The Japanese brand Kawai produces a range of high-quality and modern pianos, including upright pianos.
The light yet harmonious sound created from an upright piano is renowned by many musicians and is often preferred over the more traditional grand piano.
Types of Kawai Piano
Kawai produces upright pianos, where the frame and the strings are vertical. This makes them more compact and consequently, they appear smaller than their grand piano counterparts.
Kawai piano models include:
- The K-Series - upright pianos, with a height of 48”. With an elegant yet delicate appearance, these pianos are made from mahogany and ABS carbon composites. This material reduces some of the issues related to the change of temperature affecting the internal shrinking and swelling of the piano parts. It also makes the overall weight of the piano lighter, without compromising on the overall sound
- Anytime Series - made from spruce, which, when matched with the playing of the keys, create a rich sound. The design of these pianos mean that they create a range of deep, warm and striking tones
The Benefits of Kawai Pianos
There are changes which have been made to the design of Kawai’s upright pianos, such as changing the material used for the keys from lead to iron and also incorporating the use of the ABS carbon.
Kawai’s use of their sensing system, placed underneath the keys, means that it detects when the keys are being played at a gentler or softer tone and when they are being played more strongly and can adjust accordingly.
Taking Care of Your Kawai Piano
Your piano will last a long time if it is looked after properly and regularly. A dry or damp cloth and specialist polish can be used over the keys to prevent a buildup of dust and grime without affecting the sound.
As the internal strings and wires inside a piano can be affected by changing humidity or climate, your piano will need to be serviced at least once every two years to keep it finely tuned and to maintain a good condition.
Kawai pianos have an inbuilt headphone socket, meaning that headphones can be easily plugged in and used for recording purposes, as well as listening in to sounds.