Casio Uses the Power of Music to Bring Families Together During Family Fun Month

Casio's New Compact Grand Piano™ Encourages Fun and Family Bonding

DOVER, N.J., Aug. 6, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —  While August can mean the end of summer and start of back-to-school shopping, it also marks a time of celebration with National Family Fun Month. Leading electronic music manufacturer, Casio America, Inc., is taking part by encouraging musical celebrations nationwide. According to a study conducted by Frontiers in Psychology, social harmony is higher within families when young people listen to music with their family members. Music acts as "social glue" providing a sense of unity, bringing individuals together1. Whether your family is jamming out on a keyboard or singing along to their favorite tunes, Casio's new Compact Grand PianoTM, the CGP-700, offers tons of fun features the entire family can enjoy.

Casio's New Compact Grand Piano(tm) - the CGP-700

"One of music's greatest gifts is its ability to inspire people to come together and Casio is proud to offer a range of digital pianos and keyboards that enable families to do so," said Stephen Schmidt, Vice President of Casio's Electronic Musical Instrument Division. "Our newest addition, the CGP-700, is a family-friendly instrument that helps to guide both beginners and advanced musicians alike to musical success."

The CGP-700 is equipped with Casio's latest technological achievement, the Color Touch InterfaceTM, which features a premium icon-based 5.3" touch display with 168,960 pixels. This bright, clear and easy-to–use interface allows musicians to choose tones, select rhythms, split and layer sounds, and more. The CGP-700 also features Casio's superior engineering and world-class Tri-Sensor 88-note scaled hammer action keyboard with simulated ebony and ivory keys which has resulted in the authentic piano feel that musicians expect in a grand piano. In addition, the CGP-700 incorporates a new, unique 3-way sound system with 40 watts of total amplification. Four speakers are located in the top of the CGP-700 which provides a rich stereo experience, and two additional speakers are located in the included stand to provide the low frequencies to handle instruments like bass and drums with ease.

Additional features of the CGP-700 include the following:

  • Stereo concert grand piano with four (4) dynamic levels.
  • 550 built in-tones including guitars, basses, strings, brass, organs and more
  • 200 new rhythms utilizing new drums and percussion
  • Direct buttons for Grand Piano, transpose and performance registration functions
  • New insert and system effects engine
  • Two (2) headphone jacks on the front panel
  • Stereo audio recording and playback via USB
  • ¼" Line outputs, USB MIDI

Casio's CGP-700 is available now at Guitar Center Stores and music dealers nationwide in September for an MSRP of $799. To learn more about Casio'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, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com.

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