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KAWAI 'THE MAKING OF A PIANO'

THE KAWAI PIANO IS THE #1 WORLD’S FINEST PIANO WITH
SUPERB ULTIMATE RICHEST TONE AND ULTRA-RESPONSIVE TOUCH

SHIGERU KAWAI MODEL RANGE


THE MUSICIAN'S CHOICE, UNPARALLELED LEGACY.
UNSURPASSED CRAFTSMANSHIP. UNRIVALED ADVANCEMENT.


A Shigeru piano is much more than the intelligent application of material, labor and design. It is an art form born not from the head, but from the heart. Thus, the craftsman does far more than simply “build” it—he brings it to life. The sensitive nurturing of every part, every joint, every subtle nuance vests each piano with an intangible quality—a soul—that lives on from generation to generation. And those who own a Shigeru piano know that they possess not merely an instrument, but a partner in the musical pursuit of dreams.

KAWAI 'THE MAKING OF A PIANO'

Kawai Piano Brand Philosophy

Some companies follow trends. Others create them.
Some companies fear change. Others embrace it.
Some companies live in the past. Others become the future.
The Future of the Piano


The imaginative spirit of Koichi Kawai, our founder, laid an ambitious foundation for all who would follow, and is the primary reason why the name Kawai has been synonymous with innovation since 1927. Always searching for new materials and technologies that can improve the tone, touch, stability or durability of a piano, Kawai has pioneered many of the piano industry’s most compelling and beneficial innovations, including aluminium action rails, slow-close fallboards, hard finish music desks and the revolutionary use of ABS composites and carbon fibre in piano actions.

The company’s passion for innovation also extends to electronics where Kawai created the industry’s first digital pianos with real wooden keys, the first action designs that re-create the natural movement and motion of an acoustic piano action, the first built-in CD recorders and the first affordable digital pianos with real wooden soundboards.

In its never-ending quest to elevate the art of instrumental craftsmanship, Kawai continues to fulfil its calling as the future of the piano.

The Quest of the Kawai Piano Artisan


The love of music-making runs deep in those who pursue the esteemed rank of Master Piano Artisan. For some, it is a visceral sense of calling that inspires this unique quest for mastery. The road is long and arduous. One must prove himself worthy in the world’s most prestigious concert halls and international piano competitions.

But, for those who attain it, the role of Master Piano Artisan provides the rare privilege of crafting the tools of endless possibility. Applying his own unique musical personality, the artisan transforms each Shigeru piano into a distinctive work of art, ready to discover its true and lasting voice at hands of the artist.

A UNIQUE VISIT

Enduring Honor

It was Shigeru Kawai's wish that his honor would be upheld among all who enter into his legacy. For this reason, those who possess a Shigeru Kawai piano will receive an extraordinary visit from one of our elite Master Piano Artisans within the first two years of ownership. It will be our privilege to provide a complete concert-level regulation, voicing and tuning as our gift to those who have selected the Premier Piano of Japan.


AN ART IN ITSELF

Intuition

The ability to select the right wood, the kind that can speak fluently in every dialect of emotion from fiery fervor to gentle whispers of tone, is an art in itself. Whether it is select spruce for the soundboard, premium mahogany for the hammers, or choice maple for the bridge, the material chosen for every distinct part of a world-class piano must be perfect for the task. Shigeru craftsmen have spent decades refining this uncommon ability to discern between the satisfactory and the sublime. It is this venerable wisdom, this intuition, that one can hear and feel in every note of a Shigeru piano.


A TRANQUIL PLACE OF ORIGIN

Serenity

Time has little relevance in the creation of a Shigeru piano. There is no rush to completion. No pressure to perform, no demanding deadlines. Each artisan understands that the ultimate priority is perfection. This explains why every element of the crafting process is three to five times longer, and why the Shigeru workshop is a place of unruffled focus and serenity.

If there is an underlying secret behind the resonant song of the Shigeru grand piano, it is this tranquil place of origin where heart, mind and spirit are given the time to breathe and the freedom to soar.


A LIMITED EDITION TREASURE

Rarity

KAWAI GX BLAK GRAND PIANOS


THE NEW STANDARD OF GRAND PIANO DESIGN


Kawai GX Series BLAK Grand Pianos reproduce the delicate control of a full concert grand piano,
delivering a level of refinement that few pianists have the opportunity to experience.


Kawai GX BLAK Grand Pianos are a symbol of commitment to the art and science of bringing music to life. For more than 90 years, Kawai have remained at the forefront of traditional piano design and manufacture, introducing advanced materials, technologies and design elements that have set the new benchmark for grand piano tone and fast responsive piano actions across the industry, and across the world.
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From Passion to Innovation.  The Goal to Build the Best Pianos in the World. Praised by Pianists Worldwide.
From Passion to Innovation. The Goal to Build the Best Pianos in the World. Praised by Pianists Worldwide.
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KAWAI GL GRAND PIANOS


GRACEFUL APPEARANCE BLENDED WITH FULL, VIBRANT TEXTURES OF QUALITY SOUND


Kawai’s experience and long tradition of craft of 'the art of the piano', for over 90 years, allows the creation of the award-winning Kawai GL Grand with remarkable touch and tone for today and it is Kawai’s celebrated technology that powerfully preserves and sustains that outstanding 'grand feel' and rich 'grand sound' for tomorrow.