Casio AP-S450 & AP550 Digital Pianos
There are three models in the new Celviano piano range from Casio: the AP-S450, AP550 and AP750. The new models bring a range of pianos with wooden keyboards to a mid-range price point. The keyboard's feel is just as important as the sound when selecting a piano, and there is no doubt that this new range from Casio is equipped with one of the best keyboard actions in their respective price points.
The AP-S450 & AP550 have all the standard features we've come to expect from modern digital pianos, including a metronome, on-board recording, a built-in music library, 26 different voices - including eight acoustic pianos, reverb and effects, adjustable touch response, and USB MIDI to connect to a computer for more advanced music composition and scoring applications.
Smart Hybrid Keyboard Action
Casio's new Smart Hybrid key action uses both resin and spruce wood, which is unique to Casio. Casio is the only manufacturer to use the same wood found in acoustic piano keys. All keys have counterweights, each with a slightly different response time to replicate the key scaling effect on an acoustic grand. These pianos are ideal if you're looking for the most accurate keyboard response without investing in a premium range instrument. The keyboard action meets the demands of both beginner and experienced pianists.
See, Hear, & Play In Store
When buying a new piano, there's nothing like seeing, touching and hearing the instruments in person, and you can do this at one of Bonners Piano Centres. We have showrooms on the South Coast in Eastbourne, Reigate in Surrey, and Milton Keynes. All locations are easy to reach from the major road network and have on-site parking right outside the door. You can compare up to 50 models of digital pianos in any of our three stores to be sure you're making the right buying decision.
Casio has worked hard on the design of their new range. The AP-S450 is referred to as a lifestyle piano - meaning it has a slightly slimmer design than a full-size cabinet instrument - even though the keyboard still retains a complete 7-octave 88-key configuration, the same as a concert grand piano. Unlike other slimline digital pianos from other manufacturers, the AP-S450 has a taller body, which means the music desk is set at the same height as a standard digital piano. This makes it a little more comfortable to play when reading sheet music for more extended periods.
The AP550 has the traditional appearance of a full-size cabinet digital piano but with some additional design features that Casio has included to give the instrument a bit more style in your home. The AP550 also has this nice traditional front-leg design, which gives the instrument more character, and this is also true of the hinged top lid, which opens to reveal a tasteful red cloth interior. When open, the top lid helps to project the speakers' sound towards the player.
The polished front panel reflects your fingers playing the keys - just like a beautiful polished ebony grand piano.
The touch-control panel disappears when not in use to minimise distraction and hide the piano's digital aspects. The AP-S450 is available in black, brown and white finishes, and Bonners offers a range of package bundles that include piano stools and headphones so you can purchase everything you need to get playing in a straightforward transaction.