How to Choose a Digital Piano for Beginners – Digital Piano Buyer’s Guide

Roland FP-90 Digital Piano

 Introduction Selecting an entry-level digital piano can be daunting for parents who don’t have a lot of musical background; there are lots of models to choose from, with plenty of opinions floating around. What’s more, only in the last few years has this category received any sort of musical credibility, so opinions are changing […]

Yamaha B1 vs Kawai K15 Upright Pianos Comparison & Demo by Merriam Pianos

Yamaha B1 vs Kawai K-15

 Introduction There are few upright pianos available from any manufacturer for less than $5,000 that would be considered anything but an entry-level instrument; however, the Kawai K15 and Yamaha B1 are two that defy that stereotype. They’re well-made with the same level of craftsmanship we all expect from both companies, use quality components and […]

Merriam Pianos Academy: What Is a Used Yamaha U1 Upright Piano Worth?

Yamaha U1

I’m Stu Harrison, and this is another segment in our series on the Yamaha upright pianos. Today, we’re going to be talking about the price of a Yamaha U1. That would be their 48-inch, Japanese built upright piano. There are two categories really, that a customer needs to be aware of, depending on what they’re […]

Yamaha U1 vs Kawai K300 – A Comprehensive Comparison

Kawai K300

The K-3 is a brand-new design from Kawai. It just came out in 2014 following up on it very successful K-3 model. The K-3 and the K 300 are two models that more often than any other piano on earth get compared to the Yamaha U1 and it’s pretty obvious why. Both pianos are from […]

Kawai K3 vs. Yamaha U1: Fresh 2014 Reviews

Yamaha U1 Soundboard

The Yamaha U1 & Kawai K3 Review: The 48-Inch Japanese piano domination continues – is it the right choice for you? Rise of Japanese Industry in the 1970’s Many things in the North American manufacturing sector began to change in the 1970’s, and the traditionally accepted peak of domestic production across many industries was 1973. […]