I'm in the market for a keyboard that is as piano-like as possible for around $1000. Recommendations?
I found many prior AskMe questions that are admittedly quite similar (e.g., here
), but some time has passed and the prior questions have certain idiosyncrasies so I'd appreciate some advice unique to me.
I grew up in a house with a baby grand piano, and throughout college/law school had access to practice rooms. But now it's been about five years without ready access to a piano and I'm missing it. Living in a relatively small apartment in New York, though, space constraints and innate frugality prevent me from considering an actual piano.
What I'm looking for is a keyboard that is as close to a standard piano as possible in structure, feel and sound - probably in that order. It does not need to be particularly portable or have any electronic bells and whistles. Most important is structure - 88 standard-sized keys and ideally standard petals, though I could make do with just a damper pedal I suppose. Second most important is feel - keyboard action, etc. Least important, though also important, is sound. In each category, the closer to a baby grand piano the better.
I'd like to spend around $1000, though would be willing to go up to about $2000 if it made a significant difference. Thanks in advance!