Casio CTK-2400 Portable Keyboard 61 Key (Discontinued)
Casio has produced a good number electronic devices, the most popular of which include affordable electronic keyboards. They continue to capture a big chunk of the competitive entry level keyboard market with their impressive ability to pack as many features as they can into budget friendly priced instruments, while keeping the quality high.
A great example of this is the CTK-2400, a super affordable portable keyboard that is packed with many practical features that beginners and upstarts will appreciate, including 400 voices, 150 rhythms and the step up learning system.
- 61 Piano Style Full Size Keys
- 48-note Polyphony
- Built-in Microphone
- 110 Songs, 400 Voices and 150 Rhythms
- 2-way Stereo Speakers
- USB MIDI (GM Level 1 STandard)
- Optional Sustain Pedal
- Runs on 6 x AA batteries
- 9.5V DC power adapter Included
- Weight: 7.5 lbs.
What we immediately noticed with the reviews is that this particular keyboard is a popular gift to budding musicians, and rightly so because of its student friendly features and affordable price. Both the giver and the receiver of the CTK-2400 have mostly nice things to say about the unit. It is widely recommended by tutors, as attested to by the many reviews by them, some even rent this keyboard out to see if a child will be interested with making music. The general consensus is that this is a great value keyboard for beginners.
Most of the issues raised on the reviews are about the low quality free stand and headphones that their keyboard came bundled with, but there were others that appreciated the extras. There were a few that commented on the sound being more like a toy, but this is expected from experienced players who have tried premium keyboards that sound and play better.
If you are looking for a budget friendly portable keyboard that has some nice features, then this is the cheapest that your money can get without sacrificing quality too much.
Unfortunately it's difficult to find a new one for sale these days, however you can check out the alternatives in our guide to The Best Portable Keyboards.