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SHIGERU KAWAI SK STRENGTH

STRENGTH ALLOWS A PIANO TO PERFORM WITH INTEGRITY AND AUTHORITY OVER TIME. SHIGERU KAWAI PIANOS ARE BUILT WITH EXTRAORDINARY STRENGTH TO THRIVE AMID THE RIGORS OF LONG-TERM USE.

TREMENDOUS STRENGTH TO ENSURE STABILITY OF TONE AND TOUCH

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. SK Series grand pianos are designed with tremendous strength to ensure stability of tone and touch over time.

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EXCEPTIONALLY RIGID FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT STRING TENSION

Stretcher Over-Lap Integrated Design (SOLID) creates an exceptionally rigid foundation to support string tension. With SOLID construction, the pinblock is fitted to the plate. The pinblock and over-lapping stretcher bar are then integrated into a single structure and solidly anchored to the rim. The stretcher bar itself boasts an extraordinary thickness that exemplifies the structural integrity of this sturdy framework designed to ensure stable tuning and powerful tone.

KAWAI DUAL REINFORCES EACH KEYBED FOR MAXIMUM STABILITY

The keybed is made of extremely strong, laminated hardwoods. Kawai reinforces each keybed with an underside steel support beam to provide additional strength and maximum stability.

KEYS REMAIN STRAIGHT AND EVENLY DISTANCED
A piano's "keyslip" is the long, horizontal piece of wood that covers the front faces of the keys. Because it is made of wood, a keyslip can warp or bend with changes in humidity causing keys to stick. SK Series keyslips are reinforced with a steel inside liner that prevents warping or bending in any direction. Keys move freely as the keyslip remains straight and evenly distanced from the key faces throughout the life of the piano.
RIMS STRONGER THAN STEEL - BEAMS IMPERVIOUS TO WEATHER CHANGES
Hybrid Inner Rim
(Konsei Katagi Rim)

The exclusive Konsei Katagi 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 Shigeru piano.


All-Spruce Beams

Spruce is known for its outstanding ability to conduct and conserve sound energy. However, it is generally considered too precious for use as a structural material. For the Shigeru pianos, all of the underside beams are made entirely of the highest quality spruce.

SECURE RIM-TO-BEAM CONNECTION

Beams are joined to the inner rim using four independent joinery techniques in a single process. Each beam is: (1) fitted with a hardwood dowel, (2) mortised into the inner rim for precise fit, (3) glued, and (4) secured with hardened screws for complete bonding through the entire thickness of the inner rim for a tremendously secure rim-to-beam connection.

V-PRO PLATE DESIGNED AND BUILT TO ENSURE STABILITY
The V-Pro (Vacuum Mold Process) plate on the Kawai SK Series is the acoustically-neutral gray iron framework of the piano on which the strings are applied. As the “backbone” of the piano, the plate must be designed and built to ensure stability while enduring up to 18 tons of string tension. At the same time, it must be molded with sufficient precision to ensure exact string lengths. The V-Pro process produces a sturdy plate that is dimensionally accurate and consistent, with added strength provided by the “crossbone” design of the plate struts. With the application of a lustrous finish and the addition of highly-polished solid brass finials, the result is a plate that is strong, stable and beautiful.
MULTI-GRIP PIN BLOCK FOR MAXIMUM STRENGTH AND TUNING PIN BALANCED TORQUE

The Multi-Grip pinblock on all SK Series grand pianos is fully laminated with a minimum of eleven cross-banded layers of North American hard maple for maximum strength and balanced torque. Tuning pins are made from the finest carbon steel, machine-threaded for maximum continuous torque and nickel plated to enhance beauty and provide long-term protection.

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"
Shigeru Kawai SK Grand Pianos Strength - Tremendous Strength to Ensure Stability of Tone and Touch Over Time.
Rims Stronger Than Steel Impervious To Weather.