Life Expectancy of a clavinova?

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Life Expectancy of a clavinova?

Post by Gill the Piano » 26 Mar 2009, 18:37

How long do these things last, being played heavily at least twice a week and kept in a very cold church? I'm talking about the - relatively - posh ones which are supposed to look like wood and are supposed to be grand piano shaped. Will parts/service be available for them in five years time? Ten? What happens if the kindergarten stage a coup and pour milk in it?
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Re: Life Expectancy of a clavinova?

Post by markymark » 26 Mar 2009, 23:51

Save for the electronics, the digital should last for at least 10 years. I have a 20 year old Clavinova CVP8 in my classroom and it's still going fine. Common problems with digital pianos as they pass the 10 year mark is realigning of keys or more likely, replacing the velocity sensors which are pretty much the same for all of the Clavinovas as far as I know. The electonics and or chips may be the only issue if damaged by liquid but even then, it'd have to be very badly damaged before it would be deemed irreparable.

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