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SHIGERU KAWAI SK GRAND PIANOS TOUCH

ENDURING DEPENDABILITY OF TOUCH CAN ONLY BE ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH A KNOWLEDGEABLE
DESIGN APPROACH THAT EMBRACES THE MOST ADVANCED METHODS AND MATERIALS.
SUPERB TOUCH THAT HAS BEEN ADMIRED BY PROFESSIONAL PIANISTS ACROSS THE GLOBE
The Shigeru Kawai Grand Pianos bring a century of advancement, knowledge and craftsmanship. These amazingly special pianos give a brilliant tone where the pianist can feel the delicate response of its touch and the passion that has made this work of art a treasure for a lifetime.
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THE ULTRA-RESPONSIVE TOUCH
The exclusive Millennium III Action is the secret behind the ultra-responsive touch of the SK Series grand pianos. Our acclaimed Millennium III Action uses state-of-the-art ABS-Carbon components that are exceptionally light and rigid to provide faster repetition and more power with less effort. Microscopic surface textures on selected action parts provide superb response and control.
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.
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.
IMPROVED MAXIMUM ENERGY TRANSFER
The use of hardwood maple key buttons adds stiffness to the keysticks for improved energy transfer. Key buttons on the Shigeru Series instruments have been doubled in length to provide maximum energy transfer and optimum power.
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.
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 Shigeru 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.
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"
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