With its beautiful form evoking an impression of dignity and stability and its overall height equivalent to a grand piano’s, the GP-400BK gives pianists the sensation and visual perspective of performing on a grand piano. Strict attention to detail, such as installation of an appropriately wide music stand and construction with thick legs and other components, adds further luster to its value.
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 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 clear, 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.
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.
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. C. Bechstein pianos have been appreciated by many famous composers and artists for their finest quality of sound and touch for many years. In the 21st Century, C. Bechstein is still recognised as one of the world’s leading piano manufacturers.
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 exactly the same materials as an acoustic grand piano. Careful attention is paid not only to finish of the surfaces of the keys but also to the quality of the wood employed for the key beds. This combination of an outstanding action mechanism and superior-quality key materials further enhances the sensation of playing an acoustic grand piano.