Upright vs Grand Pianos | Which is Better for You? | Common Misconceptions & Myths

Upright vs Grand Pianos

 As one of North America’s largest piano retailers, we’re blessed to get to interact with piano shoppers looking for upright, grand and digital pianos face-to-face, every single day. As a result, we’ve been able to observe many of the common misconceptions a lot of people have with regard to upright vs grand pianos – […]

Piano Buying Tips: 10 Common Mistakes People Make When Buying A Piano

Piano Buying Tips

 Piano Buying Tips – 10 Mistakes to Look Out For Purchasing a first piano can be fairly intimidating, especially if you don’t already have a lot of experience with pianos. Fortunately, here at Merriam Pianos, we’ve seen the piano purchasing process through with literally thousands of customers since our inception, from beginners to concert-level […]

W Hoffmann P162 Professional Series | Baby Grand Piano Review

W Hoffmann P162

 C Bechstein’s W Hoffmann brand offers an undeniably intriguing set of pianos. Consisting of three different lines of different quality, the W. Hoffmann is a fully European handmade alternative to a German piano for a fraction of the price. In this article and review video we’ll be looking at the entry point to the […]

Kawai GX2 vs Boston GP178 | Grand Piano Review & Comparison

Kawai GX2 vs Boston GP178

 In today’s article and video we’ve got two classic salon grand pianos that duke it out literally every single day in piano showrooms around the world – the Kawai GX2 vs Boston GP178, which are two of the most popular 6-foot professional quality pianos in the world (both measure just under 6 feet at […]

Upright Piano Buyers Guide | How to Choose an Upright Piano

Upright Piano

When it comes to acoustic pianos, there are a lot of ‘best of’ lists and new piano buying guides out there with a ton of different information on different models. What these lists tend to neglect is a systematic way that you, the buyer, can sort through this information and zero in on the most important considerations […]

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 […]

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.

Casio PX-870 Digital Piano Review

Roland RD2000 vs Kawai MP11SE

 Hi, everybody, and welcome to another digital piano review video and article here at Merriam Pianos. In today’s review, we’ll be taking a look at Casio PX-870. This is a wonderful instrument in the mid-range home digital piano category with 88 fully weighted keys, great sound, and a nice cabinet. The PX-870 has been […]

Kawai K300 Aures Hybrid Piano – Review & Demo

Kawai K300 Aures Hybrid Piano

 Kawai K300 Aures | Overview The Kawai K300 Aures Hybrid Upright piano has been an absolute sensation since it hit the market. It is a hybrid piano meaning this is a mix of both digital and acoustic technology. Sometimes manufacturers use the term hybrid instrument very liberally, but in this case, the K-300 Aures […]

How to Buy a Used Piano (2020) – Tips, Questions to Ask, and What to Look For

Kawai CA99 Digital Piano

 Introduction In this article we’re exploring the question of how to buy a used piano and what to look for, so you can avoid falling into the trap of over-paying or under-researching a used piano that you might be looking at. Shopping for a used piano can certainly be more challenging than shopping for […]