We have put together a handy guide with the “Top 5” digital pianos to look at. These are perfect for complete beginners, but also for the advancing student and professional players. They do vary in price quite a bit, so it’s good to know what you are paying for. We will also show you the top models to look out for.

Yamaha P45

Yamaha P45 Digital Piano

Not everyone has the space for a digital piano in their home therefore the Yamaha P45 is certainly one to look at. It is a full sized, 88 weighted keyboard, with very realistic piano voices. However, one of the main benefits is that it is fairly portable, and designed to be set up and packed down quickly. Like the majority of digital pianos, it has a headphone socket and a selection of different sounds to experiment with. For the price, this is a brilliant choice for students and gigging musicians who need a good quality instrument which is easy to move around.

AXUS AXD2

Axus D2 Digital Piano with Bench

The AXD2 Piano is a very popular model with new and progressing pianists, due to its fantastic sound and smart cabinet design. With a fully weighted 88 note keyboard, alongside 3 traditional piano style pedals, you have everything you need to play any piece given to you! The D2 also comes complete with a range of different instrument voices and backing accompaniments. Last but not certainly not least, it is available in either black or rosewood, and each finish comes complete with a matching piano bench.

Yamaha YDP143

Yamaha YDP143 Digital Piano

One of our most popular intermediate student pianos, the YDP143 is perfect for practically everyone. It boasts a powerful piano sound through 88 full size weighted keys, and is available in a range of different finishes to suit all environments. You can monitor your progress with the in-built two track recording system, and play different styles of music with the onboard voices. A very sleek, modern looking piano which certainly showcases the technology of digital pianos.

Casio - AP-460

Casio AP-460 Digital Piano with Traditional Cabinet

The AP-460 is a model which can be enjoyed by all players, from beginners to advanced. The keyboard is housed in a stunning cabinet. This captures the beautiful sound and releases it through the onboard speaker system. Casio have also 3 specialist sensors within each key, which picks up the different levels of touch sensitivity. This all helps to produce a very unique and realistic sound expected from an acoustic piano. Included is reverb effects, which change the environment you are playing in. For example,  a large concert hall, small recording studio etc.

CLP645

Yamaha CLP645 Clavinova Piano

A flagship model for Yamaha, the CLP645 is a model which bridges the gap between acoustic and digital pianos. One of the major improvements in this piano is the wooden keys, giving a different playing experience for the musician. Along with this, you get 2 iconic piano voices to take advantage of. The CFX Concert Grand, and the Bosendorfer Imperial Grand. Even though the features to make it feel like an acoustic piano, you still get brilliant digital effects. The built-in Bluetooth Interface allows you to connect your device to the piano and play your songs through the speakers.

These are just some of the many models we stock here at Normans. If you would like any more information or advice on which one would be right for you, please do get in touch!

About the author

Jack joined the Normans Sales Team in August 2016 after taking up the piano a couple of years ago. He has performed at a few events (one being at a football ground!) He also organises charity events, which he always trys to play piano in somewhere! He hopes that he can progress further in his music career in the years to come.

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