Why a Digital Piano is Better in Cold Weather
Many people will already know this, but cold weather can be incredibly damaging to acoustic pianos. Changes in temperature in general will cause the wood in an acoustic piano to swell and shrink and the soundboard of the instrument is at risk of drying out. When a soundboard dries out, there will be a change to the sound and this is the beginning of the end for your piano.
There are a few ways to counter these changes in temperature and humidity in order to save your piano (methods used by concert venues where they have very valuable instruments), but they do not come without cost and hassle.
A More Manageable Option for the Cold Weather
Fortunately, these days there are options available which are hassle free in comparison to the palaver of trying to manage an acoustic piano in cold weather! The cheapest and simplest way of avoiding any piano related stress is by investing in a digital piano. While a digital piano might have trouble surviving if you took it to the Arctic to play, the cold weather in the UK is nothing it can’t deal with.
The Benefits of a Digital Piano
On the whole electric pianos work out to be far cheaper than acoustic instruments. The initial buying price is usually lower, and there are then no maintenance costs! In addition to these great points, the sound of a digital piano is normally sampled from a top end grand piano, which means it actually sounds nicer to play than an acoustic instrument!