New Year is just around the corner, and just because Christmas is over doesn't mean the deals are done and over with.
With a few days remaining before 2020, you still have chance to treat yourself or your loved one with something special.
And what could be a better gift than a good digital piano or keyboard?! We all love music, so why not start 2020 by playing/learning one of the most loved and popular instruments in the world - piano!
This time of the year, there are many holiday and post-holiday sales happening at Amazon, Sweetwater and Guitar Center, which are probably the most popular places to shop for a musical instrument.
Below, I've listed all the sales and deals available at this moment that I could find.
Update 2 p.m January 1: Most of the holiday deals have ended. Below you can view some of the digital pianos and audio equipment that were on sale.
Note that the deals listed below may not be available anymore.
Digital Piano & Keyboard Deals
There are some deals already available in Amazon's Musical Instrument department, but not all of the current sales are listed there.
Amazon revealed most of the deals on Black Friday and some of them are still live.
Now that both Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, Amazon announced their new "12 Days of Deals" sale.
Sweetwater decided to start their Black Friday & Cyber Monday sale early this year.
On Friday (November 22nd) they revealed their biggest and best Black Friday Deals, and now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have ended, you can enjoy their Year-End Clearance Sale.
Guitar Center, one of the biggest and most reputable music retailers in the US (along with Sweetwater) also kicked off their Year-End sale.
There are many great deals available on all major brands, including Yamaha, Roland, Casio, and more. There are quite a few deals on pro audio equipment as well, so make sure to check them out.
While I haven't found any post-holiday deals at Thomann, they do have the Hot Deals page, which may be worth checking out and comparing the prices to other stores.
Keep in mind, though, Thomann's prices are already some of the lowest out there.
Gear4Music, which is another major music retailer based in the UK, also have quite a few of interesting deals available on their Keyboard & Piano Sale page, including the Casio PX-870, Yamaha P-45, Casio PX-S3000, Kawai ES8, Kawai CN39, and more.
Here are all of the deals I found that are still LIVE!
1) Casio Privia Digital Pianos & Keyboards (up to 20% off)
Casio have been dominating the entry-level digital piano market in the past several years, and slowly moving to higher price ranges as well with their Hybrid GP series.
The company is no longer associated with cheap plasticky keyboards. They have been consistently releasing new quality digital pianos for a great price, which pushed the market to new limits.
Casio instruments have been featured on most if not all of our top lists this year and, based on the polls on our blog, they have been among the best-sellers in almost every low-end and mid-range category.
Here some of the popular digital pianos that are now on sale (click on the model name to read our full review):
Korg Digital Pianos & Keyboards (up to $600 off)
Korg have had some very successful releases in the past several years including the new C1 Air and G1 Air home digital pianos, as well as the entry-level D1 stage piano, and the newly introduced B2 series digital pianos.
The Korg Grandstage was also an impressive release featuring 7 separate sound engines responsible for reproducing top-notch acoustic piano, vintage electric piano, organ and a variety of other instrument sounds.
I definitely recommend checking out their products as the discounts are pretty significant and their instruments are high-quality.
Here some of the notable models that are now on sale (click on the model name to read our full review):
ROLI keyboards and MIDI controllers (up to 50% off)
ROLI shook up the whole music industry when they first introduced their innovative Seaboard controllers in 2013.
Since then ROLI products have been used by many famous musicians such as Hans Zimmer, Grimes, and Kygo to name a few.
If you're looking for a tool that can boost your creativity and help you find that unique sound, ROLI controllers are worth checking out.
The key feature of ROLI keyboard controllers is their soft 5D pressure-responsive musical interface.
It's easier to see how it works in practice rather than explain it in words, so take a look at the video below.
Portable Digital Pianos
1) Korg B2 Digital Piano ($50 off)
Korg's new B2 digital pianos that we reviewed not long ago have excellent grand piano sounds and several major improvements over the previous B1 series.
We also included this model in our Best Digital Pianos Under $500 roundup post, so it's definitely worth checking out.
Read our full review of the Korg B2 here.
2) Yamaha P-45 Digital Piano + Stand + Bench ($179 off)
The P-45 is probably the most popular beginner digital piano on the market today.
Even though it was released quite a while ago, it still offers a lot of value for the price and has found thousands of fans over the years.
The Yamaha P-45 has also been a part of our top beginner digital pianos guide, so this is solid option to consider for sure.
You can read our full review of the Yamaha P-45 here.
