KAWAI DIGITAL

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Kawai UST-9 46" Institutional Studio 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 UST-9 46" Institutional Studio Upright Piano

The Ultimate Combination of Performance and Durability.
  
With its matchless blend of sturdy structure and extraordinary playability, the ultimate Kawai UST-9 46" Institutional Studio Upright Piano outperforms every instrument in its class. Kawai master craftsmen designed the Kawai UST-9 Institutional Studio Upright Piano to exceed the most challenging institutional requirements.

But the Kawai UST-9 Studio Upright goes far beyond every standard by offering the world's most innovative 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 UST-9 and see why it is the ultimate blend of performance and durability.



Four exclusive features and enhancements that set the UST-9 apart from other institutional pianos:


  • The World's Most Precise Upright Piano Action. The Millennium III Upright Action is over 16% faster than conventional actions.
  • The Sturdy Back Post Assembly construction offers maximum rigidity that helps to provide enhanced tuning stability for decades of reliable performance.
  • The Exclusive Angled “Raised Music Rest” provides greater support for printed music and offers additional height at the base to prevent choral music from getting trapped under the front of the piano lid.
  • Reinforced Bench for Durability. A stylish reinforcing panel adds tremendous strength and years of useful life to the UST-9 bench, especially in institutional settings.



Height: 46" (117.5 cm)
Width: 59" (149.5 cm)
Depth: 23" (58.4 cm)
Weight: 477 lbs. (216kg)
Finishes: Polished Ebony, Satin Ebony, Polished Snow White, Polished Mahogany, French 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 UST-9 46" Institutional Studio 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
UST-9 Institutional Piano

The World's Most Advanced Piano

KAWAI UST-9 INSTITUTIONAL STUDIO PIANOS

Finishes available:

        • Walnut Satin
        • Cherry Satin
        • Ebony Satin
        • Oak Satin
INVENTORY
Availability: Please Inquire
Status: New
Make: Kawai
Model: UST-9
Height: 46" (117.5 cm)
Type: Institutional Studio Upright Piano
Style: Institutional Studio
Finish: Walnut Satin, Cherry Satin, Ebony Satin, Oak 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 UST-9 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 UST-9 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 UST-9 outperforms every instrument in its class. Our master craftsmen designed it to exceed the most demanding institutional requirements. But the UST-9 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 UST-9 apart from other institutional 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 UST-9 is unbelievably responsive and permits for extreme playing speed, repetition and control. Experience the UST-9 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   UST-9 INSTITUTIONAL STUDIO UPRIGHT
Size Height 46" (117.5 cm)
Width 59" (149.5 cm)
Depth 23" (58.4 cm)
Weight 477 lbs. 216 kg
Touch Action Millennium III
ABS Carbon Speed 16% Faster Speed than Wood Actions
ABS Carbon Strength
50% stronger than Wood Action Parts
Hammers All underfelted
Sound Soundboard Solid Spruce, 2062 sq. in (1.33m2)
#1 String
45" (114 cm)
Sturdy Back
Yes: 9 Ribs
Back posts 5
Exterior design Pedals Cast Brass, Center Bass Sustain
Casters Double Wheel
Bench Reinforced
Cabinet Blend of Performance and Durability
Music rack Position Fixed
Rack Angled Music Rack for Support
  Lock Lid and Fallboard Locks
Other features Matched Strength Plate Design
Nichol-plated Carbon Steel Tuning Pins
Hard Maple Notched Bridges
Rock Maple Cross-laminated Pinblock 13Ply
Select Fine Spruce Soundboards anf 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 - The Milllennium III Upright Action
The revolutionary Millennium III Action represents the third evolution of piano touch. It features Kawai's exclusive ABS-Carbon™ parts that are incredibly strong and lightweight – properties that allowed Kawai's engineers to optimize speed, repetition, power and control. ABS-Carbon parts are resistant to climatic and seasonal changes in temperature and humidity which can cause dramatic shrinking and swelling in conventional wooden parts.
Exclusive ABS Styran Action Parts
For the Millennium III Action, Kawai scientists developed a new material called ABS-Carbon, created by the infusion of carbon fibers into ABS material. ABS-Carbon is incredibly strong and lightweight – properties that allowed Kawai to make action parts lighter without sacrificing strength.

ABS-Carbon, the new composite material in our revolutionary Millennium III Action, combines the long-term stability of ABS Styran (a composite used in Kawai actions for over 40 years) with the extraordinary strength of carbon fiber.  ABS-Carbon produces more dynamic power, greater durability, improved control and unparalleled speed to enhance the playing experience.

