Bestselling Models for All Your Music Needs
Casio SA-76 Mini Keyboard
Price Range: $40 to $60
Casio Mini Keyboards are perfect for introducing your kids to the wonderful world of electronic music. So gift one to your kid today! Read more…
Casio LK-280 Lighted Key
Price Range: $200 to $225
The best one in this category, the Casio LK280 is available as a premium keyboard pack that gives you necessary accessories such as Headphones, Power Supply, and Stand. Perfect for beginners who want to learn the keyboard, comes with touch-sensitive keys, and a much better sound. Read more…
Casio CTK-2400 PPK 61-Key
Price Range: $100 to $130
One of the best value for money products, the Casio CTK-2400 is a 61-Key touch-sensitive keyboard that comes bundled with Headphones, Stand and Power Supply. Its perfect for beginners who want to learn the keyboard, and also to explore the various features that make electronic keyboards so popular. It comes with a much better sound, and has everything that you need to get started right away. Sampling function, ability connect a CD or MP3 player via the audio input so that you can play along to your favorite song on the keyboard, etc. Read more…
Casio WK-245 76-Key Electronic Keyboard
Price range: $170 to $220
The Casio WK-245 is another value-for-money model from the Casio brand that gives you 76-Key Touch Sensitive Keys and more more useful features. This keyboard can be used for learning, for composing, or to enjoy its accompaniments. Although it has 76-keys, its lightweight and portable enough to be easily carried around. The 76-keys lets you practice many more songs compared to 61-keys (doesn’t come with real weighted keys though). Read more here…
Casio CTK-4400 61-Key Keyboard
Price range: $130 to $170
The CTK-4400 (comes with 61 touch-sensitive Keys) is a slightly more advanced keyboard, and has a few enhanced tools that makes it suitable even for amateurs and the intermediate keyboard players (not really for gigs though) Read more here…
Casio XW P1 Synthesizer
Price range: Around $500
Casio XW-P1 is more of a performance synthesizer, packed with some great features and sounds, and is quite powerful. Read more here…
Casio PX-150 88-Keys
Price Range: $500 to $600.
The new Casio Privia PX-150 redefines the digital piano category with unprecedented sound quality and performance in a sleek package that is supremely portable. The Casio Privia PX-150 features all new grand piano samples and a new Tri-Sensor 88 note scaled hammer action keyboard. An excellent piano to help you get started! Read more….
Casio PX-350 Privia
Price Range: Under $1000
A great product in the sub $1000 price range that will appeal to intermediate players, serious learners and even experienced players. Read more….
Casio PX-850 Privia
Price Range: $1000 to $1200
Top class sounds, excellent touch, in an elegant cabinet, simulates damper resonance and lid simulation. This one is not really cheap but offers real value. Read more….
Casio AP-420 Celviano Digital Piano
Price Range: Just Under $1000
A great sounding upright digital piano that looks even better, comes with a bench, features a 3-pedal unit for traditional piano pedaling. Value-for-money piano for those looking for a piano in the classic design! Read more….
Casio Keyboard Reviews – More Models
Okay, so what are some really good keyboard models in the Casio keyboard series that should tempt somebody who is planning to buy one?
Starting with kids, you have the hugely popular 44 key mini keyboard, the casio sa-76 which is ideal for all little fingers. This keyboard does not come with touch sensitive keys though, which is okay for kids.
But if you are willing to spend a bit more (around $130), you can have the 61-key touch sensitive keyboard – casio ctk-2400, which is an excellent beginner keyboard with several cool features such as the ability to connect CD or MP3 player for practicing along with favorite songs. You may also consider the 61-key, lighted, casio lk-280 keyboard, which is fun to play.
Have you always dreamt of playing the piano, but are really short on budget? If you have never owned a keyboard before and would love to play a lot of piano songs, then have a look at the casio wk-245 76 key piano keyboard. It gives you all the arranger features along with 76 touch sensitive keys, and that too for just around $200. You may want to read that again!
Now for the intermediate to more experienced players, who are looking for something more – better sound, features and more keys and really don’t care if it is a Casio, but want a value buy. Then one of the hidden gems, which surprisingly not many people are aware of, is the 76-key casio wk-7600. With drawbar organ ones, powerful effects and synthesizer mode, it is for the experienced players who expect some more from their keyboard.
But what about keyboards with 88 keys, that have weighted keys, which are the better ones from Casio? It is from their Privia series, which is fast becoming a rage in the portable digital piano segment. Couple of models to watch out for are the privia casio px-150 and the privia casio px-350.
Until a few years back, Casio keyboards were regarded by many as toy keyboards. Though they did sell many mini-keyboards at that time, they also had a good line-up of arranger keyboards, but still it failed to find acceptance among the experienced keyboard players.
Many keyboard and piano players still maintain the same view, but seem to have a different take on their digital pianos, especially their Privia range of pianos, and a couple of models in the Casio WK and the CTK keyboard series.
The reason for this change in views has been their introduction of top quality portable, weighted-action piano keyboards in recent years, which has been lapped up whole-heartedly by the music keyboard community. The Casio mini keyboard is now used only by kids.
In addition to the numerous voices and styles, a top end Casio piano keyboard now comes with many advanced features. You can find audio inputs so that you can connect a mic or guitar which can then be heard from the Casio Keyboard speakers.
Dual headphone jacks, sheet music for internal demo songs, are some of the other improvements that you can find on some of the top Casio Privia keyboard.
Here are some final thoughts. Casio definitely has the cost factor on their side, besides being easy-to-use that makes it popular among first time buyers…mostly children and adults.
But if you already own a keyboard of some other brand and are looking to upgrade to a higher model, don’t be tempted to assume that Casio manufactures only cheap keyboards.
Casio is slowly but surely raising the bar! And it is evident from their new launches in their Privia, WK and the CTK series.
The keyboards in the WK-series and the portable pianos in the Privia series will make many experienced users sit up and take notice.
We are not saying that Casio keyboards are better than the best from the other Brands. But these keyboards and pianos have features and functions that give them the best price-to-features ratio.
So ignore Casio at your own risk! You may lose significant dollars if you do so!
The Various Series
Here are the popular keyboard and piano models from Casio across the various series…
Various Casio keyboards & Accessories