3) Yamaha P-125 Digital Piano + Stand + Bench ($79 off)
This is a mid-range model of the P-series and the bigger brother of the P-45.
This model is designed with beginners and intermediate players in mind. So if the P-45 seems a bit basic to you, check out the P-125.
Not only you're getting a better and more detailed piano sound, a more powerful speaker system and more polyphony, but also a wider selection of non-piano sounds.
On top of that, the P-125 comes with a MIDI recorder, accompaniment rhythms and dedicated line outputs for easy integration with external audio gear.
Check out our full review of the Yamaha P-125 here.
Casio CDP-S100 Digital Piano ($100 off)
This is the most affordable digital piano in Casio's arsenal. Therefore, it's hugely popular among beginners, and it's also one of the slimmest digital pianos in the world!
The CDP-S100 is very straightforward and has minimal features. With that said, it has a very nice hammer action keys covered with synthetic ivory and ebony material.
The grand piano sounds are also on point, especially considering the price of the instrument.
This piano, just like the Korg B2 made it onto our top under $500 list, so I recommend adding this to your list of contenders as well.
Our full review of the CDP-S100 can be found here.
5) Casio CDP-S350 Digital Piano ($100 off)
The CDP-S350 is a more advanced version of its little brother, the CDP-S100, which comes with more sounds, effects, songs, rhythms, and other useful features that will make your practice routine more fun and interesting.
For a more in-depth comparison between the CDP-S350, CDP-S100 and other popular beginner pianos refer to this guide.
Yamaha DGX-660 Digital Piano (free 3-pedal unit and X-type bench)
This is one of Yamaha's most popular intermediate digital pianos.
The DGX-660 is kind of a hybrid between a digital piano and an arranger keyboard.
Not only does it come with 88 fully-weighted keys and realistic samples of the Yamaha CFIIIS 9-foot grand piano, but also has hundreds of built-in songs, rhythms, sounds and powerful connectivity options.
This is basically a feature-complete version of the Yamaha P-125, which is Yamaha's best-selling portable digital piano that has much less "bells and whistles."
Read our full review of the Yamaha DGX-660 here.
7) Yamaha P-121 Digital Piano (free bench and stand)
This is a portable 73-key version of the Yamaha P-125 that we mentioned earlier.
If you're often on-the-go and looking for something even more portable and lightweight than the P-125, this is a great candidate to consider.
For more details, refer to our P-125/P-121 review.
Alesis Recital Pro Digital Piano ($50 off)
One of the few keyboards in Alesis's arsenal that comes with fully-weighted hammer action keys.
The discount makes it one of the most affordable digital pianos on the market, but it doesn't mean it's too far behind the competition.
While, I personally prefer the Casio PX-160 as an entry-level instrument, the Recital Pro can be a great choice if you're on a budget but looking for something with a realistic piano sound and, most importantly, fully-weighted action.
9) Dexibell Vivo P3 Digital Piano ($300 off)
This is quite rare to find a Dexibell instrument on sale, so if you're looking to buy one of their keyboards at a discounted price, this is your chance.
Dexibell is relatively new to the digital pianos market, but they clearly have the expertise to make top-notch instruments that can compete (and even beat) the big names out there.
While I'm not a big fan of the Fatar key action in the Vivo P3, it has the same sound engine and samples used in their pro-grade Vivo S9 and other stage pianos. And sound is probably the main thing why you will want to consider this keyboard.
It sounds phenomenal, and I’d go as far as to say it's one of the most realistic piano tones I've heard on a digital piano.
Check out the video review of its 88-key version brother, the Vivo P7, below.
Console Digital Pianos
1) Yamaha YDP-184 Digital Piano ($200 off)
This is a beautiful home digital piano from Yamaha that we reviewed just the other week. The YDP-184 is the flagship of the Arius series, and therefore it's the most advanced Yamaha digital piano that you can get for under $2000.
What's interesting about this instrument is that it looks nothing like its smaller brothers and actually has much more in common with the more expensive Clavinova series than the more affordable Arius pianos (YDP-103, YDP-144, YDP-103).
Overall, the YDP-184 packs a lot of value and allows you to basically get the same level of realism as what Clavinova pianos offer but at a more attractive price.
2) Yamaha YDP-103 Digital Piano ($100 off)
The entry-level model of the Arius line is also on sale.
The YDP-103 is a good option for beginners looking for something relatively affordable and with a furniture style cabinet.
