The design of upright piano mechanisms plays a crucial role in the quality of their performance. Kawai have created a range of mechanisms, utilising composite parts including carbon fibre, which give their pianos a superior touch. Combined with high quality materials and manufacturing standards, Kawai upright pianos reproduce the standards of tone and touch established by their renowned grand pianos.
Prices range from R42 000 for the KX-10 to R125 000 for the K-8 upright piano.
The KX range of pianos are designed to meet the needs of schools, universities, professionals and parents who need an excellent, cost effective piano. These pianos are extremely good value for money but still have the characteristic tone and touch that differentiates Kawai as a top international brand.
Available in either the standard ebony gloss finish or in mahogany gloss.
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An entry-level smaller piano suitable for a beginner pianist or in a school teaching studio. With plain straight sides it is conveniently compact.
The next size in the entry level range, with a fuller tone and dynamic range. The cabinet is a classic style with tapered legs. This is a very appropriate size and level for a school or as a home family piano.
At the top of the range of the KX series, the KX-21 is suitable for more advanced use as a professional teaching piano, a home piano, or in a performance space. At 121 cm in height this is a piano with excellent projection, a full tone, and a generous bass register.
The K range of upright pianos incorporates elegance and superior manufacture, providing the highest quality and performance. With the advanced Millennium III action and Soft Fall Fallboard, these pianos are in a class of their own.
Available in Ebony Gloss and a variety of special cabinet finishes (model dependant).
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Although a relatively small piano, the superb design of the K-2 gives it a very complex and expressive tone, with an excellent base register.
The K-3 is arguably the best piano in its class. It has won the Acoustic Piano of the Year Award in 2008, 2009 and 2010. It has a precise and very controllable touch with a clear and powerful tone. This piano is extremely versatile and will meet the highest expectations of home or professional pianists.
At 132cm the K-6 is rated as a professional level upright. It includes features from grand piano design, for example, aggraffes and a treble duplex scaling. Given the size of the piano it is a viable alternative to a baby grand.