Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

Top Casio Digital Pianos and Keyboards

Casio is one of the leading brands of musical instruments today and its piano keyboards are quite popular.In this guide we have made a selection of the best Casio keyboards.

Many of them are real bestsellers and we’ll explain why. The keyboards we are going to show you have a price range between 100 € and 600 €. Evidently, not all are good for the same thing. Some are keyboards for beginners, while others are good to use as a keyboard for composing.

Other models in the selection are perfect for studying piano at any level. At the beginning we show you more keyboard type products with 61 keys and attention to the digital pianos at the end, which have 88 keys. In addition, we give you several purchase options so that you can see if it is convenient to buy these electronic products in Amazon or in other stores. Well, there may be significant prices on Casio keyboards.

Jaime Echagüe

Author

Advice:

From this post you can control the price of these pianos quickly because you have direct links to several stores. If you save this post in bookmarks or favorites of your browser you will have it available easily and accessible.

The important thing is that all the keyboards in the list have the basics. A sensitive keyboard, sustain pedal input that holds the note in time even if it is released, and MIDI connection. The keyboards that have 88 keys and Hammer Action are the so-called digital pianos, and the ones that have a 61 keys piano do not pretend to imitate an acoustic piano so much.

(New 2019) Casio CDP S100

A marvel that Casio has launched this year, to replace the Casio CDP 130 and with the idea of competing with the Yamaha P45 at a similar price of 400 euros. It’s meant to be portable. It occupies 30% less space than the Casio CDP 130, and only weighs about 10kg. It also works with small batteries and has an app to manage its functionalities. Don’t miss the review of the CASIO CDP S100.

If you live in America or Asia check the Amazon link. If you live in Europe check the Thomann link as well:

What's NEW with the Ultra Compact CDP-S100 compared to the CDP-130?

In USA check the Casio PX 160. If you press link below it will drive you to the Casio PX 160 cause Casio CDP S100 is not at USA right now. If you are in Europe Amazon link will drive you to the Casio CDP S100

(Below the link to this item in the best Amazon website for UNITED STATES)

Casio CTK 3500 (Old Casio CTK 3200)

I’m sure you’ll be interested in…

The Casio CTK 3200 and its new version, the Casio CTK 3500 (no difference between the two), is the cheapest keyboard of this section.

It is a musical keyboard with a great variety of sounds and does not exceed 200 €. It has USB MIDI output so you can connect it to your computer and work with it with programs like Sibelius. So it’s perfect for composing.

It has a sustain pedal input that is not included, and a 61-key Casio keyboard that is sensitive but not Hammer Action. At the end of the post we recommend a sustain pedal compatible with this keyboard.

It has a polyphonic memory of 48 voices that is not bad at all for that price and about 400 sounds of medium quality.It’s the perfect keyboard to know if you like to play the keyboard or as a secondary keyboard for composing and rehearsals because it weighs 3.5 kg and you can take it wherever you want. However, if you want to learn piano, it will only be appropriate for the first year and it is not ideal for learning piano. Thanks to its price, it can be the perfect Casio keyboard for children because very intuitive and fun.It has not very powerful 2W loudspeakers.

  • 400 sounds, some a little bad but the most important sound ok
  • Power supply included
  • Possibility of work with small batteries
Casio CTK-3500 - Conceptual

What is the price and where to buy the Casio CTK 3500?

You can purchase the CTK 3500 from a local dealer or a store near you, however, we recommend the following options:

(Below the link to this item in the best Amazon website for UNITED STATES)

Casio CTK 240

The Casio CTK 240 keyboard is very popular from Casio. It’s a pretty basic keyboard but at a very low price:

  • 49 keys without sensitivity or hammer action
  • 12 polyphony voices (Number of notes that can sound at once. This includes accompaniments that also consume notes. So if you play on top of an accompaniment, more notes accumulate)
  • 100 sounds (Different sounds of piano and other instruments)
  • 100 styles (Accompanying styles that adapt to the chords we are playing. For example they will put a bass and a drums that will be adapted and synchronized with the notes that we are playing in the keyboard)
  • 50 pre-recorded internal songs
  • LCD display improves usability and makes it easy to use
  • 2 not very powerful 1.6W loudspeakers
  • Runs on batteries only
  • Very light weight, at  2.8kg

It usually costs less than 100 euros and can be used by someone who wants to compose or have a secondary keyboard. But I really don’t recommend it to start playing the piano. The sounds are very basic and the Casio CTK 3500, of which we have spoken to you above, at least brings MIDI and sustain pedal. I don’t recommend such a basic keyboard to start with.

