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AZ PIANO REVIEWS – The #1 Most Trusted Digital Piano Review & News Blog in the world! LOWER PRICES than Amazon and internet music stores! Free ship, no tax on most items. Don’t order anywhere until you check with Tim & Erik Praskins 1st! Email us at or call 602-571-1864



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AZ PIANO REVIEWS – The #1 Most Trusted Digital Piano Review & News Blog in the world! LOWER PRICES than Amazon and internet music stores! Free ship, no tax on most items. Don’t order anywhere until you check with Tim & Erik Praskins 1st! Email us at or call 602-571-1864
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UPDATED REVIEW –  October 2019 Most All Digital Grand Pianos have changed since 2017 with a few exceptions because there are certain digital grand pianos that have done so well in sales that the specific manufacturer has kept the piano without any revisions and that is generally a good thing. There are certain brands of digital grand pianos that we recommend you stay away from because they just don’t play a all like a real piano because of poor quality reproduction key action, piano sound, and pedaling. Those brands include Artesia, Williams, Pearl River, and some Suzuki pianos along with many of the Kurzweil digital grands. Those pianos have a supper low price for a reason and its because the main playing parts of the piano is, in our opinion, no better than a basic $400 portable digital piano and in fact, not even as good. Those pianos are actually PSO (aka: piano shaped objects) because they look like a nice shiny black piano on the exterior cabinet and appear like they might be good, but in reality they are just Piano Shaped Objects and don’t resemble any piano I have ever played in my music career, and I have play thousands of acoustic pianos.

Don’t be fooled by a “low price” for what appears to be a nice digital mini grand piano. You would be much better off spending your money on a name brand piano in the same price range that does not have the grand piano look to it. You could also just save up your money to buy a piano that looks like a little grand piano but something that actually plays (at minimum standards) like a real piano. Don’t throw your money away on “looks” alone. Don’t be fooled by little “bells & whistles” in the piano. Get a piano that actually plays like a piano and don’t spend money on something that plays bad but may look good. That would be like getting a car that looks great but has a bad engine, transmission, and breaks down a lot. Don’t Do It!

The only mini digital piano brand you should look at and consider is by Kawai, Roland, Yamaha, Casio, Dexibell, and Samick, Those companies are actual digital piano manufacturers and they make pianos. Many of the other companies have their pianos built by low quality Chinese manufacturers using low quality Chinese parts. Having things built in China is not the issue…it’s having things built by Chinese manufacturers who are using low quality, poorly designed parts that IS the issue.

The latest greatest digital grand pianos in 2019 are the Roland GP607 and GP609, Yamaha CLP665GP, 695GP, and AvantGrand NU3X, Samick SG120 and SG500, and Kawai CP1. These models may be more money than you want to spend but at the end of the day you definitely would not be throwing your money away if you did. Also, we can help you can them for less money than store, internet, or Amazon price including free shipping, no tax on most models. The lowest price best mini digital grand pianos are by Samick Piano Company and there are some special factory direct sales going on now for November and December 2019 that can save you a lot of money so please contact us before they are gone!

We know that digital gran pianos can look beautiful in many homes, churches, schools, studios, and other venues so we acknowledge there are great aesthetic reasons to own one. But that should not be the only reason to invest in a piano…you should buy because the piano plays and sounds good and functions in a way that works well and will last awhile. Also, you want a good factory warranty on it and not just 1 year or 2 years maximum, it should be longer than that.

One of the big problems with digital grand pianos is that the factories that make some of the good one ones listed here always seem to be running out of them because they don’t make near as many as they do of the regular vertical style. This is because building those baby grand cabinets take many more months of construction than other sizes and demand is not near as big as it is for regular lower priced vertical pianos. With that in mind, if you want to order a digital mini grand piano for the upcoming holidays then you better place your order right now or you may not get one at all. We can get one reserved for you so you don’t lose out on getting one so we recommend that you put in a reservation with a small deposit as soon as possible whether it be for Yamaha, Roland, Samick, or whoever it is…otherwise you WILL lose out and we have seen this happen every year this time of year in November and December.

If you want more info on new digital pianos and LOWER PRICES than internet & Amazon discounts including helping you with credit and no interest if paid in full in 6 months on purchases over $100,   email me at or call direct at  602-571-1864.

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0 Responses

  1. This is really helpful. What's KD165's polyphony? Which do you think is a better buy: Yamaha CLP 465GP or Kohler KD165?

  2. Hi Tim:
    I'm in Ottawa and am looking at buying a used 1997 Yamaha Clavinova CLP 555 for 3000. I like sound very much and have looked at a Suzuki for 1800 as well. Do you recommend the former Yamaha or should I wait for CVP or Roland? Thank you. Janice

  3. Hi Tim,

    I recently helped my church select and buy a Yamaha AvantGrand N1. I'm wondering if you can suggest a good external speaker to be used with this. We're finding that the listeners' and the player's listening experience is quite different both in terms of volume and quality of sound, making it difficult to deliver the kind of performance that one would like. I think the piano was designed for optimal experience when played up against the wall. That's not an ideal situation – having one's back to the crowd or the choir while directing them :-).


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