Musical Keyboard Sale
One of the most timeless and beloved musical instruments of all time is the piano, and by extension, the keyboard and the organ. All musical instruments can be rather expensive (especially if you are buying them for your kid who may switch to another instrument in a year anyway), but you can save some money buying your instruments used right here from one of our reputable sellers. In addition to going over keyboards for sale, we will also touch upon pianos and organs, and the differences between them.
First, do not forget when searching Want Ad Digest's classified ads that if you know exactly what you're looking for, you can narrow down your search so that you only see the ads you may really be interested in. If you already know you want a keyboard over a traditional piano, search for that along with your location. For instance, search "music keyboard sale NY" or "musical keyboard sale Albany, NY."
Keyboards are typically the most basic of keyboards, pianos, and organs, and so if you are beginner you may want to start out looking for a music keyboard for sale over the other two options. All keyboards have a different sound and feel to them, so you will likely want to try the keyboard out in person before purchasing it.
Speaking of the feel of keyboards, know what is meant by the "action" when looking at a music keyboard for sale: the action of a keyboard refers to its own unique sound. As you go higher on the keys, the action increases. There is hammer action, also called graded action, which is designed to replicate the feel of a grand piano. There is synth action, which involves the keys usually being made of springs and plastic instead of weights. Unweighted keys are less expensive than weighted or semi-weighted keys, and tend to have more of that synth feel to it.
Another consideration when looking at keyboards is portability and a USB connection - are either of these things important to you? Do you need to be able to travel with your keyboard, or is that not a concern? A USB connection could certainly prove useful, as you can use that to connect the musical keyboard for sale to a computer in order to save projects, download songs, etc. Again, though, if that is not a concern for you and you just want the basics, do not bother paying for extras that you don't need or won't use.
Now that you know a bit about the basics of what to look for in a music keyboard sale, let us also touch upon pianos and organs, and if they might be a right fit for your home instead of a keyboard. In fact, many professional pianists own both a traditional piano plus a digital keyboard.
Digital keyboards or pianos are obviously electronic, and thus they do not have any strings or soundboard. An advantage of using a digital keyboard is that they can provide sounds of instruments other than the piano, such as percussion. Digital keyboards also have the ability to record your music, and to connect with other forms of electronic music. Another advantage is that you won't ever have to get your digital keyboard tuned. Also, keyboards are lighter, and are more easy to travel with if need be.
Traditional, real pianos, of course do have their own advantages over keyboards. Keyboards do not hold their value well - much like cars and boats, once that keyboard is in your position being used its value decreases substantially; the value goes down even further when you take into consideration advancements constantly being made on newer keyboards. Indeed, your keyboard you end up with may be outdated rather quickly. Again, if you are looking for a basic musical keyboard for sale to start learning on, or for your own enjoyment, something like depreciation may not even be a concern for you. But, do know that traditional pianos, if properly maintained, actually increase in value over time. Part of the reason for this is that the plastic keys of a keyboard deteriorate much more quickly than a traditional piano's weighted keys.
A key (no pun intended) difference between keyboards and pianos is that pianos transfer energy away from the keys, which causes the strings to vibrate. These vibrations then coincide with the piano's soundboard to project the sound out; keyboards attempt to replicate this sound. Even though digital pianos have come a long way over the years, and continue to do so, it can certainly be argued that keyboards, at best, are still merely an imitation of the real thing. Also, pianos are simply more aesthetically pleasing than keyboards, as they are really able to compliment nearly any décor of a home.
Now that you are armed with some knowledge of the differences between a musical keyboard for sale and a traditional piano for sale, let us examine pianos versus organs. Of course, if you are a beginner, and you are looking to save money, you will likely want to go with a keyboard or a piano over an organ. However, organs are truly amazing instruments, and we do want to cover them for those of you interested in adding such a wonderful piece to your home. Although they do tend to be more involved and more expensive, remember that you just may be able to find an amazing used organ for sale right here at Want Ad Digest, where we are the leading classified ads business in the Northeast.
A significant difference between pianos and organs are that pianos are considered to be members of the percussion family, while organs are members of the woodwind, or even the brass, family. Pianos are ideal "leading instruments," meaning that oftentimes a piano can start out a number, with the other instruments joining in, much like a guitar. However, an organ is more of a "following instrument;" this is because with an organ, the sound comes not from the first touch of the key as it does with a piano, but rather when the key decompresses. Therefore, an organ's power is more stretched out over time, while a piano's power comes from that first strike of the key. The other main differences between a piano and an organ is that organs contain several different levels of keyboards, referred to as "ranks," and they also include foot pedals used to control bass sounds.
Remember when looking for a musical keyboard for sale to consider pianos and organs too, because each instrument has its own pros and cons and price differences to consider. Below, we have included several helpful links to further assist you in choosing the right instrument for you, and how to go about purchasing it: