Leicester
I bought a digital piano on Saturday. Thanks for the excellent advice.
Your shop was easy to find as well (thanks to my Sat Nav) We have successfully installed the Broadway B1 and it is working fine.