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Kawai 506N 44½" Institutional Upright Piano

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Kawai 506N 44½" Institutional Upright Piano

Superb-Sounding Institutional Upright Piano to Bring Musical Enjoyment.


The Kawai 506N is a finely crafted, superb-sounding upright piano so well built, designed to bring you satisfying musical enjoyment for many years to come. The Kawai 506N Institutional Upright Piano was purposely designed by Kawai to meet the needs of those who require a high quality, durable yet affordable instrument.


The 506N exemplifies three fundamental elements required of a fine piano. An extraordinary soundboard of solid spruce, a sturdy back assembly for strength of structure and superb tone and Kawai’s exclusive Ultra-Responsive Direct Blow Action. All of these important foundations combine to ensure a level of tone, touch and durability that will meet the needs of exacting institutions and pianists. All encased in an attractively designed cabinet with a sturdy toe-block design.



The Definitive Blend of Concert and Endurance.
  
With its outstanding balance of sturdy structure and extraordinary playability, the Kawai 506N Institutional Upright Piano surpasses every instrument in its class. Kawai master craftsmen designed the Kawai 506N Institutional Upright to exceed the most demanding institutional requirements.


The Kawai 506N Institutional Upright Piano goes far outside every benchmark by offering the world's most modern upright piano action and design enhancements that set it apart from any other institutional piano. A professional piano for home, studios, churches and schools. Experience the 506N and see why it is the ultimate blend of performance and durability.

Four exclusive features and enhancements that set the 506N apart from other institutional pianos:

  • The World's Most Precise Upright Piano Action. The Ultra-Responsive™ Direct Blow Action offers exraordinary feel and touch than conventional actions.
  • The Sturdy Back Post Assembly construction offers maximum rigidity that helps to provide enhanced tuning stability for decades of reliable performance.
  • Larger Soundboard Area. The 506N boasts an exceptionally large soundboard area 2,015 sq. in. for greater tonal power and resonance.
  • Match Strength Plate Design Plate, Backpost and String Tension Design matched for added tonal richness and tuning stability




Height: 44½" (113 cm)
Width: 59" (150 cm)
Depth: 24" (61 cm)
Weight: 424 lbs. (192kg)
Finishes: Satin Mahogany, Satin Oak, Satin Ebony

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Touch - The power of pianissimo
Tone - Tradition lays the foundation
Strength - Designed with tremendous strength
Character - Captivates when seen and heard.
Finish - Excellence and beauty
Specifications - Kawai 506N 44½" Institutional Upright Piano
Warranty - Ten year fully transferable warranty

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

Kawai’s tradition of piano tone empowers it with life, breadth, and depth that lasts from generation to generation.

KAWAI
506N Institutional Piano

The World's Most Advanced Piano

Kawai 506N 44½" Institutional Upright Piano

Finishes available:

        • Mahogany Satin
        • Oak Satin
        • Ebony Satin
INVENTORY
Availability: Please Inquire
Status: New
Make: Kawai
Model: 506N
Height: 44½" (113 cm)
Type: Institutional Upright Piano
Style: Institutional
Finish: Mahogany Satin, Oak Satin, Ebony Satin
Price: Please Inquire
TOUCH - THE POWER OF PIANISSIMO
One of the most coveted attributes of a fine piano is dynamic range – the ability to play not only thundering fortissimos, but also the most delicate and sensitive pianissimos. The technological superiority of the Millennium III Action is most evident in its extraordinary ability to produce the perfect pianissimo. It seems ironic that the 506N technology speaks loudest when it whispers.

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TONE - EXPRESSIVE TONE AND EXPANSIVE DYNAMIC RANGE
Tradition and technology are indispensable elements of piano tone. Tradition lays the foundation for our distinctive tonal character. Technology empowers it with life, breadth and depth that last from generation to generation. Kawai upright pianos are renowned for their expressive tone and expansive dynamic range that allow pianists to communicate with ease and passion.


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STRENGTH - ALLOWS THE PIANO TO PERFORM WITH INTEGRITY
The 506N is absolutely robust and reliable. Strength allows a piano to perform with integrity and authority over time. Kawai Upright Pianos are built with remarkable strength to thrive amid the rigors of long-term use. The strength of a well-crafted instrument makes the piano one of the most impressive examples of technology, engineering and craftsmanship in the world today. Kawai Professional Upright Pianos are designed with tremendous strength to ensure stability of tone and touch over time.

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CHARACTER - LONG TERM PERFORMANCE AND SATISFACTION
Excellence extends into the details of the Kawai Upright Piano. Every element is carefully conceived to optimize long-term performance and satisfaction. With its unmatched combination of durable construction and exceptional playability, the 506N outperforms every instrument in its class. Our master craftsmen designed it to exceed the most demanding institutional requirements. But the 506N goes far beyond every standard by offering the world’s most advanced upright piano action and design enhancements that set it apart from any other institutional piano. What establishes the 506N apart from other institutional pianos is the use of what is certainly the world’s most innovative piano action. Using Kawai’s industry leading Ultra-Responsive™ Direct Blow Upright Piano Action with ABS-Styran components, the 506N is unbelievably responsive and permits for extreme playing speed, repetition and control. Experience the 506N and see why it is the choice of “those who know.”

