Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today that it will release two new digital pianos in the CELVIANO Grand Hybrid lineup—the GP-510 and GP-310. Both new instruments combine the advantages of digital and acoustic pianos, providing robust bass tones that make for more powerful and dynamic performance while delivering the playability of a grand piano.
In 2015, Casio introduced the CELVIANO Grand Hybrid lineup with the release of the GP-500 and GP-300 digital pianos, which delivered an experience like that of a grand piano, including the tone, keys, and playing comfort. Casio developed the AiR Grand Sound Source, which recreates the beautiful tone and rich resonance of a grand piano, and provided the sound profiles of three historic grand piano styles—the Berlin Grand, Hamburg Grand, and Vienna Grand. Among these, the Berlin Grand sound was developed in collaboration with C. Bechstein, a piano maker with a history of over 160 years. Its transparent and elegant tone is popular with many pianists around the world.
The new GP-510 and GP-310 are built with an enhanced sound source and audio system to support improved performance. The updated AiR Grand Sound Source even more precisely analyzes changes in volume and tone characteristics from pianissimo to fortissimo, delivering a smoother and more natural playing comfort even closer to that of a grand piano. The upgraded Grand Acoustic System, which faithfully represents the way grand piano sound emanates from above and below the soundboard, features improved downward-facing speakers, delivering dynamic expression from rich, deep bass tones to dazzling mids and highs.
Like the GP-500 and GP-300, the new models employ the Natural Grand Hammer Action Keyboard. It combines spruce wooden key material as used in C. Bechstein grand pianos and an action mechanism that delivers the ideal hammer movement, a factor which has a major impact on the playing response of a grand piano.
Casio also announced today the release of the CELVIANO AP-710, which features the AiR Grand Sound Source.