Kawai 5’-10” Living Room Grand Piano.
A pleasing fusion of clarity and complexity, European-inspired and mellow. This is undoubtedly why Steinway & Sons chose this factory to build their high-end Boston line of pianos. Renowned for their expressive tone and dynamic range that allow pianists to communicate with ease, this Kawai model KG-2C Grand Piano plays expressively, accurately and smoothly – like a warm knife through butter. The KG-series of pianos were immensely popular for Kawai here in the US and Canada. They were built in the main factory in Hamamatsu, Japan. The KG-series was re-branded to the RX-series later on and those were also a big hit. The inevitable comparison to Yamaha pianos discloses that the Kawai usually provides more piano for the money. They are normally 2-inches longer for the same model in the line. For instance, in this case the comparable model of Yamaha is only 5′-8″ in length. The additional length enhances the deep bass response and builds a little more foundation.
Since 1992, Steinway & Sons has had the Kawai factory in Japan build their very fine Boston line of pianos.
Warm and traditional light walnut satin finish.
This piano was purchased new in Albuquerque at the long-time Kawai and Steinway & Sons representative, Riedling Music in 1977. It is in excellent condition; structurally and aesthetically. The cabinetry is a warm walnut with a traditional satin finish. We had to do very little in the way of service – mainly a concert tuning and some minor regulating. The previous owner had loved this piano and they had it serviced it faithfully, but they couldn’t take it with them. The original duet bench with storage is included. The middle pedal has a true Sostenuto function. Local first-floor delivery is included.
Half-lid prop position is a handsome way to display your piano.
Kawai model KG-2C Grand Piano, S# 928124, Mfg. 1977, Satin walnut finish.
88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price – $11,500.
The tone is European-inspired and mellow; not nearly as bright as some other Japanese manufactured models. Many serious pianists purchase the Kawai KG-series because of their tonal similarities to vastly more expensive Steinway models and the inability to afford them. It has a warmth that is very pleasant. The duration of tone is lengthy and lends itself to classical music. The treble has a nice singing quality. The bass response is excellent given the size of the scale. The overall tone quality is balanced across the compass of the keyboard.
Excellent condition – structurally and aesthetically.
The KG-2C was one of the largest selling pianos in the US at the time.
Well-engineered and designed then strenuous quality control.