New Products: CASIO Celviano GP-310 and GP-510

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Casio has today released news of two new models – the GP-310 and the GP-510. These two instruments form part of Casio’s premium Celviano Grand Hybrid product range. They are both uprated versions of the popular GP-300 and GP-500.

Casio Celviano GP310BK

Casio Celviano GP310BK (black) Grand Hybrid

Casio cite the main improvements as:

  • A more precise touch response, especially when playing pianissimo
  • A richer bass sound
  • New piano tones with improved clarity and tonal projection
  • Enhanced soft pedalling.

The new models provide more dynamic contrast throughout the tonal range, and feature piano voicings that deliver an enhanced richness of sound and a wider more accurate touch response.

The Celviano Grand Hybrid range was originally introduced in 2015, with the aforementioned GP-300 and GP-500 (and subsequently the GP-400). At the heart of these digital instruments is the AiR Grand Sound Source (Acoustic and Intelligent Resonator).

This technology is used to reproduce the subtle nuances of three core pianos: the Berlin Grand – with a clear bell-like timbre across its entire compass; the Hamburg Grand – a brighter richer more expressive sound; and the Vienna Grand – warmer with a powerful lower register.

The C. Bechstein Celviano Connection

I’m sure you can work out where Casio is coming from with the names of these voicings! Actually, C. Bechstein was responsible for creating the Berlin Grand sound. And the company also helped in the design of the keyboard — the full-length keys are made from the same Austrian spruce as used for the C. Bechstein concert grands. As a result, every Casio Celviano Grand Hybrid features a plaque recognising C. Bechstein’s involvement.

The Casio GP-510 Celviano Grand

The Casio GP-510 Celviano Grand Hybrid, with C. Bechstein badge. The USB Drive can also be seen.

The GP-510 is the higher spec’d model. It includes extra features such as:

  • A greater number of preset tones
  • Enhanced performance set-ups
  • Aliquot resonance
  • Open string resonance
  • Pedal action noise.

A detailed spec sheet for both the GP-310 and the GP-500 appears below.

“We are incredibly proud of achieving yet another innovation milestone with the release of the latest Celviano Grand Hybrid piano models. This opens up a world of opportunity and new experiences for those seeking the grand sound of a classical instrument combined with the best and latest in technology.”

Neil Evans, Head of Casio Music UK

More information can be found on the various Casio international websites (Casio US, Casio UK, Casio Europe).

The new Casio Celviano Grand Hybrid models (GP-510 and GP-310) are released at the end of September 2019 (UK). They have a recommended retail price (RRP) of £3,895.00 and £2,735.00 respectively.

Prices and availability for other territories are not yet available. Please check back here later.

