Black Friday keyboard, synth and piano deals 2023: All of the best sales from the biggest names in music retail that are still live

Black Friday keyboard, synth and piano deals 2023
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Okay, that's Black Friday over for another year -  but don't worry if you're still on the hunt for a keys-related bargain, most of the Black Friday keyboard and piano deals are still active. This year is easily the best we've seen for keyboard and piano players, and there's still time to get involved.  

We spend a lot of our time scouring music retailers for fantastic deals on our favourite keyboards, pianos and accessories. Not only is it our job to research and recommend the best gear in our buyer’s guides and reviews, but we’re also dedicated to helping musicians get the best deals on the stuff they need, too.

We cover a lot of the big sales events throughout the year, including Memorial Day4th of July sales and Amazon Prime Day, and we have a good view of what makes a great deal. 

This year, Sweetwater's official Black Friday sale stole the show, it's hard to beat up to 75% off! Luckily, this sale is still running, so whether you're a budding pianist looking for the best keyboards for beginners, a producer looking for savings on MIDI keyboards, or a dance fanatic looking for a quality synthesizer, that's the place to shop! 

Of course, we'll also be looking ahead at this year's Cyber Monday keyboard and piano deals, so be sure to check out our deals hub page to see what we uncover. 

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Editor's picks

Roland FP-30X: Was $799.99, now $699

Roland FP-30X: Was $799.99, now $699
Roland's FP range is one of our favourites when it comes to affordable beginner-friendly instruments, so naturally, we get very excited when we see one with a healthy discount. Right now you can save $100 at Guitar Center. 

Price check: Sweetwater $699

Vox Continental: Was $1,599.99, now $999.99

Vox Continental: Was $1,599.99, now $999.99
The original Vox Continental is a classic. Used by the likes of The Beatles and The Doors this organ was one of the defining sounds of the '60s. This modern version looks to deliver the sound and vibe of the original but with modern playability and features - and better yet, you can save $600 at Sweetwater!

Price check Musician's Friend $1,599

Kawai CN29: Was $1,699, now $999

Kawai CN29: Was $1,699, now $999
The Kawai CN29 is a truly stunning home piano. From its superb sounds, effortless playability, charming good look and Bluetooth features this piano offers players a whole lot for a very modest price - and it's even better with $400 slashed off the price!

Price check: Sam Ash $1,699

Yamaha P-145 B: Was £399, now £366

Yamaha P-145 B: Was £399, now £366
Yamaha's P-45 was most definitely one of the most popular beginner pianos on the market, and the latest iteration builds on the previous generation but manages to shrink the model to an even more compact size, making it more portable. This unit is still firmly new, so we are surprised to see it discount for Black Friday. Read our full Yamaha P-145 review

Price check: Sweetwater $499

Korg SV-2 73: Was £1,499, now £1,245

Korg SV-2 73: Was £1,499, now £1,245
The Korg SV-2 is one of our favourite stage pianos. As you'd expect, befitting its retro styling, there is an eclectic collection of vintage sounds locked away inside including almost every American tine and reed EP, as well as a Japanese electric grand - and when there's £254 slashed off the price, we can't help but recommend it. 

Price check: Sweetwater $2,199.99

Casio Privia PX-870: Was $1,199, now $999
With Casio's multi-dimensional AiR processing, 88 scaled hammer action keys, 19 additional tones and a very accessible playing action, this is a superb option for beginners and with $200 off, you really can't go wrong.

Price check: Guitar Center $1,098

Casio Privia PX-870: Was $1,199, now $999
With Casio's multi-dimensional AiR processing, 88 scaled hammer action keys, 19 additional tones and a very accessible playing action, this is a superb option for beginners and with $200 off, you really can't go wrong.

Price check: Guitar Center $1,098 

Digital piano deals

Kawai CN29: Was $1,699, now $999

Kawai CN29: Was $1,699, now $999
The Kawai CN29 is a truly stunning home piano. From its superb sounds, effortless playability, charming good look and Bluetooth features this piano offers players a whole lot for a very modest price - and it's even better with $400 slashed off the price!

Casio Privia PX-870: Was $1,199, now $999

Casio Privia PX-870: Was $1,199, now $999
With Casio's multi-dimensional AiR processing, 88 scaled hammer action keys, 19 additional tones and a very accessible playing action, this is a superb option for beginners and with $200 off, you really can't go wrong. 

Keyboard deals

Yamaha PSR-E373: Was $219.99, now $179.99

Yamaha PSR-E373: Was $219.99, now $179.99
When it comes to recommendations for beginner-friendly keyboards, we will always go straight for Yamaha. These keyboards are well-made, durable and most importantly sound great! Right now you can score 40% off the fabulous PSR-E373 at Guitar Center. 

Stage piano deals

Roland FP-30X: Was $799.99, now $699

Roland FP-30X: Was $799.99, now $699
Roland's FP range is one of our favourites when it comes to affordable beginner-friendly instruments, so naturally, we get very excited when we see one with a healthy discount. Right now you can save $100 at Guitar Center. 

Vox Continental: Was $1,599.99, now $999.99

Vox Continental: Was $1,599.99, now $999.99
The original Vox Continental is a classic. Used by the likes of the The Beatles and The Doors this organ was one of defining sounds of the '60s. This modern version looks to deliver the sound and vibe of the original, but with modern playability and features - and better yet, you can save $600 at Sweetwater!

