Casio Celviano GP 500 Black Polished Grand Hybrid Piano
- Three Legendary Pianos in one
- AiR Grand Sound Source
- Natural Grand Hammer Action Keyboard
- Concert Play
THREE LEGENDARY PIANOS
Celviano Grand Hybrid reproduces even subtle nuances of the world’s most respected pianos. Three pianos that originate in Berlin, Hamburg and Vienna were chosen for this project. Casio has painstakingly researched and analysed the unique characteristics of each piano. Celviano Grand Hybrid delivers the brilliant sound of these pianos reproduced with Casio's advanced technology. It will provide the experience of owning three of the finest pianos on earth.
- Berlin Grand - A Balanced, elegant sound. Ideal for playing impressionistic music. Notable for its bright, ringing tone across the entire range.
- Hamburg Grand - A brilliant, rich sound. Loved by pianists for its wide range of expression. Well suited for various playing styles and genres.
- Vienna Grand - Noted for its impressive low range. Great for both soft and vigorous playing with its warm tone. An ideal instrument for music from the classical period.
SOUND DEVELOPMENT IN COLLABORATION
The Berlin Grand sound was developed in collaboration with C. Bechstein. Casio sought a clear, balanced and elegant sound for the Celviano Grand Hybrid piano. D282, C. Bechstein's ultimate masterpiece, is the model Casio intensively studied to achieve the goal. Mr Albrecht, Service Director and Master Piano Make at C. Bechstein, visited Casio R&D to supervise the sound development process throughout the final stages of production.
ABOUT C. BECHSTEIN
Since Carl Bechstein founded the Pianoforte production facility in Berlin in 1853, the name C. Bechstein has stood for the highest class of upright and grand pianos. Many famous composers and artists have appreciated C. Bechstein pianos for their most exceptional quality of sound and touch for many years. In the 21st Century, C. Bechstein is recognised as one of the world's leading piano manufacturers.
NATURAL GRAND HAMMER ACTION KEYBOARD
For an authentic piano touch, Casio has developed a new keyboard system called the “Natural Grand Hammer Action Keyboard”. This keyboard system features full-length wooden keys as well as hammers that follow the same path of motion as in a concert grand piano. Celviano Grand Hybrid features keys that are manufactured using the same materials as an acoustic grand piano. Careful attention is paid not only to finish the surfaces of the keys but also to the quality of the wood employed for the key beds. This combination of an excellent action mechanism and superior-quality key materials further enhances the sensation of playing an acoustic grand piano.
1. Original Tri-Sensor action mechanism
Casio's proprietary action mechanism creates the core of Celviano Grand Hybrid's keyboard performance. This mechanism includes a hammer movement modelled from a grand piano and three sensors, which accurately capture a performer's expression from the keys. Since there are no real strings, Casio's action can exceed the performance characteristics of a grand piano, providing superior playability that enables pianists to perform such operations as trills and repetitive notes with ease.
2. Keyboard surface materials
The use of acrylic for the white keys and phenol for the black keys — the same elements that modern grand pianos employ. This creates a welcome and familiar touch. Pianists will feel comfortable and confident on the keys of Celviano Grand Hybrid.
3. Fulcrum distance from keys
The position of the fulcrum concerning the keys is the same as with a grand piano. This contributes to stable playing performance since the touch is never heavier or lighter depending on the position at which a finger strikes a key.