CASIO GP-31- and CASIO GP-510 Specifications

 CASIO GP-310CASIO GP-510
KEYBOARD
Number of Keys8888
Number of sensors33
ActionNatural Grand Hammer Action KeyboardNatural Grand Hammer Action Keyboard
Key surface finishWhite Keys : Acrylic
Black Keys : Phenol
White Keys : Acrylic
Black Keys : Phenol
Touch Sensitivity5 sensitivity levels
(Heavy 2, Heavy 1, Normal, Light 1, Light 2), off
5 sensitivity levels
(Heavy 2, Heavy 1, Normal, Light 1, Light 2), off
Hammer Response10 levels, off10 levels, off
SOUND ENGINEAiR Grand Sound SourceAiR Grand Sound Source
PianosBerlin Grand, Hamburg Grand, Vienna GrandBerlin Grand, Hamburg Grand, Vienna Grand
Polyphony (maximum)256256
Acoustic Simulator…
Damper Resonance10 levels, off10 levels, off
String Resonance10 levels, off10 levels, off
Aliquot Resonance-10 levels, off
Open String Resonance-10 levels, off
Damper Noise10 levels, off10 levels, off
Pedal Action Noise-10 levels, off
Key On Action Noise10 levels, off10 levels, off
Key Off Action Noise10 levels, off10 levels, off
Key Off SimulatorYesYes
Lid Simulator4 types4 types
TONES
Number of Built-in Tones2635
Piano Tone1216
Direct Tone Select button33
LayerYesYes
SplitYesYes
DIGITAL EFFECTS
Hall Simulator/Reverb12 types x 4 positions (Hall Simulator)12 types x 4 positions (Hall Simulator)
Chorus4 types4 types
Brilliance7 levels (-3~0~3)7 levels (-3~0~3)
DSPYes (Preset for some tones)Yes (Preset for some tones)
SOUND SYSTEM
Grand Acoustic SystemYesYes
Top Board Open/ClosedYesYes
Volume Sync EQ3 levels, off3 levels, off
Headphone ModeYesYes
Speakers16 cm x 2 + (10 cm + 5 cm) x 216 cm x 2 + (10 cm + 5 cm) x 2
3-way, 6-speakers3-way, 6-speakers
Amplifier30W x 2 + 20W x 230W x 2 + 20W x 2
PEDALS
Pedal compliment3 built-in pedals (damper, soft, sostenuto)3 built-in pedals (damper, soft, sostenuto)
Half Damper Pedal Efect(Damper)Yes (continuous recognition)Yes (continuous recognition)
Half Pedal Position(Damper)5 levels (-2~0~2)5 levels (-2~0~2)
SONGS
Concert Play…
Number of Preset Songs1515
ControllerFF, REW, PAUSE, REPEAT, TEMPO DOWNFF, REW, PAUSE, REPEAT, TEMPO DOWN
Playback Mode2 (LISTEN, PLAY)2 (LISTEN, PLAY)
Music Library…
Number of Songs6060
User Area1010
Approximate Data CapacityApprox. 900KB (Up to approx. 90KB/song)Approx. 900KB (Up to approx. 90KB/song)
ControllerFF, REW, PAUSE, REPEAT, TEMPO CHANGEFF, REW, PAUSE, REPEAT, TEMPO CHANGE
Lesson FunctionRight hand off, Left hand offRight hand off, Left hand off
Grand Piano Tone Demo66
FUNCTIONS
Performance Setups…
Preset-15
User Area-10
Duet FunctionYesYes
Duet Pan On/OffYesYes
Recorder 1 song, 2 tracks 1 song, 2 tracks
Approximate Data CapacityReal Time Rec, up to 5,000 notesReal Time Rec, up to 5,000 notes
ControllerFF, REW, PAUSE, REPEAT, TEMPO CHANGEFF, REW, PAUSE, REPEAT, TEMPO CHANGE
Audio Record/PlayMax. 99 songs maximum, approximately 25 min./song
(To USB flash drive, 44.1 kHz Stereo WAV format)
Max. 99 songs maximum, approximately 25 min./song
(To USB flash drive, 44.1 kHz Stereo WAV format)
ControllerFF, REW, PAUSE, REPEATFF, REW, PAUSE, REPEAT
Metronome…
Beats0~90~9
Tempo20~255BPM20~255BPM
Octave ShiftYesYes
Key transpose2 octaves (-12 semitones ~ 0 ~ +12 semitones)2 octaves (-12 semitones ~ 0 ~ +12 semitones)
Tuning controlA4 = 415.5Hz ~ 440.0Hz ~ 465.9HzA4 = 415.5Hz ~ 440.0Hz ~ 465.9Hz
Number of Preset TemperamentsEqual temperaments plus 16 othersEqual temperaments plus 16 others
Operation LockYesYes
DISPLAY
TypeFull-dot LCD with backlightFull-dot LCD with backlight
CONNECTIVITY
Headphone2 (Stereo standard jack)2 (Stereo standard jack)
Line OUT2 (L / MONO, R), Standard jack2 (L / MONO, R), Standard jack
Line IN2 (L / MONO, R), Standard jack2 (L / MONO, R), Standard jack
MIDIIN/OUTIN/OUT
USB To HostYesYes
USB To DeviceYesYes
POWER
Power Consumption38 W38 W
Power SupplyDC 24VDC 24V
AC AdaptorAC Adapter : AD-E24500LWAC Adapter : AD-E24500LW
Auto Power OffYesYes
DIMENSIONS
Size1,434 x 489 x 963 mm (w/o music stand)1,434 x 489 x 963 mm (w/o music stand)
56.4 x 19.2 x 37.9 inch (w/o music stand)56.4 x 19.2 x 37.9 inch (w/o music stand)
Weight78.5kg (173.1 lb.)78.5kg (173.1 lb.)
Color / FinishBK: Satin Black  WE: Natural White WoodPolished Black
ACCESSORIES
Adjustable-height Piano BenchYes (except Europe ver. and UK ver.)Yes (except Europe ver. and UK ver.)
Music StandYesYes
Score Book (Concert Play/Music Library)YesYes
AC AdaptorYes (AD-E24500LW)Yes (AD-E24500LW)
Headphone HookYesYes

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