Jasons Music Center: Your Hybrid Piano Headquarters

A Primer

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

Digital Hybrids are piano that produce their sounds electronically and have some elements of an acoustic piano such as a functioning soundboard, an upright or grand emulating action, modeling characteristic of an acoustic piano, acoustic piano cabinetry, etc.

Acoustic Hybrids produce their sounds with hammers striking strings and also can produce sounds electronically. When using the electronic sound the acoustic sounds can be silenced with a "stop rail" that stops the hammer just before it contacts the strings. These two different sound sources may be played separately or simultaneously.

At Jasons Piano Warehouse we specialize in hybrid pianos. We have digital hybrids from Kawai, one of the world's largest piano manufacturer. We have and custom build a wide array of acoustic hybrid pianos by 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 $3995 for a vertical piano and $6995 in a grand piano.