Buyers on a budget are really going to like our Williams Legato review. This product represents the intersection of value and quality.
It can be really hard to find a piano at a good price. So hard, in fact, that one would be right to be skeptical that they have found one.
Don’t just take our word for the quality of this product. Inform your buying decision with our review. We have studied this product backward and forwards.
What did we learn?
You will have to keep going to find out.
Read on for a detailed review of the Williams Legato!
Read on for some important features that will help you inform your buying decision.
Without a doubt, affordability is this product’s biggest selling point. If you are looking for a piano that will not break the bank, you have found it here.
Though not cheap in a broad sense, this piano is a fraction of the price of many keyboards. Naturally, the low cost does come with consequences. If you want all the bells and whistles, you need to be willing to pay more to get them.
It also features a few more little issues we will mention later that also come with the price range.
We aren’t trying to say that you get a perfect product for your money here. We are trying to say that if you are a budget buyer or a beginner, you are going to love this unit’s price.
The affordable cost makes it a great option for first-time buyers. If you want to dip their toes in the waters of piano ownership with a low risk, you can do that here.
Easy To Transport
Another nice thing about this keyboard is that it is going to be very easy to transport. It only weighs nineteen pounds and features dimensions that are not overwhelming.
This feature is particularly valuable for two reasons. For one thing, if you are a traveling musician, you will have no trouble bringing this unit with you to gigs.
It is also nice because this setup does not come with a stand. You can buy one as an accessory if you would like, but then that will ramp up the cost.
If you don’t want to buy the stand right away, you will probably find yourself playing on desks and tables.
In that instance, you will probably need to move and store the piano on a daily basis. Thanks to the specs of this unit, you won’t have any trouble doing exactly that.
Unfortunately, the keyboard is something of a pro and a con. On the one hand, you get a full set of eighty-eight keys. This is nice because many options in this price range do not include a full set of keys.
When you don’t get the full eighty-eight keys, you run the risk of outgrowing your piano quickly. While beginners will use only a small fraction of the keyboard for a while, this is only a temporary stage in their playing.
Once they get a little better, they will need to find an instrument with a full set. There is no need to do that here.
That said the keys are no perfect. You get only a semi-weighted keyboard with this unit. The gold standard is to get something that is fully weighted and grated.
On an acoustic piano, each key features its own unique level of resistance when you press down on it. Electric keyboards have no natural need to produce resistance at all. Manufacturers add this resistance (here called “weighting them”) to maintain an authentic feel.
Higher-end keyboards will even grade the keys so that higher notes feel a little bit different than lower notes.
You don’t get any of that here. The keyboard is semi-weighted. This means it produces a little bit of resistance, but not enough to feel authentic.
This shouldn’t necessarily be a deal breaker, but it is something you may want to keep in mind. Unfortunately, if you do want a better keyboard, you will need to pay a little more for it.
We have already touched on some of the issues, but now let’s lay them all out. The biggest problem is that this is just a very simple package.
You get the keyboard itself, and not much else. Later on down the road, you may want a stand, some headphones, and pedals. These will cost you more, but the aggregate expense will probably still be less than that of many of the other keyboards on the market.
We also mentioned the issue of the keyboard. Like we said, a fully-weighted keyboard is always the gold standard. Whether or not you want to settle for less than that will be up to you.
Then there is just the sound quality at large. There are definitely pianos that produce better sound out there.
Though not terrible, the sound engine just doesn’t rival those of top-tier manufacturers. These issues, unfortunate though they might be, come with the price range.
Pros And Cons
We are almost done here. Before we finish though, let’s review what we learned one last time. Read on for a close up look at some pros and cons.
Pros Of Williams Legato
- Easy to transport
- Full Keyboard
Cons Of Williams Legato
- Limited accessories
- Keys not weighted
- So, so sound
Also see: Williams Allegro 2 Review
We think that you get a lot for your money here. If you are looking for an affordable product that gets the job done, you have found it in the Williams Legato.
Now, that said, it does lack some of the features that a bigger budget will get you. No stand or pedals means that you will need to spend a little bit more or improvise your own solution.
Never great to see, but then for the money, there still isn’t much to complain about. And no, the quality is not as high as you get with some of the top-tier options.
The sound is a little bit off, and the features are a little bit lacking. Still, if you want an efficient product at a great price, you should think about the Williams Legato.