If you’re looking for a special gift this holiday season that will keep giving back all year, I think the Casio CTK-2400 Sampling Keyboard would be a great pick for any music lover – especially those hard-to-buy-for individuals on your list, like teenagers and men. This is the kind of gift that is versatile for any kind of musical taste, and makes a cool, sophisticated gift. Jai, a self-taught pianist, was excited when I told him this keyboard was on its way to our house, asking me every so often: Is that keyboard here yet? So, when are we getting that keyboard? Always a good sign that something is going to be a hit!
The CTK-2400 has 61 keys and stands out for its ability to sample any sound played into the keyboard, allowing you to create all kinds of music, from living out those 1980s New Wave fantasies to dropping modern-day rap beats. It also has other instrument sounds built in, such as a plethora of drum beats; this would really make it an exciting starter gift for any young person who wants to experiment with making their own music at home.
But fear not, parents: If modern music isn’t your bag, rest assured that you can also use the CTK-2400 to learn the classics. Another neat feature of this keyboard is the fact that it has several classical songs built in, and will show you the hand positions on the readout screen so that you can follow along and learn how to play the song. If you don’t have the time or money for piano lessons, this is a wonderful way to start picking it up on your own!
Check out our video below where Jai demonstrates more features of this keyboard, including how to play Chopin using a sample of a pig snort sound. 😉
In addition to being versatile, this keyboard is also lightweight and doesn’t take up a ton of room, which is helpful for anyone with space constraints.
The Casio CTK-2400 Sampling Keyboard is available on CasioMusicGear.com and is a bargain at $169.99!