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Hi everyone !
I’m 33 and will start to learn piano with my toddler (3) so unfortunately I have no idea which one will work for us .
I don’t wanna invest too much on it for now. Here what I found locally
Roland hp3800 (1995 year model)
Yamaha Clavinova CLP 300 electric piano(no idea how old but pretty new)
William Rhapsody 2 (again don’t know how old but owner says only 2 year he used barely )

So I have to decide by tomorrow to pick up...
I will be glad to hear the ideas
Many thanks in advance !!!

My dream is the playing “rondo ala turki”:)

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I will never buy Williams. I am not familiar with the other two models - but, in general, I don't recommend DPs more than 5 year sold.

Re: CLP 300 - it is 1986 - you may want to check this out http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/1901398/Re:_How_old_is_Yamaha_Clavinov.html I would not suggest to buy it.

If Roland works well and you like the sound - go for it. But, again - I won't recommend a DP that old - too many likely problems.

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You should also mention what's your budget - that will help provide more recommendations.

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Many thanks ! I will look tomorrow for Roland . I don’t know how far we will go, I like acustic but with toddler I can’t keep up tunning so dp is best for us .

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Casio PX 770 electric piano I found for 250$ Excellent condition

What would be your suggestion

Actually my budget won’t be more than 400$

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Hi Belma,
does it have to be a furniture console piano ?
If not maybe you should take a look at a new Roland GO 88 for example for not so much money.
Better sound, low weight, 2 or 3 years of guarantee, usb, bluetooth, learning apps,etc...
And in the worst case (giving up on piano, hope not but can happen...) you can easy sell back.

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Casio PX 770 would be better than either of the ancient Roland or really ancient Yamaha...

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Originally Posted by Osho
Casio PX 770 would be better than either of the ancient Roland or really ancient Yamaha...

Osho

+1.

Absolutely, the PX-770 is your best bet. It is less than 10 years old, I think, with good action (the mechanical components) and reasonably good sound generator.

3 years old? That is young, to start piano playing, I think. But you are daddy, I am not.


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Casio PX 770 would be better than either of the ancient Roland or really ancient Yamaha...

Osho

But you are daddy,

i think she's mom ?

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Originally Posted by Belma
William Rhapsody 2 (again don’t know how old but owner says only 2 year he used barely )

Not recommended in the video comments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6jHf7Cxc6Y

And Williams is one of those brands producing "cheap" pianos. Cheap in price and it also shows in other aspects.

Casio PX-770 is still a current model and can't be very old. It could even be under warranty, so ask about the original receipt.

A new one is over $700, so $250 for a used one isn't a bad deal. Of course "Excellent condition" is just the seller's opinion. There are some parts that can wear in heavy use and keys can have more noise than in a brand new one. But not necessarily if it was used lightly. There are Privia owners here who say "No problems so far" when the issue comes up.

Privias are also relatively light to carry. Of course you'll want to separate the side panels, the pedal bar and the main body for transport, but then the separate parts are easily handled. (I had and older Casio Privia in the past.)

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Originally Posted by lvercaut
Hi Belma,
does it have to be a furniture console piano ?
If not maybe you should take a look at a new Roland GO 88 for example for not so much money.
Better sound, low weight, 2 or 3 years of guarantee, usb, bluetooth, learning apps,etc...
And in the worst case (giving up on piano, hope not but can happen...) you can easy sell back.

Price is OK but action is not that much and it is not weighted, so not piano-ish (some even think it is heavy).


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The warranty is for the original owner only. frown
Originally Posted by clothearednincompo
Casio PX-770 is still a current model and can't be very old. It could even be under warranty, so ask about the original receipt.

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If hammer action isn't mandatory you might consider a Studiologic Numa compact 2. The sales price is about 400 euro in Europe for a new one. If you download the piano files from the sound library you have a excellent sounding dp on a budget.
It has support for a triple pedal module and build in usb audio and midi interface.


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