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What level of piano do you want? - cheapo - under $300 Lite key (organ style) keyboards are cheap and terrible for learning piano. Make your son prove his love for piano by seeing how much time he'll do. Don't sign him up for piano lessons until he shows dedication. Find something he can still use later as a 2nd tier synth keyboard. At LEAST 61 keys. One with sliders and a pitchbender. Maybe a Novation LaunchKey61 or (oh god) an M-Audio thing. - beginner - above $300 the Casio Privia line... or Yamaha YPG,DGX lines... Great starter pianos. Inexpensive enough especially used. They MAY be too "clacky" for you. (Keyboards sort of "rattle" a little.) - pro - $900 or more I recommend the Yamaha CP-33 or something similar. - acoustic - WAY over $4000 (ultra pro boss level) steel strings on a wooden soundboard will forever STOMP paper cone speakers. But also require quarterly tunings and SPACE and your family may murder you. If you can afford an acoustic, you can afford a digital to go with. Hit a local piano store (Guitar Center sells digital pianos, too). - See what you've got to pick from. - Bring your headphones as the speakers may be lame. - You must actually TRY OUT something before you buy it. Feel the keyboard action - they all differ and can't ever change. Ever. - Sounds are kind of important, but a PC can add missing sounds. Do research at pianoworld.com's digital piano forum and especially pianoworld.com's digital piano forum - prices paid thread A digital piano is actually TWO things: - a keyboard controller (keyboard makes midi so a PC can make audio) - a sound module (generates audio on board) Don't get a piano with keys that light up. They teach you bad habits. ________________________________________________________________________________ Next up, what makes a good midi controller (input qualities of a keyboard)