The Best Digital Pianos Under $1000 for Students

Once you get over $500 the number of quality digital pianos rises exponentially. And this is still the case even if your budget maxes out at around $1000 because that still leaves a lot of quality instruments available as an option. And these are quality instruments that are good for not only the beginning pianist but also a more advanced piano player.

Since there are a lot more digital pianos available in the budget range I, hopefully, will help you narrow down your choice instrument by going over a few that I like and often recommend to students. If this price range is still a bit much, I encourage you to view my previous post about digital pianos under $500.

And if you’re in a hurry, the piano I recommend most often is:

Digital Piano Recommendations

P-115 Digital Piano

The P-115 is made by Yamaha.

Dimensions: Width: 23″ inches. Depth: 18″ inches. Height: 60” inches.

Weight: 87 pounds

Warranty: 3 years

Manual: TBA

Assembly is required!

Features

  • App that lets you control the different features of the piano from a distance.
  • USB Port that allows a connection to a computer or ipad.
  • Includes all three pedals.
  • Extremely wide and impressive dynamic range.

Pros

  • A padded piano bench is included. The piano bench opens up for storage of sheet music.
  • A sheet music holder is included.
  • An important feature is the Graded Hammer Standard. This mimics a real piano by having a heavier feel for the low notes and a lighter feel for the high notes.
  • Uses something called a Matte Keyboard Finish. Basically, if you’re hands are sweaty (like after  hours of practice) the moisture will be absorbed and your fingers won’t slip on the piano.

Cons

  • Difficulty play repeated notes very fast, though this will mainly affect intermediate or advanced students.

PX-160 Digital Piano

The PX-160 is made by Casio.

Dimensions: Width: 23″ inches. Depth: 17″ inches. Height: 60” inches.

Weight: 90 pounds

Warranty: 1 year

Manual: Available here.

Assembly is required!

Features

  • Comes in two different colors – black and “gold”.
  • Includes all three pedals.
  • 18 different instrument sounds.
  • Line out jack to connect to external speakers.

Pros

  • A bench is included.
  • A sheet music holder is included.
  • Ivory textured keys.
  • Weighted keys.

Cons

  • The piano can wobble a bit when playing advanced music that require a lot of movement and\or force.
  • Like many benches, the height is not adjustable. This should not be a problem for younger students.

B1SP Digital Piano

The B1sP is made by Korg.

Dimensions: Width: 17.6″ inches. Depth: 11.8″ inches. Height: 58” inches.

Weight: 72 pounds

Warranty: 1 year

Manual: TBA

Assembly is required!

Features

  • Includes all three pedals.
  • Extremely wide and impressive dynamic range.

Pros

  • A padded piano bench is included.
  • A sheet music holder is included.

Cons

  • I don’t particularly like this brand. Just my own, personal, and humble opinion.

Conclusion – The Best

I tend to recommend the Yamaha P-115 most of the time. Especially for young beginners since parents can control certain features from an ipad. All are great digital pianos options because instruments in this range generally have quality features suitable for the majority of pianists. But I like how Yamaha tries to incorporate new features and technology into it’s pianos.

If these prices are too much, please feel free to read my previous post about digital pianos under $500.

 

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