TOP 10 New Digital Pianos - "Biggest Bang for the Buck!"

Our Top 10 Digital Pianos Offering the "Biggest Bang for the Buck!"


update product shortage February 1, 2018 - UPDATE: We have been notified by various digital piano manufacturer representatives that there is a product shortage right now because some of their newer models are in shorter supply due to their popularity. If you want a new digital piano model soon and think you may like one of these specific pianos below or even another model, we recommend you contact us right away. WE CAN HELP YOU ORDER A NEW DIGITAL PIANO FOR LESS MONEY THAN AMAZON AND U.S. INTERNET SITES INCLUDING FREE SHIPPING, NO TAX  ON MANY POPULAR MODELSEven though we listed some of our favorites on this page, there are other models we recommend as well and are happy to discuss them with you too. Just send us an email or give us a call (US phone calls only) and we'll be happy to talk with you about your piano questions and give you helpful advice at no charge.

The Kawai ES8 One of our top picks! - The Kawai ES8 - This model is very special in our opinion because it utilizes Kawai's famous grand piano super sound chip inside which is the identical sound chip being used in their top-of-the-line $8000 home digital piano. People tell us that they like this piano better than many other famous name brands & models that cost twice as much. With a good looking compact furniture style case, great piano tone, excellent responsive key action best in its class, pro pedaling response, and lots of very cool digital features like iPad piano virtual piano designer app, USB connectivity, audio wav and MP3 recording & playback and all of it easy to use, this piano is perfect for beginners all the way up to professional players. Go to my detailed review at the following link and then let me know what you think: Kawai ES8 Review

sold out Casio Celviano AP650The Casio Celviano AP650 home digital furniture cabinet piano - This one is Casio's best home digital piano for under $2000 and it has and does everything that most people want who are looking for impressive stereo sampled piano sound with 256-note polyphony along with useful educational & fun features, especially as compared to other furniture cabinet model or brands under $2000. A full featured model with an attractive furniture cabinet, tilt-open lid sound expansion, quick responsive hammer key action, big, bold piano sound with lots of dynamic tonal range, built-in piano educational features along with many fun bells & whistles for the family, this model is definitely one that gives a Big Bang for the Buck in so many ways. Casio may not have the same "piano name" prestige as a Kawai, Yamaha, or Steinway, etc, but don't let that fool you. Casio knows what they're doing and it shows in this instrument. In fact, the popularity and low price of this model has caused this model to be nearly sold out according to Casio, This may or may not be the perfect piano for you but to know for sure, please check out my review at the following link and let me know what you think: Casio AP650 Review

Yamaha CSP150 & CSP170 Smart Pianos - In Cooperation with Apple Company - Yamaha just came out with an all new class of digital pianos for 2018 which is the first of their kind that offer high quality digital pianos with a unique control panel design that looks like a piano but with only 2 buttons and one volume control on the pianos themselves. This minimalistic cabinet design might fool you into thinking the pianos don't do much, but you would be very wrong if that's what you thought. The big surprise is that Yamaha piano company in cooperation with the Apple company has designed a new comprehensive "Smart Pianist" app for iOS product (iPad & iPhone) that puts the power of music and music education at your fingertips...literally. There has never been a digital piano like this before and when you play one of these pianos like I have, you'll be amazed by what you can do with it and they are a lot less money than you might think for all of this new music technology. Learn more about these impressive pianos at the following link: Yamaha CSP150 & CSP170 Digital Smart Pianos

Grand Hybrid GP500 The Casio-Bechstein Grand Hybrid GP500. A very unique Grand Piano keyboard with full length grand piano wood keys along with actual moving "hammers" placed into an beautiful cabinet that really simulates the acoustic grand piano playing experience. The famous German grand piano company called Bechstein has created a 1st ever grand action that is in a digital piano allowing for a hybrid piano playing experience that I personally recommend. Along with an impressive array of digital features controlled from a minimalistic control panel, USB connectivity, and expressive sampled piano sounds from Steinway, Bosendorfer, and Bechstein grand pianos, this is a very impressive instrument. Please read my detailed review of the new Grand Hybrid models at the following link: Casio-Bechstein Grand Hybrid Review

Dexibell is a digital piano company located in Italy and they are famous in Europe for producing all Italian designed and made high quality, high definition state-of-the-art products in unique furniture cabinets unlike what any other major digital piano company is offering right now in any price range. The Dexibell company has years of design and production experience in their local factory and has just started importing their special "VIVO" products into the US and I have played and examined them. You may be surprised to learn that although the Dexibell is a name you have probably never heard of, they stand along names like Ferrari & Lamborghini in offering what I call "powerful piano sports cars" that can impress almost anyone looking for a digital piano with a unique, contemporary cabinet offered in multiple finishes and colors including black, white, red, etc, along with a smooth running powerful piano engine and transmission on the inside able to produce acoustic piano sounds and orchestra & pop instrument sound authenticity not heard before in their price range. I recommend you read my review of these new pianos and then let me know what you think. 👍 Dexibell VIVO digital piano review

