KAWAI DIGITAL

KAWAI DIGITAL

 

SHIGERU KAWAI SK SPECIFICATIONS

UNSURPASSED CRAFTSMANSHIP, THE MOST ADVANCED METHODS AND MATERIALS EMBODY EVERY FEATURE. EACH COMPONENT IS CAREFULLY CONCEIVED TO OPTIMIZE ENDURING PERFORMANCE, PRIDE AND SATISFACTION.

SPECIFICATIONS   SK-2L SK-3L SK-5L SK-6L SK-7L SK-EXL
Size Length 5’11” 180 cm 6’ 2” 188 cm 6’ 7” 200 cm 7’0” 214 cm 7’ 6” 229 cm 9’1” 278 cm
Width 5’1” 152 cm 5'1" 152 cm 5'1" 153 cm 5'2" 154 cm 5’2” 157 cm 5’ 3” 158 cm
Height 3'4" 102 cm 3'4" 102 cm 3'4" 102 cm 3'4" 102 cm 3'4" 102 cm 3'4" 102 cm
Weight 714 lbs. 324 kg 736 lbs. 334 kg 774 lbs. 351 kg 842 lbs. 382 kg 882 lbs. 400 kg 1111 lbs. 504kg
Touch White key surfaces NEOTEX NEOTEX NEOTEX NEOTEX NEOTEX NEOTEX
Black key surfaces NEOTEX NEOTEX NEOTEX NEOTEX NEOTEX EBONY
Action Millennium III Millennium III Millennium III Millennium III Millennium III Millennium III
Hammers All underfelted All underfelted All underfelted All underfelted All underfelted All underfelted
Sound Soundboard Solid Spruce, Tapered Solid Spruce, Tapered Solid Spruce, Tapered Solid Spruce, Tapered Solid Spruce, Tapered Solid Spruce, Tapered
SK Agraffes 1-54 keys 1-54 keys 1-54 keys 1-54 keys 1-54 keys 1-54 keys
Duplex scaling Fore & Back Fore & Back Fore & Back Fore & Back Fore & Back Fore & Back
Back posts 3 4 4 4 4 5
Exterior design Pedals Damper, Sostenuto, Soft Damper, Sostenuto, Soft Damper, Sostenuto, Soft Damper, Sostenuto, Soft Damper, Sostenuto, Soft Damper, Sostenuto, Soft
Casters Double, Brass Double, Brass Double, Brass Double, Brass Double, Brass Large, Brass with Stopper
Lid props 3 3 3 3 3 3
Softfall
Music rack Position 5 positions 5 position 5 positions 5 positions 5 positions 5 positions
Hard Finish
Lock
Other features Stretcher Over-Lap Integrated Design (SOLID) Stretcher Over-Lap Integrated Design (SOLID) Stretcher Over-Lap Integrated Design (SOLID) Stretcher Over-Lap Integrated Design (SOLID) Stretcher Over-Lap Integrated Design (SOLID) Stretcher Over-Lap Integrated Design (SOLID)
Longer Keys Longer Keys Longer Keys Longer Keys Longer Keys Longer Keys
Steel-reinforced keyslip & keybed Steel-reinforced keyslip & keybed Steel-reinforced keyslip & keybed Steel-reinforced keyslip & keybed Steel-reinforced keyslip & keybed Steel-reinforced keyslip & keybed
V-pro plate V-pro plate V-pro plate V-pro plate V-pro plate V-pro plate
CORE system CORE system CORE system CORE system CORE system CORE system
Vertically laminated treble bridge Vertically laminated treble bridge Vertically laminated treble bridge Vertically laminated treble bridge Vertically laminated treble bridge Vertically laminated treble bridge
  • Longer period of natural drying process
  • Hand-wound bass strings
  • Dual Pivot Damper
  • Spruce beams
  • Reinforced Hammer Shank
  • Hand-craft Process
  • Final voicing by MPA (Master Piano Artisan)
  • Available in Polished Ebony and
    Polished Brown Sapeli Mahogany
  • Longer period of natural drying process
  • Hand-wound bass strings
  • Dual Pivot Damper
  • Spruce beams
  • Reinforced Hammer Shank
  • Hand-craft Process
  • Final voicing by MPA (Master Piano Artisan)
  • Available in Polished Ebony and
    Polished Brown Sapeli Mahogany
  • Longer period of natural drying process
  • Hand-wound bass strings
  • Dual Pivot Damper
  • Spruce beams
  • Reinforced Hammer Shank
  • Hand-craft Process
  • Final voicing by MPA (Master Piano Artisan)
  • Available in Polished Ebony
  • Longer period of natural drying process
  • Hand-wound bass strings
  • Dual Pivot Damper
  • Spruce beams
  • Reinforced Hammer Shank
  • Hand-craft Process
  • Final voicing by MPA (Master Piano Artisan)
  • Available in Polished Ebony
  • Longer period of natural drying process
  • Hand-wound bass strings
  • Dual Pivot Damper
  • Spruce beams
  • Reinforced Hammer Shank
  • Hand-craft Process
  • Final voicing by MPA (Master Piano Artisan)
  • Available in Polished Ebony
  • Longer period of natural drying process
  • Hand-wound bass strings
  • Dual Pivot Damper
  • Spruce beams
  • Reinforced Hammer Shank
  • Hand-craft Process
  • Final voicing by MPA (Master Piano Artisan)
  • Available in Polished Ebony
  • ‘Experimental’ creation process
