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yamaha clavinova clp 123 #2704453
01/12/18 11:40 PM
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I am new to learning piano and have a Casio CDP100. I have found an older yamaha clavinova clp 123 for sale locally. The price is reasonable, would this be an upgrade over the Casio? I am not too concerned with the sounds as much as how it plays, as I run my keyboard through a laptop.

Any advice on the Yamaha.


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Re: yamaha clavinova clp 123 [Re: dcupright] #2704462
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No, it would not. That model was released in the early 1990s, which is positively ancient in digital piano terms...
If you must buy used, I'd suggest sticking with a major name brand and not-promotional model, less than 5 years old (assuming it's not been damaged, abused, or gigged constantly).


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Re: yamaha clavinova clp 123 [Re: dcupright] #2704529
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Thanks for your reply. What do you mean by sticking with not promotional model? What model would you suggest?


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Re: yamaha clavinova clp 123 [Re: dcupright] #2704560
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In the acoustic and digital piano worlds, some of the most famous manufacturers build "promotional" models that aren't the same level of quality, materials, or features as their "mainline" products. They do this so that low-budget shoppers who are particularly brand sensitive and want to buy new have something to choose from.

For example, I can think of a couple well-known manufacturers that sell new pianos with sound samples and action technologies that are approaching (or exceeding) 10 years from their first release, among their base models.

Just make sure to do your research instead of relying on brand name alone.


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Re: yamaha clavinova clp 123 [Re: dcupright] #2704582
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Thank you there is so much to learn.


Doug

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