DP603 digital piano Roland has a newer model called the DP603 digital piano and they are quite popular. Available in 3 cabinet color finishes, the discount selling price ranges are anywhere from $2400 to $3200. The DP603 borrows its sound, feature technology, and key action from its higher priced big brothers the HP and LX home piano series. Roland also produces a lower priced RP501R piano selling for $1500US. However, the DP603 piano playing experience and technology is at a much higher level and more authentic than the lower priced Roland model. I would suggest to invest your hard earned money into the DP603 if you are interested in a Roland digital piano. The difference between the RP and DP models is noticeable. Is the Roland DP603 better than the other brands and models listed here? Yes and no as there are definitely other great choices in this price range...but as against other Roland's that are less money than the DP603, I recommend you spend the extra money because it's a better long term investment. Take a look at my DP603 review at the following link and let me know what you think? Roland DP603 Review

Kawai KDP90 The Kawai KDP110 - If you are looking for a smaller, lighter, nice looking digital piano under $1200 that focuses primarily on giving you an impressive and enjoyable piano playing experience while not having too many extra "bells & whistles" on it, then we recommend the brand new Kawai KDP110 as a great choice. This piano model is for people who want a solid, quiet, and responsive piano weighted key action, dynamic stereo piano tonal range with lots of expression, authentic damper-sustain pedaling with half-damper feature, and ability to make you sound great with its full sounding built-in stereo speaker system. This piano may be the perfect choice for you and/or your family in this price range ($1199 internet discount price) and it looks great with its simulated dark rosewood finish and has a solid factory warranty of 3 years that comes with it. The Kawai KDP110 also comes with a comfortable matching padded bench. Check it out at the following link: Kawai KDP110 Review


The new 2018 model Yamaha CLP645 - A brand new upgraded Clavinova model with noticeably more authentic piano sound and sustained tones along with wood keys that move nicely and an intuitive user interface with many impressive digital features. With prices starting at $3499US discount internet price in a variety of attractive satin finishes, this piano looks very attractive in any room. For just a slightly higher price you can also order one in a beautiful high polished ebony finish as well If you want a more classic cabinet with a full classic piano sound and have the budget to purchase an instrument like this, then I recommend it here in our "best buy" list. Please check out my latest review of this new model at the following link: Yamaha CLP645 review

SOLD OUT but taking reserve orders
Casio AP270 Celviano Home Digital Piano - New 2018 model piano that sounds impressive in a small traditional cabinet designed to look great, sound beautiful, and work like a piano. It's minimalistic appearance will blend in with any home along with being available in 2 cabinet colors: satin brown walnut or satin black. This is an instrument that focuses squarely on being a piano with just a few frills but not overloaded with bells & whistles you may not want.  After playing this new model many times I recommend it for families on a budget in a lower price range but who want a quality piano with smooth playing piano key action, resonate acoustic grand sound, and responsive pedaling that a beginner through a more advanced player can appreciate. It also includes a matching bench and a very long 5 year parts & labor factory warranty all for a low $1049 internet discount price. Check it out at the following link: Casio AP270 Review

MP11SE studio setup
Kawai MP11SE Portable studio and stage digital grand piano - Kawai piano company just introduced a brand new (portable) digital piano that plays and sounds more like a real grand piano than anything else out there under $3000. The first and only digital studio and stage piano that uses full length individual acoustic grand piano keys that replicate a grand piano so closely that you might think you are actually playing on one. This model does not have built-in speakers and also does not have a furniture stand or bench so it needs to be connected to external speakers in your home studio or on stage and you'll also need a separate metal or custom wood stand and bench (not offered by Kawai) to support it. It's designed to play piano at the highest possible level for beginners through very advanced piano players who want a digital piano focused on performing as closely as possible to a real grand piano and this new MP11SE will do that like no other piano in its price range or classification. You should read my review on this brand new Kawai MP11SE at the following link: Kawai MP11SE Review

4 comments:

  1. 2018 should be the year Roland renews its HP and LX range of pianos (HP603, HP605, LX-7, LX-17) with new and hopefully better pianos!

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    1. no changes with Roland pianos from last year going into 2018 with the exception of a new 5' digital baby grand called the GP609 that is a larger, more powerful version of the smaller GP607 digital baby grand and will sell over $10,000.

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  2. Hoping to hear your thoughts on the Roland Fp-60. It's at a very attractive price point.

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  3. I have played the FP60 and I will be publishing my review of the FP60 in the near future. It is essentially a portable version of the Roland RP501R (same key action and piano sound source) but with the upgraded piano editing features of the FP90 and registration storage. Larger polyphony than RP501R but overall pretty much sounds and plays the same. Offers a somewhat brassy piano tone but I do like the FP60 overall....not physical modeling which is good. Reasonable price point, nice internal speaker system, etc. I like it better than the Yamaha P255 although not near as much as I like the Kawai ES8, but that one is a big price jump. I personally like the more natural piano tone on the lower priced Kawai ES110 better and that model is $729, but speaker system is much better on Roland FP60. Just depends on what is important to you musically.

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