Product Ref: 71924
C. Bechstein have been one of Europe’s most important makers of grand and upright acoustic pianos for over 160 years. Their grand pianos have been the first choice for the world’s most famous composers and performing artists, from Franz Liszt to Bob Dylan. C. Bechstein worked closely with Casio to ensure that the key action in the Celviano Grand Hybrid Series responded as closely as possible to the key action in one of their own famous grand pianos. Similarly, the samples used to create the GP-Series’ piano voices were taken from C. Bechstein’s world-renowned D282 Concert Grand Piano. This collaboration between Casio and C. Bechstein has led to a digital piano that perfectly combines tradition and innovation.
Casio's new AiR Grand Sound Source provides not just one, but three of the world's finest grand pianos. Dubbed the Berlin, Hamburg and Vienna Grands, each one is the result of countless hours of precise analysis and study of their unique characteristics; resulting in faithful and expressive reproductions of these distinctive pianos. The Berlin Grand produces a balanced, elegant sound that's ideal for playing impressionistic music. The Hamburg is loved by pianists for its wide range of expression, delivering a brilliant and rich sound this piano is well suited for various playing styles and genres. Finally, the Vienna Grand is noted for its impressive low range, great for both soft and vigorous playing, an ideal instrument for classical music.
From the moment your hands first touch the keys, the Grand Hybrid delivers the authenticity your performance demands. The new natural grand hammer action keyboard is constructed using full-length wooden concert grand piano keys, with the same materials and processes as the C. Bechstein concert grand pianos. Each keypress sends a hammer along the same vertical path as a grand piano, with the same essential weighting and pivot points creating an expressive and uncompromising piano touch. Complete with acrylic white keys and phenol black keys, the GP400 feels familiar to play and ensures you feel comfortable during every performance.
Using an exclusive six-speaker amplification system, the new Grand Acoustic System reproduces the three-dimensional sound field generated by an acoustic grand. The top speakers present sounds normally heard rising upwards, and the downward-facing speakers present sounds heard from below the soundboard. This simulation fills the room with rich, complex sound, reaching both the performer and the audience.
The GP400 features twelve types of Hall Simulators; each one based on careful analysis of the acoustic characteristics of a world-famous concert venue. Each space has a total of four Listening Position settings. For example, the you can simulate the experience of hearing the piano from a seat in the audience, as opposed to the playing position, allowing you to hear your music from a whole new perspective.
For peace of mind, Casio UK are happy to provide a 5 year warranty on Grand Hybrid Piano and a 3 year warranty on Privia (PX-770 and PX-870 only) and Celviano (AP-270 and AP-470 only) products where a technician will visit your home for any repairs. 3 Years on-site parts and labour for Privia and Celviano products and 5 years for all Grand Hybrids. Please note, these warranties will be valid once registered with CasioUK at https://music.casio.co.uk/warranty/.
Standard Courier Delivery
When you add this product to your shopping basket, you will be provided with our standard courier delivery option. This will deliver the piano to the front door on the ground floor of your house or building. This service will not deliver the piano into your home. *Please note that if there is not a ground floor entrance we may not be able to deliver there. You may also need to help the delivery driver as this product comes packaged in large boxes. This may not be suitable if you are unable to help the driver if required, or if you need the piano delivering upstairs. Please consider whether this is the most appropriate delivery service for you, as other delivery options are available at an additional cost.
2 Man Delivery Service
The delivery personnel will deliver the piano to a ground room floor of your choice, rather than just the front door. Please note that this service will take a few days longer than the standard courier. If you would require a 2 man delivery service, please contact us on 0330 365 4444 for further information.
Delivery and Installation Service
This service can be arranged on an ad-hoc basis via a specialist piano delivery company. Delivery times cannot be guaranteed until we have made arrangements with the delivery company. If you would prefer a delivery and installation service, please contact our sales team on 0330 365 4444 who will be happy to set up a quotation for you and provide you with more information on this service.
Any electrical items in your order may have been designed to work with a 240V circuit, using a United Kingdom G type plug connection. An adapter or transformer may be required for these items to work properly and safely in your country. Some items work with a range of voltages, or have a switchable voltage control built in. Please refer to the specific product details for further information.