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Top 7 Best Cheap Digital Piano In 2020 Reviews【2020】

In this section we will make an analysis of the cheapest electronic keyboards but with a basic and acceptable quality. Keep in mind that we are talking about musical keyboards for beginners.

Model

Link

Yamaha PSR E363 (old E353)

Velocity Sensitivity keyboard
MidISustain Pedal

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Casio CTK 3500 (old 3200)

Velocity Sensitivity keyboard
MIDI

Sustain Pedal

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Yamaha PSR E263 (old E253)

NOT Velocity Sensitivity keyboard
NO MidI

Sustain Pedal

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Yamaha YPT 260 (old 255)

NOT Velocity Sensitivity keyboard
NO MidI

Sustain Pedal

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Yamaha PSRF51

NOT Velocity Sensitivity keyboard
NO MidI
NO Sustain Pedal

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Digital Piano DP6 

88-key Sensitive Keyboard and Hammer Action (Don’t expect anything incredible either)
Portable Digital Piano
MIDI

Sustain Pedal
Just over 300 euros

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Although these keyboards don’t have to be thrown away later, they are very useful because they are very light.

Although in the future you should study with other models, you can use them to take them to music sessions as they usually weigh 4 kg, at most -- compared to the 12 kg of other digital pianos. You can then use them to connect them to your computer as MIDI controllers as well.

If you are thinking about learning to play the piano and you want a piano that will suit you for the first 5 or 7 years, check out the guide with the best digital piano of the season; in it you have digital pianos with weighted keys for even less than 400 euros such as the Yamaha P45 or the Casio CDP S100.

The musical keyboards in this selection can be used perfectly to see if you like to play the piano and experience the sensations of playing a musical instrument.

It’s not a bad strategy to acquire one of these keyboards and later buy a better one. Well, having said that, here we go with our selection: There are several brands, but without any the ones that stand out are usually CASIO, or YAMAHA. Although as you will see there are other very acceptable options.

YAMAHA PSR E363 (old E353)

I’m sure you’ll be interested in…

This is our favorite. It is difficult to find something so balanced for a budget between 100 and 200 €. It has velocity sensitivity (without Hammer Action, also called weighted keys), sustain pedal input, USB MIDI for MIDI controller and 61 keys. And like other PSR it weighs only 4 kg. It’s got it all.

The Yamaha PSR E353 had a maximum polyphony of 32 notes that was a little short but the new Yamaha PSR E363 already has 48 notes. Which puts it on a par with his competitor. The Casio CTK 3500.

Yamaha PSR-E363 Digital Keyboard Overview

Of course it’s a bit more expensive than the Yamaha PSR 253 mentioned below, but the difference is very small and the USB MIDI connection is worth it.

It will help us to record MIDI track in the computer and then export them to score with programs such as CUBASE, Ableton, Sibelius and so forth. If you have the money, don’t hesitate to buy this or the following Casio that we talk about below.

It has demo songs at home and acceptable loudspeakers.

Here you have our in-depth analysis of the Yamaha PSR E363 and its previous version, the Yamaha PSR E353.

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CASIO CTK 3500 (old CTK 3200)

This keyboard is the most recommended together with the Yamaha PSR E363. They’re tough competitors and a lot of people don’t know which way to go. The Casio CTK 3500 is the new model of the Casio CTK 3200.This keyboard has 61 sensitive keys, supports sustain pedal that serves to hold the note in time even if you stop pressing the key and only weighs 4 kg.

It has a 48 note polyphony which is good enough for its price and is a very important aspect in the quality of the piano sound. It has many sounds available (over 400) but the important thing is that it has an acceptable piano sound quality.

It includes MIDI to connect to the computer, just as the Yamaha PSR E363, and equals it in all other functions. Before the Casio CTK 3200 had more polyphony than its rival Yamaha but now the Casio CTK 3500 which is the new model has only improved some functions for electronic music. While its rival the Yamaha PSR E363 already incorporates the polyphony of 48 notes.

Either you buy the Yamaha PSR E363 or the Casio CTK 3500; both are good choices for a similar price. If you want to know more, don’t hesitate to visit our Casio CTK 3500 review.

We leave you the following video with the features of the Casio CTK 3500:

Casio CTK3500 Video Test

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CASIO CTK1300 Music Keyboard

Undoubtedly one of the most purchased models today.

This is usually the cheapest way to get started on the keyboard. It has loudspeakers so that it sounds by itself and 61 keys that will serve us perfectly to play any topic for beginners.

It has an output for headphones so that we can hear what we are touching and practice without disturbing the neighbors. Thanks to this audio signal, we will be able to record what we do -- although we have to take into account that it has no audio-MIDI output. So we will be able to record what we play but we will not be able to decompose it later in musical notes using musical software. But come on, a perfect choice if you want to spend less than 100 euros and see if you like the world of piano keyboard.

CASIO CTK 1300 DEMOSTRACION BY JUAN CARLOS PEDROSO VILLANUEVA

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Yamaha PSR F51 (old Yamaha PSR F50)

The Yamaha brand is extremely reliable, even for such a cheap keyboard.

It is important to point out that it has audio output for headphones, or to connect to the audio in of our computer, but it does not have MIDI-USB output either. It is a good choice for beginners or children as it is very portable and only weighs about 4 kilograms. But as soon as you go a little further, you probably want a piano keyboard that’s a little better. We leave you a video and a link to see the prices below.

It has to be said that the network adapter is included, as it does not appear in the pictures, but it is. And remember that it is a very initial keyboard to be used without pedal, which serve to maintain the note in time even if we stop pressing the key. That’s why it’s worth learning only initially.

We have a review on this keyboard,although we will always recommend you to go to the Yamaha PSR E363 or the Casio CTK 3500 seen at the beginning of the post for a lit more money.

Yamaha PSR-F51 Overview

If you decide to buy it go directly to the new model, the Yamaha PSR F51 which has some improvements but is essentially the same. We leave you here the link at the best price:

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Yamaha PSR E263 (old Yamaha PSR E253)

Attention to this one that although it surpasses the 100 € it is that it has almost everything for that price.

What we love about it is that it’s got a pedal input. Apart from that, the Yamaha brand is very powerful, as we have already said, it has 61 keys and a weight of 4 kg that is more than acceptable. It’s a very attractive offer and its sound like piano is not bad at all.

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Yamaha PSR-E253 Keyboard Demo

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Yamaha YPT 260 (old Yamaha YPT 255)

We like this Yamaha model very much and we’ll tell you why. It’s still very affordable as it’s barely over €100 and it also supports a pedal.

The pedal is important when playing a song on piano because it allows to keep the note in time. Otherwise it has Yamaha quality, which is a guarantee that you will have the best quality that can be given for that price.

It also has many self-learning functions. And because it supports the pedal, you will have more time for higher levels of learning without having to buy a higher range; the best choice if you can afford it. Well, it’ll last you longer

. In addition the charger is included although the bad thing is that it does not have USB-MIDI port. Only headphones output that you can use to record but not for the piano to be understood with learning software. Below we also show you which pedal is compatible with this keyboard.

Yamaha YPT-260 Digital Keyboard Overview

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Jaime Echagüe

Hi! I'm Jaime Echagüe, a musician and an authentic fan of musical instruments. With this blog I want to give general information about musical instruments in an easy, direct and honest way. I hope you enjoy my website and that you find it very useful.

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