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Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano  (Open Box)
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Product# J10038
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Affordable, portable digital piano.

Williams Legato is an affordable digital piano with 88 semi-weighted keys, five great sounds (piano, electric piano, organ, synth, and bass) and built-in speakers. It also features split/layer function (to combine sounds) and a built-in metronome. This ultra-portable piano is perfect for performing and practicing.

Voices
The Legato piano has 5 built-in voices. Each voice may be selected one at a time. They can be layered to produce two voices at once, or assigned to the left or right hands in the split mode. Voices include: Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Synth and Bass.

Split Mode
Split Mode allows the keyboard to be divided into two sections so that different voices may be played with the left and right hands. The volume may be independently adjusted for each voice, the Split Point (the highest note played with the left hand) may be adjusted and the Split Voice may be changed as desired.

Reverb and Chorus Buttons
The Reverb and Chorus effects may be applied to each voice individually and will be retained even when the power is turned off. To apply either effect, press either button. The button will light and the effect will be heard when the piano is played. To turn off the effect, press the button of the desired effect again and the LED light will go off.

Note: This keyboard operates on batteries or with a power supply, but it ships with neither. We enthusiastically recommend the Williams ESS1 Essentials Pack for the Legato Digital Piano, which comes with a power supply, sustain pedal and pair of headphones. #J10039

FEATURES
88 semi-weighted keys
Five commonly used sounds
Split and layer function
Individually applicable reverb and chorus
MIDI I/O via USB


Great for performance and practice, order today!

SPECIFICATIONS
Keyboard
Number of keys: 88 Key
Action: Semi-weighted
Key size: Full
Aftertouch / Velocity: Velocity Sensitive
Key Type: Piano-style

Sounds
Number of voices: 5
Polyphony (max): 32-note
Layers: Yes
Split: Yes

Connectivity
AUX input: No
MIDI Connectivity: MIDI In/Out (USB)
Line output: Yes
Line input: No
USB Connectivity: Yes
Headphone jacks: 1
Pedal inputs: 1 (sustain)
Storage type: Not applicable
Expandability available: No

Onboard Features
Recording/Playback Not applicable
Accompaniment styles: Not applicable
Preset songs: 5
Display: None
Effects: Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Pitch bend/Modulation: Not applicable
Other controls: Not applicable

Effects
Reverb: Yes
Chorus: Yes
Delay: No
Equalizer: No
Arpeggio: No
Other: No

Other
Width: 50" (1,270mm)
Height: 3.5" (88.9mm)
Depth: 11" (279.4mm)
Weight: 19 lb.
Power adapter: Sold separately
Sustain Pedal: Sold Separately
Batteries: 6 x D (not included)
Stand or bench included: Sold separately
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WilliamsLegato 88-Key Digital Piano
 
4.2

(based on 81 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (69)
  • Responsive / good action (54)
  • Good audio (50)
  • Touch sensitive keys (48)
  • Portable (47)

Cons

  • Limited sound selection (11)
  • Heavy (7)
  • No speakers (3)
  • Poor instructions (3)
  • Unrealistic sound (3)

Best Uses

  • Learning (59)
  • Accompaniment (21)
  • Travel (15)
  • Electronic music (12)
  • School bands (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (33), Novice (30), Professional musician (10), Child (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

No MIDI ports, but very happy with other surprises

I bought this on a whim after being dismayed to find that a Yamaha NP-11 (61-note piano in similar price range) did not have an octave-shift feature, and it quickly became...Read complete review

I bought this on a whim after being dismayed to find that a Yamaha NP-11 (61-note piano in similar price range) did not have an octave-shift feature, and it quickly became a dust-collector in my little studio. I'd had a 76-key a few years ago that didn't get dragged along very often because of the bulk -- so I wasn't really even shopping for a full-size keyboard, so this was kind of out of left field for me.

I was expecting an 'OK' action, and some 'OK' sounds... the features that were important to me were that it 1) could run on batteries (not a primary need, but I'd been spoiled by not having to worry about kicking a cord out of place on stage with some other gear that I use now with battery compartments), 2) could be a good driver for a piano module I have from the '90's (an E-mu Proformance). My expectations were low.

So, when it arrived without the expected MIDI ports (I hadn't even thought to check the description -- I thought this was a standard that would never change), I almost didn't bother taking it out of the plastic. But the sounds on this, while they won't be confused with a Steinway (or even a Roland), are excellent! There is a USB port, so I can still do sequencing with it; but not being able to connect it to my piano module is no longer an issue.

I saw a couple of other reviews that I'd like to address -- someone said that the headphone port was 'non-standard'... well it has a stereo 1/4" port, like headphone ports used to be before the iPhone was what everyone measured the rest of the world by. Saying that's non-standard and that the manufacturer is just trying to get people to buy their headphones is not an accurate assessment.

