Casio CELVIANO Grand Hybrid GP-500 Piano
Acoustic sophistication meets digital excellence
The GP-500 is the revolutionary new model from CASIO, capable of producing the most subtle nuances of the world’s most respected pianos. The landmark Natural Grand Hammer Action keyboard is made with full-length, wooden keys for ultimate authenticity. Add numerous next-generation functions such as Concert Play mode which gives you the role of a solo pianist within an orchestral performance and the Grand Hybrid experience goes far beyond playing piano. Buying a piano from Holmes Music includes free, local delivery and set up, direct to your home.
- Developed in collaboration with C. Bechstein
- AiR Grand Sound Source (256-tone polyphony (max.)
- Natural Grand Hammer Action
- Grand Pedal System
- Grand Acoustic System
- Scene Setting
Casio have merged a classical sound with cutting edge technology to create a unique instrument that is suited for more advanced players who want to challenge themselves and push their playing forward. But this is also a ‘player’s piano’, with an authentic and natural feel that encourages good technique and richer, fuller sounds.
The key feature has to be the Natural Grand Hammer Action keyboard, made with full-length, wooden keys for ultimate authenticity. The keys are made from premium quality spruce, which is also used in the manufacture of grand pianos. This makes them more ‘familiar’ to the user, reducing the possibility of fingers slipping or becoming tired too quickly. The use of spruce keys contributes to a natural motion, relaxing the hands and encouraging a more refined playing style.
The unique action mechanism relays the most delicate finger nuances through the keys more accurately, so that even the lightest of touches translates into real expressive power, conveying the emotion of the piece, whether it’s a subtle work requiring deft, minimalist expression or explosive chords filled with raw emotion.
Grand acoustic system
The Casio GP500 piano features the Grand Acoustic System – a unique feature to this family of instruments. The Grand Acoustic System recreates a grand piano sound in full by resonating both above and below the soundboard, giving every note a more rounded, three-dimensional resonance with greater depth and expansion.
Create sound shapes with the digital signal processor
Notes alone do not create music, so the Casio GP500 piano gives the player access to a digital signal processor that can effectively create an entire soundscape, complete with orchestra. Gone are the days when synthesised orchestral backing sounded tinny and incomplete. The DSP delivers richer, broader tones that capture the clarity and sharpness of the top notes, while giving a full, rounded base that complements rather than swamps.
Who is the Casio GP500 piano for?
Casio GP500 pianos are for more experienced players who want to push the boundaries of their creativity by incorporating not only a piano that has all the feel and richness of a grand, but also has plenty of extra features too. Perfect for use in a home studio or in a teaching environment, the GP500 represents a fusion of classical excellence with cutting-edge technology, making it a versatile and adaptive instrument.
The multiple features are intuitive and easy to use, which can encourage intermediate players to explore new musical avenues with confidence. The Scene feature also allows plenty of freedom of expression and musical experimentation, while complementary features such as Concert Play give the individual a real sensation of being part of an orchestra.