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Kawai K-800 53" Professional Upright 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-800 53" Professional Upright Piano

Kawai’s Impressive Flagship Grand Upright Piano
  
The Kawai K-800 53" Professional Upright Piano is Kawai’s impressive flagship grand upright piano, developed and built in Japan to give the best possible playing and listening experience of a grand piano in an upright piano cabinet. The K-800 features sleek lines and delicate accents that convey a striking, stately presence. By combining elegant form with rich, vibrant textures of tone, the K-800 53” Professional will surely enhance the cultural ambiance of any room.

The Kawai K-800 53" Professional Upright Piano is used in the most demanding situations. With magnificent tone and wonderfully responsive touch, the Kawai K-800 Upright Piano has been specially crafted for school and institutional use. With intelligent design and expositional performance, the K-800 will exceed the most demanding requirements of any educational or institutional environment. A favorite among educators, the 53" K-800 Professional Upright Piano is a versatile instrument that adapts easily to the musical demands of recording studios, classrooms, churches, home studios and performance venues. The 53" K-800 is the epitome of upright piano craftsmanship. Its elegant form and exceptional tone will fulfill the needs of any professional teaching studio or intimate performance setting.

This is a piano that can comfortably satisfy and challenge the most demanding pianists, but also inspire less experienced players to explore a vast range of expressive color in their playing, and to develop into more searching, communicative musicians. The clarity of sound and tonal flexibility, enhanced by the Royal George hammer felts, work in synergy with the precision of the Millennium III action to expose the finer nuances of your playing, encouraging a constant cycle of listening and response. Behind the grand piano-style music desk there are sound holes in the front panel to provide more of the direct involvement with this outstanding grand upright piano.

Every element of a Kawai upright piano is crafted with meticulous skill and care. Kawai artisans begin with the finest materials and create each instrument with a harmonious blend of advanced technology and old-world craftsmanship. The result embodies the passionate quest for excellence that has characterized three generations of Kawai family leadership.

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 Upright Action is most evident in its extraordinary ability to produce the perfect pianissimo. It is ironic that K Series technology speaks loudest when it whispers. The revolutionary Millennium III Upright Action is the secret behind the ultra-responsive touch of the K Series Professional Upright Pianos.

Tradition and technology are indispensable elements of piano tone. Tradition lays the foundation for our distinctive tonal character. Kawai Technology empowers it with life, breadth, and depth that will last from generation to generation. Kawai's upright pianos continue the legacy of quality and craftsmanship. Touch is the quintessential key to joy, inspiration and artistry. Precise, consistent touch is the hallmark of every Kawai piano. Kawai’s proprietary NEOTEX™ Key Surfaces offers the smooth, understated texture of natural ivory and ebony – and a semi-porous, silica-filled surface to absorb the hand's natural oils and perspiration. The inclusion of a true sostenuto pedal is invaluable for those works in which you would make use of it on a grand piano. Agraffes ensure accuracy in string alignment, spacing and angles to produce greater uniformity, enhanced tone, smoother tuning and consistent "speaking length" for each note. Full Duplex Scale (Upper and Lower) which enhances harmonics in the treble range, adding brilliance and richness to the piano's tone. The clarity of sound and tonal flexibility, enhanced by the Royal George hammer felts. The Grand-Style "Hard Finish" Music Rack extends to accommodate multiple music books or sheet music that extends laterally. The Double Felted, Mahogany Core Hammers leave more energy and tone in the strings. The Height Adjustable Bench is versatile for the player and especially valuable for teaching studios and families with more than one player.

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.

While our nine decades of experience and tradition have enabled the creation of remarkable touch and tone for today, it is our celebrated technology that powerfully preserves and sustains that outstanding touch and tone for tomorrow. This innovative spirit is the essence of Kawai—and the principal reason why we remain a generation ahead in providing exceptional performance that endures.

