Last week, I posted about Choosing a Digital Piano or Electric Keyboard. To follow up, I thought I'd check out what some of the popular portable keyboards are currently in the market. Plus, I'm a little curious to see where mine are on the list. Here goes:
Portable Keyboards with 61 Keys
- Yamaha YPT-230 Premium Keyboard Pack with Headphones, Power Supply, and Stand
- Yamaha PSR Series PSRE233 61-Key Portable Keyboard
- Huntington KB61 61-Key Portable Electronic Keyboard, Black
- Casio LK165 Lighted Key Premium Keyboard Pack with Headphones, Power Supply, and Stand
- Casio CTK-2300 61-Key Premium Portable Keyboard Package with Headphones, Stand and Power Supply
Digital Pianos with 76 Keys
- Yamaha YPG-235 76-key Portable Grand Graded-Action USB Keyboard
- Casio WK-225 76-Key Premium Portable Keyboard Package with Headphones, Stand and Power Supply
- Yamaha DGX-230 Keyboard Bundle, 76 Keys - Includes Professional Headphones, Keyboard Stand, and Power Supply
- Casio WK6500 76 Key Touch Sensitive Workstation Keyboard Package with Power Supply, Stand and Headphones
Digital Pianos with 88 Keys
- Yamaha YPG-535 88-key Portable Grand Graded-Action USB Keyboard with Matching Stand and Sustain Pedal
- Casio AP220 Celviano Digital Piano with Bench
- Yamaha DGX640W Digital Piano (Walnut)
- Casio PX750 BK 88-Key Touch Sensitive Privia Digital Piano with USB Connectivity
- Yamaha P Series P105B 88-Key Digital Piano
I limited the list to digital keyboards with 61 full-sized keys or more. It isn't bad to start with 61 and it's perfectly fine when you're composing or jamming, although 76 keys would be better. However, if you're taking piano lessons, ideally, you want the full 88 keys.
These portable keyboards made Amazon's Best Sellers in Musical Instrument Keyboards. The list contains more items than keyboards, so I pulled the most popular keyboards on the list.
Now, how did mine do?
My Yamaha DGX-230 Keyboard ranked #57 on the list. Considering that the list contains everything from accessories as well as keyboards, that's not too shabby at all.
As for my Yamaha CP33 Stage Piano, it's not one that a beginner student would get. As the name implies ("stage piano"), it's geared for performance. It ranked #45 under Digital Pianos.