How decent is a GEM CD30 keyboard for a beginner?

Jun 9, 2019
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Hello all,

My neighbor offered his old GEM CD30 Keyboard, a midi-keyboard he said, for €40. Now I tried to do some research on google but did not got far, perhaps because it is an older model? I am not sure.

Since I am willing to begin playing keyboard, and preferably a midi-keyboard because I would like to use it as a controller for software like logic x/ableton/cubebase.

Does anyone would recommend this GEM CD30 Keyboard for me as an beginning player? And, how well is the GEM CD30? since I could not find any real information online about it.

Lastly, if this keyboard is not right for the purpose I am hoping to use it for, what kind of (midi)keyboard would you recommend me to go for? My price range is not that high,€60-€110, because I am somewhat scared that if I find out that I lack the skill to properly play the keyboard I don't want to have invested a lot of money to go to waste.
Hope someone can help me out.


Apr 4, 2012
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Gem went out of business in 2007, so no parts nor support. But for 40 Euro it's not a large investment so roll the dice.

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