Check out these pictures at dvice.com, featuring modern keyboard designs by Yamaha! I particularly like the one shown in the screenshot at right.
Would I ever buy a keyboard such as this? No, probably not. If I had the money to spend, I’d buy an acoustic piano, not a keyboard. Acoustic pianos are still far superior to keyboards, even considering the great improvements that have been made to keyboards over the years. They just don’t compare, in my book.
However, the popularity of keyboards seems to be increasing. I’ve experienced an increasing number of experiences with parents who wish to buy keyboards for their beginner students instead of pianos. And I can understand why: they are often cheaper than buying both new and used pianos, are far easier to move, and do not have it tuned every six months. The advantages of buying a keyboard are obvious, but there are some major not-so-obvious disadvantages. Continue reading “Keyboards vs. Acoustic Pianos”