Best Digital Pianos Under $1000

One of the great things about digital pianos is that they vary in price so greatly. For families with lower budgets, there are great digital pianos even as low as $500. For those with more money, certain digital pianos can fetch thousands of dollars and come packed with thousands of features. In this article, we are going to cover the price bracket of under $1000, as this is the standard budget most people aim for when choosing a solid digital piano. Here are the five best digital pianos for under $1000. 

5. Williams Overture

Williams Overture Digital Piano

Starting off with number five, we’ve got the Williams Overture. The Williams Overture is perfect for anyone looking to get a solid digital piano for a relatively cheap price. The Overture has significant improvements over Williams cheaper model, the Williams Allegro (see our review!). The Overture looks incredibly professional and sounds just as good, which will make it a good addition to any home. While it won’t be good enough for performers, it’s still a nice piano for hobbyist or beginner players. Those looking to eventually perform should consider alternatives.

4. Yamaha DGX650

Yamaha DGX-650 Digital Piano

Next up, we have the Yamaha DGX650. While a huge improvement in terms of sound over the Williams Overture, it still has some pretty serious drawbacks worth considering. First of all, it’s important to know that the DGX-650 is designed for music producers and performers in bands with other instruments. The machine packs a ton of different voices and features, which makes it a welcome addition to any band. However, the feel and sound quality isn’t the greatest, so for those looking for a solo instrument to perform with, this isn’t the one. It also doesn’t look nearly as professional as some of the other digital pianos in its price range, but it’s not trying to. For $789.99, the Yamaha DXG-650 is great for music producers, but for those wanting to just play piano, you should consider alternatives.

3. Yamaha P105

Yamaha P35 With L85 Stand

Here’s where things start getting serious. Despite being the cheapest piano mentioned so far, the Yamaha P105 takes our number three spot for the best digital pianos under $1000. The Yamaha P105 is packed with 14 voices, all of which sound incredibly rich and full. The sound quality of the Yamaha P105 is phenomenal, and the design is great. Overall, it’s a great option for almost anyone, whether you’re learning piano for the first time or you’re looking for a light digital piano to travel around with. After all, there’s a reason why it’s one of the most popular digital pianos on the market right now – it’s an incredibly high quality, high value instrument for a relatively cheap price. I highly recommend checking out the Yamaha P105 review on this site if you want more information on this digital piano.

2. Casio AP-250

Casio AP-250 Celviano

If you’re looking to step it up a notch, you may consider the Casio AP-250, which runs at just under $1000. The AP-250 uses acoustic and intelligent resonator (AiR) technology to accurately portray the sound of a real acoustic piano, and Casio did a great job at perfecting it. The AP-250 sounds, feels, and looks phenomenal, making its $999.99 cost a great investment if you’re looking for a digital piano that will satisfy you for years to come. Casio is well known for making high quality digital pianos, and you will certainly not be let down with this one. The AP-250 is recommended for anyone, whether you’re a beginner or a professional looking for an instrument to stick by you throughout the years. However, I can’t recommend it simply because the next digital piano is so much better.

1. Casio PX780 Privia

Casio PX-780 Privia

And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for! The Casio PX-780 Privia is considered by most to be the best digital piano under $1000. The PX-780 uses the same AiR technology that the AP-250 uses, and they sound quite similar. However, the Casio PX-780 Privia is ranked at number one because it has so many more features than the AP-250 does. Looking at the PX-780, you’ll notice right away that this machine has a bunch of buttons along with a nice LCD screen used to manage all of them. You may not know, however, that the PX780 has over 250 different voices and tones, which range from everything from multiple pianos, to harpsichord, to brass, to steel drums. This opens up an infinite amount of possibilities musically, especially since the PX780 makes recording your music so easy. For that reason, there isn’t any better option under $1000 if you’re looking for a mid-high end digital piano.

However, if you can squeeze out any more money, the PX-850 is a way better deal for only $100 more (assuming you don’t need all the extra voices). You can read our Casio PX-850 review here. 

Comparison Chart

Name:Price:Size/Weight:Features: View On Amazon!
Williams Overture Digital Piano$599.9954 x 20 x 34 inches
132 Pounds
64Note Polyphony
15 Voices
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Yamaha DGX-650 Digital Piano$789.9958.9 x 21.5 x 12.8 inches
83.6 Pounds
128 Note Polyphony
Over 500 Voices
Recorder
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Yamaha P105 Digital Piano$589.9958.1 x 15.1 x 11.1 inches 36.4 pounds128 Note Polyphony
14 Voices
Recorder
Drum Machine
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Casio AP-250 Celviano$999.9554.2 x 17.0 x 33.1 inches,
87.1 Pounds
128 Note Polyphony
16 Voices
10 Digital Effects
Duet Mode
Recorder
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Casio PX-780 Privia$999.0053.43 x 11.77 x 32.80 inches
69.45 Pounds
128 Note Polyphony
Over 250 Tones and Voices
Drum Machine
Recorder
Duet Mode
25 Step Transposing
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Conclusion

There you have it – the best digital pianos under $1000. If you have any questions about any of these pianos, feel free to post a comment below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. If you’ve already purchased your piano – which one did you choose, and why? I look forward to hearing from you!

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