WELCOME TO THE SPRING 2019 ISSUE of Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer, an online publication devoted to the purchase of new, used, and restored acoustic pianos and digital pianos. Published since 2009, Piano Buyer is the successor to the well-known reference The Piano Book.
Current Featured Articles
The three piano technicians whose stories are told here came to the profession from diverse backgrounds and by different paths, and are employed in the piano industry in varied capacities. But they have one thing in common: the North Bennet Street School.
SCOTT REITZ (Spring 2019)
The Clavinova CSP series boasts two marquee features: cascading Stream Lights above the keys that guide your fingers to teach you songs and exercises; and the ability to analyze chords in ordinary stereo audio files, then display them as notes on a staff or as jazz-style chord charts.
STEPHEN FORTNER (Spring 2019)
The last few years have seen digital-piano makers strongly focusing on lower-cost keyboards whose sounds and features belie their low prices. The Roland FP-10, a scaled-down version of the model FP-30, and selling for only $499, is one such instrument, offering a piano-playing experience far above what its price suggests.
As the market has shifted from mechanical to digital metronomes, the forms they’ve taken have been many. Frankly, most are terrible. However, the battery-powered Korg KDM-3 is a better metronome because it combines more of the features a pianist wants, it works intuitively, and it’s attractively designed.
OWEN LOVELL (Spring 2019)
Welcome to The Best of Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer, a collection of the best and most useful articles we’ve published in the past nine years on buying a new, used, or restored piano or digital piano.