If I could pass on any advice after recently purchasing another piano it would be buy what you think you might like in a few years, not what will "do" for now. If piano is something your daughter intends to keep at, purchase a good quality product now. I tried the GB1K and was not as impressed as I had hoped. It was OK, but not fabulous. I did purchase a Ritmuller UH 132 after trying out many others including Essex, Kawai, Hailun, Yamaha U1 and new U3. Boston was out of my price range. I love my Ritmuller UH 132, and would have loved the small Ritmuller GB148 and the 170 sounded wonderful to me. I will stress I liked the sound, and the price. But there are lots of great pianos out there. I also loved the Yamaha U3 for an upright. Really either of these pianos for a beginner will be fine, and if you love the GB1K and it works for you, buy what fits your wallet. A lot of this will be personal preference. Look at Larry Fine's online book for reviews. I bought what I could afford at a few years ago and then upgraded and hopefully someday when I have more space will upgrade again. Welcome to Piano World and as you may have noticed there are many here with strong opinions, but also much knowledge and expertise. Are there any "bad" pianos out there for a beginner? The piano review books state that most manufacturers are making pretty decent products, it depends on your budget, space, and what sound you prefer. Hailun is another piano that has some good reviews. Check them out too. Good luck!
Last edited by Spuds; 06/22/14 08:27 PM.