Overview    Touch    Tone    Strength    Character    Finishes    Specs    Video   Gallery    Warranty    Brochure    Inventory
THE ULTRA-RESPONSIVE TOUCH
The exclusive Millennium III Action is the secret behind the ultra-responsive touch of the SK Series grand pianos.
MAXIMUM PRECISION
Shigeru Kawai SK Series ABS-C Action Parts The Millennium III Action features components made of ABS-Carbon, a composite material created by the infusion of carbon fiber into our renowned ABS Styran. ABS-Carbon is incredibly sturdy and rigid, which allows the creation of action parts that are lighter without sacrificing strength. The result is a stronger, faster action that offers more power, better control and greater stability than conventional all-wood actions.
POWER AND REPETITION OF EACH KEYSTROKE
The jack is the pivotal link between the key and the hammer that controls the power and repetition of each keystroke. Made of carbon and polyacetal, our exclusive Carbon Jack is molded as a single piece using Kawai's "Tapered Core" design for minimum weight, maximum directional strength and optimum responsiveness. It is virtually indestructible, will not warp due to humidity, and requires no lubrication – all of which reduces the need for maintenance. A microscopic surface texture dramatically increases control during pianissimo passages. These attributes make the Carbon Jack far more advanced than the conventional glue-jointed wooden jacks found on most other pianos.
ADDED MEASURE OF STRENGTH AND UNIFORM STABILITY
Made from a custom mold, die-cast parts are formed exactly the same every time. SK Series grand pianos feature a minimum of five aluminum action brackets that are die-cast to provide an added measure of strength and uniform stability to the action for accurate touch over time. Both the hammer rail and wippen rails are permanently locked in place to maintain the exacting tolerances of the action design and ensure long-term stability.
ACCURATE HAMMER ALIGNMENT TO OPTIMIZE TOUCH AND TONE
The dual-beam design makes our action rails extremely strong and stable to support the hammers. The finely serrated rail surface and the exclusive Insuliner hold hammer flanges securely in place to preserve accurate hammer alignment and optimize touch and tone.
OPTIMUM TOUCH
Our exclusive NEOTEX key surface material made of cellulose fiber 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. Since NEOTEX is used for both the sharps and naturals, the feel of the keys is consistent across the entire keyboard. NEOTEX resists cracking and fading over years of use and is static-resistant to help prevent the build-up of unwanted dust. The result is a beautiful, long-lasting key surface with exceptional playability.
SHIKO SEION HAMMERS
Shiko Seion hammers—which take their name from the Japanese words for “ultimate voicing”—are the exclusive province of our Master Piano Artisans (MPAs) 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.
MAXIMUM RIGIDITY TO DELIVER GREATER POWER WITH EASE
Shigeru Kawai SK Series Extended Length Keys Spruce is the ideal material for the keys – light, yet extremely strong for its weight. It responds with minimal flex and exceptional consistency, transmitting every subtle nuance of the pianist’s performance while remaining stable through years of heavy use. The length of each key has been extended to make playing easier and provide more even response from the front to the back of the playing surface. Keysticks are also designed with a slightly taller profile for maximum rigidity to deliver greater power.
IMPROVED MAXIMUM ENERGY TRANSFER
The use of hardwood maple key buttons adds stiffness to the keysticks for improved energy transfer. Key buttons on the GX Series instruments have been doubled in length to provide maximum energy transfer and optimum power.
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 SK Series technology speaks loudest when it whispers.
Overview    Touch    Tone    Strength    Character    Finishes    Specs    Video   Gallery    Warranty    Brochure    Inventory
Overviews:     SK-EXL 9'1"     SK-7L 7'6"     SK-6L 7'0"     SK-5L 6'7"     SK-3L 6'2"     SK-2L 5'11"
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.