A great digital piano isn't just a luxury; it's a must-have for performance and practice alike. But what makes a great digital piano? The answer depends on the pianist, but most of us would agree that it's important for the piano to have a similar feeling to an acoustic model. On a digital piano, that means a hammer action, which can often mean a hefty price tag. And that's what makes the Casio CDP-130 such an appealing choice: it comes with a hammer action but it's still affordable on any musician's budget. Plus, it's a graded hammer action - which means that, just like on an acoustic piano, the lower-register keys are heavier while the higher ones are lighter. The result is an excellent natural feel.
There are, of course, plenty of other things to like about these keyboards. They support 10 tones and have a pair of built-in 8W speakers so you can use them as portable pianos even when there's no amp available. The CDP-130 has a full-sized 88-key manual with touch response, comes with a sustain pedal, and also provides a range of digital effects including a 'hall' button, 5 types of chorus and 10 types of reverb. Plus, there's a metronome function that's great for teachers, students and composers, or simply for keeping track of timing while you're learning to play a new piece. All in all, it's a solid set of features that will come in handy no matter your experience level.
That's the Casio CDP-130 series in a nutshell. They're full-sized, fully-featured digital pianos with an action that impressively mimics the feel of a real grand piano. The built-in effects and features give you lots of playing options, and the CDP-130 is also compatible with Casio's CS-44P stand for a complete setup. Of course, you're free to use it with just about any stand you like, so feel free to design the personalized layout that's best for you! The important part is that you'll have a great digital piano at its center.