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Kawai K-15 44" Continental Console Piano

Kawai World's International Supplier of Pianos in Over 80 Countries

The Kawai Piano Exclusively Blends the Time-Tested Principles of Old-World Craftsmanship
with the Latest 'Space-Age' Advanced Technology Resulting in the World’s #1 Best Selling Piano
With the Most Superb Ultimate Richest Tone and Ultra-Responsive Touch.

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Kawai K-15 44" Continental Console Piano

Pure Crisp Sound with a Superb Depth of Tone

The Kawai K-15 44” Continental-style Console Upright Piano produces a rich, clear tone with performance qualities to rival much larger upright pianos. The K-15 Upright elicits a wonderfully full, resonant sound from its compact 44" frame — a size that adapts easily to any home or studio setting. The perfect cultural addition to your living room, it combines beauty, style and high performance to offer a fulfilling musical environment for your home and family. The Kawai K-15 Classic Continental Console delivers a pure crisp sound with a superb depth of tone combined with a level of elegance and craftsmanship that is unsurpassed for a piano of its size. The K-15 resonates with the emotions of the performer and truly sings out with a limitless ability for expression possessing both power and subtlety. Play the K-15 and discover why it ranks among the world's finest console pianos.

The Kawai K-15 upright piano boasts an exceptionally large soundboard area for greater tonal power and resonance. The soundboard and ribs are considered the most important sound producing components of a piano, with both the materials used and the manner in which they are assembled greatly affecting volume and tonal quality. Kawai’s demanding resonance standards, ensures exceptional dynamic range and outstanding tonal balance across the entire sound spectrum. The wood technologists select only the finest quality straight-grained spruce for the K-15’s Premium Quality Solid Spruce Soundboard.

In addition to the exceptionally large solid spruce soundboard, the K-15 also utilizes four fully laminated back posts, delivering optimum rigidity and enhanced tuning stability. With attractive ‘continental’ styling and compact design, the K-15 is a contemporary instrument suitable for today’s modern living environments. Offering impressive specifications at an affordable price, this instrument represents an exceptional introduction to the KAWAI K Series quality for families and first-time piano buyers.

For Excellent Touch and Superior Reliability the K-15 features the exclusive Ultra-Responsive™ direct blow action, with selected hardwood hammer shanks and 100% wool felt hammer heads, providing an extraordinary touch and feel. To improve the action’s climatic stability, KAWAI pioneered the use of aluminum action rails, aluminum hammer rest rails and ABS action parts – addressing many of the problems associated with wooden components, such as breakage under continual high stress, and shrinking/swelling due to changes in temperature and humidity.


Height: 44" (110 cm)
Width: 59" (149 cm)
Depth: 24" (59 cm)
Weight: 431 lbs. (195kg)
Finishes: Polished Ebony, Polished Mahogany


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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 K-15 44" Continental Console 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

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Kawai K Series Finishes:

        • Ebony Polish
        • Ebony Polish / Nickel Silver Hardware
        • Ebony Satin
        • Ebony Satin / Nickel Silver Hardware
        • Sapeli Mahogany Polish
        • Mahogany Polish
        • Mahogany Satin
        • French Mahogany Polish
        • Snow White Polish   
INVENTORY
Availability: Please Inquire
Status: New
Make: Kawai
Model: K-15
Height: 44" (110 cm)
Type: Console Upright Piano
Style: Continental Console Upright
Finish: Ebony Polish
Price: Please Inquire
Kawai K-15 Series Finishes:

  • Ebony Polish
  • Polished Mahogany
Kawai K-2 Piano Demonstration
Courtesy of The Piano Shop, Bath, UK
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Kawai K-200 45" Professional Upright Piano

The World's Most Advanced Pianos
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 Kawai's exclusive Ultra-Responsive™ Direct Blow Action is most evident in its extraordinary ability to produce the perfect pianissimo. It seems ironic that the K-15 technology speaks loudest when it whispers.

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TONE - EXPRESSIVE TONE AND EXPANSIVE DYNAMIC RANGE
Kawai upright pianos are renowned for their expressive tone and expansive dynamic range that allow pianists to communicate with ease and passion. 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.


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STRENGTH - ALLOWS THE PIANO TO PERFORM WITH INTEGRITY
The K-15 is absolutely robust and reliable. Strength allows a piano to perform with integrity and authority over time. Kawai Professional 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 K-15 outperforms every instrument in its class. Our master craftsmen designed it to exceed the most demanding requirements. But the K-15 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 piano. What establishes the K-15 apart from other pianos is the use of what is certainly the world’s most innovative piano action. Using Kawai’s industry leading Ultra-Responsive™ Direct Blow Action with ABS components, the K-15 is unbelievably responsive and permits for extreme playing speed, repetition and control. Experience the K-15 and see why it is the choice of “those who know.”