Yamaha P-145 B: Was £399, now £366

Yamaha P-145 B: Was £399, now £366
Yamaha's P-45 was most definitely one of the most popular beginner pianos on the market, and the latest iteration builds on the previous generation but manages to shrink the model to an even more compact size, making it more portable. This unit is still firmly new, so we are surprised to see it discount for Black Friday. Read our full Yamaha P-145 review

Korg SV-2 73: Was £1,499, now £1,245

Korg SV-2 73: Was £1,499, now £1,245
The Korg SV-2 is one of our favourite stage pianos. As you'd expect, befitting its retro styling, there is an eclectic collection of vintage sounds locked away inside including almost every American tine and reed EP, as well as a Japanese electric grand - and when there's £254 slashed off the price, we can't help but recommend it. 

Black Friday keyboard deals: FAQ

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When is Black Friday 2023?

Black Friday 2023 starts on Friday 24 November. Well, that’s the official start date anyway, but the Black Friday keyboard piano deals seem to get earlier every year. We predict we'll start seeing early offers landing from around mid-October. 

That doesn’t mean we won’t have some humdingers before then, however - we’ve seen in past years that some retailers simply can’t help themselves and fire off all manner of killer deals over a series of weeks. 

Black Friday, of course, is the day after Thanksgiving in the States, and is the day when tens of thousands of retailers, both online and bricks and mortar stores, kick-start their holiday shopping sales. That includes all these cheap Black Friday piano deals we’re keeping an eye on for you.

Cyber Monday is the Monday that directly follows Black Friday and often sees further discounts on thousands of products with online exclusive sales. This year, Cyber Monday 2023 takes place on Monday 27 November and will last for that day only, so if you see a Cyber Monday keyboard piano deal you like the look of, you have to be quick and bag it before it's too late.

Are pianos on sale during Cyber Weekend?

In short, yes! From Black Friday through to Cyber Monday you are highly likely to see a myriad of deals on digital pianos, stage pianos and even acoustic pianos. Last year was a bumper affair for jaw-dropping savings on some of the biggest names in keys. 

You can expect all the big-name musical instrument retailers to get involved, with the likes of Guitar Center, Sweetwater, Musician’s Friend, Amazon and others all firing out their best Black Friday piano deals to tempt you. We're hoping to see great deals on gear from Casio, Moog, Arturia, Roland, Yamaha and many more.

Wondering what makes a good deal, or how you can prepare to shop these sales without getting overwhelmed (or spent out)? Keep reading…

What's the best value digital piano?

When recommending any piece of musical equipment - it’s very difficult not to recommend Yamaha. If we had to choose one digital piano from their range that offers the best value for money, we'd have to go for the Yamaha P-145. Benefiting from Yamaha’s world-famous build quality, this is a seriously good piano for beginners and gigging musicians alike. 

If you are looking for a digital upright, we'd suggest looking at the Casio AP-270. This entry-level digital piano punches well above its weight, and in our tests, we found that it offered outstanding sound quality for its wallet-friendly price.

Black Friday keyboard deals: Shopping tips

Black Friday sales can be overwhelming, especially if you’re shopping at one of the big retailers as these can often have thousands of products on sale in the space of just a few days. Trust us, it’s easy to feel intimidated by the sheer volume of offers available, so where on earth do you start?

To prepare for the incoming avalanche of Black Friday keyboard piano deals, do your research. Think about exactly what type of instrument you want: keyboard, synth, MIDI, piano, etc, and find out which are the best in that category. Next, set some boundaries around how much you’re willing to spend. It can be easy to get caught up in the moment and overspend. Luckily, you can often search within a specific price bracket at many retailers, so the temptation to blow your budget is less. 

If you have no idea of what brand or model you want to buy, and you aren’t constrained by any specific budgets right now, feel free to use our expert buyer’s guides to help you figure out what you need or what to buy for someone else. We recommend starting with these:

Where to find the best Black Friday keyboard and piano deals

This is super-easy: bookmark this page as we’ll be regularly updating it with the biggest and best Black Friday keyboard piano deals, including the top digital piano offers and cheap synthesizer discounts. Beyond that, we’d advise sticking to well-known musical instrument retailers, as they will have robust delivery and returns policies, so you know you’ll be in safe hands. 

If you know in advance which products you want to buy if you spot them among any Black Friday piano deals, jot down their RRPs in advance. That way you can clearly see whether a product is on sale for a good price, and just how much of a saving you’re making. Handily, retailers display the ‘before’ and sale price, giving you an at-a-glance look at the various discounts.

The Black Friday digital piano deals to look out for

Black Friday sales move fast, so it pays to go into them with an idea of what you’re looking for. On that note, we’ve curated some top-rated models that, if you see them on sale among the incoming Black Friday keyboard piano deals, you really should jump on, they’re that good. 

How we choose the deals

Here at MusicRadar, we are experts in our field, with many years of playing and product testing between us. We live and breathe everything music-making, and we draw on this knowledge and experience of using products in live, recording and rehearsal scenarios when selecting the products we recommend.

First and foremost, we are players and creators, and we want to match like-minded folk with the right products for them, at the best prices.

For us to recommend a deal on guitars or anything else it has to be a product we rate that’s a genuinely great price or part of a truly fantastic bundle. It’s also important that we only recommend retailers where you will have a positive shopping experience.

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Daryl Robertson

I'm a Senior Deals Writer at MusicRadar, and I'm responsible for writing and maintaining buyer's guides on the site - but that's not all I do. As part of my role, I also scour the internet for the best deals I can find on gear and get hands-on with the products for reviews. I have a massive passion for anything that makes a sound, in particular guitars, pianos and recording equipment. In a previous life, I worked in music retail, giving advice on all aspects of music creation, selling everything from digital pianos to electric guitars, entire PA systems to ukuleles. I'm also a fully qualified sound engineer with experience working in various venues in Scotland.

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