KAWAI DIGITAL

KAWAI DIGITAL

 

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

KAWAI GRAND

KAWAI GRAND PIANOS


THE WORLD'S MOST ADVANCED PIANOS


The Kawai Concert Grand


Over one hundred years ago Koichi Kawai desired to build a piano that would one day be called "the finest." A generation later, Shigeru Kawai builds ‘the finest piano’ in the world. The Shigeru Kawai SK-EX Concert Grand Piano is the preferred instrument of international concert artists as well as composers, recitalists, performers, advanced pianists, musicians, audience members and listeners around the world.


While over ten decades of experience and tradition have enabled the creation of remarkable touch and tone for today. It is Kawai's 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 Kawai Pianos can be relied upon to provide exceptional performance that endures.


The Attainment of Excellence

Generations of tradition, decades of technological advancement, months of meticulous care in preparation and assembly, and countless hours of testing and re-testing for precision and accuracy all come together with the creation of a Kawai Grand Piano


It is now ready for the most important test of all, the one at your fingertips. Only when the player's hands begin to transform "tone, touch, strength and character" into personal artistry does the art of the Kawai Craftsman reach its zenith. It is then that the grand piano's power to inspire, enthrall, soothe and unite comes to life.


With humility and pride, Kawai presents the Collection of Kawai Series of Grand Pianos - the Shigeru Kawai, the Kawai GX BLAK, the Kawai GL Professional, the Kawai CR Crystal the result for our never ending quest for excellence - that they may provide you with musical joy and pleasure for a lifetime.

KAWAI EX GRAND PIANO


HANDCRAFTED EXCELLENCE. LIMITED EDITION. CHARACTER AND QUALITY

WORLD'S FINEST PIANISTS MAKE THE EX CONCERT GRAND THE INSTRUMENT OF CHOICE


Master Piano Artisans patiently build one of the world’s finest instruments, the Kawai EX Concert Piano. Combining time-tested methods of origin, the meticulous handwork techniques of the piano craft, with the most sophisticated piano-design tools of our day. With its magnificent tonal performance and wonderfully responsive touch, the EX is a rare treasure that can best be described with one word – incomparable, a transcendent work of art that communicates with remarkable passion, precision and poetry at the hands of the artist. An instrument of profound beauty and character that will captivate both the eyes and ears in any performance setting, the K. Kawai excels with an extraordinary blend of superb tone and touch that is admired by professional pianists across the globe.


KAWAI INNER RIM


FROM INITIAL DESIGN, TO THE SELECTION OF THE FINEST MATERIALS,
EACH KAWAI  PIANO IS A WORK OF UNCOMPROMISING CRAFTSMANSHIP.



The scarcity of materials used and the painstaking attention devoted to each EX Concert Piano make these instruments rare indeed. But to truly understand the EX is to play it. Only then, in its transcendent tone and incomparable touch, will you fully sense the passion, the devotion... the spirit of Kawai. The exclusive Kawai rim uses a blend of distinctive hardwoods to achieve an ideal balance of tone. For the inner rim, small-pored hardwoods that provide superior brightness and projection are interlaminated with dense, large-pored hardwoods offering warmth and fullness. This synergy of structurally divergent hardwoods produces a powerful, well-rounded richness of tone that is the hallmark of the Kawai piano.

SHIGERU KAWAI ANECHOIC CHAMBER


EACH KAWAI PIANO IS A DISTINCTIVE WORK OF UNBOUNDED
POTENTIAL – READY TO DISCOVER ITS TRUE AND LASTING VOICE.


Our anechoic chamber enables the comprehensive analysis of pure tone. Advanced materials enhance stability and consistency of touch. Digital design tools optimize the construction and performance of every component part.

PREMIUM AGED SOUNDBOARDS


THE PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE DWELLS DEEPLY WITHIN
THE HEART OF EVERY KAWAI PIANO.


Kawai EX Concert Grand Piano quantities are limited because the soundboards inside are made from rare spruce trees.  The soundboards are aged for years, compared with one year of aging for an ordinary piano soundboard. The custom-tapered soundboard in a Kawai piano is made exclusively from the finest spruce, aged by the traditional process that uses only the forces of time and nature to allow the wood to attain a state of natural balance. It is this lengthy and painstaking process that gives the Kawai EX pianos their uniquely rich tonal quality.

KAWAI LIMITED EDITION


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


A Kawai EX 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.

