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Hybrid Pianos

Jasons Music Center: Your Hybrid Piano Headquarters

A Primer

Before we discuss hybrid pianos, we must explain the difference between acoustic and digital pianos. In an acoustic piano, sound is produced by the mechanical striking of hammers against strings, whereas in a digital piano, the sound is produced electronically. In simple terms, a hybrid piano is one that combines elements of both acoustic and digital pianos. There are many possible combinations of such elements, and more are being developed.

Digital Hybrids are pianos whose sounds are produced electronically, but which also include some elements of an acoustic piano, such as a functioning soundboard, an action that emulates an acoustic piano action, acoustic piano cabinetry, and so forth.

Acoustic Hybrids are pianos whose sounds are produced mechanically, by hammers striking strings, but which can also produce sounds electronically. When the electronic sounds are activated, the acoustic sounds can be silenced by means of a stop rail that prevents the hammers from striking the strings. In some acoustic hybrids, the acoustic and electronic sounds can be played simultaneously.

At Jasons Piano Warehouse, we specialize in hybrid pianos. We have digital hybrids from Kawai, one of the world's largest piano manufacturers. We have in stock, and custom build, a wide array of acoustic hybrid pianos, converting any acoustic piano into a hybrid by installing features such as silent play, sound modules, recording capabilities, etc.

Simple acoustic hybrid pianos are available from about $3,995 for a vertical piano, and $6,995 for a grand.

At Jasons we feature Kawai Digital Hybrid Pianos. Their exclusive digital technology provides tone and touch that are as close as possible to those of an acoustic piano.


What Is a Hybrid Piano

Kawai Digital Hybrids



Digital Console Piano, Matching Bench Included

The CA67 digital piano utilizes Kawai’s latest Grand Feel II wooden-key action with 
Ebony & Ivory Touch keys, for an exceptionally realistic playing experience. It captures 
the magnificent tone of Kawai’s flagship SK-EX full concert grand and SK-5 
medium-sized grand pianos. The CA67 also features the distinctive sound of Kawai’s 
highly acclaimed EX concert grand piano, frequently used by pianists in such prestigious
 events as the Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Rubinstein international piano competitions. 
All three instruments are faithfully reproduced with full 88-key sampling using the latest 
Harmonic Imaging™ XL sound technology. 
  • Grand Feel (GF) Wooden-Key Action with Let-Off and ivory Feel Keys
  • Grand Feel Pedals
  • 60 Premium instrument & Vocal Sounds 256 Polyphony
  • USB Audio – Play/Rec MP3 and WAV Files USB to Device & USB to Host
  • 100 Watt/4 Speaker Sound System



Digital Hybrid Console Piano, Matching Bench Included

The Concert Artist series will transform all notions of how good digital pianos can be. 

From the GRAND FEEL action design, to its innovative Soundboard Speaker System,
 the Kawai CA97 captures the essence of playing a fine concert grand piano. Solid Spruce
 soundboard, real wooden keys and meticulous new Shigeru Kawai sound sources. 

  • Grand Feel II (GFII) Wooden-Key Action with Let-Off and Triple Sensor Detection
  • The same key length as the famous GX series grands.
  • Grand Feel Pedals
  • 80 Premium Instrument & Vocal Sounds
  • 10 Song Recorder
  • USB Audio – Play/Rec MP3 and WAV Files USB to Device & USB to Host.


Digital Hybrid Upright Piano, Matching Bench Included

The CS11 Hybrid Piano blurs the line that separates acoustic pianos from their digital 
counterparts. Great digital features merge with acoustic piano characteristics to create
 a beautiful, and incredibly capable, hybrid instrument. 

  • Exclusive Soundboard Speaker System
  • Authentic Upright Piano Cabinet
  • Harmonic Imaging XL Sound Technology with 88-Note Piano Sampling
  • Grand Feel II (GFII) Wooden-Key Action
  • 80 Exceptional Instrument Sounds
  • Dual, Split and Four-Hands Modes
  • 256-Note Polyphony
  • USB Audio Capability
  • Built-in Alfred Piano Lessons 
  • Grand Feel Pedal System
  • Concert Magic and Hymn Player Functions
  • Fallboard and Matching Bench
  • Polished Ebony Finish

Play It – Hear It – Be Amazed


Acoustic Hybrid Upright Piano, Matching Bench Included

  • Harmonic Imaging XL Sound Technology -
  • 88-Key Piano Sampling  
  • 256-Note Polyphony
  • Virtual Technician
  • Dual-Sound Layering
  • Drum Rhythms
  • 23 Customizable Effects
  • Computer Interface

Ebony NEO

Digital Hybrid Upright Piano, Matching Bench Included

Contemporary design.  Grand piano pedal function.  Cabinet in polished ebony with 
nickel hardware

  •  Soundboard
  •  Duet function for teacher/student play
  •  USB computer interface
  •  Height adjustable artist bench