Carbon fiber has been called the lightest, strongest material on earth. In Kawai pianos, it allows a lighter design that helps to make our Millennium III Action tremendously fast and effortless to play while sustaining exceptional tone. The rigid character of ABS-Carbon also offers pianists more power with less effort. Its resistance to shrinking and swelling helps to provide these benefits consistently over many years – something conventional wood components are unable to deliver
Sturdy Back Assembly for Stability
Back posts support the plate and help maintain its structural integrity over the life of the piano. Our laminated back post construction is designed for maximum rigidity to provide enhanced tuning stability for decades of reliable performance.

With five powerful back posts each measuring 80mm by 60mm, the UST-9 back assembly stands alone among its peers. Our laminated back post construction offers maximum rigidity that helps to provide enhanced tuning stability for decades of reliable performance.

Soundboard and Ribs

Kawai wood technologists select only the finest spruce for the soundboard and ribs to ensure exceptional dynamic range and superb tone across the entire spectrum of sound. The UST-9 boasts an exceptionally large sound board area (2,062 sq. in.) for greater tonal power.

Angled Music Rest For Support
The exclusive “raised music rest” provides greater support for printed music and offers additional height at the base to prevent choral music from getting trapped under the front of the piano lid.

Reinforced Bench For Durability

A stylish reinforcing panel adds tremendous strength and years of useful life to the UST-9 bench, especially in institutional settings.



‘Matched Strength’ Plate Design

The cast iron plate is subjected to as much as 20 tons of string tension. The proper combination of plate design, back post structure and string tension provides enhanced tuning stability for decades of reliable performance.



Tuning Pins

Kawai UST-9 tuning pins are 64mm in length and manufactured to rigid specifications with nickel-plated carbon steel. Kawai's precision thread-cutting process produces a pin with tremendous “reverse-grip” holding power.



Bridges

The bridge performs the vital task of carrying the vibrations of the strings to the soundboard. The UST-9 bridges are made from select hard maple, individually notched for a clear, powerful tone quality.



Pinblock

The UST-9 pinblock is made from the finest North American rock maple, cross-laminated in 13 plies to assure that the tuning pins remain tightly fitted through a lifetime of music-making.



Cast Brass Pedals

Kawai exclusive Cast Brass Pedals are extremely rugged. Made with a permanently bonded brass layer over an aluminum core, they are significantly stronger and more durable than conventional “capped” pedals for lasting beauty and silent operation.




Square-tube Pedal Levers

Stronger than conventional round levers, the square-tube pedal levers on the UST-9 provide a flat surface for pedal wing nuts to reduce the possibility of noise when the pedals are depressed.



Stronger than conventional round levers, the square-tube pedal levers on the UST-9 provide a flat surface for pedal wing nuts to reduce the possibility of noise when the pedals are depressed.

Dual-Wheel Casters
To meet school specifications, the UST-9 is equipped with rugged casters at both the front and the rear of the piano. These casters feature double rubber wheels and double ball bearing construction for easy movement and extreme durability.

Lock
A convenient double-locking system secures both the lid and the piano fallboard to help keep the instrument safe and secure.

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 UST-9 Upright Piano


Touch. Tone. Strength. Character. Precision. Experience.
Tradition and Innovative Spirit. The essence of UST-9 Kawai


The celebrated tradition and technology that supports the sounds and remarkable distinctive tonal character produced by the UST-9 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 UST-9 Institutional Studio Upright Piano. Combining time-tested methods of origin with today's most sophisticated piano design tools each UST-9 Institutional Studio 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 UST-9 Institutional Studio Upright Piano make these instruments rare indeed. A limited number are crafted each year for all the world. But to truly understand the UST-9 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 UST-9 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 UST-9 45" Institutional Studio 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 UST-9 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 UST-9 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 UST-9 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 UST-9. The rigorous degree of handwork and use of specially chosen materials keeps these instruments rare in both character and quantity. Each UST 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 – Five powerful back posts each measuring 3 5/32in (80mm) by 2 23/64in (60 mm) for Maximum Rigidity
  • Angled Raised Music Rest  –  Provides greater support for printed music and offers additional height at the base to prevent choral music from getting trapped under the front of the piano lid
  • Reinforced Bench for Durability  –  Stylish reinforcing panel adds tremendous strength and years of useful life
  • Solid Spruce Precision Soundboard – Exceptionally large soundboard area 2,062 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 Rock Maple Multi-Grip 13-Ply Laminated Pin Block
  • Hard Maple Notched Bridges - For powerful clear tone quality
  • KAWAI Ten Year FULL Transferable Manufacturer's Warranty