“Gear4Music baby grand: Any good?”
My names Tremaine and i have just read your free book that you have placed on your website.
I found that the most useful bit of information i have ever read before putting a purchase
in motion! I have to say thank you so much and can not believe i found this for free.
Reading this has made my decision much more defined and overall easier!
I have personally been looking for a digital baby grand piano, not just to learn, practice and then progress
onwards to mastery :), but for their amazing sleek and tidy looks as an addition to my home. I plan on going all
the way with learning piano as its a passion long overdue.
So before i do commit to buying, if i may, i would like to ask your opinion on the piano i am pretty much sold on
so far, the only thing that concerns me is that they are a bit vague around the detail of “touch levels” and weight
of the keys like you described. Also the sound wattage is less than you advised but i think 2×10 W would be enough
for my linear living room. Bearing in mind i am novice level, i have been teaching myself so far and plan on having lessons around my lively
schedule, to keep me from getting bad habits and fill in the blanks. I also plan on grading!
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, however i realise i am not the only person sending such emails with the
kind of great advice you are giving, so if you do not find the time to reply its completely understandable.
Yours “Pianistically” << i think you’re on to something there…
Reply/ Hi Tremaine
This piano certainly has the sleek style you’re
looking for. It’s also very cheap for a baby
grand digital. But it doesn’t have nearly as
good a sound or key touch as other grands from
makes such as Yamaha, Roland and Classenti.
To get a baby grand digital piano that sounds
and feels more like the real thing I recommend
looking at the following:
The Yamaha has a nice sound, but only a
basic key touch.
The Classenti has a nice tone and fully-weighted
keys. But limited functionality.
The Broadway is the best value for money. It has
a good piano sound, a fully-weighted key touch
with wooden keys that feels close to playing a
real piano, and lots of extra features.
Let me know if you would like our best price quote
on any piano. You can call me on 020 8367 2080.
Graham Howard, Piano Adviser
Send me an email if you have any questions or need advice: email@example.com
Or call freephone 0800 358 8880
Dear Mr. Howard,
Your article, “7 Things”, has been a
huge help in my search for a digital
piano. Your explanations of buzz words and technology have been invaluable.
Thank you for posting that information!
Is the Classenti line available in the US? The GR1 looks like just the
piano for me, but I have not been able to find a source from which to purchase it here
in the states. If it is not, would you be able to recommend something
comparable that is available here?
Thank you again for sharing your wealth of knowledge and information!
Classenti pianos are not available in the US.
I’ve heard rumours that they will be soon though.
You should email Classenti direct: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meanwhile, a piano worth considering is the Broadway BG2.
You can read more about it here:
Hi Graham, I would like to know if a digital grand piano generally has a better touch/ feel/ sound quality than
a digital upright. Is the casing just for show or does it have a valuable function? I’ve read your comments about
suzuki pianos, do they refer to their baby grand digitals too? Thanks for your help, much appreciate your
Reply/ Hi Jack
Digital grand pianos usually have the same sound
and a similar touch as mid to top end digital pianos.
But this does depend on the manufacturer.
The extras you get, that ‘sort of’ compensate for
the much higher price are usually one or more of
1) More powerful speakers
2) Wooden keys
3) More features
4) Cabinet (of course)
The cabinet does cost a lot more to produce than
the standard digital piano cabinet. So that has
the most affect on the price.
The second most costly part is the wooden keys.