Casio Portable Pianos on The Cunningham Piano Show Podcast

Welcome to the Cunningham Piano Show Podcast! In this episode, hosts Hugh Sung and Tim Oliver, co-owner of Cunningham Piano, delve into an exciting new venture featuring a range of portable digital pianos from Casio. Cunningham Piano, established in 1891, is renowned for its extensive collection of Yamaha, Bösendorfer, and Clavinova pianos. Today, the focus shifts to the innovative and portable Casio keyboards, ideal for both beginners and professional musicians.

Casio Portable Pianos: An Overview

The podcast begins with a look at the new micro store concept introduced in all Cunningham Piano stores. This setup showcases a variety of portable pianos, also known as slab keyboards, emphasizing the affordability and portability these instruments offer. Tim and Hugh highlight the versatility of the Casio line, particularly the popular Casio Privia and CDP series.

Key Features of Casio Portable Pianos

1. Casio CDP-S160:

  • Overview : This is the most affordable option in the lineup, featuring 10 sounds and Casio’s scaled hammer action keyboard.
  • Ideal For : Beginners and those looking for a basic, portable piano with essential features.

2. Casio Privia PX-S1100:

  • Overview : A step up from the CDP-S160, this model is compact yet powerful, with advanced features such as the smart scaled hammer action and individually weighted keys.
  • Ideal For : Intermediate players and those seeking a more authentic piano experience.

3. Casio Privia PX-S5000:

  • Overview : This model offers the best action with a hybrid hammer action, wooden core keys, and advanced key let-off sounds.
  • Ideal For : Serious learners and professionals wanting a high-quality digital piano that closely mimics an acoustic grand piano.

Advanced Features for Gigging Musicians and Teachers

4. Casio CDP-S360:

  • Overview : Similar in form to the CDP-S160 but with 700 onboard sounds and 200 rhythms, making it perfect for gigging musicians.
  • Ideal For : Performers and teachers who need a wide variety of sounds and rhythms.

5. Casio Privia PX-S3100:

  • Overview : This model offers the same features as the CDP-S360 but with enhanced action and more sophisticated sound options.
  • Ideal For : Professional musicians requiring superior performance and versatility.

6. Casio Privia PX-S7000:

  • Overview : A unique model with 400 sounds, a 4-channel spatial sound system, and mic inputs, making it a powerhouse performance piano.
  • Ideal For : Performers looking for a visually striking and highly functional digital piano.

Tim and Hugh invite listeners to visit Cunningham Piano locations in Cherry Hill, NJ, Delmar, DE, and King of Prussia, PA, to explore the Casio portable pianos firsthand. They emphasize the versatility, affordability, and high quality of these instruments, making them suitable for both beginners and professional musicians. Stay tuned for future episodes where each piano will be discussed in detail, providing tutorials and highlighting their unique features.

For more information and to explore the Casio portable pianos, check out the links provided for each model. Happy playing!