Top 7 Best Cheap Digital Piano In 2021 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.




Yamaha PSR E363 (old E353)

Velocity Sensitivity keyboard

Sustain Pedal

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Casio CT S300 (Old 3500)

Velocity Sensitivity keyboard

Sustain Pedal

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Yamaha PSR E263 (old E253)

NOT Velocity Sensitivity keyboard

Sustain Pedal

Yamaha YPT 260 (old 255)

NOT Velocity Sensitivity keyboard

Sustain Pedal

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)

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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.

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.

Below the shops you can Buy it:

CASIO CT S300 (Old CTK 3500)

This keyboard is the one we recommend the most together with the Yamaha PSR E363. They are tough competitors and many people do not know which to decide on. The Casio CTK CTS 3300 is the new model of the Casio CTK 3500.

This keyboard has 61 sensitive keys, it supports a sustain pedal that serves to sustain the note in time even when the key is released, and it only weighs 3.4 kg. It has 48 note polyphony which is quite good for its price and is a very important aspect of piano sound quality. It has many sounds available (more than 400) although the important thing is that it has an acceptable piano sound quality. It includes MIDI to connect it to the computer like the Yamaha PSR E363 and equals it in all other functions.

Buy the Yamaha PSR E363 or Casio CT S300 both are good choices for a similar price. If you want to know more do not hesitate to visit our review about the Casio CT S300.

Watch following video with the characteristics of the Casio CT S300.

Below the shops you can Buy it:

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.


Here its full review

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.

Here its full review

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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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