Others noted this piano doesn't get very loud without being plugged into an external amp -- compared to other pianos that may be true; many full-size pianos are designed to stand on their own for performances in small spaces... this one is loud enough for practice, but probably not for performance.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Do not buy this product!

I purchased this piano for my 9 year old daughter when she started taking piano lessons this summer. She used it for about two months. The piano was very gently used, never moved...Read complete review

I purchased this piano for my 9 year old daughter when she started taking piano lessons this summer. She used it for about two months. The piano was very gently used, never moved from the first place we put in it, never dropped, and after two months it just stopped working. I called customer service and they told me "too bad, there is nothing we can do since you didn't buy our warranty and it's past 45 days." A brand new piano should work more than two months with or without warranty. Even Toys-R-Us have 90-day return/exchange policy on these items. It is not worth to repair it because the repair will cost more than the piano itself. Needless to say I will never buy from this website again or this piano.

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(18 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Do not buy this product!

By Dissatisfied Customer

from Cleveland, OH

Comments about Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano:

I purchased this piano for my 9 year old daughter when she started taking piano lessons this summer. She used it for about two months. The piano was very gently used, never moved from the first place we put in it, never dropped, and after two months it just stopped working. I called customer service and they told me "too bad, there is nothing we can do since you didn't buy our warranty and it's past 45 days." A brand new piano should work more than two months with or without warranty. Even Toys-R-Us have 90-day return/exchange policy on these items. It is not worth to repair it because the repair will cost more than the piano itself. Needless to say I will never buy from this website again or this piano.

(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Description misleading

By Dr, Paul

from Hasty, CO

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

  • midi in/out usb only

Best Uses

  • Electronic Music

Comments about Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano:

The description implied full midi implementation, but the keyboard does not have midi jacks on the unit. Must go through a computer or buy additional hardware. I chose this over another unit because of the (supposed) features listed.

(10 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Perfect for a learner or to practice

By Vic

from Albany, NY

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Portable
  • Pre-programmed music
  • Realistic Sound
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • Touch Sensitive Keys

Cons

  • Limited Sound Selection
  • No power cord

Best Uses

    Comments about Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano:

    Perfect for a learner or to practice! good sound, sensitive keys, not many sound selection.
    I bought it for my kids to learn and for me to practice as well which is perfect.

    I would've rate it 5 stars happily but one thing that is erratically wrong is that this keyboard does not bring its own "POWER CORD" i've bought keyboards in the past and all of them had brought their own POWER CORD. It is sold separately just to sell it in a package along with headphones and a pair learning books, it is not ok for this company to sell the POWER CORD separately. NOT RIGHT!!!

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    It does what I want it to.

    By Dozer

    from Ashland, WI

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Concerts
      • Electronic Music
      • Learning
      • MIDI
      • School Bands
      • Travel

      Comments about Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano:

      A good and realistic no frills piano, Rhodes, Organ, Synth with midi that I haven't even connected yet. If you are into vintage keys, buy it. I have a Hammond M-3, Leslie 122, A Fender Rhodes 73, A Roland D-5, a Hampton baby box grand, a Wurlitzer and some home-made synths. I usually prefer reaching for an instrument rather than a patch or preset but If you want to help me haul them around, let me know. Otherwise, I'm using this one.

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Better than expected by far //

      By bobby G........

      from Del ray beach, Florida

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      Pros

      • Portable
      • Realistic Sound
      • Responsive / Good Action
      • Touch Sensitive Keys

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano:

          there is no way you can beat the quality of this keyboard for the price .. its a well made, good sounding instrument suitable for practice, rehearsals or professional usage in my opinion .
          i played it for my brother who once sold pianos for a deceased company "Olin Pianos" and he said it instrument sounded good especially using my PV amplifier to boast the sound .
          bobby g.........

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By Moisician

          from Maui, Hawaii

          About Me Novice

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Portable
          • Realistic Sound
          • Responsive / Good Action
          • Touch Sensitive Keys

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano:

              I'm just learning keyboard, so I wanted something inexpensive but that also would last me for a while. Turns out, my music teacher actually has the same keyboard. He likes it for the 88 keys and the touch sensitivity. The sound is pretty good, as far as piano goes. There are not a lot of options for different sounds, though, so if that's what you're looking for this might not be it. But for me it's perfect!

