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My Yamaha Clavinova is 15 years old, and still plays great. I did need to get someone to replace the sensor strip twice though (about $250 each time).

I was going to buy a new digital piano but then the COVID shortages happened, and I randomly got tinnitus.

Now I almost never play piano because it aggravates my ear, so this digital will probably last the rest of my lifetime.

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Yamaha P80 purchased in 2007 was released in 1999. Korg SP250 purchased in 2019 was released in 2005. Kawai MP7SE purchased in 2021 was released in 2017. I was happy with each purchase at the time. Keeping the P80 for 20 years past release was a stretch. Once the keys started sticking too much, I got the Korg as a temporary replacement. The step up to the MP7SE was quite large between the improved keybed, voices, and functionality. The Korg retailed for a similar price to the Yamaha but was not noticeably better despite being released 6 years later. The keys had a much lighter touch and it had (great) integrated speakers, but I would have been just as happy with a new keybed for the P80 if it had been the cheaper option. Barring an upgrade to something like a Kawai MP11SE successor or hardware issues, the MP7SE is likely to last at least 10 years before a similarly priced slab will deliver enough added value.

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I have owned my Kawai EP3 for almost 12 years now. How old it actually is I have no idea it was a floor model before I bought it so it could be older than from the time I ordered it but it was in very good shape. Still going strong though I have not played it as much as I should have up until recently with my more renewed interest in learning the piano and making an actual concerted effort to learn. My techy side of me is dying for an upgrade: improved actions, better sound sampling etc. My wife says she can tell my piano sounds just like a recording when I play so I guess now its bugging me lol I know a digital piano will always be digital but I really have no space for anything larger plus paying for the tuning and care seems like a waste until its something I do all the time.

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