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Williams Overture 88 Key Digital Piano   

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The Williams Overture is a console style 88-Key digital piano with a sliding key-cover and full vanity panel. The Overture features an 88-note hammer...Read More

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Quality craftsmanship matches the rich sounds and premium playability.

The Williams Overture is a console style 88-Key digital piano with a sliding key-cover and full vanity panel. The Overture features an 88-note hammer-action keyboard with selectable touch response; sustain, sustenuto, and soft pedals; 64-note polyphony; 15 main voices and 128 General MIDI playback voices; 3 keyboard modes; effects; 2-track recording; and a built-metronome.

The Overture is expertly designed and crafted to look and sound its best for years of musical enjoyment. With a dark wood grain finish the Overture has a distinctive look and style to match any home decor. Williams digital pianos have an uncompromising attention to detail that you will see and hear every time you sit at the keyboard.

FEATURES Keyboard
  • Number of keys: 88 Key
  • Action: Hammer action
  • Key size: Full
  • Aftertouch / Velocity: Adjustable
  • Key Type: Piano-style
Sounds
  • Number of voices: 15
  • Polyphony (max): 64-note
  • Layers: Yes
  • Split: Yes
Connectivity
  • AUX input: Yes
  • MIDI Connectivity: MIDI over USB
  • Line output: Yes
  • Line input: Yes
  • USB Connectivity: Yes
  • Headphone jacks: 2
  • Pedal inputs: 3
  • Storage type: Internal & USB flash port
  • Expandability available: No
Onboard Features
  • Recording/Playback MIDI sequencer
  • Accompaniment styles: Not applicable
  • Preset songs: 55
  • Display: Backlight LCD
  • 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: Yes
  • Other: Yes
Other
  • Width: 54"
  • Height: 34"
  • Depth: 20"
  • Weight: 132 lbs
  • Power: Adapter included
  • Batteries: Not applicable
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WilliamsOverture 88 Key Digital Piano
 
4.2

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (14)
  • Responsive / good action (13)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Touch sensitive keys (10)
  • Portable (5)

Cons

  • Heavy (5)

Best Uses

  • Learning (11)
  • Accompaniment (5)
  • Electronic music (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (9), Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

best bang for your buck

I am taking music classes at college and wanted an upgrade from my old chinsey piano to practice and play on. I wanted something nice, but being a poor college student, I also...Read complete review

I am taking music classes at college and wanted an upgrade from my old chinsey piano to practice and play on. I wanted something nice, but being a poor college student, I also needed something affordable. So I did my research and the Williams Overture looked like my best bet. I have had this for a few months now and am extremely pleased with it. It has a great sound and playability, and the weighted keys have a great feel. The velocity sensitivity is a bit temperamental, but it is adjustable to fit your playing style. The built in 2-track recording is great for recording ideas for songs I'm writing before I forget them. The connectivity is also quite nice. You can plug your ipod into the line in and play along. And the usb makes it very easy to record. Just plug into your computer, open garage band and push the big red button, and bam you're recording. If you want to spend more money on a keyboard, there are certainly better ones out there. But this is hands down the best digital piano within it's price range.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Glaring Issues, but Good for Price

Due to the issues I discussed in the Quality section, and after sending back the first one, I reluctantly got a refund for this guy. At first I thought it great that I...Read complete review

Due to the issues I discussed in the Quality section, and after sending back the first one, I reluctantly got a refund for this guy. At first I thought it great that I found a fully-weighted 88 key digital piano for so cheap, but as I mentioned in Value: You get what you pay for. I'll be looking elsewhere and will spend a bit more to ensure quality in my instrument in the future.

If you can live with touch sensitivity issues and are on a tighter budget, then this piano is probably something for you. Otherwise I'd recommend spending a little more.
The biggest fault of this is the touch sensitivity. The first issue is that despite having four touch sensitive options, they all sound more-or-less the same. This isn't a huge problem though. The much larger issue is the fact that of the two pianos of this brand I had, the white keys were not very touch sensitive. If you play a black key, you can range from very quiet to very loud. Play a white key and it'll only play a little softer, no matter how lightly you depress the key.

The biggest flaw I encountered, and why I tried a second piano, was because I had to return the first one due to a large defect: If you played the same key in rapid succession, it wouldn't sound the note half the time. This made a lot of music unplayable.
I'd say that you get what you pay for on this one. It is a digital piano with 88 weighted keys and three pedals, and doesn't look to shabby in a room either. However, the nuances with the touch sensitivity are something you will have to deal with if you're cutting costs when purchasing a digital piano in this case.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A great buy

By WMD

from Palo Alto, CA

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Learning

    Comments about Williams Overture 88 Key Digital Piano:

    I bought this for my daughter and she loves it. Another site had a lower price, a quick phone call to Musicians Friend - they matched the price without question and shipped it out. I've had nothing but great experiences with Musicians Friend.

