Finding a piano with terrific sound and touch at an affordable price is not always easy. Piano students always benefit from practicing on a quality grand piano, because of its superior design; however, grand pianos do not always fit the budget of every person or family. Additionally, many people do not have the floorspace to accommodate anything besides an upright.
The greatest disadvantage of an upright piano is its action mechanism, everything from the keys to the hammers that hit the strings. In an upright, the hammers strike vertically, and there is no repetition lever to enable the pianist to quickly hit the strings again, whereas in a grand piano, the hammer strikes from underneath the string and has a repletion lever to enable lightening fast repetition; also, the tone of a larger grand piano is inherently superior to even the most expensive full-size uprights, due to the way grand pianos are geometrically designed.
Many companies have attempted to make a grand piano experience more accessible by creating hybrid pianos. A hybrid has historically been little more than a glorified digital piano. Most manufacturers would attempt to mimic an acoustic piano "feel" but at the cost of valuing efficiency of production and cost savings over correct design. Additionally, the sound samples themselves typically had been derived from existing and dated home digital piano models.
Casio has spared no expense in the production of their hybrid piano, the Celviano Grand Hybrid. Acclaimed German piano builder, C. Bechstein, partnered with Casio to create the best hybrid piano possible. The greatest advantage of the Grand Hybrid is its superior action mechanism that practically duplicates a grand piano action, and features keysticks made from the same Austrian spruce found in the finest C. Bechstein concert grands. The touch feels exactly the same as a grand piano, and it is adjustable through a series of innovative algorithms that change the response of the touch, brilliance of the attack, and even the hammer noise. The Grand Hybrid's sound utilizes sampling and modeling technology to mimic 3 renowned premium concert grands. The Berlin Grand brings to life the renowned Bechstein model D, and there are two other famous pianos from respected factories in Hamburg and Vienna. Casio-Bechstein's Grand Hybrid provides the pianist with a full grand piano experience in an affordable, attractive, and amazingly compact instrument. Backed by a 5 year warranty and priced lower than most new uprights, the Grand Hybrid has made the dream of owning a heirloom grand piano possible for any person.
Come to Stilwell's and experience the magic of the Grand Hybrid today!