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#2263082 - Today at 01:38 PM Casio AP range advice please
thamajor7 Offline
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Registered: 04/17/14
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Hello forum friends. I was hoping to get some advice please on the Casio AP range, as I cannot determine the model number in relation to quality and difference.

My fiance is looking for an electric piano, on a stand that looks more like an upright due to the fact that she is a music teacher. I think the Casio AP range looks good, but not sure which one to advise her to go for. It would be secondhand due to budget, with said budget being 350 or ideally less.

She requires midi in/out, a good standalone grand piano sound onboard, and beyond that simply the best hammer action and velocity feel she can achieve.

A nice wooden stand/casing is also on the wish list!

Any advice on the various models or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.


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#2263088 - Today at 02:05 PM Re: Casio AP range advice please [Re: thamajor7]
TheodorN Offline
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Registered: 07/16/10
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I don't think you'll get any of the AP Celviano pianos for 350 euros, possibly a used one, if you're lucky. A member here, Sinophilia, recently got an AP-450 for 890, and even that was a reduced price. Afraid you can only get the PX-150 for 350 euros, except you buy a used piano, as earlier stated.

Casio PX-150 is considered by many the best bargain around the 400-500 euros/dollars mark.
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#2263134 - 8 minutes 53 seconds ago Re: Casio AP range advice please [Re: thamajor7]
Lester Burnham Offline
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Registered: 12/29/13
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Originally Posted By: thamajor7
Hello forum friends. I was hoping to get some advice please on the Casio AP range, as I cannot determine the model number in relation to quality and difference.

My fiance is looking for an electric piano, on a stand that looks more like an upright due to the fact that she is a music teacher. I think the Casio AP range looks good, but not sure which one to advise her to go for. It would be secondhand due to budget, with said budget being 350 or ideally less.

She requires midi in/out, a good standalone grand piano sound onboard, and beyond that simply the best hammer action and velocity feel she can achieve.

A nice wooden stand/casing is also on the wish list!

Any advice on the various models or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.


You might be able to get one of the x20 range for that price, used.

The x50 range (so, AP-250, AP-450, AP-650, and PX-150, PX-350, PX-750, and PX-850 - and you can include the AP-245 in that, as it's an AP-250) apparently has a new and very much improved action, as well as sound source.

If you're lucky, you might still be able to get hold of an AP-245 - somebody on here got one for about 480 new - there's probably still the odd one floating around - if you can get one, they're an absolute bargain at that price, because going to the same sort of keyboard without a cabinet (say PX-150) it's practically the same price, and you'd still need a stand, and possibly a stool (sometimes they get bundled).

If you can stretch to perhaps another hundred or so, and there's still an AP-245, I'd get one. Otherwise, you're looking at used, and more likely the previous generation (x20 series).

FWIW I was in my the same position, a few months back. I'd decided all I wanted was slab-style digital piano, budget model, largely just for silent practice as I already have an acoustic piano. I'd pretty much decided to spend around 300 for a CDP-120, then I saw adverts and videos for the AP-245 (then being sold for around the 500 mark - well just under).

I decided it was worth spending the extra on top of my initial budget - and am glad I did - and bought it between Christmas and New Year. As it was a limited run, there's very little left, but if you can stretch to that much and find one, they're a bargain.

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