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I was curious to know about the 4 year old ES110. I read about some threads addressing some QC issues with this particular model. People complained that the keys were jammed, some of which were wobbly and some keys were stuck... I did not hear as many complaints about competing Roland, Yamaha, and Casio models.. As a result, I am a bit skeptical about Kawai’s quality control (unfortunately)

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I had one which I played for 2 years every day sometimes for 4 to 5 hours and gigging with it. Do not have any problems at all. If you buy new kawai gives a 5 year warrenty.


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Originally Posted by MusicMaster709
I was curious to know about the 4 year old ES110. I read about some threads addressing some QC issues with this particular model. People complained that the keys were jammed, some of which were wobbly and some keys were stuck... I did not hear as many complaints about competing Roland, Yamaha, and Casio models.. As a result, I am a bit skeptical about Kawai’s quality control (unfortunately)

Well, what the trade off is about here: between the cheap digital pianos, the ES110 is perhaps the slightly better choice in terms of quality of performance as a piano. The Roland has a nice action but dated sound. The Yamaha has a cheap action, a nice clarity, but just isn't as tonally detailed and dynamically accurate as the ES110. Offset against that is other issues.

Tbh, my advice to beginners is to buy used intermediate level slab pianos instead, just because these basic pianos are maybe only £150 cheaper than a used intermediate level portable piano.


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I liked the ES110 out of those 3 models the most, then the Yamaha and the Roland last. I was not a big fan of its metallic sound and the GHS action on the Yamaha was not the greatest, but the ES110 has good action and sound imo. Not to mention it actually includes a sustain pedal... Only thing I am concerned about is its build quality
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Originally Posted by MusicMaster709
I was curious to know about the 4 year old ES110. I read about some threads addressing some QC issues with this particular model. People complained that the keys were jammed, some of which were wobbly and some keys were stuck... I did not hear as many complaints about competing Roland, Yamaha, and Casio models.. As a result, I am a bit skeptical about Kawai’s quality control (unfortunately)

Well, what the trade off is about here: between the cheap digital pianos, the ES110 is perhaps the slightly better choice in terms of quality of performance as a piano. The Roland has a nice action but dated sound. The Yamaha has a cheap action, a nice clarity, but just isn't as tonally detailed and dynamically accurate as the ES110. Offset against that is other issues.

Tbh, my advice to beginners is to buy used intermediate level slab pianos instead, just because these basic pianos are maybe only £150 cheaper than a used intermediate level portable piano.

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Originally Posted by MusicMaster709
... Only thing I am concerned about is its build quality ...

Well, then I would go ahead with the ES110. There is nothing other than loose talk from isolated cases here and there.

You going to buy something you don't like because it might not break ?

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