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Which Keyboard should I buy?


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My wife wants a Keyboard for Christmas. She said "I would like a keyboard with all the piano keys pedal,and stool".

She learned how to play when she was young, but has not played much at all since then. I think she just wants to get back into it. I have no clue of what to get, she loves music, and can sing real well too. I was born with no talent. Ha

What model would you recommend for a beginner like her? I don't want to spend a ton of money until I know she will stick with it.

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I recommend renting an upright piano if you have the space. Learning on the weighted keys of an acoustic piano is better than buying an inexpensive electronic keyboard, and they usually come with a piano bench and they hold sheet music/books right at eye level....that's important.

 

Most reputable stores will deliver the rental piano and make sure it's tuned. Rental prices aren't cheap but you can easily return the piano if she loses interest.

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My question is what do you call a ton of money? For musicians here that may range from $200 to $20,000. For 88 weighted keys, built in speakers, keyboard stand and music rack there are probably a couple of choices from each major brand. Roland, Alesis, Yamana. I'm sure many others. I can tell you that the Roland FP-9 is nice and comes with those features. Alesis had a modle that used the nice Monitor 2 speakers. (Or was it Monitor 1 speakers that were built in?) For the Roland you would be looking at around $1500 delivered.
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You could buy a used upright piano. No rental fees, and proven resale ability.... then again, who wouldn't want a piano in the house?

 

If space is the issue, the Yamaha P80 and similar items would be the way to go. Good sound, good action, stows in the corner of a closet, a thousand bucks....

 

Good luck ir your decision!

 

Originally posted by SteveRB:

I recommend renting an upright piano if you have the space. Learning on the weighted keys of an acoustic piano is better than buying an inexpensive electronic keyboard, and they usually come with a piano bench and they hold sheet music/books right at eye level....that's important.

 

Most reputable stores will deliver the rental piano and make sure it's tuned. Rental prices aren't cheap but you can easily return the piano if she loses interest.

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Hello to all ,

I would not suggest a used piano over a good digital piano .

Roland MP300 or Yamaha YDP121 would be perfect ! Dano

PS....Mp300 under $1300.00 YDP121 under $1100.00 No tuning and no maintenence .

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go with the the yamaha p80! it works well,has a two track sequencer so she can write her own songs and it does slide away into some nook or cranny in the house. my friends got one for their 11 year old daughter,they are really happy-she can plug headphones into it and no one ever complains of the noise! do it! christmas is coming real fast! :D
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Hi.

I recommand kawai mp9000 keyboard. It has wooden key and action is superb. (One of the best among what I have tried.)

It's around $1500, though.

I found samash.com cut their price of p80 to $899.

Or, you can go with fatar sl990 ($500) and piano sound module (around $200 oberheim etc.)

You may want to visit http://www.af.lu.se/~fogwall/piano.html

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