The Perfect Combination of Innovation and Tradition

The Innovation

For 40 years, CASIO’s vision has always been the same – creating musical instruments that everyone can enjoy playing. Some notable milestones include; 
- 1980 CASIO produced first electronic keyboard Casiotone 201
- 1991 “CELVIANO” series was introduced starting with AP-7
- 2003 CASIO established “Privia” line featuring PX-100
- 2015 CASIO presents “CELVIANO Grand Hybrid”

Since 1980, CASIO has been advancing technologies to develop unique musical instruments. As of 2019, it is estimated that CASIO has sold over 89 million digital musical instruments all around the world.

The Future of Tradition

The rich history of piano spans over 300 years. It has been embraced around the world as a vehicle for artistic expression. The piano’s design has evolved over time, but the fundamental structure is still true to tradition. As a modern musical instrument manufacturer, CASIO desired the development of an instrument that could bring traditional piano to a new level. CASIO’s expertise in digital technology made it possible to create a new world of instruments. CELVIANO Grand Hybrid is a futuristic musical instrument with legacy of classic piano that will satisfy the most demanding piano purists.

Sound Development in Collaboration

The Berlin Grand sound was developed in collaboration with C. Bechstein. Casio sought a clear, balanced and elegant sound for CELVIANO Grand Hybrid. The D.282, C. Bechstein’s ultimate masterpiece, is the model Casio intensively studied to achieve the goal. Mr. Albrecht, CTO and Master Piano Maker at C. Bechstein, visited Casio R&D to supervise the sound development process through the final modification.

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. 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 recognized as one of the world’s leading piano manufacturers.