Your choice of an acoustic or electronic
piano should be based on what you plan on using the
Electronic or digital pianos are amazing
instruments with a variety of sounds that can be interfaced
with a computer to do multi-track recordings, arranging,
printing and much more, certainly not possible with
an acoustic piano. For these tasks they are the right
tool for the job.
If your intentions are to take piano lessons
and learn to play the piano, most teachers will tell you the
right tool for the job is an acoustic piano. Although some
electronic pianos have added touch sensitivity and key weight
to their instruments, they do not respond at all like a real
piano with some 2800 moving parts in the action.
Many families start their children on electronic
pianos or keyboards to see if there is an interest, but ultimately
find it necessary to buy an acoustic piano for progress to
continue beyond an elementary level.