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FINISH - EXCELLENCE AND BEAUTY
A Kawai K-15 44" Console Upright Piano in Ebony Polish 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 K-15 Upright is the reward of craftsmanship...not just a word at Kawai, but a way of life.

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SPECIFICATIONS

 
K-500 K-400 K-300 K-200 K-15
SIZE Height
Width
Depth
Weight
51"
59"
24.5"
525 lbs.
48"
59"
24"
507 lbs.
48"
59"
24"
500 lbs.
45"
59"
22.5"
459 lbs.
44"
59"
24"
440 lbs.
ACTION
Millennium III Millennium III Millennium III Millennium III Ultra-Responsive™ Direct Blow Action
SOUNDBOARD Size
Material
Ribs
2248 sq. in
Solid Spruce, Tapered
11
2155 sq. in
Solid Spruce, Tapered
11
2155 sq. in
Solid Spruce, Tapered
11
2077 sq. in
Solid Spruce, Tapered
10
1550 sq. in
Solid Spruce,

9
BACK POSTS
5 5 5 4 4
CONTOUR BARS
2 2 2 1 1
#1 STRING LENGTH
48.4" 47.2" 47.2" 45.6" 44.1"
TUNING PINS
Nickel Plated Nickel Plated Nickel Plated Nickel Plated Nickel Plated
KEY SURFACES
NEOTEX™ Acrylic/Phenol Acrylic/Phenol Acrylic/Phenol Acrylic/Phenol
HAMMERS Moulding
Felt
Mahogany
Double Felted
Mahogany
Double Felted
Mahogany
Double Felted
Mahogany
Double Felted
Maple/Sycamore
Single Felted
DUPLEX SCALE
Upper      
AGRAFFES
       
CENTER PEDAL
Practice Practice Practice Practice
FRONT CASTERS
Double, Brass Double, Brass Double, Brass Single, Brass
MUSIC RACK Style
Length
Fallboard Rack
39.4"
Grand Style
37.0
Fallboard Rack
39.4"
Fallboard Rack
39.4"
Fallboard Rack
28"
FALLBOARD Style
Closing Type
Traditional
Soft Fall
New England Style
Soft Fall
Traditional
Soft Fall
Traditional
Soft Fall
Traditional
LOCK
Yes      
BENCH
Height Adjustable Height Adjustable Height Adjustable Height Adjustable Matching
WARRANTY - TEN YEAR FULLY TRANSFERABLE 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 K-15 Upright Piano


Touch. Tone. Strength. Character. Precision. Experience.
Tradition and Innovative Spirit. The Essence of K-15 Kawai


The celebrated tradition and technology that supports the sounds and remarkable distinctive tonal character produced by the Kawai K-15 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 K-15 Continental Upright Piano. Combining time-tested methods of origin with today's most sophisticated piano design tools each K-15 Continental 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 K-15 Continental Upright Piano make these instruments rare indeed. A limited number are crafted each year for all the world. But to truly understand the K-15 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 K-15 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 K-15 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 the K-15 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 maple, are carefully set and matched to the iron plate for correct string pressure and optimal enhanced energy transfer, which empowers the K-15 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 K-15 piano action to transfer energy to the 100% wool felt 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 K-15. The rigorous degree of handwork and use of specially chosen materials keeps these instruments rare in both character and quantity. Each K-15 piano is a limited edition treasure numbered by year of creation.
SPECIAL FEATURES:
   
  • Kawai's Exclusive Ultra-Responsive™ Direct Blow Action – Featuring ABS Technology
  • Sturdy Back Assembly for Stability Four powerful fully laminated back posts for Maximum Rigidity
  • Fallboard Style Music Rack   Extends 28" to accommodate multiple music books or sheet music that extends laterally.
  • Traditional Style Fallboard – Traditional Style, fallboard adds to its distinctive appeal.
  • Height Adjustable Bench   Is versatile for the player and especially valuable for teaching studios and families with more than one player.
  • Solid Spruce Tapered Soundboard – Exceptionally large soundboard area 1,550 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
  • Nickel-plated Carbon Steel Tuning Pins – For tremendous reverse grip holding power
  • North American Hard Rock Maple Multi-Grip Laminated Pin Block Cross-banded for maximum strength and consistent torque.
  • Hard Maple Notched Bridges  Individually notched for a clear, powerful tone quality.
  • KAWAI Ten Year FULL Transferable Manufacturer's Warranty