Digital Electric Piano vs. Acoustic Piano

Digital Electric Piano vs. Acoustic Piano – The Cost Factor

A Digital Electric Piano can also be called simply Digital Piano, Electric Piano, Digital Keyboard, Electric Keyboard, Piano Keyboard, Electronic Piano, and even Piano Organ.

But, no matter what you call them, they are here to stay, and for good reason.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I love my acoustic piano. It occupies one whole wall of my living room, and it’s a beautiful piece of furniture, but I paid more money for that one piano than I did for all of my Digital Pianos (yes, I own several of them.)

Just take a look at a few of the reasons why many people prefer to purchase a Digital Piano vs. an Acoustic Piano:

Digital Pianos are Generally Less Expensive
Most Digital Piano Models are Smaller and Lighter
They Don’t Need Tuning Because There Are No Strings
Most Models Include Additional Instrument Sounds

There are other advantages to buying a Digital Piano, and I will cover those in another article, but for now, let’s talk about MONEY, because it’s darn important!

Question: Do YOU have $2,000+ to spend on an Acoustic Piano?

If you have it, good for you, but most people simply cannot afford to buy a new Acoustic Piano, which can run you anywhere from $2,000 on up.

However, even if you DO have that kind of money to spend, should you make that purchase?

Well, let’s dig into this a bit by asking ourselves a couple of questions.

Who is the Piano for?

Is it for a child or an adult who is simply interested in learning how to play the piano, but doesn’t yet know how?

If so, you may want to think seriously about going the Digital Electric Piano route. This way, if the person finds out they really don’t care for playing the piano, or that they are not musically gifted (tone deaf!), you will not be out thousands of dollars.

What is the skill level of this person?

Even those who have already shown that they have a knack for learning the piano don’t need to practice on the highest quality instrument. Some Digital Pianos even come with headphones, so beginners can practise quietly as well…a true blessing indeed.

In fact, a low-cost Digital Piano is the perfect option for almost everyone.

What about buying a used Acoustic Piano?

Yes, you may be able to get a good deal on a used Piano, especially if it’s quite old and the owner needs to have it moved as part of the deal.

But…make no mistake, this will be a major undertaking. And, once you get it home, it will most likely need some maintenace, such as tuning, fixing stuck keys, cosmetic touches, etc., costing you $100 or more.

Digital Electric Pianos, on the other hand, can be purchased for less than $1,000, and sometimes Way Less.

In fact, depending on who it’s for and their skill level, you can purchase a brand new keyboard for less than it would cost you to have an Acoustic Piano tuned.

Bottom line: Buying a Digital Piano will Save You Money!