              P.S. I bought the pack that goes with it so I could plug it in. There's also a battery option of 6 D batteries.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent affordable learning instrument

              By AM

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Realistic Sound
              • Responsive / Good Action

              Cons

              • No Power Adapter Included

              Best Uses

              • Learning

              Comments about Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano:

              My roommates and I wanted an affordable keyboard to share in the apartment. I am a string musician, but wanted to learn piano on my own, while they were looking to keep up their technique as experienced players. This keyboard is perfect for my learning purposes, and I know my roommates have fun playing on it as well. The sound quality is not outstanding, but it is decent and sounds like a piano, and there are a couple extra settings to play with. It's great for the small apartment setting, but you would definitely need to amplify the sound even for a larger setting. It's easy to play, light to transport, and has a little detachable music stand. I'm really glad I looked at the reviews to see that you need to buy the power supply separately, so I was prepared to have a two-day wait on getting to play it when it arrived.
              Overall, great for student musicians and those who just want something to have to play for fun. I hope to hold onto it for a while.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Nice, portable, broke quickly

              By Piano Bob

              from Salt Lake City, UT

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Portable
              • Touch Sensitive Keys

              Cons

              • Limited Sound Selection
              • Not Rugged
              • Speakers Quiet

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Concerts
              • Travel

              Comments about Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano:

              It is great for the price and has just a few sounds available. For a full-sized keyboard that can travel, I recommend it. However, 6 of the notes randomly spread along the keyboard stopped working after about 1 month of use. The warranty worked fine on getting it replaced, but I was without it for a couple of weeks. That has me worried for the future of the replacement.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good for travelling performance.

              By Piano Bob

              from Salt Lake City, UT

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              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Portable
              • Responsive / Good Action
              • Touch Sensitive Keys

              Cons

              • Limited Sound Selection
              • Speakers Inadequate

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Travel

              Comments about Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano:

              The price for what you get in an 88-key board is great.
              The keys look like piano keys, but are weighted more like your standard organ.
              The piano sound is fairly realistic (sounding a lot like a recording of a piano), but fails in the low end, not being loud enough nor bassy enough. This may be due to the limitations of the speakers, which are not loud enough for anything other than an intimate performance. The RCA phono line-outs on the back work with plenty of signal strength, and thankfully do not mute the speakers, so that you can plug in to a sound system, but still have the speakers next to you to monitor what you are playing. If you want to mute the speakers, you can plug something into the headphone jack.
              It is not too heavy, so it works well for travelling.
              It is easy to use, and most functions are accessed through easy buttons. The programming functions require the manual, since they are non-intuitive, using the keyboard to select the programming functions. However, if you read the manual, the instructions are clear and allow you to program without learning a new language.
              The standard round MIDI connectors are not present, but there is a USB connector that can connect to the computer.
              The volume knob is small and feels like cheap plastic, but works.

              (5 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              digital piano for beginners

              By BETH

              from RENTON WAS

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Portable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Learning

                Comments about Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano:

                ITS OKAY BUT I FIND IT NOT REALLY A SUBSTITUTE FOR A PIANO FOR EXPERIENCED PIANIST LIKE ME. THE DRAMA IS GONE IN PLAYING LIKE A REGULAR PIANO AND ITS REALLY FOR NOVICE PIANO PLAYER,

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                No MIDI ports, but very happy with other surprises

                By Daniel

                from Indianapolis, IN

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Battery Option
                • Easy to Use
                • Portable
                • Realistic Sound
                • Responsive / Good Action
                • Sparse Controls
                • Touch Sensitive Keys

                Cons

                • No MIDI ports

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Learning
                • School Bands

                Comments about Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano:

                I bought this on a whim after being dismayed to find that a Yamaha NP-11 (61-note piano in similar price range) did not have an octave-shift feature, and it quickly became a dust-collector in my little studio. I'd had a 76-key a few years ago that didn't get dragged along very often because of the bulk -- so I wasn't really even shopping for a full-size keyboard, so this was kind of out of left field for me.

                I was expecting an 'OK' action, and some 'OK' sounds... the features that were important to me were that it 1) could run on batteries (not a primary need, but I'd been spoiled by not having to worry about kicking a cord out of place on stage with some other gear that I use now with battery compartments), 2) could be a good driver for a piano module I have from the '90's (an E-mu Proformance). My expectations were low.

                So, when it arrived without the expected MIDI ports (I hadn't even thought to check the description -- I thought this was a standard that would never change), I almost didn't bother taking it out of the plastic. But the sounds on this, while they won't be confused with a Steinway (or even a Roland), are excellent! There is a USB port, so I can still do sequencing with it; but not being able to connect it to my piano module is no longer an issue.

                I saw a couple of other reviews that I'd like to address -- someone said that the headphone port was 'non-standard'... well it has a stereo 1/4" port, like headphone ports used to be before the iPhone was what everyone measured the rest of the world by. Saying that's non-standard and that the manufacturer is just trying to get people to buy their headphones is not an accurate assessment.

                Others noted this piano doesn't get very loud without being plugged into an external amp -- compared to other pianos that may be true; many full-size pianos are designed to stand on their own for performances in small spaces... this one is loud enough for practice, but probably not for performance.

