It’s important to start learning on instruments that are of a certain quality. That’s why we’ve put together a collection of gear that will help you start your quest to master an instrument. Here are some great guitars and keyboards sufficient for the novice and intermediate player without breaking the bank…
The Yamaha JR2TBS is a versatile guitar that serves the needs of both young beginner students as well as adults looking for a nice sounding instrument to travel with. We recommend this short scale guitar for beginner students with smaller hands and arm length. With it’s low price point students can start learning comfortably on a nice guitar without making a large investment. A must have for advanced students and collectors looking for a fun well built guitar to take anywhere!
The Donner Dreadnought is our top pick for affordability. For a short scale guitar you will not find a better value. A great instrument for the total beginner looking to stay within a budget.
The Alesis Recital Keyboard is a great instrument for both the total beginner as well as advanced pianist. Even with it’s full size touch sensitive keys this instrument still manages to stay slim lined making it a great keyboard for apartments, small spaces and studios. It features 12 amazing voices as well as 20watt built in speakers. It also features a headphone jack so you can practice in privacy! A great investment at an affordable price.
The Yamaha P71B is an Amazon-exclusive model designed to be the perfect home digital piano for rehearsing, learning and creating. A full sized piano keyboard with fully-weighted keys and Yamaha premium piano voices provide the user with the most realistic feel and sound possible while maintaining a modest footprint in your home. This simple to use keyboard is a great pick for beginner through advanced students or professionals looking for an affordable keyboard that will last for years.
The MX88 features a Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) weighted action. GHS weighted action has a heavier response in the low keys and a lighter response in the high keys. This provides realistic acoustic piano touch and response.Beyond acoustic piano, the MX88 features an impressive selection of keyboard Voices. Choose from authentic re-creations of classic tine and reed electric pianos or retro tonewheel organs with rotary speaker effect, or percussive Clav sounds when you want to get funky. This wide variety of sounds makes the MX88 perfect for the stage, studio or worship service.
128 notes of polyphony ensure dropout-free performance playing live or with full 16-track sequences.MX88 is USB audio and MIDI class-compliant, letting you record and playback stereo audio to and from your computer or iOS device. We recommend this keyboard for the intermediate to professional pianist. Extremely versatile, well built and fun to play. It’s the center of our own studio!