This instrument is pretty basic and straightforward, but has everything the beginner needs to start learning the piano.
You can look at the YDP-103 as a console version of the popular Yamaha P-45 we mentioned earlier since they have almost identical characteristics.
You can read our full review of the Yamaha YDP-103 here.
Casio PX-860 Digital Piano ($200 off)
The PX-860 is a very successful model from the Privia series, and was previously the flagship of the series.
Even though the PX-870 does come with some improvements over its predecessor, the PX-860 remains a very capable instrument in 2019.
Its unique design with adjustable lid position combined with a powerful speaker system makes it one of the best sounding compact digital pianos out there.
The discount is pretty significant, and the price/value ratio is hard to beat.
Overall, the PX-860 is a very attractive option to consider for those looking for a quality home instrument that is also affordable.
Synths and Music Workstations
1) Yamaha MX61 Synthesizer ($70 off)
The MX61 is an entry-level keyboard synthesizer from Yamaha.
This will be a solid choice for those who want to get their feet wet in sound design and music production.
Several months ago we did an in-depth review of the MX series, and had mostly positive impressions from playing these instruments, so check them out.
2) Roland JUNO DS76 Synthesizer ($100 off)
This is a direct competitor to Yamaha's MX series. The keyboards follow a similar design ethos and have similar characteristics.
Compared to the Yamaha, the JUNO DS76 has an arguably more intuitive user interface and better piano tones. While the MX61 has slightly better synth sounds.
For more in-depth comparison refer to our MX series review (Alternatives section).
3) Roland FA-06 Music Workstation ($400 off)
While the JUNO-DS series are geared more towards beginners and intermediate players, the FA-series keyboards are considered fully-fledged music workstations.
In practice this means you're getting more sounds and effects, deeper editing capabilities, powerful recording and sampling features, and pretty much everything you need to make and record music.
I'd recommend these series to more advanced musicians who already have some experience with sound design.
4) Kurzweil PC3K6 61-key Synthesizer Workstation ($1000 off + free accessories)
This is a very serious discount on one of Kurzweils pro-grade music workstations.
I haven't had a chance to play it personally, but based on the demos online, this thing sounds great and has a lot going on for it.
Yamaha MOXF8 88-Key Synthesizer Workstation ($200 off)
The MOXF series is the icon of the 2010s and doesn't need an introduction. Even though the series has now been replaced by the new MODX series, it's still an extremely powerful and capable keyboard in 2019.
If you're not a fan of big touchscreens and nested menus of the MODX series, the MOXF8 may be an excellent solution.
6) Roland VR-730 V-Combo Organ ($400 off)
This is a powerful performance keyboard equipped with 73 semi-weighted waterfall keys that are well suited for organ and electric piano players alike.
The VR-730 features Roland's top-notch organ, piano, electric piano and synth sounds and comes with a variety of connectivity options.
The hands-on user interface combined with a compact and lightweight design (21.8 lbs) makes it a perfect choice for pro musicians on the go.
1) Roland GO:PIANO 88 (
$100 $50 off)
This is Roland's entry-level keyboard geared towards piano novices. It features a full set of 88 keys and a very realistic for a keyboard piano sound.
With that said, keep in mind that the GO:PIANO 88 does not have fully-weighted keys, which means it feels very different from an actual acoustic piano.
Yamaha PSR-EW300 Portable Keyboard ($70 off)
Featured in our best beginner keyboards roundup the PSR-EW300 is one of the best portable arranger keyboards you can get today.
It doesn't have spectacular fully-weighted keys, no, but realistic piano experience is not the main purpose of these type of keyboards anyway.
With that said, the PSR-EW300 comes with a beautiful piano tone, 154 built-in songs, 165 accompaniment rhythms, 2-track MIDI recorder, and many other cool features.
In total the keyboard features 574 tones, which is pretty impressive.
Yamaha PSR-F51 61-Key Portable Keyboard ($20 off)
This is an extremely affordably entry-level portable keyboard from Yamaha.
Don't expect too much realism from this thing, but if your budget is very limited or you're considering it for a young kid, this may be a good option to start with.
Casio CT-X800 Portable Keyboard Bundle ($40 off)
This is another popular portable keyboard from Casio, that was featured in our Best Beginner Keyboards roundup.
This is basically the same keyboard as the CTX-700 we talked about, but it comes with a USB flash drive port and a pitch bend wheel.
As for the rest, they're pretty much identical.