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Offline michael_c

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Casio Grand Hybrid
« on: September 04, 2015, 09:40:17 AM »
An interesting new model from Casio that should liven up the competition in the high-end DP market:

http://www.casiomusicgear.com/resource/html/GrandHybrid/index.html

From that site:

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The revolutionary new Natural Grand Hammer Action keyboard is made with full-length wooden concert grand piano keys, using the same materials and processes as the C. Bechstein concert grand pianos. A keypress sends a hammer along the same vertical path as a grand piano, with the same essential weighting and pivot points, resulting in a true and uncompromising piano touch.

If the action has a real escapement, this could be a much cheaper alternative to a the Yamaha AvantGrands.

Offline hfmadopter

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Re: Casio Grand Hybrid
«Reply #1 on: September 04, 2015, 11:15:13 AM »
You could look at this one of two ways: they are following the trend toward hybrids and have put some professional touches in to it. Or, it still says Casio on the Fall board leading one to wonder just how good it really is.

Any word on price point ?
Depressing the pedal on an out of tune acoustic piano and playing does not result in tonal color control or add interest, it's called obnoxious.

Offline michael_c

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Re: Casio Grand Hybrid
«Reply #2 on: September 04, 2015, 01:51:21 PM »
Prices in Europe according to woodbrass.com:

Casio GP-500 3999 (4229 recommended retail)
Casio GP-300 2799 (2999 recommended retail)

I don't know how good they really are, but I know that Casio is perfectly capable of making high quality products. I'll wait until I can try one.

Offline dcstudio

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Re: Casio Grand Hybrid
«Reply #3 on: September 07, 2015, 11:06:55 PM »


, but I know that Casio is perfectly capable of making high quality products. I'll wait until I can try one.

sure they are capable...but they have yet to do it.  ;D they are leaps and bounds ahead of where they were in the market a few years back--but still... no where near a "great" brand