Buyer’s Guide – Acoustic vs. Digital
Digital pianos have come along way in just the last couple of years. Now days music teachers, universities, performing artists, and students and in home players are choosing digital pianos for a variety of reasons. Here are a few of those reasons.
Quality digital pianos, such as those offered by Yamaha and Roland, are virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. They feel the same, and have the response and sound of a $100,000 concert grand piano. They are maintenance free, never need tuned, the volume can be adjusted, they are very light weight compared to there acoustic counterparts, they can be used with headphones, and many of them offer hundreds of realistic voices and rhythm styles to play along with.
Many of them also offer specialized software included in the piano to help expedite the learning process and make it more enjoyable for the student.
We sell on average three digital pianos to every traditional piano these days.
This isn’t to say they’re better instruments, but they are convenient, reliable, sound great, easier to move, great for recording, teaching, and are a whole lot of fun to play.
The main downside is that they don’t go up in value like acoustic pianos, much like computers they tend to lose there value over the years.
Also, there are still many purists out there who believe there’s nothing like the real thing.