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September 10, 2015 06:29 PM

Casio Unveils Top Model of Celviano

Casio staged a press conference on September 9 at Zojoji Temple, Minato-ku, Tokyo to announce CELVIANO Grand Hybrid pianos.

It’s a fruit of collaboration between Casio and C. Bechstein, Berlin-based piano manufacturer, featuring Casio’s new AiR Grand sound generators which elaborately reproduces legendary piano sounds of C. Bechstein, and keyboard action co-developed by the two companies. Having 160 years history and tradition of piano manufacturing, C. Bechstein piano is regarded as one of the 3 greatest pianos in the world.

Photo from l. to r. Ralph Devor, Sales Director, C. Bechstein , Werner Albrecht, Director Service, Pascal Rogé, pianist, Hitoshi Ando, MI Division Manager, Casio, Hiroshi Nakamura, Director Sales, Casio)

The new hybrid pianos, a fusion of traditional acoustic piano manufacturing and digital technologies will definitely attract attention of the music scene and music products industry. The AiR Grand sound generators provide transparent and graceful Berlin grand piano sounds as well as much favored 3 European piano voices. The keyboard action is made of fine Austrian spruce, the same material used for C. Bechstein acoustic models. GP-500BP and GP-300BK are available.

Pascal Rogé, French pianist who demonstrated the GP-500BP said, “It’s amazing that this compact digital piano can deliver authentic piano sounds and play feel well comparable with traditional acoustic counterpart.”

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