                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Still great for the price

                By Simon

                from undisclosed

                About Me Novice

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Responsive / Good Action
                • Touch Sensitive Keys

                Cons

                • USB Midi instead of 5 Din

                Best Uses

                • Learning

                Comments about Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano:

                The organ sound was non functional, but I bought it also to use as a Midi controller for my synthesizers one of which already has some good organs (MicroKorg). Having only USB Midi I needed to buy an expensive adapter for it to control my other gear without having to rely on a PC. When using a sustain pedal the sustain of the mid range keys takes too long to release and eventually harmonic distortions form almost as if the sounds going to both the left and right speakers or monitors are tuned slightly differently - especially annoying during those oddly long sustains. The action, response, and grand piano sound are so far beyond the beginner Yamaha this replaced that I'll be able to live with both its shortcomings and flaws, and I'm very happy to finally have 88 keys.

                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                A good quality lightweight keyboard

                By Mona

                from Ontario, Canada

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                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Portable
                • Realistic Sound
                • Responsive / Good Action

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Learning

                  Comments about Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano:

                  This was a Christmas gift for my daughter. You can imagine her disappoint when we tried to set it up and realized the power cord was not shipped. Other than that we were happy with our purchase.

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great portable 88 key for price

                  By Piano Bob

                  from Salt Lake City, UT

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Portable
                  • Touch Sensitive Keys

                  Cons

                  • Limited Sound Selection
                  • Not Very Loud

                  Best Uses

                  • Traveling Performance

                  Comments about Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano:

                  This was a great price for an 88-key keyboard with a fairly decent piano sound. Not overwhelmingly incredible, but fairly decent. It has limited sound choices, which is fine for someone just looking for a portable piano substitute. It is only around 15 pounds, so it can be easily carried to gigs. The speakers do not get loud enough for anything more than a small room, so sound support is needed for anything more than the intimate setting. I plugged it into my small amp, and it worked well using the RCA phono plug line output.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Very good keyboard

                  By carl

                  from Texas

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                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Realistic Sound
                  • Responsive / Good Action
                  • Touch Sensitive Keys

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment
                    • Learning

                    Comments about Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano:

                    Very good for the price. It is a basic keyboard with 5 voices. Being OCD, this lack of "clutter" is very welcome. Other keyboards have to many functions that are fun for a while but just get in the way.
                    Weighted keys have a very good response.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    great item beware no power supply! batteries last only a day

                    By scott

                    from houston

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Realistic Sound
                    • Responsive / Good Action

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano:

                        no power supply

                        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Nice sound.

                        By Cali

                        from Iowa

                        About Me Professional Musician

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Portable
                        • Realistic Sound
                        • Responsive / Good Action
                        • Touch Sensitive Keys

                        Cons

                        • low keyboard volume output.

                        Best Uses

                        • Accompaniment
                        • Concerts
                        • Electronic Music
                        • School Bands

                        Comments about Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano:

                        The Williams keyboard has very good sound for the money, "one of the better ones I have used" the output volume of the keyboard is low, it probably go's to 75-80 DB, but sounds good connected to an amplifier, the volume control works well controlling the volume of the keyboard without having to use the amp's volume control. it has a fair selection of voices, "Not as well as a more expensive keyboard" but you get what you pay for and depending on the kind of music you play it will either work well or not at all. It works fine for the music I play and I would recommend it to a friend

                        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Perfect for a young beginner

                        By Bclem

                        from Bossier City, LA

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Learning

                          Comments about Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano:

                          A great full size digital piano for the price. My daughter is just learning and this is exactly what we were looking for.

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Great Piano!

                          By KMooreland

                          from Hartsville, TN

                          About Me Novice

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                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Portable
                          • Realistic Sound
                          • Responsive / Good Action
                          • Touch Sensitive Keys

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Learning

                            Comments about Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano:

                            Got this for our 3 year old to learn on and liked it so much now I am learning piano myself. I was surprised how realistic the sound was for being a keyboard and the keys are nice and weighted as well. Only had it a couple weeks but no complaints so far.

                            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Love it!

                            By Joey

                            from Houston

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                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Responsive / Good Action
                            • Touch Sensitive Keys

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Williams Legato 88-Key Digital Piano:

                                Wanted to have two keyboards -- one always piano, the other always organ. This works perfectly; I don't care about the limited emulations ... I was planning to only use the piano. But, the electric piano and organ emulations also sound good. My only down was that the only outputs are MIDI and RCA line out. No XLR or 1/4" TRS. I'm going to a powered speaker that accepts RCA in, so that's not a problem for me -- but my others only accept XLR or 1/4", so I'd have to use an adapter for hose. All in all, a really good buy.

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