Black Friday keyboard, synth and piano deals 2022: there's still time to grab a great deals on keys

Black Friday keyboard, synth and piano deals 2022: Today's best deals on everything keys related
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Black Friday is officially over, but that doesn't mean the massive discounts on keyboards, pianos and synths are too. All of the biggest music retailers dropped their Black Friday keyboard piano deals early, but many of them are still alive and kicking after the event, so you still have time to grab a bargain! 

Some of the best deals we're seeing are still live at Sweetwater, who are currently offering up to 80% off (opens in new tab). And many of Musician's Friend's Black Friday deals are still available, promising up to 50% off a range of music gear (opens in new tab).

Whether you're a budding pianist looking for the best keyboards for beginners (opens in new tab), a producer looking for savings on MIDI keyboards (opens in new tab), or a dance fanatic looking for a quality synthesizer (opens in new tab), you're in the right place to find a bargain on a new set of keys. 

No matter if you're in the market for the ultimate Christmas gift or a new piano to take pride of place in your living room, you'll be sure to find loads of great Black Friday keyboard piano deals here. If you're new to playing, don't forget to take a look at our guide to the best online piano lessons (opens in new tab) too.

For more great offers, head over to our Cyber Monday keyboard piano deals page and check out all the best deals on Behringer synths, Eurorack modules and DJ gear at Sweetwater.

Black Friday keyboard piano deals: Quick links

Black Friday keyboard piano deals: Keyboard deals

Roland GO:KEYS: $399.99, (opens in new tab)

Roland GO:KEYS: $399.99, $299.99 (opens in new tab)
Here at MusicRadar, we are massive fans of the Roland GO: Keys (opens in new tab), giving it a glowing 4-star review. And while we love its lightweight and portable frame, as well as its 550+ sounds, we like it even more with $100 slashed off the price!  

Casio Casiotone CT-S410: Was $249 (opens in new tab)

Casio Casiotone CT-S410: Was $249, now $199.99 (opens in new tab)
Many see Casio as the king of beginner keyboards, and with affordable options such as this Casiotone CT-S410, it's easy to see why. Coming with 600 AiX-powered sounds, as well as 200 rhythms this is a brilliant instrument that makes learning to play fun! 

Black Friday keyboard piano deals: Piano deals

Roland HP704: Was £1,949 (opens in new tab)

Roland HP704: Was £1,949, now £1,883 (opens in new tab)
Right now you can save £66 off the Roland HP704, which features in our best pianos (opens in new tab)buyers guide. This stunning home piano features Roland’s celebrated SuperNatural sound engine, and as the name suggests, it gives this instrument a very realistic and natural tone, which we believe is streets ahead of the rest at this price point. 

Roland DP603: Was £2,179 (opens in new tab)

Roland DP603: Was £2,179, now £2,041 (opens in new tab)
For those looking for a slimmer option, the Roland DP603 upright digital is one of the best around. The DP603 utilises the same SuperNatural sound engine as its big brother but instead uses a slim, stylish linear cabinet design which means it will fit in even the smallest of rooms - and better yet, you can save £138 at Andertons.  

Korg LP380: (opens in new tab)

Korg LP380: Was £684, now £654 (opens in new tab)
The Korg LP-380 is a brilliant option for those short on space and the high-output amplifier and speakers produce a warm and realistic piano sound - and right now you can save £30 at Andertons. 

Roland RP501R: $1,629.99 (opens in new tab)

Roland RP501R: $1,629.99, now $1,199.99 (opens in new tab)
Picking your first digital piano can be difficult, but you want something that will replicate the sound and feel of a full size grand piano without the hefty price tag. With a huge discount of $430, the Roland RP501R is one of our top picks for getting the sound of a full-size grand piano in the comfort of your living room. Its discrete looks and profile mean it fits in effortlessly in your living space, while the SuperNATURAL sound engine and PHA-4 keyboard deliver ultra-realistic sound and feel.

Casio PX-1100 Privia Digital Piano: $858 (opens in new tab)

Casio PX-1100 Privia Digital Piano: $858, now $779 (opens in new tab)
Casio doesn’t just make funny noises these days, in fact, they’re quite quickly garnering a reputation for their properly good digital pianos. The Privia is a stunning-looking instrument thanks to its red top panel and its super slim design means it will fit in pretty much any room of your house. It doesn’t just look good either, the Smart Scaled Hammer Action Keyboard gives you the true feel of a full-size grand piano, where the feel of the keys changes as you move across the keybed.

