I was searching for digital piano brands when I stumbled upon the Korg G1 Air. Korg is relatively unknown compared to Yamaha/Kawai etc, but it makes excellent digital pianos. Do check out the video above, it features Fantaisie-Impromptu by Chopin, one of my favorite piano pieces.
According to many reviews (see AZ Piano Reviews, Pianodreamers), Korg G1 Air is one of the best digital pianos in its price range. I went to the showroom and tested it out, it is indeed good. The weighted keys do feel like an actual acoustic piano. Touch of keys is very important for classical pianists. The 3 piano sounds are supposedly sampled from Steinway, Bosendorfer and Yamaha respectively. It also has bluetooth audio, so you can stream your music from your phone through the piano’s speaker systems.
The price is surprisingly affordable too, it is around S$1800 (Singapore dollars). According to many reviews online, it is equal or better than many other digital pianos in a much higher price range! I do agree, I have tried Yamaha’s Clavinova (higher priced than Korg G1), the Korg does not lose out to it in terms of sound and touch. Korg is fully made in Japan. Richard Clayderman endorses the Korg digital pianos:
There is another even cheaper model Korg C1 Air (priced at around S$1400), which many also say that it is quite good.
International buyers may want to check the Korg G1 out on Amazon:
For Singapore, the Korg G1 is available on Qoo10: Korg G1 Air. (comes with bench and headphone)
I think in Singapore especially, having a digital piano is a good idea if you want to practice at night (e.g. after 10pm) without disturbing the neighbors. Its design is quite space-saving too, it can fit into the smallest of homes without any problem.