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Questions and Comments
I have now purchased a digital piano having to take into consideration the total cost, the question of whether a teenagers enthusiasm will be maintained and the desire to try at least three affordable models without having to travel miles to do this. My granddaughter and I visited three suppliers of digital pianos in all. As with most things a compromise has to be made when faced with the ideal and what it is possible to attain.
From Bonners of Eastbourne I purchased on 12 months 0% finance with the first payment as a deposit, a Casio AP 200. I also purchased a piano stool and a pair of headphones and the total bill including delivery was under £600. I arranged the purchase on Saturday and the piano was delivered on Tuesday. It was delivered in flat pack form and as I used to make furniture for a living I found no difficulty in assembling the piano. I was impressed with the quality of the manufacture and the precision of the fitting together of the components. The full size back panel helps with stability and adds to the strength of the device.
My granddaughter who has only experienced acoustic pianos at school and her own 66 key Yamaha keyboard at home for practice is delighted with the Casio and my wife and I hope it inspires her to continue with her studies with the same enthusiasm she has shown up to now.
I realise that certain features of the AP 200 has now been replaced by the AP 220 and does not have the best of the advantages that you advise in your excellent book but as I have said compromises have to be made. I would have liked to have seen a Classenti CDP1 but with the only place that I could have seen one would have been at Enfield, I felt that this was not an option.
Once again thank you for the help and information that your book gives to potential buyers of digital pianos, I found it most interesting and helpful.