Kawai K-800 Upright Piano Review & Demo – Kawai K Series

Kawai K800 Upright Grand Piano

 Introduction The Kawai K800 Upright Grand Piano is one of the few “true” upright grands to come out of Asia.  Built in Japan entirely by Kawai, the K800 has full sostenuto, premium hand-selected spruce soundboards, premium double-felted mahogany hammers, oversized music desk, and grand-like key sticks for a super high level of accuracy and […]

Shigeru Kawai: 10 Interesting Facts About Shigeru Kawai Pianos

Shigeru Kawai SK7

 Introduction Shigeru Kawai pianos are a part of a very rare breed of piano, consistently making many ‘Top-10’ lists annually for the finest musical instruments available. The project was started by the Kawai Corporation’s second president, Shigeru Kawai, and the goal was ambitious: create the premier piano of Japan, capable of competing with the very best from […]

Roland FP Series Digital Pianos Overview – Roland FP-10, FP-30, FP-60, & FP-90

Roland FP-90

Roland FP Series Overview Video Transcription Hi everybody, my name is Stu Harrison of Merriam Pianos. Today we’re are going to do an overview of the Roland FP Series of 88-key digital pianos. We’re gonna be looking at every single model of the series, the FP-10, 30, 60, and 90,  outlining the critical differences between […]

Roland DP603 Digital Piano Review & Demo – Bluetooth, PHA-50, SuperNATURAL Piano

Roland DP603 Digital Piano Polished Ebony

 Introduction The Roland DP603 digital piano is an unassuming powerhouse, built for the discerning player in need of a compact instrument with a contemporary design. This instrument is in a category unto itself within the Roland line.  It uses one of their top actions, the top sound processor, and the top speaker quality available […]

Casio PX-S1000 Review & Demo – Casio Privia Digital Pianos

Casio PX-S1000

Introduction The latest addition to Casio’s famed Privia line, the PX-S1000 digital piano is poised to continue the Privia line’s legacy of providing an excellent piano experience for the price. With a fresh new design, modern control interface, uncompromising piano touch and the super-slim, unibody case coming in at under 25 lbs, the PX-S1000 is […]

Kawai Digital Piano Series Overview Review & Demo

Kawai ES110 Portable Digital Piano

 Kawai Digital Piano Series Overview Review Video Transcription As one of the ‘Big 3’ digital piano manufacturer’s on the market today, Kawai has an extensive product line, with products ranging from under $1,000 CAD, all the way up to $20,000. In this article, we’re giving you an overview of almost every single Kawai digital […]

Kawai ES110 Digital Piano Review & Demo

ES110 Digital Piano With Stand and Pedals

 Introduction The Kawai ES110 is the latest addition to Kawai’s lineup of high-performance digital pianos. Using Kawai’s exclusive “Harmonic Imaging Technology” with an individual 88-key piano sampling, the Kawai ES110 outperforms every other piano in its class. The Kawai ES110 is also the first Kawai digital piano ever to feature a lightweight, high strength […]

Yamaha P125 vs Kawai ES110 Digital Piano Comparison, Review & Demo

ES110 Digital Piano With Stand and Pedals

 Introduction Yamaha and Kawai jointly represent the two largest mainstream acoustic piano manufacturers, and have for several decades both been highly regarded for their digital musical instruments as well. In the highest volume digital category, that of the ‘under $1000’ zone, the Yamaha P125 and Kawai ES110 are frequently compared and both deliver excellent […]

W. Hoffmann P188 Grand Piano Review & Demo by Merriam Pianos

Hoffmann p188

 Introduction The W. Hoffmann Professional series grand pianos are built in the Czech Republic by C. Bechstein Europe (a wholly-owned subsidiary of C. Bechstein Germany), based on many of the same designs and parts that are used in the Bechstein Academy series as well as the Tradition Series. They are built to satisfy professional […]

Casio Privia PX-160 Demo & Review – AiR Sound Source & Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II

Casio PX-160

 Introduction Welcome to a video review and article on Casio’s Privia PX-160 digital piano, presented by Stu Harrison for Merriam Pianos. We’ll be discussing this high-value, entry-level piano that’s receiving use as a stage piano for professional musicians, as well as home-based starter instruments all around the world. It uses Casio’s Award-winning Tone Generator […]