what (ugh) electronic piano should I buy?
October 28, 2012 1:38 PM Subscribe
thinking of buying a piano: getting a real one is logistically impossible, but I hate most electronic pianos. recommendations?
posted by idlethink to shopping (14 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I'm living in the Boston area for the next year or two, and I've been thinking of buying a piano. The previous piano I owned was a warm-toned Yamaha silent piano
, which is my absolute gold standard, and which I'll want to own again once I move somewhere more permanent. Because I'm only temporarily here, though, and also because of my present apartment's space and stairwell constraints, I'm not looking to buy a real one right now, and have therefore (reluctantly) started to consider electric pianos. Of the few that I've tried - some Clavinova/Yamaha models and one or two low-range Rolands - I've really hated the way the keys feel. I'm extremely touch- and tone-sensitive and the weight of the keys really matters to me. I want an electronic piano which feels as close to a real piano as it is at all possible to get.
So my question is: is there anyone who has similar persnickety views of electronic pianos who has also successfully found one they're happy with and would recommend? Within reason, budget is not too much of an issue - under $1000 would be nice, and I'm happy to buy second-hand. Bonus points for directing me to specific sale or rental options in the Boston area, but mostly I'd be thrilled with just some solid model recommendations which I can hunt down on my own. Thanks in advance!