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Digital Pianos – A New Way to Make Music

Believe it or not, though they represent the new age of pianists,  digital pianos have been around for over 30 years. In the beginning, digital pianos didn’t sound much like real pianos at all. However, digital pianos have greatly improved over the past few years. These days digital pianos can be found in music rooms, churches, recording studios, and many homes. They are low-cost, lightweight, and easy to maintain. The inspiration for the digital piano is of course the grand piano. High-quality digital pianos derive their sound by recording, or sampling, a live grand piano. These high-quality pianos will also have a gravity-based, spring-free action, much like a grand piano.

What makes the digital piano more practical than a grand piano however, is digital pianos require no tuning or maintenance and weigh much less. Digital pianos can also recreate the sounds of woodwinds, brass, guitars, pipe organs, and many other musical instruments – not just the piano. They truly are a new way to make music.

“We have to tell you how much we appreciate all of the time and patience that you have spent helping us select our Kawai Digital piano. The cabinet looks quite striking in our family room. And the sound! It is truly amazing. We are extremely happy with our new piano!”– Brian & Kathy Mackinnon

Digital Pianos Boast Grand Piano Features, Plus More

Digital pianos have many of the features of a grand piano, without the drawbacks. Digital pianos take up far less space than grand pianos, and even many uprights. They are lightweight, weighing anywhere from 100 to 175 lbs, and they never need tuning. Not only do digital pianos recreate the beautiful tones of the grand piano, but they can also replicate many other instruments. You can recreate the sounds of electric pianos, organs, guitars, synthesizers, woodwinds, brass, and more, all from your digital piano. Some even have as many as 1,000 different sounds! Another perk of the digital piano is the ability to record your compositions right to a USB storage device. Digital pianos also give you the option of using headphones to play in privacy. When you plug-in the headphones, the speakers on the piano turn off. You can play whenever and wherever you like without disturbing others.

Thinking of purchasing a digital piano? Here’s what you need to know:

  • Digital pianos are practically maintenance free. They never need tuning!
  • Since they are lightweight, digital pianos are easy to transport. You can move your piano from room to room or even take it on the road.
  • With a digital piano, you can recreate an entire orchestra of sounds.
  • Want to easily record your compositions? Many digital piano models come with built-in recorders and instant playback.
  • Did we mention that digital pianos are an affordable option for the budget-conscious musician?


Kawai’s award-winning line of digital pianos is the the result of a never-ending effort to create the world’s most authentic & innovative digital pianos. Relying on our rich experience in building fine acoustic pianos, Kawai builds digital pianos that offer the finest touch & tone available. Wooden-key actions, Harmonic Imaging sound technology, USB digital audio, &  the unique Soundboard Speaker …(more >>)

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