Acoustic or digital, that is the question. The first question to find the most suitable piano is, who’s going to play the instrument. The digital piano is the right choice for everyone who wants to play the instrument from time to time and manipulate the instrument easily. However, if you are serious with playing, the acoustic piano is the right choice. There are various reasons. For example, if you learn to play on the digital piano, you play flat, press the keyboard hard, and therefore loud. You won’t be able to use such dynamics and expressions as on the acoustic one.
The amount of the strings in the acoustic piano means that if there is one tone resonating than there are overtones (harmonic series) resonating at the same time.
That is something you won’t find in the digital piano.
Along with the obstacle concerning a limited volume range, which is 127 for the digital piano, there is also a problem with the absence of a response.
The acoustic piano is a transmitter and a receiver, however, the digital on is only a transmitter.
Some piano professors claim that digital piano is not suitable for children.
The student will learn to form a tone incorrectly and have a weak hand position, later unchangeable.
Therefore, countless excellent art schools and music educators require acoustic piano for every student.
Another disadvantage of the digital piano is its value, which is lower than the value of the acoustic one.
It is exponentially decreasing until it hits bottom.
The value of the acoustic piano is steadier.
The lifespan of a digital piano is from 10 to 20 years.
As we said before, the sound quality is not as good as in the acoustic piano.
Most of the famous pianists agree that the sound of an acoustic piano is irreplaceable.
World POP singers are not ashamed to bring an upright piano, even the grand piano, on the stage.
The bottom line is that the digital piano was, is, and always will be a substitute.