By: Bluesman Sammy Guy from NE Pa.
What is your overall opinion of this product?
Yamaha comes through once again! This actually sounds and feels like a Yamaha acoustic grand piano. I have been a pianist for 46 years, learned on a Yamaha Grand, and play professionally. This is a low cost, excellent value piano that should cost way more than it does. I am finally impressed with a digital piano, and I am one tough critic of all instruments, from keyboards to guitars to drums, to violins. This one is impressive and I am a hard one to impress.
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
Quality is top notch, and it is well built, feels solid and does not bounce around when you play it. It is stable, and as well made as any other quality instrument.
Ease of Use
How user friendly is it? Would it work well for a beginner, intermediate or experienced player?
I had it running in minutes, but I am very familiar with Yamaha keyboards, I have 11 of them as well as a full sized digital grand so I am not the best to judge how easy it is. It was easy for me because I already knew the layout of Yamaha. The instruction book is complete and easy to follow though if you need it.
Are the features on the product what you were expecting? What are your favorite features?
The grand piano sound is stunning. As I noted above, I learned on a Yamaha Grand Piano and this sounds and feels very similar to it. The other sounds are almost as nice, but I probably will only use a few of those other sounds. There are plenty of them to choose from too.
How is the sound quality? How does the sound compare to other products you've use?
The Grand Piano sound through a nice keyboard amp (I am using 3 Behringer amps also purchased from AMS)really sings. I am very impressed.
How is the feel of the keys? Are the controls laid out well?
Very intuitive layout, and the keys feel like a piano should. What more can I say? Feels like a piano.
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
Exceptional value for the money. I purchased this because I have a full sized digital grand that is way to heavy to move to gigs, and my other keyboards are nice but lack the feel of a piano. I tried this at a local music store and ordered it from AMS. It is exactly what I was looking for and I am pleased with the purchase (unlike some of the Gibson guitars I bought lately...but that's another review for another day...) I am telling you, I am a tough critic of instruments as I make my living playing and purchased a lot of junk that was allegedly high end gear. This one is simply a great value in a great instrument from a great company! You cannot go wrong with this.