Yamaha b1 PEC: £3,399 (opens in new tab)

Yamaha b1 PEC: £3,399, now £3,222 (opens in new tab)
The Yamaha b series offers beautiful craftsmanship and a stellar tone - there's a reason it's our number-one pick for the best acoustic piano (opens in new tab) on the market. Equally suitable for home, education or for studio recording duties, the slim and compact b1 comes with a five-year guarantee on all acoustic parts. 

Roland GP609: was $12,729.99 (opens in new tab)

Roland GP609: was $12,729.99, $8,999.99 (opens in new tab)
If you’ve got both the room and the budget, Roland’s GP609 Digital Grand Piano has a frankly astonishing $3730 off at Guitar Center. This stunning-looking all-white piano has a powerful 6:1 speaker system for room-filling sound and a PHA-50 Progressive Hammer Action Keyboard that responds to your lightest touch and heaviest strikes. Marrying the beautiful sound of old with the technological wonders of the modern age, you can also connect your smartphone via Bluetooth to it, perfect for playing along with your favorite songs.

Nord Piano 5 73-key Stage Piano: $3,299 (opens in new tab)

Nord Piano 5 73-key Stage Piano: $3,299, $2,999 (opens in new tab)
Fancy one of the best stage pianos on the market at an unbeatable price? Well, we've got you covered. Right now you can bag the stellar Nord 5 for $300 less! Black Friday piano deals don't come much better than this. 

Black Friday keyboard piano deals: Synth deals

Behringer Model D: $87.25 off, now $261.75 (opens in new tab)

Behringer Model D: $87.25 off, now $261.75 (opens in new tab)
They don't come more legendary than the Minimoog and Behringer's Model D is often lauded as a worthy reimagining of this iconic monosynth. Not least for its small footprint and added modular connectivity. The only downside is the lack of a keyboard, still, you've probably got a controller keyboard already.

Kurzweil PC4 Workstation: $2,499 (opens in new tab)

Kurzweil PC4 Workstation: $2,499, now $1,999 (opens in new tab)
The Kurzweil PC4 Workstation is a total powerhouse! This do-it-all synth features a modern 6-operator FM engine, a 16-track sequencer, 256-voice polyphony and powerful DSP all crammed into a portable performance controller - and better yet you can score $500 off right now! 

Roland JUNO-DS88: $1,349.99 (opens in new tab)

Roland JUNO-DS88: $1,349.99, now $999.99 (opens in new tab)
With a realistically weighted piano hammer action and a plethora of great sounding presets, this 88-key synthesizer will suit a variety of keys players - whether you like traditional piano sounds or the more unusual timbre of a custom synth. It’s got some great features for performing players, such as vocal effects, an 8-track sequencer, and a built-in interface and with a huge $350 off, you can get some serious depth and breadth for less.

Korg Minilogue XD Synth: $729.99 (opens in new tab)

Korg Minilogue XD Synth: $729.99, now $599.99 (opens in new tab)
This powerful little synthesizer packs a hell of a lot of features into a compact package and it’s now got an epic $130 off. Great for creating ethereal soundscapes and kinetic soundtracks, it's equally at home doing smooth synthwave sounds as it is the churn and grind of drum and bass. A handy oscilloscope lets you see the characteristics of your sound and with the number of knobs on this thing, you’re not going to run out of sounds any time soon.

Black Friday keyboard piano deals: MIDI controller deals

Korg microKEY Air-25: $169.99 (opens in new tab)

Korg microKEY Air-25: $169.99, now $89.99 (opens in new tab)
If you need to make music on the go, a portable MIDI controller is an essential item. The Korg microKEY Air-25 is small enough to fit in pretty much any bag, meaning you can work on your productions wherever you are and with a massive $89.99 off, we’d say this is one seriously good deal. It features Bluetooth compatibility in case you forget your USB cable, allowing for minimal latency wireless manipulation of all your VSTs and drum machines with up to 30 hours of life.