Casio CTK-240 | Keyboard Review & Summary

Also if you want to buy it despite what I have told you the best packs and prices you will find here:

(Below the link to this item in the best Amazon website for UNITED STATES)

Casio LK-280

A very interesting keyboard, for a price of less than 300 € a musical keyboard very fun and with many utilities. Comes with:

  • 61 illuminated and touch-sensitive keys
  • 48 notes polyphony
  • 600 sounds
  • 180 styles
  • 110 internal songs already configured
  • Learning system (I really don’t like these systems very much)
  • Transposition function
  • LCD display for easy operation
  • Metronome (Element of basic study to study and practice the tempo of a piece of music)
  • Sampler function to record percussion loops or musical passages and then loop over them. Up to 10 seconds
  • Recording up to 6 tracks
  • Memory expansion slot for SD or SDHC cards up to 32 Gb
  • SMF format player
  • Microphone input that will go out to the speakers and allow us to sing while we play and put effects to the voice. Or record… It also includes a microphone
  • USB midi connection
  • Input for sustain pedal (The sustain pedal of a piano or keyboard is used to keep the note playing even if you don’t press the key)
  • Headphone and line output for live performance
  • 2 x 2.5W speakers that are ok for home rehearsal and practice
  • Includes power supply and supports batteries. It is also very portable with a weight of 4.5 kg and dimensions of 948 x 350 x 103mm (W x D x H).

Don’t miss the review of this Casio keyboard. In that review you will find many interesting comparisons. It’s a very good option if you don’t have more than 300 euros.

Casio LK-280 Lighted Keyboard Review

You can buy it at the following stores:

(Below the link to this item in the best Amazon website for UNITED STATES)

 

Pedal for Casio keyboard

Casio 88-key pianos come with a sustain pedal to get you started, but for little money you can buy “universal pedals” with a little more quality.

The sustain pedals are the musical accessories for your digital keyboard that you will need for sure. In addition to a good cover and an approved stand to be comfortable and avoid injuries.

If you have bought a 61-key model like the Casio CTK 3500, which at first do not come with sustain pedal -- and the truth is that the first year of learning you can pull without, it but you should have one in the future to get all the expressive resources of your electronic keyboard.

If you buy your sustain pedal look first at Thomann when you buy the keyboard, but if you buy it later is an item too cheap so you will not get free postage. In that case you have the following good option as sustain pedal on Amazon:

Pedal para teclado Casio

(Below the link to this item in the best Amazon website for UNITED STATES)

Casio Keyboard Stand

There are several types of media and the truth is that they are an important accessory for your keyboard or digital piano. In this type of product, a good support is important because when you are playing your piano if the support is not good you will have a very uncomfortable vibration that is not pleasant. There are several very affordable models and undoubtedly the most sold is the next model of the Stagg brand:

soporte para teclado casio

(Below the link to this item in the best Amazon website for UNITED STATES)

Casio Keyboard Bench and Ergonomics Tips

If you are going to practice a lot with the keyboard, it is very important to have a suitable stool.

The height of your hands should be adequate so that you do not have to be forcing the position or you may develop tendinitis or other injuries.

Most people have different heights but a digital piano stand will always have the same height. So it’s the stool that has to be adjustable. Of course if you have a filly and you find a stool with the right height that you need that is perfect. In our next post you are going to see several videos and postural tips to avoid injuries.

I strongly encourage you to see it because for sure it provides a lot of useful information and avoids future headaches… and back pain. Visit our ergonomics guide for playing the piano and how to choose the best piano stool.

posición de los brazos para tocar piano

If you are interested in more musical instruments and especially pianos from other brands we advise you to have a look at our selection with the best digital pianos of the moment and have a look at my selection of Yamaha keyboards and pianos.

Do you want to know more about piano keys?

The piano is one of the easiest musical instruments to learn to play. But then when it comes to mastering it, things get complicated.It’s quite possible that you’ve ever wondered about the differences between black and white keys. Or that it is a chord or how it is that there can be several C notes in the same digital piano. We explain these doubts in our post that explains the keys of a piano.

Digital pianos are products that have revolutionized the piano studio in a very important factor that is to be able to study in silence thanks to headphones. And that’s where the Casio brand has made a remarkable contribution with every digital piano it’s designed. So it’s also important that you get one of these accessories. It doesn’t have to be special, headphones you feel comfortable wearing if you’ve been wearing them for a long time.

Speaking of studying piano, if you are looking for a piano or digital keyboard, it is very possible that you are also thinking of learning in a self-taught way and save a few dollars. At an initial level that is possible, and if you are very clever then maybe more. We therefore recommend that you take a look at our guide to learning piano, where we guide you through the free resources and paid products that exist for self-taught piano learning today.

In this article we included until recently the following models that now you can only find second-hand:

Please, vote if you liked this article

>>>>>

 

Jaime Echagüe

Hi! I'm Jaime Echagüe, a musician and an authentic fan of musical instruments. With this blog I want to give general information about musical instruments in an easy, direct and honest way. I hope you enjoy my website and that you find it very useful.

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below