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Black Friday keyboard piano deals 2021: what to expect

Black Friday keyboard piano deals 2021: what to expect
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It may not seem like it, but Black Friday is only a matter of weeks away, which means the Black Friday keyboard piano deals are imminent. So whether you are 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, you're in the right place to find out when and where to grab a bargain. 

Black Friday may officially start on Friday 26 November, but that doesn't stop many retailers from slashing their prices early, for example, the folks over at Guitar Center are currently offering discounts on a range of MIDI controllers and keyboards. However, be sure to check back regularly as we will be updating this page with any tasty deals we find on the lead up to the big day - as well as after. 

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 too.

Black Friday keyboard piano deals: Latest deals

When is Black Friday 2021?

Black Friday 2021 starts on Friday 26 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. 

While we’re getting some good early deals through already, we fully expect these to increase the closer we get to the start of Black Friday 2021. We also reckon the deals will get juicier, with the real big guns reserved for Black Friday itself and into the following week. 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 2021 takes place on Monday 29 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.

Black Friday keyboard piano deals: Image showing a young girl playing a keyboard

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Black Friday keyboard piano deals: what to expect

Last year was a bumper affair for jaw-dropping savings on cheap keyboards and pianos, so we’re hoping that this year will be no different. We’re expecting all the big-name musical instrument retailers to get involved, with the likes of Guitar Center, Sam Ash, 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.

There were hundreds of dollars in savings up for grabs last year, so we have our fingers crossed for similar unmissable discounts among 2021’s crop of Black Friday keyboard piano deals. Wondering what makes a good deal, or how you can prepare to shop these sales without getting overwhelmed (or spent-out)? Keep reading…

Black Friday keyboard piano deals: Will there be stock issues?

If you've been following the news over the past few weeks, you'll undoubtedly know about the issues surrounding stock. With shortages worldwide, it seems getting your hands on that special piece of music gear is going to be harder than ever this year. 

Now, it will certainly vary from retailer to retailer and even depend on where you are in the world. Still, our advice would be, if you see a great deal on a piece of gear you've been looking for, then grab it straight away - you don't want to miss out. 

As there is a potential for delivery delays, we'd also recommend ordering as early as you can to avoid the risk of the item not arriving on time as we get closer to Christmas. We know from experience that the Black Friday bargains will start dropping far earlier than the day itself, so keep an eye out and order as soon as you see the item you are looking for.

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 best Black Friday keyboard piano deals last year

Alesis Melody 61 MkII bundle: $169, now $119.64, save £49.36

Alesis Melody 61 MkII bundle: $169, now $119.99
This Alesis Melody 61 MkII bundle has everything you need, including a 61-key responsive keyboard with 300 built-in sounds to choose from, and a whole bunch of bundled accessories. Black Friday is the perfect time to take advantage of this amazing deal.

Yamaha P-45 Bundle: Was $649.99, now $599.99

Yamaha P-45 Bundle: Was $649.99, now $599.99
The Yamaha P-45 Beginners bundle at Guitar Center includes everything you need to get you playing. Centred around the excellent Yamaha P-45 digital piano, it also includes a stand, bench, tutorial books and a set of headphones.

Casio Privia PX-770: $749.99, $699.99

Casio Privia PX-770: $749.99, $699.99
The Casio Privia PX-770 offers a truly grand piano experience, yet in a slim, compact form factor that’ll fit into any room. We love the authentic sounds and playability, and the ability to record your performances enhances its appeal even more.

Casio CDP-S150 88-key: Was $779, now $479, save $300

Casio CDP-S150 88-key: Was $779, now $379
This has to be one of the biggest savings we’ve seen this Black Friday so far; $300 off the outstanding Casio CDP-S150 88-key digital piano, a saving of over 30%. If you’re considering upgrading your existing digital piano or want to invest in a tool that will serve you for years to come, the CDP-S150 is the perfect choice.

Arturia Keylab 49: Was $249, now $209, save $40

Arturia Keylab 49: Was $249, now $209, save $40
We’re huge fans of Arturia’s MIDI control keyboards, and the Arturia Keylab shows exactly why. It’s well made, plays nicely with any DAW, and has plug-and-play integration enabling you to make and perform music in no time. At just $209 this Black Friday, the Arturia Keylab 49 will make a solid addition to any setup.

Moog Minitaur: was $499.99, now $399.99

Moog Minitaur: Was $599, now $499
This powerful, flexible, deep bass synth with that classic Moog solid build is offered up with a sweet $100 knocked off, thanks to the folks at Sweetwater.

Yamaha P-45 Bundle: Was $649.99, now $599.99

Yamaha P-45 Bundle: Was $649.99, now $599.99
The Yamaha P-45 Beginners bundle at Guitar Center includes everything you need to get you playing. Centred around the excellent Yamaha P-45 digital piano, it also includes a stand, bench, tutorial books and a set of headphones.

Casio SA-76: Was $69.99, now $54.99

Casio SA-76: Was $69.99, now $54.99
For younger learners, the Casio SA-76 offers a great introduction to the keyboard. With 100 built-in sounds and a variety of rhythms to practice along with, it has everything the budding musician needs to start their journey. $54.99 is a great price too from Sam Ash, only available this Black Friday.

Yamaha PSR-E463: Was $479, now $299, save $180

Yamaha PSR-E463: Was $479, now $299, save $180
The Yamaha PSR-E463 is the perfect upgrade for players moving past the beginner stage and brings with it a whole host of exciting features to boost your creativity. From sampling to beat-making, the PSR-E463 will inspire anyone who plays it, and with over a third off at Sam Ash it’s definitely one to consider this Black Friday.

Alesis Melody 61 MkII bundle: $169, now $119.64, save £49.36

Alesis Melody 61 MkII bundle: $169, now $119.99, save £49.01
This Alesis Melody 61 MkII bundle has everything you need, including a 61-key responsive keyboard with 300 built-in sounds to choose from, and a whole bunch of bundled accessories. Black Friday is the perfect time to take advantage of this amazing deal.

Kawai CA59: Was $3,999, now $3,099, save $900

Kawai CA59: Was $3,999, now $3,099, save $900
As the successor to the respected CA58 range, the Kawai CA59 delivers in a big way. It balances the traditional wooden keyboard action you’d expect with new features like an OLED display and wireless audio playback over Bluetooth. And, with $900 off the list price this Black Friday, it’s well worth closer inspection.

Casio Privia PX-S1000

Casio Privia PX-S1000: $649.99 $599.99 at Sweetwater
The Casio Privia PX-S1000 adds Bluetooth integration into the mix, allowing you to perform full band mixes by streaming audio from your smartphone or tablet. Add to that the fact that the PX-S1000 is 43% smaller than previous-gen Privia models and this is an outstanding package for anyone looking to upgrade their home setup. 


Casio Privia PX-870

Casio Privia PX-870: $999.99 $949.99 at Sweetwater
The flagship Casio Privia PX-870 packs in an incredible amount of features, including multi-dimensional processing for truly life-like sounds and a two-track recorder so you can layer up your playing to create expansive compositions. With $50 off at Sweetwater this Black Friday, it’s the perfect time to invest.

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

Affordable
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

Super-compact
Ideal for travel use
Feature-rich
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

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

Authentic piano feel
Reliable
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

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.

Find more epic deals on a range of music gear below 

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. It's my job to manage buyer's guides on the site and help musicians find the right gear and the best prices. I'm a guitarist and a drummer and I've worked in the music gear industry for 16 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance writer working with brands including Roland, Boss, MusicRadar and Natal. In my spare time you'll either find me up a mountain on my bike, or in the ocean on my surfboard.