20 Comments

  1. Lynthia

    Hi Wei, after study the review of Yamaha P-125, I really like it but up set with the key action. I used to played acoustic piano in past, now I’m going to restart so I really concern about the key action responsive. Do you think that the weakness of key action would be the deal breaker for me or is it still acceptable to you.
    Thank you in advance.

    • Hi Lynthia,

      Key action is always a subjective matter. That’s why I always recommend my readers to find a physical shop where you can try the actions yourself.

      That being said, the GHS on the P125 is in my opinion pretty bad. If you are new to piano, it might be fine. But if you already has experience with acoustic piano, the GHS can really be a deal breaker. Not only does it feel less authentic, but I really have trouble in terms of control and expressiveness with this action.

      If you are only looking for portable digital piano, I would recommend you check out the Kawai ES110, the Roland FP-10 and the new Casio PX S1000. The actions on all of these models are significantly better than the Yamaha.

      Hope this helps!

      • Lynthia

        Dear Wei, Thank you so much for your explanation over yamaha p-125 on key action. It really helpful to me.
        Thank you.

        • Hi Lynthia,

          You are always welcome! Do comeback and let me know which piano you bought and how you like it.

          Best wishes to you!

  2. Barry

    Hello Wei. Thank you for sharing your review of the Yamaha P-125. I’m actually going to do music as a major carrier. Everything I do is geared to that direction. I bought a piano Course and needed a Piano to study the course. I was told weighted keys piano would be great to get started.

    I think this piano is suitable for me and the price is not bad at all. I love it.

    We’ll, adding Bluetooth to it would have been superb anyways. But I think it’s not a major necessity.

    • Wei

      Hi Barry, thanks for dropping by. The P-125 is indeed a very solid instrument to begin with. It will grow with you for the next couple of years and you will be happy with it. Another option, with Bluetooth would be the Kawai ES110.

      They are both really good and it comes down to your personal preference about the sound and key action.

  3. Samson Oklobia

    I am personally not an electronic piano person when it comes to music but i am sure familiar with the Yamaha products. I understand that they have the top notch piano products out there and this particular P-125 seems to be packed full with lots of features. I particularly like the red velvet behind the keys, i thinks it looks quite fancy. I think the P-125 will be a great buy.

    • Wei

      Hi Samson, welcome and thank you for our comment. The Yamaha P-125 has been a popular model on the market and it is a very solid instrument for many different uses. 

  4. Juliet

    Hi Wei, being a musician I loved reading about the Yamaha digital piano and I like its clean and sleek look. We have an old Yamaha here and an upright acoustic piano. I know the digital pianos have a lot of effects and works on electricity. But I am I right that the acoustic piano sounds better? 

    • Wei

      Hi Juliet, welcome and thank you for your comment. Yes, acoustic piano does sound better than a digital piano. The sound produced by a digital piano is often limited by the samples and internal memories. An acoustic piano however can create limitless nuances. One disadvantage of an acoustic piano is that it’s sound deterriates over time. Hence the need for tuning.

  5. Dale

    What a great review.  This is exactly what I have been looking for because my grand daughter has been asking for this.  She has a smaller one but it is time for her to upgrade.

    I love how detailed your review is.  The P-125 does seem a bit pricey but I believe we get what we pay for and after all it is for my grand daughter.

    Going to have to show this to my wife and see what she thinks.

    Once again thank you for the great info

    Dale

    • Wei

      Hi Dale, welcome and thank you for your kind comment. The Yamaha P125 is a great digital piano for intermediate pianists. I think your grand daughter would really benefit from it. 

      If your wife want to check some alternatives to the Yamaha P125, check out my best digital piano review 2018.

      All the best to you and your family!

  6. Nuttanee

    Great review. The best elaborate one I have yet read. I used to play piano as a child but haven’t been practicing it at all so i get rusty. Plus living in the city, i find it is hard to have a piano at my place. Thank you for pointing out this model. The piano seems small, it has the nice heavy key like the classic piano and the sou d is good, those are all the plus. i might het one, hopefully they have a deal today for cyber Monday we will see.

    Thanks again.

    • Wei

      Hi there, thanks for dropping by. The Yamaha P125 could be the perfect digital piano to get back to the piano. Let us know if you had any luck with the Cyber Monday.

      • Glenis Batten

        Hi Wei,
        I have been looking at a Yamaha P125B and love the sound. However, when connecting to my Roland KB300 keyboard amplifier I find that the Yamaha piano sound disappears and the top keyboard is atrocious. On enquiring I was told that the 125B is meant to be connected to speakers similar to stereos. I was so disappointed to find that it just could not be used in a stage performance,. I have used a Roland EM2000 for years with no problems. Have you any experience with using the Kawai ES110 with normal keyboard amps? I am returning the Yamaha 125B as I feel it is excellent in a home situation so am looking at a different keyboard. Also I agree that the sustain pedal with the 125B is useless.

        • Hi Glenis,

          Sorry for the late response.

          I personally don’t have the experience with Kawai ES110 through a Roland keyboard amp. So I reached out to my local musical store. They don’t have the Roland KB300 in stock but they told me that the ES110 should work with any Roland keyboard amp.

          If you can find a piano store nearby, you can always take your amp with you and try it with the ES110 in the shop.

          Alternatively, check out some portable digital pianos from Roland, the new FP-10 or the FP-30. Being from the same brand might increase the chance to work with your Roland KB300.

          Hope it helps,

          Kind regards,

          Wei

  7. Ty

    This seem like a pretty solid setup for anyone looking for a piano. I can’t say I’m a musician, but I’ve always expected electronic instruments to be more expensive than this, so for this price I’m actually surprised. 

    This seems like  great option for those starting out in the world of music, like myself. I’ve always wanted to learn how to play piano but I never have the time for that. 

    • Wei

      Hi there, thanks for dropping by. The Yamaha P-125 is indeed a very solid instrument to start learning piano. It is hard to find the time to start the journey and many of us keep asking if we are already too old to learn it. 

      If you are really interested, I would advice you to just give it a try. Thanks for digital pianos, it’s now not a huge investment to begin. 

  8. Dany

    What a good timing. I’m glad I found your article. My daughter wants a piano, and she is taking piano lessons, and I was in search for a good one. I’m that the model Yamaha P-125 is suited for beginners, you made my search very easy, and I decided to buy this model. Thank you for a detailed review of this model.

    • Wei

      Hi Dany, thanks for dropping by. I’m so glad that my post has helped you to make a purchase decision. The Yamaha P-125 is indeed a very solid instrument for any beginners. I think your daughter would really like it and benefit from it. I wish her all the best with her musical journey!

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