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    5.0

    Love It!

    By Kathy

    from Union, Oregon

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Can't Think Of A Con----

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Good Practice
    • Learning
    • Love Recording Ability

    Comments about Williams Overture 88 Key Digital Piano:

    It was very well packaged. Good thing too because it had some significant dings on the outside packaging. It was easy to assemble. I found the perfect setting for me and I love playing it.
    The only thing I didn't like was that it went over five hundred miles extra before I received it. Went right past the area I live in.

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    4.0

    First time purchase

    By Jay

    from Chantilly Va

    About Me Novice

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Learning

    Comments about Williams Overture 88 Key Digital Piano:

    Purchased this for 2 of my daughters to use for practicing. It sounds fantastic and they truly enjoy playing. The fit finish and sound is definitely top notch with a price that cant be beat.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Value!!

    By Mike

    from Jackson, MS

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Key Weight
    • Pricing

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment
    • MIDI
    • Practice

    Comments about Williams Overture 88 Key Digital Piano:

    I'm enjoying this piano very much. Build quality is good and the sound and weighted keys are also good. I read a lot of reviews before buying and almost missed out on a great product. The keys are not progressive but the weight is fine and should allow beginners to gain hand strength. The piano sounds are good and if you need a better piano sound there are plenty of synch software out there. I found a program that is free and has excellent grand piano sounds. With the abundance of software available and a USB cable you can do just about anything now. No problem with buzzing from speaker and no problem with the touch sensor as described by a few YouTube videos. I have 23 years worth of experience as a pianist and highly recommend this product.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    3 Cheers for Musiciansfriend

    By TinyTim

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Poor speakers
    • Williams Warranty

    Best Uses

    • Church
    • Home
    • Learning

    Comments about Williams Overture 88 Key Digital Piano:

    Bought the Williams Serenade 6 months ago. We loved the Piano but speakers quit working for some reason. Musiciansfriend advised us to pay to have it shipped to them since Williams warranty was through Musiciansfriend and they agreed to send us a new piano but the Serenade was no longer available. They first wanted to send us a Rapsody but I told them that was a down grade and not acceptable. I wanted my Serenade fixed. We called Williams but they do not do any warranty work any more. They simply replace the piano with a new one. I called Musicianfriend and advised them of what Williams said. I got another supervisor at Musiciansfriend and I was so Happy that He worked with us and got a new Overture sent out to us. The Overture does not have the 4 internal speaker the Serenade has so it is not as loud without pluggin into an amp or sound system but you can still practice with the speakers it does have. It still is a wonderful Piano that you do not have to pay to tune. My wife Loves it and it does feel very close to an acoustic piano. Take my advise and unplug it like the book says after every use. I don't think you will have the problem we had if you keep it unplugged when not using it... I would have given it 5 stars if Williams would Warranty the thing themselves... I love Musiciansfriend

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great digital piano.

    By June

    from Tamuning, GU

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Responsive / Good Action

    Cons

    • Pedal Too Loud

    Best Uses

    • Learning

    Comments about Williams Overture 88 Key Digital Piano:

    Was very easy to set up. Good quality. Very stylish good addition to home.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice piece for the money

    By Mel

    from Danville, IL

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

    • Couple Of Keys Are Harsh

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Personal Enjoyment

    Comments about Williams Overture 88 Key Digital Piano:

    Very nice digital piano for the money. We purchased for personal use and enjoyment. You will not get the "big money" grand piano sound or expensive keyboard sound. But for personal use and enjoyment, given the cost, it is perfect for our use. We would recommend to anyone.

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Came in broken

    By piano mo

    from Ashland, KS

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Williams Overture 88 Key Digital Piano:

      Advertised as a level 3 good condition piano. But when it arrived, one of the stand was dislocated and I have to repair it. Should have been categorized as level 2 or needs repair.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Definitely a keeper.

      By Pag Asa

      from Fruitland, Maryland

      About Me Experienced

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Electronic Music
        • School Bands

        Comments about Williams Overture 88 Key Digital Piano:

        This piano exceeds our utmost expectation. Love it.

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        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Worst packaging

        By Phillip

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Williams Overture 88 Key Digital Piano:

              It is not MusiciansFriend's fault, and also it is not the carrier's fault that the item is damaged on arrival. I had to have Musician's Friend replace my first shipment. On the second shipment the item is damaged again. it is the vendor's low quality of packaging. They could have done a better job to prevent these damages. I did not get to try to piano, so I can't comment on the quality of the product.

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