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FINISH - EXCELLENCE AND BEAUTY
A Kawai Upright Piano animates the senses and expresses symmetry, elegance, splendor, and refinement. For centuries, the upright piano has been a preeminent symbol of grace and beauty. The beauty of a Kawai Upright is the reward of craftsmanship...not just a word at Kawai, but a way of life.

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SPECS
SPECIFICATIONS   Kawai 506-N 44½" Institutional Upright Piano
Size Height 46" (117.5 cm)
Width 59" (149.5 cm)
Depth 24" (61 cm)
Weight 424 lbs. 216 kg
Touch Action Ultra-Responsive™ Direct Blow
ABS Styran
For Stable Touch and Tone
Aluminum Rails
Action and Hammer Rest Rails for Stability
Hammers Made with 100% Wool Felt
Sound Soundboard Solid Spruce, 2015 sq. in (114.02cm)
String Length
16¼" (407 mm)
Sturdy Back
Yes: 9 Ribs
Back posts 5
Exterior design Pedals Cast Brass, Center Pedal Activates Mute Rail
Casters Single Wheel
Style Institutional Toe-Block Design
Cabinet Blend of Performance and Durability
Music rack Position Fixed
Rack Guide
Music Rack Guide for Printed Music Support
  Finishes Available
Mahogany Satin, Oak Satin, Ebony Satin
Other features Matched Strength Plate Design
Longer Keys-Greater Leverage for Touch
Sturdy Toe-Blocks and Casters
Rock Maple Cross-laminated Pinblock 13Ply
Select Fine Spruce Soundboards and Ribs
Square Tube Pedal Levers
Ten Year Full Warranty Transferable
Specifications are subject to change without notice.     
WARRANTY - TEN YEAR FULLY TRANSFERABLE WARRANTY
To ensure your peace of mind and protect the value of your investment, every Kawai grand piano is covered by our Ten Year Fully Transferable Warranty. This warranty is the seal of Kawai craftsmanship—and the assurance of your satisfaction for many years to come.
The World's Most Precise Upright Piano Action
Kawai 506N upright piano features Kawai's exclusive Ultra-Responsive Direct Blow action that offers extraordinary feel and touch. Hammer heads are made with 100% wool felt. Hammer shanks and moldings are made with top-quality maple. To make the action resistant to climatic and seasonal changes in temperature and humidity, we pioneered the use of aluminum action rails, aluminum hammer rest rails and precision parts made of extremely stable, low-friction ABS Styran.
Exclusive ABS Styran Action Parts
The innovative use of ABS Styran in all our piano actions is one of the chief reasons why a Kawai piano will maintain stable touch and tone over time better than other pianos. Endorsed by leading piano technicians and proven superior in scientific tests, ABS Styran is supported by over thirty years of proven reliability in Kawai pianos.
Soundboard and Ribs
The most important sound-producing parts of a piano are the soundboard and ribs. The choice of materials and the manner in which they are assembled can greatly affect volume and tone quality. Our wood technologists select only the finest spruce to ensure exceptional dynamic range and superb tone across the entire spectrum of sound. The Kawai upright pianos boast an exceptionally large soundboard area for greater tonal power and resonance.
Back Posts
Back posts support the plate and help maintain its structural integrity over the life of the piano. Kawai's laminated back post construction is designed for maximum rigidity to provide enhanced tuning stability for decades of reliable performance.
"Matched Strength" Plate Design
The cast iron plate of an upright piano is subjected to as much as 20 tons of string tension. To enable our plates to withstand this tremendous stress, we use state-of-the-art CAD technology to match the strength and natural tonal resonances of the plate to the requirements of the scale design. The proper combination of plate design, back post structure, and string tension provides an extraordinary foundation for outstanding tone.
Pinblocks
A pinblock must be constructed and finished to the highest quality standards to ensure maximum tuning stability. At Kawai, we make our pinblocks from the finest hard rock maple and utilize machine-cut thread, reverse-torque tuning pins for easy tuning.
Cast Brass Pedals
Kawai's exclusive Cast Brass Pedals are extremely resilient. Made with a permanently bonded brass finish over a die-cast aluminum core, Kawai Cast Brass Pedals are significantly stronger and more durable than traditional "capped" upright piano pedals.
Ten Year Full Warranty
To ensure your peace of mind and protect the value of your investment, every Kawai upright piano is covered by our Ten Year Fully Transferable Warranty. This warranty is the seal of Kawai Craftsmanship... and the assurance of your satisfaction for many years to come.

