Cheap vs Expensive Digital Pianos – Is it Worth it to Spend More on a Digital Piano?

Cheap vs Expensive Digital Pianos

 With technology advancing at a truly rapid rate, there are more digital piano options on the market now than ever before. Navigating the digital piano market for the first time can be quite intimidating and confusing given all of the options. This article; Cheap vs Expensive Digital Pianos and its companion video are for […]

Kawai CA59 | Digital Piano Review | Kawai CA Series

Kawai CA59

 Kawai’s CA series has always stood at the front of the digital piano arena. Traditionally a series of 2 models, the Concert Artist series was expanded to 4 models with the release of the CA48 and CA58. Today, we’ll be checking out the update to the CA58 with the new Kawai CA59. Where the […]

How Long Do Digital Pianos Last? | Electric Piano Longevity & Most Common Component Failures

How Long Do Digital Pianos Last

 Easily one of the most common questions we get here at Merriam Pianos from digital piano shoppers is how long do digital pianos last? And that’s really not surprising since this is going to be a top question among consumers when shopping for just about anything, whether on Amazon or in a store. Like […]

Yamaha P515 vs Kawai ES8 | Digital Piano Review | Buyers Guide

Yamaha P515 vs Kawai ES8

 High-end all-in-one portable digital pianos have been increasing in popularity for quite some time now, and it’s pretty easy to see why. Top-of-the-line stage pianos are of course not getting anywhere, but the idea of a professional quality keyboard with built-in speakers, great sound, and weighted keys makes a lot of sense for a […]

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 […]

Best Digital Piano Under $1000 | Yamaha, Roland, Kawai & Casio

Best Digital Piano Under $1000

 Welcome to a fresh rundown of our favorite pianos and keyboards between the $500 and $1000 (USD) price range available on the market. In this article, we’ll be looking at various models for the best digital piano under $1000, from Kawai’s ES110 to Yamaha’s P125, Casio’s fairly new PX-S1000, or Roland’s FP30. Every piano […]

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 […]

Essex EUP-123 vs Kawai ND21 | Upright Piano Comparison & Review

Essex EUP-123 vs Kawai ND21

There’s no question that the new, 48”, ebony polish upright piano market is dominated by the Yamaha U1 and Kawai K-300 due to the combination of price, quality and musical potential these two pianos offer. Of course, there are a variety of more expensive, high-end options available in this classic studio size, particularly from Europe, […]

Roland HP704 vs Kawai CN39 | Digital Piano Comparison & Review

Roland HP704 vs Kawai CN39

A traditionally niche category that has been seeing some increased visibility over the past few years is the class of home digital pianos that essentially represent the entry point to the high-end quality tier. Roland’s HP704 and Kawai’s CN39 digital piano are two great examples of this type of instrument. Similarly priced and essentially geared […]

Roland FP-30 vs Kawai ES110 | Digital Piano Comparison, Review & Demo

Roland FP-30 vs Kawai ES110

One of the most requested videos we’ve ever done was our comparison of the Roland FP-30 digital piano (since replaced by the Roland FP-30X) and Kawai ES110 (soon to be replaced by the Kawai ES120). These are two of the best-selling portable digital pianos in the world, and both are often touted as the two […]