Are there any digital pianos on market with good key action but with narrower keys?

Or at least MIDI-keyboards that have the proper length of the keys, but with slightly reduced width?

  • No, key size is standardized. I wouldn't recommend that you work with a non-standard keyboard width anyway, because you would have a lot of difficulty playing any other keyboard.
    – BobRodes
    Feb 22, 2016 at 3:05
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    @BobRhodes: As this question shows, this is a de facto standard at best, but there seem to be no significant deviations.
    – guidot
    Feb 22, 2016 at 14:27
  • @JBeurer Well, I've played a harpsichord with narrower keys than a piano. It was like playing a different instrument, and it's always a good idea to learn more than one. But I can easily reach an octave or a seventh or ninth without looking on the piano, because I know where they are. I don't recommend that the OP learn an instrument with narrower keys because he won't be able to play most of the keyboards out there. So, my answer was intended as a practical one, and I'll stick with it as such.
    – BobRodes
    May 15, 2016 at 19:16
  • @BobRodes why are all my comments gone?
    – JBeurer
    Jul 26, 2018 at 7:50
  • @JBeurer I don't know. Either a technical problem, or some moderator deleted them, or some other explanation that doesn't occur to me.
    – BobRodes
    Jul 27, 2018 at 4:22

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Some keyboards (mostly portable, keytars, or entry models for children) come with slim keys (this, for instance). However I am not sure if there is a good idea to start learning from them. Here it says may not be good idea to play one size at home and another everywhere else.


purchase original F. Chopin Pleyel http://piano.pleyel.fr/piano-classique/piano-a-queue-p204-bleu-noir.html?lng=EN not sure that modern has narrow keys, the other unrealistic way is to ask people from Yamaha, Korg, Casio and Roland to make a digital copy of Chopins and Bachs instruments. My Yamaha with dynamic light keys has a 3-4 mm narrower octave than the ones with hammer action pianos.

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