It isn’t always easy finding a digital piano under $1,000. That’s because most of the ones that deliver the professional sound needed by professional pianists cost way more than a thousand dollars, and some of them are several times more expensive. Fortunately, there are a few models which can be found in the sub $1,000 price range, and we’re going to take a look at some of them.
After an extensive search, we’ve found some of the models that we feel not only fit in this price range but also offer the pianist, whether amateur or professional, the sound and features they’re looking for in a digital piano. So, pull up a chair, grab a beverage and enjoy the following pianos. Anyone of them is sure to be a good addition to your home or music studio.
Our Top Picks for the Best Digital Pianos Under $1000
#1 Yamaha DGX-660 Digital Piano With Accessories
It can probably be said that few instruments can replicate the sound and feel of a genuine acoustic grand piano better than the Yamaha DGX-660 Digital Piano. This piano comes with everything a player needs to get started including a furniture bench, sustain pedal, dust cover, and an instructional book. The real star of the show, however, it this piano that features 88-weighted keys that replicate the feel of a grand piano’s keys and offers truly authentic grand piano sound. Also included on this piano is USB audio recording/playback, and easy to read display and a fuller sound with Damper Resonance.
#2 Yamaha P71 88-Key Weighted Action Piano
This 88-key piano adheres to Yamaha’s GHS weighted-action standard and uses Yamaha’s AWM sampling to realistically replicate how an acoustic piano feels and sounds. This piano also features ten different voices, which includes digitally sampled tones taken from genuine Yamaha acoustic grand pianos. And since it has a feature called Dual Mode, two voices can be combined together to create a great audio effect. This piano has a depth of under 12-inches and weighs only twenty-five pounds, so it can literally be taken anywhere without much trouble. Also included with this piano is a sustain pedal and a power supply.
#3 Casio Privia PX-160 Piano With Accessories
Everything needed to get started is included with this piano bundle. It comes with a CS-67 stand, an SP-33 Pedal, a furniture bench and of course, the Casio Privia PX-160 digital piano. This piano has two headphone outputs on the front, as well as 1/4-inch left and right line outputs as well. What makes this piano different from previous Casio Privia models, however, is its updated speaker system which delivers a more authentic and reliable sound during play. This piano is also equipped with electric piano tones and string ensemble sounds, which gives the player some options when they’re playing this piano.
#4 Yamaha P45 88-Key Weighted Action
With 88-weighted keys which adhere to Yamaha’s GHS standard and equipped with Yamaha’s Classic Sound Engine, this high-quality piano is designed to give a true piano playing experience to the player. And it does it without being overly expensive. This quality instrument comes with the P45 digital piano, a music rest, a sustain pedal and a power adapter. That’s everything a pianist needs to get up and running with the remarkable keyboard. Some of the features found on this piano include Dual Mode, Advanced Wave Memory Sampling, single button operation and sampled tones taken from real Yamaha acoustic grand pianos.
#5 Yamaha YDP103 Arius Series Piano With Bench
This digital console piano has a number of great features that allow it to perform very much like a standard piano. It has realistic pedal performance that provides reverberations when the pianists depress the damper pedal and provide a deeper resonance when the Damper Resonance is depressed. It also features weighted keys which are lighter on the high end and heavier on the low end. This replicates the feel and power of a standard piano and allows the player to produce the kind of music they want to produce. And since it has Pure CF Sampled Sound, the effect is quite extraordinary.
#6 Yamaha DGX650B Piano
A number of exciting features can be found on this interesting instrument. It has a 128-note Polyphony which adapts to the play as they attain higher skill levels and it has 88-weighted keys which give an authentic piano feel to the player. Since this instrument uses Pure CF Sampled Piano Sounds, it can replicate a true piano sound. Features that can be found on this interesting and adaptable instrument include a Damper Resonance DSP, an AUX line input, USB recording/playback, Smart Chords and Play Along Songs by Yamaha MusicSoft, which is a great tool for those learning to play the piano.
#7 Yamaha P115 88-Key Piano With Sustain Pedal
Manufactured according to Yamaha’s Graded Hammer Standard and features 88-keys, this remarkable keyboard really feels like a true piano. However, it should be noted that this piano doesn’t just feel like a piano, but it also sounds like one thanks to it using the Pure CF Piano Sample. And since it uses two 7-watt amplifiers, this instrument can also produce a good amount of this sound, maybe even enough to fill a room. Also included with this instrument is a PA150 Power supply and a sustain pedal that can be used to great effect by the pianist. And these unique features make this instrument one worth checking out.
#8 Casio Privia PX-870 Piano Bundle
Although this digital piano came in at under a thousand dollars by just one penny, it has a wide range of features that make it an instrument that’s very much worth mentioning. It features 88-keys that deliver a scaled and weighted hammer action that very much simulates the feel of an acoustic piano. It also has a wonderful sound projection system that not only accurately replicates a piano sound but is capable of filling up a room with its rich music thanks to its 40-watt 4-speaker sound system. This great piano also comes with a wood cabinet with sliding key cover that completes the unit’s modern look.
#9 Yamaha DGX650WH Piano
Designed with 88-note weighted GHS action and with Pure CF-sampled sounds that were directly recorded fro the CFIIIS Yamaha concert grand piano, this digital piano delivers to the user a real piano playing experience. Its weighted action gives the player the feeling of a heavier touch when they’re playing in the low end of the keyboard and a lighter touch in the higher end, just like on a real acoustic piano. This makes this instrument perfect for the pianist learning their trade or anyone who enjoys the feel of playing an acoustic piano. Other features found on this piano include an AUX line output and USB audio recording capabilities.
#10 Korg B1SP 88-Weighted Key Piano
This digital piano is not only under $1,000, but it also comes with a number of exciting piano accessories which increase its value to both amateur and professional pianists alike. Its 88-key natural weighted hammer piano has a built-in stereo sound system and is equipped with 8 digitally sampled sounds. It also comes with a three pedal board that attaches to the piano damper, sostenuto and soft. Also included with this board are a piano stand and a Knox bench. This fantastic set gives the user the ability to comfortably play piano just about anywhere in their home or studio.