Casio was established as an electronics company in 1946, by an engineer called Kashio Tadao. It rose to fame originally with its compact calculators, however, Casio has created a wide range of different products in their long history including, printers, mobile phones, wristwatches, cameras, computers, as well as a range of musical instruments.
The first instrument came in January 1980 with the Casiotone CT-201. Whilst it wouldn't amaze people with its realism, it was the first of many Casio keyboards to offer beginners an affordable and fun keyboard option when learning the piano. Their first Synthesizer was released in 1984 with the CZ-101, and unlike those early keyboards, it still holds up well today!
Casio started to build on their piano range with the Celviano full digital piano in 1991, and the stylish and affordable Privia digital pianos launched in 2003. During this time they have continued to build and improve the technology. Their latest technology "A.I.R" sound source recreates the rich, resonating tones of a real acoustic piano. This sound quality and performance are even strong enough to challenge the long-standing dominance of notorious competitors; it's just a matter of personal taste!
Most recently, in 2015 Casio released their Grand Hybrid range, working in collaboration with Bechstein to create a digital piano with a real acoustic piano action. This new hybrid piano gives you all the benefits of digital, like staying in tune and the option of different tones, but you still get the authentic feel and response of a real acoustic piano. It's the ultimate in digital piano design and technology.