Best Digital Pianos for Under $1,500 | Brands, Models & Features

Best Digital Pianos

 In a way, we’re kind of in a new golden era in the piano industry these days, especially with regard to how realistic digital pianos have become. The amount of high-quality, convincing options with great piano sound available for under $1,500 is truly remarkable. Today, we’re going to go through our essential list of […]

Steinway Model M vs C Bechstein L 167 | Baby Grand Piano Comparison

Steinway Model M vs C Bechstein L 167

 Baby grand pianos are the best-selling size of grand piano by virtue of the fact that they don’t take up a ton of space, and their relative affordability, especially compared to a 9-foot concert grand piano such as a Steinway Model D which lists for around $200,000 USD! Today we’re going to be comparing […]

Kawai GX-2 vs GX-3 Grand Piano Comparison, Including Features, Benefits, Price & More

Kawai GX-2 vs GX-3

 The 5’11” Kawai GX-2 grand piano is among our top-selling instruments here at Merriam Music, but for some folks, the 6’2” GX-3 is worth the extra spend all day. In this article and companion video, we’ll be comparing the Kawai GX-2 vs GX-3 side by side. This should be helpful as these two instruments […]

Kawai Novus NV5 Hybrid Digital Piano Review

Kawai Novus NV5

With the release of Kawai’s NOVUS NV10 hybrid digital piano, Kawai completely raised the bar in terms of what was possible as far as touch is concerned with a fully acoustic action in an otherwise digital piano. The main drawback of the NV10? The price. When the Kawai Novus NV5 hybrid digital was announced, the […]

Electric Pianos vs Digital Pianos: What’s the Difference?

Electric Pianos vs Digital Pianos

 In today’s article, we’re going to tackle one of the most commonly asked questions by piano shoppers; What are the differences between electric pianos vs digital pianos? Are they just the same thing? And which one should you be shopping for? Read on and find out! Electric vs Digital Pianos: Are They the Same […]

Kawai KDP-120 vs Yamaha YDP-144 Digital Piano Comparison & Review

Yamaha YDP-144 vs Kawai KDP-120

 Today we’ll be comparing the new Kawai KDP120 digital piano and the Yamaha YDP-144. Both of these instruments are surely going to wind up in countless Reddit threads, Piano World Forum posts and even Amazon reviews as people try to figure out the better fit for them in this extremely competitive home piano part […]

Yamaha P45 vs Yamaha P125 Digital Pianos Comparison – Are They Still Worth Buying?

Yamaha P45 vs Yamaha P125

Yamaha’s P series digital pianos are about as popular as a line of digital pianos can get, especially apparent by Amazon sales statistics. For lots of folks, the combination of price, features, and brand comfort has them settling on a weighted action digital piano P series instrument. The question from there is, which one should go on your wishlist?

In this article and linked video, we’ll discuss Yamaha P45 vs Yamaha P125 Digital Pianos Comparison, which are known as the most popular Yamaha P series pianos, to see how the entry-level Yamaha P45 88-key piano stacks up to the mid-range P125.

Both instruments are portable keyboards and feature full-size 88-note weighted key hammer actions and convincing piano sound quality. You might be wondering if you’d be satisfied with the P45 or if it would make sense to spring for the P125. Hopefully, this review and comparison video will help answer that question.

Kawai CA58 Digital Piano Review

Kawai CA58 Digital Piano

The CA58 essentially sits in the middle of the pack as far as Kawai’s Concert Artist series (CA series) is concerned, as it’s certainly a professional quality instrument built for serious institutional use, but it doesn’t have all of the latest technology like the top CA series instruments do.

So, for the purposes of this review, we’ll not only cover all of the relevant details of this instrument, but we’ll also identify who might be served from bypassing the CA48 and coming up to the CA58, without jumping ahead to the CA79.

Kawai KDP70 Review & Demo – Affordable, High-Quality Instrument

KDP70 Digital Piano

Few companies can compete with Kawai when it comes to affordable home-based digital pianos. Today, we’re going to be looking at the Kawai KDP70 digital piano.

We have already done a comparison between the KDP70 and the upgraded KDP110, but this is a very deserving and interesting high-value digital piano that we wanted to take a longer peek at.

We’ll be discussing the piano sound, touch, and important features of this KDP series model. We hope you enjoy this article and would encourage you to check out the companion video review, so you can hear this thing in action.

Kawai CA99 Digital Piano Review & Demo – LCD Touchscreen, Grand Feel III, Concert Artist Series

Kawai CA99 Digital Piano

 Welcome to another digital piano review over here at Merriam Pianos. Today, we’ll look at the flagship model of Kawai’s Famous Concert Artist series (CA series) as we check out the Kawai CA99 Hybrid Piano. The Kawai CA99 has 100% wooden keys, a real solid spruce soundboard, and the SK-EX Rendering sound modeling engine. […]