Bestselling Models for All Your Music Needs
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-2300 61-Key
Price Range: $100 to $130
One of the best value for money products, the Casio CTK-2300 is a 61-Key keyboard that comes bundled with Headphones, Stand and Power Supply. Perfect for beginners who want to learn the keyboard. It comes with touch-sensitive keys, and a much better sound, and has everything that you need to get started right away. 150 rhythms, sampling function, new Voice Pads and ability connect a CD or MP3 player via the audio input so that you can play along to your favorite song on the keyboard. Read more…
Casio WK-225 76-Key Electronic Keyboard
Price range: $180 to $220
The Casio WK-225 is a 76-Key Touch Sensitive Keyboard that can be used for learning, for its accompaniments, and is portable enough to be easily carried around. The 76-keys lets you practice many more songs compared to 61-keys. If you’re looking for really weighted keys, you may have to explore other options. Read more here…
Casio CTK-4200 61-Key Keyboard
Price range: Around $150
The CTK-4200 comes with touch-sensitive Keys, 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 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-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. If you want a bigger keyboard for your child, then you can even have a look at the 61-key casio lk-100 keyboard. Both these keyboards do not come with touch sensitive keys though, which is not a big deal if it is for kids and you don’t want to spend a lot.
But if you are willing to spend a bit more (around $130), you can have the 61-key touch sensitive keyboard – casio ctk-2300, which is an excellent keyboard, that also provides you the ability to connect CD or MP3 player for practicing along with favorite songs.
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-225 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-7500. 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