I have bought a CASIO CDP-130 digital piano - unfortunately it has only 48 polyphony. I only love classical music and that´s what I want to play. Will it be enough for playing most classical pieces as piano solo?

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    The proposed duplicate directly addresses the CDP-130 is this answer, which includes example videos.
    – Aaron
    Sep 17, 2021 at 18:32

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Yes. A full-range arpeggio flourish with sustain pedal might run out of notes, but I don't think you'll find it a practical limitation.

Incidentally, be wary of polyphony numbers on electric keyboards. 48-polyphony might mean only 24 notes if a layered sound - piano/strings maybe - is selected. Your CDP-130 can do this. But I think you can expect 48 notes on a plain piano sound.

I investigated the new range of Casio pianos recently, in a search for something lighter to carry than my Kurzweil PC3X. (You just DON'T take your car to a central London gig any more, I need something I can carry on my back.) I was most impressed by them, particularly considering Casio's previous reputation for being cheap-and-nasty and the low price.

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    St John's Wood is pretty good for parking after 6:30 pm . Did a couple of night shoots out of there last week, base right next to Lords, shoot in Marylebone… though I wouldn't have wanted to walk between the two with a piano on my back ;)) Might be worth a look at a black cab from/to there though, save worrying about getting home on the tube at midnight or after.
    – Tetsujin
    Sep 17, 2021 at 17:44
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    @tetsujin A book, a book!!! ;)
    – Tom
    Sep 17, 2021 at 19:11

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