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? CASIO DIGITAL PIANOS2021 REVIEW & REPORT – Most people around the world know that Casio has been a longtime producer of high quality digital pianos and keyboards. But did you know that the Casio company is actually 75 years old
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from the first year it was founded by Mr Tadao Kashio as a company in Japan and then with his three younger brothers officially formed the Casio Computer Company which that year produced the worlds very 1st all electric compact calculator. Making a mass produced working calculator in 1957 was a revolutionary concept that really took the world of personal instant math solving abilities to a whole new level, and if that year’s Japanese currency was exchanged for today’s US currency, that calculator would cost you over $4,300! Now we use our cellphones and tablets with free calculator apps to do our math these days…so things have really changed…and for the better. Obviously, Casio is known for many other consumer and business products and inventions including digital watches, digital cameras, digital cash registers, and many other innovative devices. But in this report I am directing my attention to the music division of Casio which consists of a number of different types of music products including digital pianos and that is what I am talking about in this report.

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Casio CZ101

More than 40 years ago in 1980, Casio produced the 1st electronic music keyboard. Then in 1984 they produced the 1st true stage synthesizer called the CZ101 (I used to own one:). Then in 1991 Casio produced the first home style digital piano which they called the Celviano series and from that time Casio has not ceased making home and pro digital pianos and keyboards, and in fact in a number of ways the Casio company is leading the piano industry in technology and innovation when it comes to home digital pianos and what they can do. These days Casio is well known for being one of the leaders in the digital piano market under $1000 with their Privia series digital pianos and has recently brought out some top of the line higher priced serious pro quality home digital pianos called the Grand Hybrid series. The Grand Hybrid series of pianos which currently features 3 models, has an all wood grand piano key action made by Bechstein grand piano company of Europe and that key action even has moving hammers like a real grand. The prices of these pianos start at $6000 retail price and go down from there.

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So Casio has come a very long way since the early days of their company and they continue to be known for many different types of products but especially keyboards and digital pianos. Currently the Casio company has 18 models of 88-weighted key digital pianos and many models of inexpensive 61-key spring-loaded key action keyboards. In terms of what I focus on, it’s all about 88-key digital pianos with fully piano weighted key actions for beginners, intermediate, and advanced players and Casio covers all of them with products that will rise to the occasion depending on your budget and musical needs. Casio starts off with their very
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inexpensive entry level portable digital piano called the CDPs-350 at $549, then they have some more realistic digital pianos near $1000 including the popular Privia PX870 at $1099 internet price and the CGP700 interactive fun digital piano at $849 internet price. Casio also produces a very unusual portable model called the PX560 that combines impressive interactive professional recording studio and gigging features with technology that allows people to have a great piano playing experience as well, all within a 26lb lightweight case that is easy to use and does a ton of cool things. From there Casio goes up to their very popular Celviano series home pianos with their most popular model called the AP470 at $1599 internet discount price, and their AP-710 at $2699 internet discount price. Casio also has a low priced Celviano model called the AP-270 at $1149 internet price which is also quite popular, especially at it’s lower price range.

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Casio has not been known in the past for more “serious” higher price digital pianos such as what their competitors have at well over $4000 and up. However, about 2 years ago Casio just came out with a very serious entry into the higher quality, higher priced digital piano area and they call thes pianos the “Grand and GP-510 ($5999 store discount price) and all three of them feature an all wood, grand piano style key action with individually built wooden keys that come from a real grand piano made by a well established German grand piano maker named Bechstein. Casio, in collaboration with Bechstein, introduced these 3 new models to compete with the other well known digital piano brands that already had higher priced serious digital pianos such as Yamaha, Kawai, and Roland, to name a few. 

I have played these new Grand Hybrid digital pianos many times and there is no doubt that they are living up to their name in that they are part acoustic piano and part digital piano given the type of key action they are using and the way that these pianos play. I have reviewed these pianos here on my blog so if you looking in this price range and for a more serious piano instrument, then you should read my review and put them into your list of pianos for serious consideration.

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color touch screen of Casio CGP700 digital pianoMany years ago I actually got a chance to go to Japan for over a week and toured the Casio digital piano factory and watched them make digital pianos along with other Casio musical instruments. It was a lot of fun and they certainly have advanced technology and use impressive state-of-the-art robotics to make their products so that they come out perfectly. It’s really quite a large company with many employees and they ship out literally millions of products all over the world. So when you think of Casio, I am here to tell you they are a huge company that is ahead of their competition in a number of ways and when you consider all the advanced technology they pack into small products such as their watches or calculators, then it is no surprise how much they can pack into an advanced digital piano under $1000. Yes, there are other digital piano companies such as Yamaha, Roland, Kawai, and Korg whose headquarters are in Japan and whose companies make great digital pianos, but Casio is known for being a leader in technology innovation in ways that other companies just have not done yet, especially in the lower price range, and also now in the upper price range with the Grand Hybrid series of home digital pianos. Before purchasing any Casio digital piano, please contact me so you can find out how I can help you purchase digital pianos brand new for lower pricing than internet, Amazon, and stores with free shipping within the US, no tax, brand new, and with factory warranty.

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