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#3229237 06/30/22 05:16 AM
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Hi all! I am looking to buy a Portable Yamaha Digital Piano. I'm wondering P80 (GH Key), and P120 (GH3 Key). What is the best keyboard?

Thank you so much!

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Looks like they both have the GH key action and at that time Yamaha had some durability issues with them. The key action may or may not have been replaced under warranty or product "recall" and may have issues again in the future.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Yamaha_Corporation_products
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_P-120
http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/3087735/re-yamaha-p-120-thoughts.html

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i still have an 80 - had to replace a cushion but otherwise orig. these are old boards and the action does have some unevenness & wear. i suppose if you can find one for dirt cheap it's usable. Not close to a more modern action though.

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I've had a P90, which is a kissin' cousin, for about 15 years, it's been a tank. It also has the GH action like the P80 and P120. I actually had 2 of them, I kept one at work to practice at lunchtime, but I sold it when I retired because I didn't need two keyboards. I did have to take mine apart one time to make a minor repair on a key, but I think all keyboards will likely have some problem if you keep them long enough or use them enough. It seems like people are asking way too much money for these old keyboards, at least here in the US. You'd probably be better off trying to get a current entry level model from any of the major manufacturers. I'd look at the Kawai ES110, Yamaha P125, and Roland FP 10 or 30 as examples.


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clothearednincompo: I feel the sound of the yamaha P120 is great, but about the key, I don't know well. Thank you for your useful information!

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jbaker8935: The sound of the Yamaha P80 and 120 was great at that time. The current price of P80 in my country is about 150$. Thanks for your information!

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MarkL: I think the Yamaha P80, P90, P120 all sound great. I like them very much. But there is a difference of the P120 that it has speakers. Thanks for your information!

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Go for the 120!

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Originally Posted by A. Lucato
Go for the 120!
Thanks for your suggestion!


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