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Casio Grand Hybrid GP-400 to hit UK stores this week

Daniel Gumble
Casio Grand Hybrid GP-400 to hit UK stores this week

Casio’s new Grand Hybrid GP-400 digital piano hits UK stores this week, following its launch at Musikmesse earlier this year.

Designed in collaboration with C. Bechstein, the GP-400 is the third model in the Grand Hybrid line-up, joining the GP-300 and top of the range GP-500.

The range is designed to combine the advantages of digital technology with the experience of playing a grand piano. As such, Casio developed a new AiR (Acoustic & Intelligent Resonator) Grand Sound Source that is engineered to enable optimised sound quality and rich reverberation. It also provides players with the sound profiles of three grand piano styles: the Berlin Grand, renowned for its clear sound and rich melodic reverberation; the Hamburg Grand, built to deliver maximum strength with enhanced string resonance; and the Vienna Grand, designed to provide a stately sound with rich bass and clear tones when played softly.

In a first for Casio, the Berlin Grand sound was developed in collaboration with C. Bechstein, a piano maker with a history of over 160 years, in a move to demonstrate the firm’s commitment to ‘nuanced sound creation’.  
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The range has received positive responses from musicians and industry professionals alike.

“I was especially impressed by how the piano felt; the action was very responsive and solid,” said Graham Fitch, pianist and principal tutor, EPTA UK.

Meanwhile, acclaimed piano virtuoso, Benjamin Grosvenor, commented: “Its depth of touch and authentic grand piano action make this instrument a fantastic learning tool for aspiring pianists, as well as an ideal practice instrument for professional musicians.”

For more information on the Grand Hybrid range, click here.

Elsewhere, Casio is currently seeking a field-based sales executive for the northern territory (including Scotland) to join its EMI sales division. For more information and to apply, click here.

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