KAWAI DIGITAL

KAWAI DIGITAL

 

SHIGERU KAWAI SK GRAND PIANOS TONE

SHIGERU KAWAI GRAND PIANOS ARE CELEBRATED FOR THEIR EXPRESSIVE TONE AND EXTENSIVE
DYNAMIC RANGE THAT ALLOW PIANISTS TO COMMUNICATE WITH EASE AND PASSION.
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TRADITION LAYS THE FOUNDATION FOR OUR DISTINCTIVE TONAL CHARACTER

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 lasts from generation to generation.

THE CORE SYSTEM MAXIMIZES OUTSTANDING TONAL POWER
CORE is an acronym that stands for "Convergence for Optimum Reflected Energy." Convergence refers to the way the piano's strength centers – the rim, plate and underside beams – all focus on one central point at the heart of the instrument. This focus creates an incredibly strong "core" foundation that maximizes the reflective capabilities of the inner rim for outstanding tonal power and sustain.
RICHNESS OF TONE IS THE HALLMARK OF KAWAI PIANOS
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 Shigeru Kawai pianos.
KIGARASHI PREMIUM AGED SOUNDBOARDS EXCEED DEMANDING RESONANCE STANDARDS
The soundboard is the heart of a piano's tone. The custom-tapered soundboard in a Shigeru piano is made exclusively from the finest spruce, aged by the traditional kigarashi 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 Shigeru pianos their uniquely rich tonal quality. Each one is strategically tapered to provide the proper degree of resonant movement in each region. Only soundboards that exceed our demanding resonance standards are selected for use in the Shigeru Kawai Series grand pianos.
BEAUTIFUL SINGING QUALITY OF THE SK SERIES GRAND PIANOS
Dual Duplex Scaling is an important design element that helps to make possible the beautiful singing quality of the SK Series grand pianos. Duplex Scaling allows the extreme ends of the piano’s strings to vibrate and produce harmonics that enhance tone. Dual Duplex design combines a front duplex region (between the tuning pins and agraffes) with a similar rear duplex region (between the aliquots and the bridge) to add a double measure of harmonic richness, brilliance, complexity and sustain to the piano’s tone.
BOXWOOD BRIDGE CAPS FOR MAXIMUM STRENGTH AND OPTIMAL TRANSFER OF SOUND ENERGY

The bridge performs the vital task of transferring the vibrations of the strings to the soundboard.SK bass bridges are made of the highest quality hard woods. Boxwood is an extremely hard wood that is particularly effective in transferring higher tonal frequencies through the bridge to the soundboard. Boxwood bridge caps help to ensure treble projection that complements the more powerful bass sound of larger pianos. Available only on SK-5, SK-6 and SK-7.

ACCURATE STRING ALIGNMENT FOR THE GREATEST UNIFORMITY OF TONE
Shigeru Kawai Concert Agraffes are individually machined from billet brass rods to assure maximum precision and strength. The result is a clear, powerful and impressive tone. Hard brass agraffes – positioned through precise CNC drilling of the iron plate – ensure accuracy of string alignment, spacing and angles for the greatest uniformity of tone. They also allow the most precise measurement of “speaking length" for the strings and provide smooth string movement for ease of tuning.
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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"