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Yamaha P45 or William Wagner
#3028612 09/24/20 02:31 PM
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I need advice regarding buying new digital piano. I'm a beginner and I want to regain my skills after 10 years.
There are three pianos which caught my eye but I really cannot see a difference.

- Yamaha P45 Yamaha P45
- WW Prelude Deluxe Wiliam Wagner Prelude Deluxe
- WW MelodyWiliam Wagner Melody

Any help will be appreciated.
Thank you

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I’ve never heard of “William Wagner”, but Yamaha is a tried and proven brand.
Now, could you stretch a little and get the P-515 instead of the P-45?

Or you could stretch a little less and get the P-125.

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Now, could you stretch a little and get the P-515 instead of the P-45?
That's more than a little stretch man!

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Hence the P-125 as an alternative. smile

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Other alternatives are:
- Roland FP10
- Kawai ES110
- Casio PX160


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If you are able to get a kawai I would recommend it, but it is a higher price. As to your options, Yamaha are still using that dull AWM sound engine in the p45, but it is unfortunately competitive in this price range. If compared to the William whatever, please do yourself a favour and get a Yamaha. I can't seem to find even a demo and their 'Hammer Action' can be anything under the sun. If they have a sound worse than Yamaha, which is likely considering one of the pianos has 900 TONES (what is it, a kilobyte per sound?), then don't even try to learn piano from it. I am not of great knowing to these things, but it seems to be either a chinese resell, or just a very unknown brand. Either way it probably won't be great.

If you are able to stretch, either a p125, an es110, or an fp10 (if you want to memorise all the darn controls) are options. The p125 has the same action as the p45, but the sound engine is the pure cf, which is... marginally better (as is the entire schema of this industry). The es110 has an eccentric action with a (maybe) better piano sound to the 125. The fp10 exists. I forgot about the casios but I've never been a fan of their sound, or noisy action, but you may be different. They are good for value, though.

Try them out, especially those weird 'William' ones. Only then can you know for sure what you like... maybe?

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