Thanks guys. So let me summarize:
- the one leading the race so far appears to be the SL73 -- how is the action? really weighted or spring-based?
- The Yamaha P-121 is a good runner-up. Good action, and smaller size, even though at a slightly higher price
- More info on the other contenders, namely P45, CDP-S100 and GO piano?
- Anything about the ones which fold or disassemble?
Deleted These threads used to be about "piano under $1000", but notice how the new mark is now "under $500". This is called the race to the bottom. Soon we will be at "piano under $100".
The under $500 category has always existed and caters to the real beginners, which we want to attract here at PC 😀
Personally have a great acoustic grand, an NU1 and I am building a DIY NV10-like hybrid (for which I ponied up a lot of "sweat"). This one is for the occasional road trip, and that's my budget for the use case. A rubber keyboard might have done it, if it weren't that they are rubbish… I was also hoping for the ones which fold/disassemble.
In any case, fear no more: in case nobody will start, I will also start the other under categories (1 grand, 2 grands, 3 grands and 5 grands: sorry for using the slang and not the dollar sign: the forum gets mad if there are too dollar signs so close)