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The Casiotone is back! New portable keyboards for beginners released

Casiotone CT-S200
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Popular with families and used by countless garage bands who couldn’t afford anything else, the Casiotone range of portable keyboards was a fixture in the early ‘80s. Now Casio has released a revamped line-up of Casiotone models for the next generation of players.

In many ways, the CT-S200, CT-S300 and LK-S250 are cut from similar cloth to their predecessors, with each offering a wide range of built-in sounds and rhythms (400 and 122 respectively), plus 50 patterns in Dance Music Mode. You also get USB MIDI and a rechargeable battery.

Thanks to slimline chassis’, weight has been kept down to six pounds, and there are 61 full-size keys. Portability is aided by the inclusion of a carry handle.

Announced at Summer NAMM, the Casiotones are in stores now, all ready to find their way under Christmas trees. Prices are $109 for the CT-S200, $139 for the CT-S300, and $159 for the LK-S250.

Find out more on the Casio website.

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