Disclosure: I received this keyboard piano at no cost for review. All opinions are my own.
At the beginning of this year, my son started taking interest in my daughter’s mini keyboard that she received for a Christmas gift years ago. My mother-in-law started teaching him some basic notes and songs, and he really seemed to enjoy practicing. I asked if he wanted to take lessons, especially since he already plays trumpet. We signed him up for a few sample lessons, and he really loved it. So, when Casio reached out and gave us the opportunity to review the Casio CGP-700, I knew that it would be perfect for us. The Casio CGP-700 is a keyboard, but sounds just like a piano. It’s a great piano keyboard for beginners, if you know that your child will stay with lessons, but you don’t want to invest in a full piano.
Review of the Casio CGP-700 Piano Keyboard
Specifications of the Casio CPG-700
The Casio CPG-700 keyboard sounds just like a piano, with a 40-watt, 6-speaker system that is built right into the stand. It includes an icon-based 5.3 inch touch display. It weighs 26lbs – 56.7 lbs with the stand, and is 52″ x 11.5″ x 5.5″. It really doesn’t take much space at all – my son’s is kept in his bedroom.
The Casio CPG-700 piano keyboard offers 550 instrument tones and 200 rhythms. It’s had a 17 track sequencer as well as a USB audio recorder, which can connect to your PC, Mac, or other portable devices like iPads. It uses a regular DC adaptor to plug into the wall.
Playing the Casio CPG-700
My son was a little skeptical when the keyboard piano arrived, because he had just started learning on a regular keyboard. However, he quickly picked up the notes and absolutely loves it now. He loves playing around with the features that are on this keyboard that were not on his original one, including the ability to make the sounds of other instruments. He also really likes having the foot petal – something he wasn’t familiar with until he got the Casio CPG-700.
Overall, the Casio CPG-700 is the perfect keyboard piano for any young musician. It’s great for a family who doesn’t have loads of space for a traditional grand piano, and is easy to assemble and store. To learn more, visit their website.