PREMIUM HAND VOICED HAMMERS


IT IS A VISCERAL SENSE OF CALLING, BORN FROM THEIR OWN PASSIONATE JOURNEY
IN THE ART FORM, THAT INSPIRES THIS UNIQUE QUEST FOR MASTERY.


Premium hammers for “ultimate voicing”, are the exclusive province of our Master Piano Artisans who oversee their formation from beginning to end. Every hammer is meticulously hand-pressed without the application of heat and carefully voiced without artificial hardeners to ensure outstanding dynamic response and expression.

PREMIUM COPPER WOUND BASS STRINGS


THE LOVE OF MUSIC -MAKING RUNS DEEP IN KAWAI ARTISANS.


In the Japanese language, the word temaki literally means “hand wound.” In the unhurried temaki process, the artisan patiently directs the winding of each individual bass string by hand for absolute precision and tension to ensure rich character and superb depth of tone.

KAWAI EX THE PREMIER PIANO OF THE WORLD


OVER ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO, IN A HUMBLE WORKSHOP IN JAPAN,
KOICHI KAWAI EMBARKED UPON A JOURNEY – A SPIRITUAL QUEST TO DESIGN
AND BUILD A PIANO THAT WOULD ONE DAY BE CALLED “THE FINEST”.


A generation later, this dream burned intensely in the heart of Shigeru Kawai. To Shigeru Kawai, the dream represented not just his origins, but his destiny – an unrelenting force that would launch a lifetime of devotion in the pursuit of  perfection. In the Shigeru Kawai piano, you will see not just his labor and his love – but his life.

The Dream. The Honor. The Passion. The Inspiration. The Advancement.

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


Listen to Shigeru Kawai's rich dynamic range:

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


Listen to Kawai's Rich Dynamic Range:

The World's Gold Standard of Grand Pianos


The Kawai Piano embodies the pursuit of Kawai's 'gold standard' of piano creation: a peerless instrument, fashioned from the very finest materials, and crafted by passionate artisans drawing upon generations of knowledge and experience.


Kawai Pianos


Dream. Honor. Passion. Soul. The life of Shigeru Kawai


The technology that supports the sounds produced by the Kawai are created by the craftsman who have dedicated their lives to building the world’s finest pianos. Every single step, each intricately detailed design, is performed without urgency—as our craftsmen draw 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 our pianos to attract the greatest musicians from around the world.

In the Shigeru Kawai Research and Development Laboratory in Japan, our renowned Master Piano Artisans patiently craft the world’s finest musical instruments—the Kawai Grand Piano. Combining our time-tested methods of origin with today's most sophisticated piano design tools each Kawai 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 Piano make these instruments rare indeed. But to truly understand the Kawai is to play it. Only then, in its transcendent tone and incomparable touch, will you fully sense the passion, the devotion... the spirit of Kawai.
The Artisans... The Kawai piano is perfected by an elite brand of artisan craftsman. With remarkable skills proven in the world, each artisan brings a seasoned wealth of experience and passion to his craft. Upon completion of a finished work, the craftsman adds his name to the piano’s rich pedigree as a symbol of devotion and pride.
Skillfully Handcrafted… The Kawai piano is born of the same advanced origins that distinguish every Kawai creation. Yet, the skilled application of detailed handwork at every level of the crafting process set the Kawai piano apart in a place all its own.
Premium-Aged Soundboards... In the language of wood, "kigarashi" means "finding balance through time and nature, “ Spruce soundboards are allowed to season naturally. The process is arduous and requires much patience. The result is a supremely rich tonal quality that is unsurpassed. Only soundboards that can endure the demanding Kawai process are deemed worthy of the Kawai piano.
The Most Precise Piano Action in the World… More than three decades of research and development have resulted in the most respected piano action available today. The “Millennium III Action” with ABS-Carbon™ stands alone in providing the finest combination of strength, stability, precision and reliability.
Exclusive “Premium” Hammers… The highest level of voicing. Kawai hammers are voiced entirely by our Piano Artisans with a select blend of long-fiber wool. They are pressed, reinforced and formed to deliver unmatched dynamics and expression for the artist.
A Rare Treasure… The rigorous degree of handwork and use of specially chosen materials keeps these instruments rare in both character and quantity. Each Kawai piano is a Limited Edition treasure, selectively numbered for North America by year of creation.
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