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DIGITAL PIANOS


Digital pianos are not pianos. Digitals are essentially piano simulators at best, no matter how apparently advanced their grandiose advertising may claim. A piano is an acoustic instrument constiting of strings under tension in a frame struck by hammers mounted upon a resonating soundboard.

We are currently evaluating the latest developments across the market and revisit the topic every few months as new products appear.

Despite out best endeavours we cannot at the current time endorse these electric keyboard as a genuine replacement for any acoustic piano.

We have extensively tested most high end models of all major brands. Almost all have fundamental flaws in connection with sympathetic resonance generation and an ability to depress keys completely silently. Most have obvious design weaknesses translating as a deliberate inbuilt obsolescence. Generally, after maybe a decade the gadget will become virtually unrepairable electric junk. Considering the price demanded is equal in most cases to a good new acoustic piano we believe that this represents bad value for money for customer.

For customers considering buying a digital piano we would point out the oft-spoken fallacy that "digital are smaller". Generally they are the same width and depth and an acoustic piano, frequently they are wider due to their end-of-keyboard control panels. Similarly the salesman term "weighted keys" is essentially meaningless. Please check back from time to time for updates. If you wish to discuss the merits of digitals and acoustics in more detail please contact us or call in.

 

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