The Yamaha YDP-162 piano is very good, my daughters enjoyed it, my husband started to take piano lessons too, and I like to put the demo songs on when we have guests!
Review by Ally
“The difference over the YDP-142 was immediately apparent and worth the extra £300”
I found your digital piano guide extremely useful and informative. There are so many makes and types it is difficult to reach a decision.
Before I read your guide I was convinced that the Yamaha DGX-650 was the one for me, but I didn’t really want all those bells and whistles.
I had, until my recent move from the London area to the west country, owned conventional pianos but wanted an instrument which would have a smaller footprint and be more manageable to move around if necessary.
After reading your guide I favoured the YDP-142 or the Broadway B1. I also sought the advice of a cousin who teaches music and has some experience of digital pianos. He advised against buying something too ‘cheap’ and the need to spend £700 to £1200 for a reasonable instrument.
If I lived closer to London I would have come along to your store to compare the different models but living in the south-west it was easier to go along to Exeter where there are 2 stores with a good selection of digital pianos.
I tried out the YDP-142, which was good until I then turned to the model next to it which was the YDP-162. The difference was immediately apparent and was worth the extra £300. I have now taken delivery of the YDP-162 in light cherry, which looks good with our furniture, complete with matching stool and headphones. I am very pleased with the instrument, it is great fun to play and even feels like a conventional piano.
There are just enough functions to add extra interest without needing a degree to understand how it all works.
The headphones are useful as the piano is in a large lounge which also houses the TV and I am sure it will give me many hours of fun.
Review by Margaret Hutson
“We are delighted with our purchase”
We are delighted with our recent piano purchase which was a Yamaha YDP162. Having been a regular piano player years ago, I was very happy with the look and feel of the piano and it sounds fantastic. Looking forward to many years of playing.
Thank you for all of the very useful information on your site as well which very much helped steer us in the right direction for us.
Review by Leigh Alexander
“Your information has helped me select the Piano from Yamaha – YDP 162”
Hi, Mr. Graham Howard
Thank you for the information regarding the Piano thro “Piano Bible”, ratings for different make/models and tips for selection of Digital Piano which suits to my requirement. Your information has helped me to select the Piano from Yamaha make – YDP 162 based on sound/touch features and price.
I am from southern part of India and looking for a good dealer of this product who can offer me the piano for a competitive price and warranty with service supports.
Thanks a lot for your guidance.
Review by J. Jeswin
“I am very happy with my new piano”
Many thanks for your detailed guides which helped me to make an informed decision in choosing a piano.
I bought a Yamaha ydp162.
The ordering online went very smoothly and my lovely new piano was delivered at the specified time.
Review by Jenny Vernon, North London
“UKpianos just want to provide people with their dream pianos”
Lovely lovely lovely!
All points of contact were nice and smooth!
UKpianos is A really lovely company who just want to provide people with their dream pianos… with all the accessories thrown in!
Delivery was great, customer service was great. (Loved the fact when I spoke to someone over the phone I could hear someone playing piano in the background! Silly but made my day.)
Would definitely recommend! I adore my new piano!
Review by Amy O’regan, Milton Regis, Kent
Piano arrived at 8.30am (which was ideal) and was quickly carried up the stairs. I had it assembled by 10 am and it sounds great.
Review by Paul Redmond, Horsham, West Sussex
“Great experience – fast service and smooth delivery!”
Thank you, Graham and UK Pianos team.
Appreciate your effort to call our mobiles as the doorbell was not working, which is not very common with regular delivery companies.
Delivery was fast and went smoothly – a great experience!
Review by Mikhail Reznik, South London
“The advice that we got was so helpful”
I thought that the information on your website was extremely helpful to my husband and I – neither of us play the piano, and my daughters’ piano playing is going in the direction of grades and as she was only playing on a little Yamaha keyboard she needed to upgrade to a real piano.
The advice that we got from the site and the shop in Enfield when we made the pilgrimage down was so helpful – being naive pianists (!) we didn’t have a clue before we started out.
We feel that we been guided and advised appropriately and have achieved the right compromise between quality and cost for my daughters current and future requirements.
We were particularly grateful to the loan of headphones to my daughter (aged 7) so that she could try out the pianos in a less public way… In other piano shops we were not offered this simple solution to getting my child past her initial “stage fright” allowing us to help her feel comfortable with the enormity of the process.
Thank you very much.
We look forward to Saturday and the arrival of our new piece of furniture and look forward to the many years of pleasure that it is no doubt going to give us.
I may even try to may time to learn myself after she has gone to bed!
Review by Julie
“My experience to have a piano over the phone was excellent”
I am pleased to tell you that my experience to have a piano over the phone was excellent. The information given was clear and order was straightforward.
Today, I received my order and installed at home. The piano looks good. In term of the sound quality from the piano, I need to wait for my son to tell me his feelings.
Review by Liben Jiang, Preston, Lancashire
“My daughter is really happy with it”
When I started looking for the piano, I thought it will be very tough with my limited knowledge of musical instrument. But I came across Graham’s piano guide and that really helped me.
Also, graham was really helpful in answering my queries very promptly and that was a great help. I finally purchased the YDP162 piano from Ukpianos and there service was really good.
My daughter is really happy with it and loves playing it.
Review by Santosh Swamy
“I found the whole experience most pleasing and rewarding”
I found your help and advice most useful. When I visited the shop at Enfield I was treated with nothing but courtesy and I found the whole experience most pleasing and rewarding.
The piano, and Yamaha ydp162, was delivered and assembled this morning by two equally courteous, and helpful gentlemen. They arrived on time and had the piano assembled and in the position I chose in no time at all.
I would like to express my thanks to you and all concerned for making the purchase of my piano such a very pleasant experience.
I am delighted with it and I would have no hesitation at all in recommending UK Pianos’ to anyone wishing to buy an instrument.
Once again, many thanks.
Review by Dennis Hutchcraft, Huntingdon
“You offer an excellent service, and I am very pleased to be spending my money with you”
As you will see I have made my choice! I checked up on the sound of the Classenti and the Roland (I’ve played these before in church and at school – ok but not as good as) and the Yamaha.
I loved the sound of the Yamaha ydp162 and so I’ve ended up spending about a third more than I planned but hey it’s an investment, I will be really happy with it instead of ‘making do’ and not
entirely satisified – and for something that is going to be in my house for a long time that’s just not good enough for me.
I am really looking forward to receiving the piano and being able to play with my husband and friends.
You offer an excellent service, and I am very pleased to be spending my money with you.