NI Komplete Kontrol S49: $699 (opens in new tab)

NI Komplete Kontrol S49: $699, now $599 (opens in new tab)
This smart MIDI keyboard controller from Native Instruments integrates with all the major DAWs with a few clicks of your mouse, meaning you can use various transport controls straight from the controller itself. The 49-key Fatar keybed offers the perfect balance between a realistic piano feel and the rapid response required of a synthesizer. With a cool $100 off, you can now get a complete home studio tool for less.

Nektar Impact GXP88: £235 (opens in new tab)

Nektar Impact GXP88: £235, now £220 (opens in new tab)
Are you looking for more expression from your new MIDI controller? Well, in that case, the Nektar Impact is the best option for you. Featuring semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch, this MIDI controller feels incredible to play. 

When is Black Friday 2022?

Black Friday 2022 starts on Friday 25 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 2022 takes place on Monday 28 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.

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Black Friday keyboard piano deals: what to expect

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-45. Benefiting from Yamaha’s world-famous build quality, this is a seriously good piano for beginners and gigging musicians alike - and right now you can score $50 off at Guitar Center (opens in new tab)

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 - and you can save a whopping $600 off at Sweetwater right now (opens in new tab)

Black Friday keyboard piano deals: How to prepare

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:

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 (read ‘How to prepare’). 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. Starting with this funky Yamaha keyboard…

Yamaha Piaggero NP-12

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Yamaha Piaggero NP-12

A compact keyboard for newcomers

Reasons to buy

Easy to use
Synth-like action
Mains or battery power

This portable piano-style digital keyboard is brilliant for beginners of all abilities. It’s compact and lightweight, making it easy to carry from room to room if you don’t have a permanent spot for it. With 61 keys, there's plenty of scope for you to develop your playing. Keep it juiced with mains power or batteries.

If you see the Yamaha Piaggero NP-12 popping up among the Black Friday keyboard piano deals, don't hesitate to jump on it as you'll be getting a great model for less.

Read our full Yamaha Piaggero NP-12 review

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Nektar SE25 MIDI Keyboard

Ideal for music-making on the go

Reasons to buy

Ideal for travel use
Nektar DAW integration

Wanna make music on the go? Then grab hold of the Nektar SE25 MIDI, which is dinky enough to fit in your bag for proper portability. It’s fantastic value for money, and boasts Nektar DAW integration for a raft of programs including Cubase, Garageband, Reason and plenty more.

The Nectar 25 is super-cheap anyway, so if there happens to be a Black Friday discount on this little beauty, it would almost be too good to be true. Worth keeping an eye out for this one if you enjoy making music while traveling. 

Read our full Nektar SE25 review

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Yamaha PSS-A50 Mini Keyboard

A dinky option for kids

Reasons to buy

Great fun for kids
Easy to use
Headphone connection
Lightweight and small

Teeny hands will have fun making sounds with this dinky, 37-key mini keyboard. It’s cheap, fun and simple to use, and could be the ideal entry into the world of piano for any little ones in your family. It’s designed with a USB MIDI port and a headphone socket, so your little one can practice without causing a racket.

We can guarantee that you'll find plenty of Yamaha keyboards on sale among the Black Friday digital piano deals, and this is one of the models to go for if it's on sale. Fingers crossed, people.

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Yamaha P-45

A fantastic 88 note, fully weighted keys beginner piano

Reasons to buy

Authentic piano feel
Great sounds

The Yamaha P-45 is one of the most popular beginner stage pianos on the market - hardly surprising when you look at just how much you get for your money. This compact portable piano features 88 fully weighted keys, which utilise Yamaha’s graded hammer standard key action, resulting in a very authentic feel. 

Weighing in at a back-saving 11.5kg, this digital piano is easily moved from place to place, whether that’s to piano lessons, jam sessions, or even gigs. The ten in-built sounds are of a very high standard and include piano, electric piano, organ and strings. 

Read our full Yamaha P-45 review

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Casio Privia PX-770 review

A modern slimline piano that will fit in any home

Reasons to buy

Small and compact
Light key action, perfect for beginners 

The Casio PX-770 is the ultimate slimline digital piano for beginners. Featuring 88 fully weighted keys, 19 high-quality voices, and a range of effects, the Casio PX-770 offers a lot for its relatively modest price tag. 

