Casio GP500 Celviano Grand Hybrid Digital Piano

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The GP-500 is the revolutionary new model from CASIO.  Created in collaboration with C.Bechstein they have created a digital piano capable of reproducing the most subtle nuances of the world’s most respected acoustic pianos. All this is possible due to the Bechstein designed wooden key action.

For our full opinion see our blog post on these instruments here.

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£ 3,499.00

-£ 396.00

£ 3,895.00

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Forsyth Review

Now we have had a proper chance to become fully aquainted with these great new instruments we have to admit we have fallen a little bit in love with them.  Firstly the action with its full wooden key and hammer mechanism feels really good and positive and is well worth comparing with our other favorite mechanism the Kawai Grand Feel II in the CA97.  Cleverly the Casio Bechstein action  acurately reflects the geometry within a grand piano action whilst at the same time simplyfying it so that there is never any need for regulation.  To top this off, when the lid is open, you can see through little windows the movement of the dummy hammers.  Although they perform no technical function they really do help you feel more clossely connected to the instrument when you are playing it.

Beyond the action Casio, as a maker of only digital pianos, has the freedom to sample the worlds most famous real Concert pianos.  They have called them "Hamburg", "Vienna" & "Berlin" which happen to be the home towns of Steinway, Bosendorfer and Bechstein - a coincidence?... we don't think so.  These samples are demonstrated below in the embedded videos.

Naturally you can not experience the feel of the action nor the responsiveness of the instrument never mind have an accurate representation of the sound quality through your computer at home.  For this reason it is essential to visit Forsyth to come in to try them all.  At the end of the day you should buy the instrument that you feel most comfortable with and only at Forsyth can you try these top of the range Casio instruments against their main competitors from Kawai, Roland and Yamaha.

Casio's film description

Filmed at the famous Metropolis Studios - London, this series of films showcase the exemplary talents of Benjamin Grosvenor alongside the new Celviano Grand Hybrid Digital Piano developed in collaboration with the world renowned piano maker C. Bechstein. This series of films showcases the three grand piano sounds of Berlin, Hamburg and Vienna - as well as a film showcasing all that is wonderful about the new GP-500 flagship model.

Flat Packed by the manufacturer - Assembly Required.

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Manufacturers Description

The landmark Natural Grand Hammer Action keyboard is made with full-length, wooden keys for ultimate authenticity. Add numerous next-generation functions such as Concert Play mode which gives you the role of a solo pianist within an orchestral performance.

Features

Specifications

Keyboard
Natural Grand Hammer Action Keyboard (Sames wood as C. Bechstein grand pianos)
Touch Response
5 sensitivity levels (Heavy 2, Heavy 1, Normal, Light 1, Light 2), Off
Sound Source
AiR Grand Sound Source
Maximum Polyphony
256
Tones
35 built-in tones: BERLIN GRAND, BERLIN GRAND MELLOW, BERLIN GRAND BRIGHT, HAMBURG GRAND, HAMBURG GRAND MELLOW, HAMBURG GRAND BRIGHT, VIENNA GRAND, VIENNA GRAND MELLOW, VIENNA GRAND BRIGHT, GRAND PIANO MODERN, GRAND PIANO ROCK, GRAND PIANO JAZZ, GRAND PIANO POP, GRAND PIANO DANCE, HONKY-TONK PIANO, PIANO PAD, ELECTRIC PIANO 1, ELECTRIC PIANO 2, ELECTRIC PIANO 3, FM E.PIANO, 60'S E.PIANO, HARPSICHORD, VIBRAPHONE, STRINGS 1, STRINGS 2, SYNTH-PAD, PIPE ORGAN 1, PIPE ORGAN 2, JAZZ ORGAN, ELECTRIC ORGAN 1, ELECTRIC ORGAN 2, ELECTRIC ORGAN 3, ACOUSTIC BASS, RIDE BASS, ELEC.BASS
Layer/Split
Layer / Split
Digital Effects
Hall Simulator: 12 types, Listening Position Settings: Player's Position 1type, Listener's Position 3types, Chorus: 4 types, Brilliance: 7 levels, DSP: (Preset for some tones)
Built-in Songs
Concert Play (Audio Song): 15, Music Library (MIDI Song): 60, Grand Piano Tone Demo: 6
Song Expansion
10 Approx. 900KB (Up to approx. 90KB/song)
Lesson Function
Right hand off, left hand off, both parts off
Metronome
Beats: 0 to 9 (Tempo range: quarter note = 20 to 255)
Recorder
[MIDI Recorder] 2 tracks x 1 song, approximately 5,000 notes maximum, real-time recording/playback
[Audio recording] Max. 99 songs approximately 25 min/song (44.1kHz WAV Format)
Other Functions
  • Number of Preset Temperaments: 17
  • Top Board Open / Close
  • Volume Sync EQ: 3 levels, off
  • Headphone Mode
  • Scene number of setups: 15preset 10user
Key Transpose
2 octaves (-12 semitones ~ 0 ~ +12 semitones)
Tuning Control
A4 = 415.5Hz ~ 440.0Hz ~ 465.9Hz
Pedals
Grand Pedal System
3 pedals(Damper, Soft, Sostenuto)
Half Pedal Effect for Damper: Continuous recognition, 5levels position
MIDI
IN / OUT
Speakers
16 cm x 2 + (10 cm + 5 cm)x 2
3-way, 6-speakers
Amp Output
30W x 2 + 20W x 2
Input/Output Terminals
  • USB TO HOST, USB TO DEVICE
  • MIDI IN / OUT
  • PHONES / OUTPUT: 2 (Stereo standard)
  • LINE IN: 2 (L / MONO, R), Standard jack
  • LINE OUT: 2 (L / MONO, R), Standard jack
Power Requirements
AC Adapter : AD-E24500LW
Dimensions (W x D x H)
1,434×489×963 mm (w/o score stand)
Weight
77.5 kg
Body Color/Finish
Polished Black
Included Accessories
Score Stand, Score Book, AC Adapter

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