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Since i have a limited budget for a digital baby grand (2-3000 dollar), i have this question:
Medeli Digital Grand 510 versus Williams Symphony Digital Grand 2.
Anyone experiences/thoughts in that?
Thank you!

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Originally Posted by inamay
Since i have a limited budget for a digital baby grand (2-3000 dollar), i have this question:
Medeli Digital Grand 510 versus Williams Symphony Digital Grand 2.
Anyone experiences/thoughts in that?
Thank you!

Hello,

My spontaneous thoughts are: Would $3000 buy you a Casio GP310, or a Kawai CA79? Likely to be better choices.

Cheers and happy research,

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I second the previous opinions that a grand shaped digital piano (which in fact is disapointingly small when you see it in real life) is a money waste because you are paying two or three times more than thw same model in a compact form. 3000 usd buys a very good digital piano, much better than those 2 models.

Anyway, if you indeed are firm on that, it may help you reading the following reviews (take them at face value; the author is a piano salesman):

https://azpianonews.blogspot.com/2021/01/williams-symphony-grand-ii-review.html

https://azpianonews.blogspot.com/2017/04/Samick-SG500-SG120-Digital-Grand-Pianos-REVIEW.html

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Sorry, i didn´t mention that here: i am specifically looking for a baby grand, that i can afford. I have a nice digital Yamaha piano, that i love. But at the moment i´m looking for a baby grand. Thank you anyways! :-)

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But you know that you pay twice if not there time the technical value of the piano (compared to standard models) only for the look?

There is no rrason to buy them apart from the look.

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This company ship Worldwide - including USA and Canada - but at what cost?

Gear4music Digital grand pianos.

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Thomann also delivers Worldwide.

Thomann Digital Grand

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Inamay: have you considered buying a piano shell and put your current digital piani inside? With some addditional front and side plates, you can totally hide the buttons of the Yamaha, and be better served than with a toy-like Williams (and it is versatile for future exchange of pianos).

You can ask a carpenter to make it (expensive, probably), do it yourself, or buy it ready made. This is one company that sells it, but I believe there are others:

https://dutchgrand.com/shop/

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Considering the starting point (okay with a Yamaha Piaggero) and the requirements (must be a grand, must fit within the budget) either the Williams or the Medeli may well be perfectly adequate for this specific use case.

So, some points to consider:

After sales. In case of any issue is there a Guitar Center nearby for the Williams? Do they send a technician at your home? Are the Medelis available nearby? What is their policy for issues with large instruments that are not easily packed and shipped for service?

Do you care about the extra features like recording, multi-track-sequencer? Then try to have a better look at those on each model.

Do you care about auto-accompaniment? If yes, which model has the higher quality styles and do they have the styles of music that you personally care about.

Can you try before buy? If you have to travel half the continent to see a unit in real life for either brand then that's a significant negative.

And of course either one will then feel different to play than the Piaggero i.e. closer to an acoustic piano.


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