TOP 10 Digital Pianos 2018 - "Biggest Bang for the Buck!"

Our Top 10 Digital Pianos for 2018 Offering the "Biggest Bang for the Buck!" 

*If you decide you want any of the models below and contact me before December 15th, I can help you buy it for a price far below any advertised sale price on the internet, Amazon, store price incl free shipping (on many items), no tax, brand new, with full factory warranty! Also, we can have your order held and reserved with a deposit for a later shipping date in December if you need it as a gift. Call me before you do anything with anyone.👍 😀 

update product shortage DECEMBER 1, 2018 - UPDATE: The Holiday Season (as people call it) is here and it's hard for me to believe seems like it got here so quickly! Anyway...we have been notified by a few popular digital piano manufacturers that there is a product shortage right now because some of their better selling models are in shorter supply due to their popularity and limited production and early ordering by shoppers for gifts. Sp if you want a new digital piano model soon and think you may like one of these specific pianos below or even another model before Christmas, we recommend you contact us right away so 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. Our goal is to point you to the best piano that meets your musical needs and goals within your budget. We love helping people enjoy their musical adventure on an amazing new digital piano that can make playing music even more exciting! (free shipping is limited to certain models - please ask us)

The Kawai ES8 One of our top picks - The Kawai ES8 - This model is impressive 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. This model has a good looking compact furniture style case (optional stand & triple pedals), natural stereo piano tone, responsive key action (closer to a grand piano response) which is best in its class over other portable digital pianos including Yamaha, Roland, etc, 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. The Kawai ES8 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 is a very popular home digital furniture cabinet piano owned by many families - 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 for what it does 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

picture of Yamaha CSP170
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. Also, the Smart Pianist app is now available for Android devices so everyone can enjoy a CSP150 or CSP170 now. 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 red H7 piano
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 sound "engine and transmission" on the inside able to produce acoustic piano sounds and orchestra & pop instrument sound authenticity not heard before in their lower 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 smaller contemporary 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 too. Take a look at my DP603 review at the following link and let me know what you think? Roland DP603 Review

picture of Kawai KDP110 digital piano
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 new Kawai KDP110 as a good choice. This piano model is for people who want a solid 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. The KDP110 may be a great choice for you and/or your family in this lower price range ($1199 internet discount price) and it looks attractive with its simulated dark rosewood finish and has a factory warranty of 3 years. The Kawai KDP110 also comes with a comfortable matching padded bench. Check it out at the following link: Kawai KDP110 Review

Yamaha CLP645 piano 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 attractive 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 for a more advanced digital piano in a slightly higher price range that's great for beginner students on up to advanced pianists along with pro players. Please check out my latest review of this new model at the following link: Yamaha CLP645 review

Casio AP470 Celviano Home Digital Piano - New 2018 model piano that sounds impressive in a nicely designed traditional cabinet that looks great, sounds beautiful, and works like a piano. It's minimalistic appearance will blend in with any home along with being available in 3 cabinet colors: matte brown walnut, matte white, or matte black. This is an instrument that focuses squarely on being a piano but with 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 in a lower price range under $1500 but who want a quality piano with smooth playing piano key action, resonate acoustic piano sound, and responsive pedaling that a beginner through a more advanced player can appreciate. It also includes a matching height-adjustable bench and a very long 5 year parts & labor factory warranty all for a low $1499 internet discount price. Check it out at the following link: Casio AP470 Review

Korg G1 Air picture Korg G1 Air home contemporary compact digital piano - This small but powerful digital piano is amazing! Korg is in the top 5 most respected Japanese digital piano companies today and is well known for processional stage pianos and keyboards but not as well known in the recent past for furniture cabinet home digital pianos. However, all that is changing with the advent of their newest "home style" digital piano for around $1500 that competes head on with the other guys and in some ways the G1 Air is superior to the competition in this price range and even in the higher price ranges. With very impressive and proprietary piano key action, big stereo grand piano sound, and long sustain pedaling response, I believe you'll be quite surprised at how good this newer model sounds and plays and the "big bang for the buck" you can get out of it. If you don't know about this newer Korg piano or much about the their company, please read my detailed review to learn more, you'll be glad you did: Korg G1 Air Review

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FACTORY CLOSEOUT LIQUIDATION - NOW $1999!We have been told that the Samick Piano Company US Factory Warehouse in Nashville, TN has announced that it is no longer going to produce upright style digital pianos and will only be carrying their digital grand piano models. Therefore because of this change, the Samick factory is closing out their popular NEO upright digital piano while supplies last. Their polished Ebony NEO  normally retails for $4399US in factory authorized US stores and typically sells at discount for about $4000 plus tax. But right now while supplies last (which are very limited) 1st come 1st served, the factory closeout price is 50% off  normal store discount price of $4000 which brings it down to a final price of just $1999 and no sales tax! In my opinion that is a phenomenal deal assuming you would want this piano for the way it looks and for what it can do. This model has an elegant polished ebony upright style cabinet and comes with matching polished ebony bench, nice stereo piano sound, expressive key action, and unique hybrid wood style piano soundboard. Go to the following link to read my review of the Samick Ebony NEO digital upright piano for detailed info and let me know what you think: Samick Ebony NEO Digital Piano Review 

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  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!

    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.

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

  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.

  4. Hi Tim,
    I am located in Europe, and I have to buy a white cabinet digipiano to my 8 years old doughter. She plays the piano since two years, and seems to be talented, but she is sometimes not enough motivated to practice, that is why it should be white and should have USB midi connection to be able to use apps installed on a tablet. Of cource realistic key action, sound and pedaling experience are the most important factors. Which piano would you recommend from the following list? (they are now nearly at the same price level in Europe) Casio PX-770, Casio AP-270, Korg C1 air, (Korg LP380), Roland F-140R, (Roland RP102) – Thank you for your help!

  5. I recommend all of them as they all offer impressive features in their price range. But my favorites with regard to the best piano playing experience would definitely be the Casio AP270 and Korg C1 Air