Kawai 506N Upright Piano


Touch. Tone. Strength. Character. Precision. Experience.
Tradition and Innovative Spirit. The essence of 506N Kawai


The celebrated tradition and technology that supports the sounds and remarkable distinctive tonal character produced by the 506N Kawai are created by the craftsmen who dedicate their lives to building the world’s finest and most advanced pianos empowered with life, breadth and depth that lasts for generations.

Every single step, each intricately detailed design, is performed by our craftsmen drawing upon their years of experience to achieve their relentless pursuit of perfection. It’s this good, old-fashioned care and great individual pride that enables Kawai pianos to attract the greatest musicians from around the world.
 
For over 90 years, Kawai has been the architect of the modern piano boldly pioneering the use of state-of-the-art materials and ideas to advance the piano art form. Building upon decades of experience and tradition, our celebrated technology delivers extraordinary touch and tone that produces lasting enjoyment and peak performance.

In the Shigeru Kawai Research and Development Laboratory in Japan, the Shigeru Kawai renowned Master Piano Artisans patiently craft one of the world’s finest musical instruments scale design—the Kawai 506N 44½" Institutional Upright Piano. Combining time-tested methods of origin with today's most sophisticated piano design tools each 506N Institutional Upright Piano is conceived as a “next step” in the evolving art of the piano. The scarcity of materials used and the painstaking attention devoted to each Kawai 506-N 44½" Institutional Upright Piano make these instruments rare indeed. A limited number are crafted each year for all the world. But to truly understand the 506N is to play it. Only then, in its transcendent tone and incomparable touch, will you fully sense the passion, the devotion... the tradition and innovative spirit of Kawai.
The Kawai Master Piano Artisans... The Kawai 506N piano is perfected by an elite brand of artisan craftsman. Each Kawai Master Piano artisans is at the pinnacle of his profession. The love of music-making runs deep in those who pursue the esteemed rank of Kawai Master Piano Artisan. With remarkable skills each artisan brings a seasoned wealth of experience and passion to his craft. Applying his own unique musical personality, the artisan transforms each Kawai 506-N 44½" Institutional Upright Piano into a distinctive work of art, ready to discover its true and lasting voice at hands of the artist.
Purity of Tone that Fills the Room... In order to produce Kawai’s special tone, a broad range of woods are meticulously analyzed for quality and character, before being selected as the finest materials for each specific purpose. The soundboard has arguably the most significant influence over a piano’s individual tonal elements. Therefore, woods that conform to the most rigorous gravity and propagation velocity standards are carefully selected by experienced Kawai Artisan Craftsmen in order to achieve rich, deep bass tones, and bright, colorful, sustaining treble tones.

The synergy of the selection of the finest structurally divergent hardwoods produces a powerful, well-rounded richness of extraordinary tone that is the hallmark of the506N Piano. This focus creates an incredibly strong “core” foundation that maximizes the reflective capabilities of the inner rim for outstanding tonal power and sustain. Select precision soundboards made of only straight-grained, quarter-sawn solid spruce, with bridges made of solid hard wood, are carefully set and matched to the iron plate for correct string pressure and optimal enhanced energy transfer, which empowers the 506N with exceptional energy transmission and tonal projection for life, breadth, and depth of extraordinary tone that lasts from generation to generation.

Touch Texture. Responsive Fast Action.
Beautiful Quality of ‘Singing Strings’. Brilliant Rich Harmonics and Depth.

 

Playing the piano is as much an experience of "touch" as it is of tone. Day after day, the musician's hands come in contact with the piano keys. The piano's responsiveness can make a critical difference that can affect the player's performance, confidence and overall playing enjoyment. Consistent, ultra-responsive touch is a Kawai tradition.

 

The extraordinary combination of strength and stability allows the 506N piano action to transfer energy to the underfelted hammers with unparalleled efficiency, power, precision and nuance for a superb playing experience, leaving more energy in the strings for increased tone production that will last over time better than any other piano.


A Rare Treasure… A limited number of all Kawai instruments will ever bear the name 506N. The rigorous degree of handwork and use of specially chosen materials keeps these instruments rare in both character and quantity. Each 506N piano is a limited edition treasure numbered by year of creation.
SPECIAL FEATURES:
   
  • Kawai's Exclusive Ultra-Responsive™ Direct Blow Action – Featuring ABS Styran Technologyr
  • Sturdy Back Assembly for Stability – Five powerful back posts for Maximum Rigidity
  • Solid Spruce Precision Soundboard – Exceptionally large soundboard area 2,015 sq. in. for greater tonal power and resonance
  • Match Strength Plate Design – Plate, Backpost and String Tension Design matched for added tonal richness and tuning stability
  • Hard Rock Maple Multi-Grip Laminated Pin Block
  • KAWAI Ten Year FULL Transferable Manufacturer's Warranty