Kawai pianos have gained a reputation for their sound quality and innovations. Today, the Japanese company manufactures grand pianos that grace the stages of concert halls, upright pianos designed to produce a strong tone in practice rooms, and convenient, quality digital and hybrid models.
About Kawai Pianos
Spending the early part of his professional career in research and development for a piano manufacturer, Koichi Kawai decided to start his own piano company in 1927. A year later, the Kawai Musical Instrument Research Laboratory, located in Hamamatsu, Japan, introduced its first grand piano. By the 1960s, Kawai started to expand globally and set up locations in the United States, Europe, Canada and Australia.
Looking to advance the piano's traditional design, Kawai unveiled several new, industry-defining features with its models, including aluminum action rails for a lighter feel, the use of ABS composite materials, and die-cast aluminum action brackets for a greater degree of stability and accuracy. By the 1980s, after spending decades crafting grand, baby grand and upright pianos, Kawai expanded into digital instruments.
In more recent years, Kawai has received ISO 14001 certification for lessening its environmental impact and has continued to push technological boundaries with its Concert Artist and Concert Performer Ensemble series.
Types of Kawai Pianos
Across its series, Kawai pianos are divided into the following types:
- Grand: Built to resonate in concert halls, Kawai grand pianos measure nine feet in length, while baby grand models are roughly five feet long.
- Upright: Kawai upright pianos blend a compact shape, convenience and modern technology to improve their touch and feel. Kawai upright pianos include standard studio height and smaller console models, based on space considerations.
- Digital: Kawai has led the way with its digital pianos, attempting to replicate the sound of an acoustic with modern electronics. Today, Kawai digital pianos are known for their quality and character and are crafted in conjunction with the brand's acoustic models for consistency.
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