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3.0 out of 5 stars not what I expected, 15 Feb. 2014
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This review is from: Casio CDP-120 Scaled Hammer Action Contemporary Digital Piano (Electronics)
I bought this product because I was led to believe it is somewhat similar to a real piano, but please do not be fooled into making the same mistake as I did. This digital piano is nothing more than that, if you want a real piano feel, better invest in a real piano as this was quite a disappointing purchase.

The keys are hard to press, and they take a while to spring back into place once you press them ,which makes playing it quite difficult at times as it slows you down. It have only just bought it, so I'm sure I'll get used to it, but it is not worth the money at all! I learnt how to play the piano on a real one and this Casio is nothing like it. The sound is nice, very crisp and authentic but that is the only thing I like about this Casio I'm afraid. Definetely overpriced!

If you do decide to buy it, don't expect too much. It is still very 'digital' as the name suggests...quite disappointing...
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Initial post: 1 Mar 2014 15:54:59 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 May 2014 17:51:21 BDT
While I understand Irina's disappointment at finding that the digital piano she bought Casio CDP-120 Scaled Hammer Action Contemporary Digital Piano felt very different when played compared to a 'real' acoustic piano, I can't help feeling that when she says that the item is overpriced, she's being a little too demanding. I'm not convinced that there are better digital pianos on the market yet for a lower price than the Casio CDP-120. Of course it's not perfect, but with persistent improvements in technology, the consumer is getting a better and better deal each day for his/her money. Compare this instrument with something costing the same a few years ago and there's no comparison. In fact one probably couldn't even have bought something this good at a much higher price in my opinion!

Posted on 10 May 2014 17:49:42 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 May 2014 17:53:12 BDT
Casio CDP-120 Scaled Hammer Action Contemporary Digital Piano Since I wrote a comment in response to Irina's expression of disappointment at the Casio CDP-120 digital piano in February 2014, I have had a chance of testing a CDP-120 at length and would like to make a few comments for the benefit of Amazon customers. I am a professional pianist and at home, I have a seven year old Roland FP-4 digital piano which cost £1000 new. ROLAND FP-4BK Digital pianos Portable digital pianos While I can't fault the sound or the action of the Casio CDP-120 for an instrument in this model's price range, if you are already a more advanced musician and can afford the luxury of going upmarket, I would strongly recommend spending more money on a better model such as the CASIO PRIVIA PX 350BK Digital pianos Portable digital pianos or for remarkable value for money, the new and very favourably reviewed KAWAI ES100 BLACK Digital pianos Stage digital pianos. However, to return to the Casio CDP-120, I expected to find the 48 note polyphony a limitation but it wasn't. With this instrument, you would also need to upgrade the pedal of course to replace the one supplied. From the limited range of additional instrumental sounds, the harpsichord and electric piano are both quite nice though the strings are horrible! Build quality is excellent and the Casio CDP-120 looks very stylish. I even found the sound through the built-in speakers more satisfactory than through those of my much more expensive Roland digital piano. However, for me as a more experienced pianist, the very shiny surface of the keys of the Casio CDP-120 was a great disadvantage. This was probably the only disadvantage I found, apart from the ability to express subtle musical nuances in the way that one can on an instrument costing a lot more money. Otherwise, I still believe that Casio are pioneers with this instrument, offering excellent value for money compared to digital pianos by other brands in a similar price range.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jul 2014 11:36:07 BDT
Bananaman says:
Thanks Peter, how I wish I could play. Can anyone be taught to play?

Posted on 25 Jul 2014 15:40:50 BDT
J A Webster says:
Thanks for your feedback as the description convinced me this would be perfect, if I wanted a real piano feel. Thanks again for your honest review.
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