Celebrate 'National Buy a Musical Instrument Day' With Casio's Compact Grand Piano

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CELEBRATE “NATIONAL BUY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT DAY” WITH CASIO’S COMPACT GRAND PIANO
Casio’s CGP-700 Features a Color Touch Interface, Tri-Sensor Technology and True Concert Grand Piano Sound

Dover, NJ, May 17, 2016 - This Sunday, May 22nd, Casio America, Inc. is encouraging musicians and consumers to participate in “National Buy a Musical Instrument Day”, a day that is all about playing and creating music for people of all ages. Whether you are considering playing a musical instrument for the first time, or a seasoned musician looking to add to your collection, “National Buy a Musical Instrument Day” is the perfect time to explore the options that are available musicians of all levels.

“As a manufacturer of digital pianos and keyboards, we support the importance of ‘National Buy a Musical Instrument Day,’ and acknowledge its mission of promoting the power of music,” said Stephen Schmidt, Vice President of Casio’s Electronic Musical Instrument Division. “This day is an observance for people of all ages. You’re never too young to start playing, and never too old to learn something new. This could be the perfect time to revisit that bucket list and learn how to play the piano. Learning to play an instrument is fun and rewarding, and it can be the perfect tool to alleviate the stress in your life.”

Casio’s CGP-700 Compact Grand Piano™ boasts a high-resolution Color Touch Interface™, a premium icon-based 5.3” touch display. This easy-to-use interface makes exploring the CGP-700 both simple and fun. Featuring hundreds of rich, vibrant Tones and Rhythms, plus powerful recording tools, the CGP-700 is at home onstage, in the studio, or as a beautiful addition to any living space.

The CGP-700 features Casio’s world-class Tri-Sensor 88-note scaled hammer action keyboard with simulated ebony and ivory textured keys. The company’s advanced engineering has resulted in the authentic piano feel that musicians expect in a grand piano. The scaled hammer action provides the weight and resistance of an actual grand piano, capturing every detail of your performance. Samples of a recorded nine-foot concert grand piano complement the realism of the keys and are played via a unique three-way speaker system with 40 watts of total power. Four speakers are located in the top panel of the CGP-700, and two additional speakers are located in the included wooden stand.

Ideal for piano lessons and music labs, the CGP-700’s two headphone jacks are located on the front panel. The keyboard can be placed in “Duet” mode, allowing a student and teacher (or two students) to play, each with their own middle C. Stereo audio recording and playback are available via USB, and the built-in 16-track recorder is perfect for songwriting.

The CGP-700 is available at local and internet retailers for an MSRP of $799.99. To learn more about Casio’s new CGP-700 Compact Grand Piano, as well as the company’s full portfolio of electronic musical instruments, please visit www.CasioMusicGear.com.

About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com.