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84 of 89 people found the following review helpful.
What a gem. We bought a second one!
By J. Schwartz
After seeing this little gem make an appearance on James Cordon's CarPool Karaoke [...], I knew we had to buy one for our musically-inclined teenagers. Actually, we bought the SA-76 model first, the orange one shown in the video. When we realized how great this thing was, we immediately bought another, this time the SA-77. What's the difference? Despite another review that describes dramatically different sound quality (we could barely detect a difference, if at all), it seems that the 76-77-78 models are simply for different markets. The 76 seems to be intended for America: the outside packaging is in all English. It is orange n color. The 77 seems intended for Asia, with multiple Asian languages on the outside box. It is gray in color. The 78 is probably slightly different in some similar way.
I should mention that the keyboard has built in speakers...not to be mistaken for mini keyboards for professional musicians that require them to be plugged into sound systems to be heard.
This portable keyboard becomes the center of attention wherever it goes. Everyone wants a turn, whether they are accomplished players or not. My son brought it on a high school music department bus road trip and it entertained during the entire 4 day trip. They even used it in jam sessions.
Another comment...I'm not sure why folks are so hot under the collar about not getting an AC Adapter. This is designed to be a PORTABLE keyboard. It runs on 6 AA BATTERIES which will probably last for months, depending on use. You don't NEED an AC Adapter. Really.
For around $50, this is a really fun device. Is it for kids? Yes. Is it for adults? Yes. Just don't expect the experience of an 88 key piano.
===== UPDATED March 31, 2016 ======
A clarification - After studying the SA-76 and SA-77 side by side, I've determined that the SA-77 is intended for the INDIA market. It includes 5 tones and percussion beats that suits the music of India. Not sure which, if any, tones were replaced versus the SA-76. Unless you are looking for this special feature, I would recommend the orange SA-76.
It looks like Amazon is deleting the James Cordon YouTube link, so here it is, obsfucated: [...]
Just remove the spaces. Start at 7:50 in the video. If it is still missing, just search for James Cordon Chris Matin on YouTube.
372 of 388 people found the following review helpful.
Piano for the beginner should be fun!
By Nina Abbott
If you are an adult beginner, or have an elementary school aged and above child interested in playing piano, this nifty little keyboard is a great first step. Here's why:
. It is portable. Our son (who is 10) carries it around with him throughout the house, plugs it in, puts on his headphones and is ready to practice, play or improvise.
. Did I say headphones and plug in? Yes! Indeed, I did. Piano is a glorious instrument, but perhaps less so at the hunt and peck phase. And, not having to buy a constant supply of batteries is a boon to the environment and one less chore for a parent to do.
. There's enough distraction to make it "sooooooo awesome, Mom", but not so much that your child will get lost in some maze of sounds. Enough said.
If you are a more experienced pianist or have a child is committed to the piano, this is not the keyboard for you. But, for the beginner of any age, it is a pretty awesome (son speaking), practical (mom speaking) first keyboard.
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By Amazon Customer
I got it very fast and it is very good