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Recently got this because I got bored in quarantine, and it has been a blast. I've played piano for 7 years before stopping 3 years for college overseas. Now, having the FP-10, I can assure that this piano is no cheap feeling toy. The key feedback and hammer action is really natural and feels like an actual acoustic piano, I have zero complaints.
Andy's music is also a trusty seller. Email response for me was fast. Same day reply wasn't a problem at all. Definitely buy it from here, great price too.
10/10 experience from both Roland and Andy's music.
The Roland FP-10 is a wonderful piano at a great price. The feel of the keys is very good at this price-range, and the piano sound is first class, especially through headphones. There are a few nice sounds (e-piano, strings, a pad, jazz scat, etc.) and you can combine them - I particularly like the piano with a soft pad. The accompanying Piano Partner 2 app gives you more sounds and more control over the instrument. It includes some nice pre-recorded songs, and also lets you record your play via MIDI over Bluetooth - perfect for the budding composer wanting to record some music into Garage Band!
Of course, for $500, you're not going to get the best piano in the world. My grandfather owns a 100 year old Steinway, and the way the bass comes through on that instrument is breathtaking. I grew up playing mid-priced uprights worth several thousand dollars. You're not going to get that sort of instrument at this price. And the most obvious place you notice this is in the speakers. I leave mine at full volume most of the time, and when playing a louder piece you just don't feel a great deal of power coming from the instrument. It's fine for solo play, and is OK when singing with one person, but you won't be leading a big family sing-a-long with the instrument as it stands. That said, the actual sound signal produced by the instrument is great - with headphones it's wonderfully crisp, and I have heard that plugging a $100 set of speakers into the piano transforms the instrument. And if there was one place they had to compromise, it's probably good they chose the speakers (which can be replaced) rather than the hammer action or sound engine, both of which are excellent.
Overall, we were on a budget, and I'm very happy with my purchase. This would be a great first piano - I completed Grade 8 AMEB a decade ago, and I think a piano like this would be perfectly adequate through Grade 5 at least. And it is also great for people (like us!) who are classically trained but aren't in a position to spend $5000 on an acoustic piano. I'm back to practicing those Debussy and Chopin pieces I always wanted to learn, and am ecstatic to be back at the keyboard.