The Tri-Sensor II Hammer Action provides the PX-770 with an authentic piano feel while being light enough to be comfortable for younger players. In addition, the Multi-dimensional Morphing AiR Sound Source is rather impressive, giving you access to multiple piano voices as well as strings and organ sounds.

Read our full Casio Privia PX-770 review 

Where to find epic Black Friday keyboard 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 best Black Friday keyboard piano deals last year

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Suzuki MDG-300 Digital Piano: $2,599.99, $1,899.99
Imagine this as the centerpiece of both your home and your musical life! This micro grand piano looks amazing, sounds incredible, and is a joy to play - and last year you could save hundreds off the price! 

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Beginner bundle online piano course: was $97, now $77
From established and growing outfit Pianote, this bundle is a perfect taster, with hundreds of expertly designed, step-by-step lessons plus access to real teachers who will be able to answer any questions you have along the way. 

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Casio PX-S1000 + CS-68 Stand: 15% off
This 88-note, fully weighted keys piano is ideal for beginners and pros alike, with its comfortable key action and stellar sounds. Last year you can save 15% off the price of the piano - with its accompanying stand - with code BLACKFRIDAY at Musician's Friend. 

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Yamaha Reface CS synth: was $399.99, now $339.99
Last year if you were craving a huge bundle of classic synth tones in a tiny yet playable package, then this was the deal for you! The Yamaha Reface CS is a mini keyboard with a massive character. Based on Yamaha's iconic CS and AN synths if features both additive and subtractive synthesis brought alive with 8-note polyphony.

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Casio CDP-S100: Was $559.99, now $459.99
his piano deal was the best offering for the budding pianist last year. You could grab everything you need to learn to play the piano for less, with $100 knocked off the price of this Casio CDP-S100 bundle.

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Korg RK-100S 2: Was £758, now £655
Okay, so a keytar isn’t for everyone, but if you need one, you need one - and this Korg RK-100S 2 might be the best keytar deal we saw last year.

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Casio Casiotone CT-S410: $199.99, was $229.99
Casio is no stranger to the world of beginner keyboards and the Casiotone CT-S410 proves why they are so beloved in this category and we loved the Casiotone even more at this price. 

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Yamaha PSR-E273: Was $164.98, now $145.99
With 384 Voices,17 drum/SFX kits, and 130 auto-accompaniment styles the Yamaha PSR-E272 is the ultimate beginner keyboard deal last year.

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Alesis Recital 61: Was $199, now $169
For those seeking a semi-key option, the Alesis Recital 61 was heavily discounted to only $169 on Amazon. This 61 note keyboard was perfect for young children looking to learn or even older players, looking to save on space.  

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M-Audio Keystation 49es MK3: Was $119, now $89
An affordable MIDI keyboard is a must-have accessory for every home producer, and the M-Audio Keystation is an incredibly popular option. This slimline controller features 49 full-size velocity-sensitive keys and even comes with a volume fader, transport, and directional buttons for easy control of your recording software - as well as a heavy discount last year. 

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Alesis Vmini 25-Key Controller: Was $69, now $58
This pint-sized controller is a must for a producer on the go. The 25 mini keys are velocity-sensitive, giving you the ability to fully express yourself, while the octave control buttons can expand the keyboard to the full melodic range of a piano. 

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Keith McMillen K-Board Pro 4: Now $599!
There's nothing like a generous discount to help you purchase something a little out of the ordinary. The awesome K-Board Pro 4 brings multi-dimensional touch sensitivity to your playing, including horizontal and vertical planes. This means you can nail the most expressive solos imaginable. Take on your guitarist and win!

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Behringer Poly D Synth: Now $769, was $1048,
This is one powerful analog synthesizer. Heavily inspired by the portable synths of the late 70s, the Poly D allows you to get vintage sounds at a much more affordable price - and with $270 off, this was a stellar deal last year. 

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Behringer MonoPoly: Was £579, now £489
This four-voice analog synth is a must-have for synth heads. With its 37 velocity-sensitive keys, four oscillators, and a wealth of other features including an arpeggiator, this is a fantastic option for anyone looking for a versatile new synth and with 16% at Thomann, you couldn't go wrong last year. 

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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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