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Roland Introduces GP Series Digital Pianos

Roland has announced the GP digital piano series, the latest generation of instruments in the company’s premier digital piano lineup.

Roland’s digital benefits are infused throughout, including Bluetooth audio/MIDI connectivity, deep integration with the Roland Piano App and more.

Like traditional acoustic grands, each GP Series model features a top lid that opens for broader sound projection and an integrated keyboard cover to hide and protect the keys when not in use. Minimalist controls smoothly flow into the panel designs for an organic look. The GP-9M, GP-9 and GP-6 feature touch buttons that disappear when the backlighting is turned off, maintaining the acoustic aesthetic and eliminating distractions while playing.

GP-9 Digital Piano

Roland’s premier grand piano features a large, luxurious cabinet finished in high-gloss ebony or polished white. Piano Reality Concert modelling leverages Roland’s latest technologies to recreate every sound-making element of an acoustic piano, from the soundboard material and frame to the strings, hammers and more.

The 88-note Piano Reality Concert keyboard incorporates progressive hammer action, escapement, hybrid wood/moulded key construction with Ivory Feel, and advanced acceleration sensing technology (patent pending) for accurate detection of the subtlest playing nuances. Long key pivot length and haptic vibration emulate physical resonances from an acoustic piano’s body, while high-performance sustain, soft and sostenuto pedals offer weighted feel, damper modelling and support for traditional pedal techniques.

Roland says its Piano Reality Concert projection sound system brings together multi-channel amplification, premium audio circuitry and advanced sonic processing for a full-surround piano experience.

GP-9M Digital Piano

The GP-9M includes the same flagship sound and features as its sister model, the GP-9, while adding a self-playing moving key function, professional audio outputs and a microphone input for singing along through the onboard speaker system. This makes it an ideal choice for performance venues, commercial establishments and homeowners looking for the ultimate piano entertainment showcase.

GP-6 Digital Piano

With its striking baby grand cabinet and high-gloss ebony or polished white finish, the GP-6 offers a reduced footprint compared to a larger grand piano. Using the Piano Reality Premium modelling sound engine and keyboard, Roland says the GP-6 delivers a big acoustic voice from the smaller cabinet, enveloping the space around the instrument “with immersive and inspiring tones”.

GP-3 Digital Piano

The GP-3 is the most compact and affordable model in the GP series, and with its front-to-back depth of just 698 mm/27.5 inches, is designed with living spaces in mind.

Availability & Pricing

The GP-3 is available in the US now starting at $3,999.99. The GP-6 and GP-9 will be available in March starting at $6,299.99 and $10,999.99, respectively. The GP-9M will be available in May starting at $18,999.99. Availability for the GP-6, GP-9 and GP-9M white models will roll out in the coming months, beginning in March.