I am looking for a digital piano and thanks to your very helpful website and guide I am pretty sure I want to go for the Gewa 360. I won’t be able to visit a showroom to try it out so I think I am just looking for some reassurance that it’s probably right for me if possible as it’s quite a big purchase?
My background is that I played piano as a teenager and did grade 7 but then pretty much dropped it as an adult. When I say I played “piano'”, actually all we had at home was a cheap keyboard with non weighted keys, no touch sensitivity at all etc. So I actually rarely played on a real piano except during lessons.
I happened to try a Clavinova 575 at a friend’s house recently and was amazed at how like a real piano it was and I enjoyed playing so much I decided to look into buying one myself. Having looked at the current Clavinova range the 775 is more money than I want to spend. Having read on your website I think the Gewa 360 will sound and feel pretty much the same as the CLP 575 (at least to me, given my lack of familiarity with real pianos) and the “extras” like the 88 dynamic levels of the CLP 775 isn’t going to be something I notice. I’m not fussed about bells or whistles like different voices and whatnot, I just want something as close to a real piano as possible.
Could I also ask how many dynamic levels the Gewa 360 has? In terms of value for money am I better off with the Gewa 360 or with one of the lower spec Yamaha CLPs like the 735?
Sorry this was a bit of an essay!
Reply/ Dear Louise
Both the Yamaha CLP775 and Gewa UP360G have 5 dynamic levels.
I’m not sure where you saw 88 dynamic levels.
Perhaps you mean a graded hammer action?
Both the Yamaha and Gewa have graded hammer actions.
What I like most about the Gewa UP360G is its natural,
clean piano tone. It was sampled on a Steinway concert
grand in Hamburg… and you can hear its warm, full,
rounded tone throughout.
The Yamaha tone is brighter than the Gewa.
The Yamaha CLP735 is a lower range model.
Its key touch is lighter and not as responsive.
It also doesn’t have such a full sound like the UP360 and CLP775.
We have a Gewa UP360G in stock, so please let me
know if you would like to reserve it.
Thank you – sorry yes I confused myself with the terminology, I meant the graded hammer action!
Could I ask how many different linear graded hammers the GEWA 360G has compared with the 88 of the CLP 775.
Just out of curiosity as I don’t think I would be able to tell the difference anyway.
Please can I go ahead and reserve the GEWA 360G in black? I’m in East Dulwich in south London, does that work for delivery?
Thanks so much for your help!
Reply/ Dear Louise
The Gewa UP360G’s graded hammer action has weighted
zones throughout the keyboard.
So, for example, the left end of the keyboard has more
weighting (resistance) than the next group of keys to the right,
and so on up to the very top.
You can’t feel this very slight change in weight as you play,
but you might notice it if you play some keys in the lower bass
followed by some keys in the high treble end.