For several generations, Casio has been a trusted name in electronics. Founded in Tokyo in 1946, this company has developed everything from calculators and watches to mobile phones, cameras and, of course, musical instruments. Any musician who has ever dabbled in electronic music has most certainly, at one time or another, used a Casio instrument. Instruments such as the Casiotone keyboard have been an integral part in popular music throughout the world, and have only grown in esteem since their introduction in the early 1980s.
Casio is also responsible for one of the best selling digital pianos of all time – the Celviano. This digital piano has been touted by some of the most notable musicians, and is well respected in most circles for being both relatively affordable as well as highly functional. The Celviano has a rich sound and excellent touch similar to the sound and feel of a grand piano. Newer models also boast stereo grand piano-like sound and a highly responsive action. Players and listeners often describe the sound as dynamic and multi-layered.
Many musicians have shied away from digital pianos, equating them with keyboards. Some people assume that digital pianos are not as “real” as traditional pianos, and only simulate a fraction of the experience of piano playing. However, the newer digital pianos have been designed to offer the same tonal quality and playing experience as a traditional acoustic piano. Unlike traditional pianos, however, digital pianos like the Celviano are less expensive, include a headphone output and – best of all – do not require tuning. This makes them ideal for outdoor play as they are not as affected by humidity. Additionally, they are well suited for concerts and studio recording because they do not require microphones.
One of the best characteristics of the Celviano, and other similar digital pianos, is that they are considerably more lightweight than traditional pianos. This makes them a great option for people who live in apartments or other places in which moving a piano would be otherwise extremely difficult. Because they are so lightweight, they are great for touring musicians and people who frequently relocate. Also, because they include a headphone output, you can practice and play without disturbing others. This also gives you the opportunity to hear the sound much more clearly.
If you are considering investing in a Celviano for teaching purposes, you’ll be happy to learn about the duet feature. This unique feature splits the piano’s keyboard into two identical ranges. This way, both the student and the instructor can play concurrently. There are also multiple built-in songs and the student can practice along using either just left or just right hand parts. Additionally, there is a USB port that allows piano players to connect their piano to the computer, which provides the opportunity to play with composition or education software.
If you’re interested in purchasing a Celviano, or you simply want to learn more about the benefits of a digital piano, please call or stop by today. We have many professional grade digital pianos in our inventory and would be happy to discuss and demonstrate their abilities.
Have you ever played a Celviano? How would you describe your experience?