Recently I purchased a Yamaha Digital Keyboard.
I am giving here the method I followed for the purchase.
Don't rely on my information completely.
Use it for your preliminary investigation.
Because, these information may
go obsolete after certain time.
Do lot of research before any
costly purchase. Otherwise, you will regret later
Step : 1
Step 1: I consulted one of my friends who is composing music for TV Serials.
He asked me, "What is your budget and what is the
exact use of the Piano?"
I told " My budget is around Rs.12,000. My daughter
is going to Music Class.
She is now having very small Keyboard which is quiet
OK for carrying to the class. But I want to get her a slightly bigger Piano
for practising in home."
He told, "Yamaha is OK for learners.
Yamaha PSR E-313 is about Rs. 15,000
Yamaha PSR E-413 is about Rs. 20,000.
And a latest and a very good model has come.
It is Yamaha PSR-I 425
Its Price is about Rs.21,000
Step : 2
I decided to go for E 413 Model which is about Rs.20,000.
I searched YOUTUBE.COM with search key words " yamaha psr e413 ".
Hundreds of videos were there.
I watched some of the videos and got the feel of the instrument and I was quite
I have embedded some of those videos here. You can go through thsese videos.
Video 2 for Yamaha PSR E413 Demo
Video 1 for Yamaha PSR E413 digital Keyboard
Video 3 Yamaha PSR E413 digital Keyboard Bass Test
Then I tried to find out the APPROXIMATE price as well as the LATEST models
available in the market.
I checked BAJAAO.COM which exclusively deals witth Musical instruments.
I have given here the screen shot of my search and the result. I think this
site is applicable only for India.
Screenshot of Search page
Output of my search result looks like this:
Now I am equipped with enough information to handle the dealers. But how to find out the dealers or shops which are nearer to my location?
I browsed JUSTDIAL.COM and
searched for"yamaha digital keyboard at delhi".
A number of dealer addresses and their phone numbers were displayed.
I contacted some of these shops over phone and enquired their rates and decided from whom I have to purchase. It is very simple. Isn't it?
PART of Screen shot of justdial.com search result is given below.
Which company is the best?
Which manufacturer is the best?
Basically, all are equally good. But, those who are doing frequent stage-performance,
go for KORG.
Learners purchase Yamaha. Those who are concious of money go for Casio because
it is very cheap (about 50% of yamaha).
As for as I am concerned, I have purchased a Casio for about Rs.2000 for carrying
to the Class (because it is small and easy to carry and need not worry for rough
handling). And,a bigger Yamaha for practising at home. Don't forget to purchase
the Cover for the bigger ones. Dust is the number one enemy for pianos.
You can follow such kind of method, not only for piano, but for purchase of
By the way, technically speaking, the above instruments
are not just pianos.
They are Digital Keyboards.
Piano is one of the functions. You can play other instruments
Indians can go for PSR I-425 (about Rs.21,000) instead
of PSR E-413 (about Rs.20,000). Because I-425 has some india specific instruments
I think, the "I" in its name I-425 stands for