Acoustic vs. Digital

Acoustic vs. Digital

August 04, 2023

Acoustic vs. Digital pianos

The main difference between an acoustic and a digital piano is how they produce sound. An acoustic piano uses hammers to strike strings, which vibrate and create sound. A digital piano uses speakers to play recordings of acoustic pianos or other instruments.

Some other differences are:

  • Acoustic pianos have a more natural and expressive sound, but they also require more maintenance and tuning. Digital pianos have a more consistent and versatile sound, but they also depend on electricity and quality of speakers.
  • Acoustic pianos are more heavy and bulky, while digital pianos are more lightweight and portable. Digital pianos also offer more features such as headphone jacks, MIDI connectivity, and different sounds.
  • Acoustic pianos are usually more expensive and durable, while digital pianos are more affordable. The price of both types of pianos depends on the brand, model, and quality.


There are many factors to consider when deciding if you are ready for an acoustic piano, such as your skill level, budget, space, and maintenance. 

  • You should start with an acoustic piano that has at least 64 keys, preferably 88 keys, which is the standard number for most pianos.
  • You should check if the keys are in good condition, smooth, and offer adequate resistance when you play them.
  • You should tune your piano regularly to keep it in good shape and sound quality. You can use a professional tuner to check if your piano is out of tune.
  • You should choose an acoustic piano that fits your space and budget. The bigger the soundboard and the longer the strings, the better the tone, but also the more expensive and bulky the piano.

Our team of experts can help you decide which type of piano is right for you. Visit us today to learn more! 




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