Thank you for your letter, your digital piano guide and the recent update. My wife and I have found both these and your website most useful in making our minds up. Apart from your recommendations, the important final deciders were
(1) What the piano really felt and sounded like in the shop (I took my music along) and of course
(2) The bottom line.
We decided on a Yamaha CLP440 which we are very pleased with. We were also very pleased with the price we were quoted in the shop. The assembled item with 2-year guarantee, bench, handbook, etc, was nicely off the lower end of your latest price range. Delivery (in our case 34 miles) at his price was free provided we chose a cherry wood one!
We can recommend the shop, Promenade Music in Morecambe, which actually had been recommended to us by a friend. The guy who sells the pianos (Dave) is most helpful, and good at his job. He showed us the CLP430, but after the 440 it sounded tinny, At our request he also demonstrated a beautiful piano well above our price range…
So many thanks, Graham, for all your help. We can recommend your website and digital piano guide.
And please keep sending us your playing tips!