Height: 53" (134 cm)
Width: 60" (153 cm)
Depth: 26" (65 cm)
Weight: 626 lbs. (284kg)
Finishes: Polished 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 K-800 53" Professional 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

Kawai K-800 53" Professional Upright Piano

The World's Most Advanced Piano

Kawai K Series Upright Pianos

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-800
Height: 53" (134 cm)
Type: Professional Upright Piano
Style: Professional Upright
Finish: Ebony Polish
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 K-800 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-800 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-800 outperforms every instrument in its class. Our master craftsmen designed it to exceed the most demanding institutional requirements. But the K-800 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 K-800 apart from other professional pianos is the use of what is certainly the world’s most innovative piano action. Using Kawai’s industry leading Millennium III Upright Piano action with ABS-Carbon components, the K-800 is unbelievably responsive and permits for extreme playing speed, repetition and control. Experience the K-800 and see why it is the choice of “those who know.”

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FINISH - EXCELLENCE AND BEAUTY
A Kawai K-800 53" Professional 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-800 Upright is the reward of craftsmanship...not just a word at Kawai, but a way of life.

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SPECIFICATIONS
 
K-800 K-500 K-400 K-300 K-200
SIZE Height
Width
Depth
Weight
53"
60"
26"
626 lbs.
51"
59"
24.5"
525 lbs.
48"
59"
24"
507 lbs.
48"
59"
24"
500 lbs.
45"
59"
22.5"
459 lbs.
ACTION
Millennium III Millennium III Millennium III Millennium III Millennium III
SOUNDBOARD Size
Material
Ribs
2356 sq. in
Solid Spruce, Tapered
12
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
BACK POSTS
6 5 5 5 4
CONTOUR BARS
2 2 2 2 1
#1 STRING LENGTH
50.4" 48.4" 47.2" 47.2" 45.6"
TUNING PINS
Nickel Plated Nickel Plated Nickel Plated Nickel Plated Nickel Plated
KEY SURFACES
NEOTEX™ NEOTEX™ Acrylic/Phenol Acrylic/Phenol Acrylic/Phenol
HAMMERS Moulding
Felt
Mahogany
Double Felted, RoyalGeorge
Mahogany
Double Felted
Mahogany
Double Felted
Mahogany
Double Felted
Mahogany
Double Felted
DUPLEX SCALE
Upper and Lower Upper      
AGRAFFES
Yes        
CENTER PEDAL
Sostenuto Practice Practice Practice Practice
FRONT CASTERS
Double, Brass Double, Brass Double, Brass Double, Brass Single, Brass
MUSIC RACK Style
Length
Grand Style
41.3"
Fallboard Rack
39.4"
Grand Style
37.0
Fallboard Rack
39.4"
Fallboard Rack
39.4"
FALLBOARD Style
Closing Type
Grand Style
Soft Fall
Traditional
Soft Fall
New England Style
Soft Fall
Traditional
Soft Fall
Traditional
Soft Fall
LOCK
Yes Yes      
BENCH
Height Adjustable Height Adjustable Height Adjustable Height Adjustable Height Adjustable
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-800 Upright Piano


Touch. Tone. Strength. Character. Precision. Experience.
Tradition and Innovative Spirit. The Essence of K-800 Kawai


The celebrated tradition and technology that supports the sounds and remarkable distinctive tonal character produced by the Kawai K-800 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-800 Professional Upright Piano. Combining time-tested methods of origin with today's most sophisticated piano design tools each K-800 Professional 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-800 Professional Upright Piano make these instruments rare indeed. A limited number are crafted each year for all the world. But to truly understand the K-800 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-800 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-800 Professional 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-800 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 permanently crowned 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-800 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-800 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 K-800. The rigorous degree of handwork and use of specially chosen materials keeps these instruments rare in both character and quantity. Each K-800 piano is a limited edition treasure numbered by year of creation.
SPECIAL FEATURES:
   
  • Kawai's Exclusive Millennium III Action – Featuring ABS-Carbon Technology with Carbon Fiber
  • Sturdy Back Assembly for Stability Six powerful back posts for Maximum Rigidity
  • Grand-Style "Hard Finish" Music Rack    Extends to accommodate multiple music books or sheet music that extends laterally.
  • 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 2,356 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