Kawai 5′-10″ Living Room Grand Piano.
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 was only 5′-8″ in length.
This piano is a one-owner and was serviced regularly. It was purchased new in Albuquerque at the long-time Kawai and Steinway & Sons representative, Riedling Music in 1976. It is in excellent condition; structurally and aesthetically. The color is classic ebony with a traditional satin finish. We had to do very little in the way of service – mainly a concert tuning. The previous owner was a serious pianist. It was traded to the store for a larger Steinway & Sons grand piano. The original bench with storage is included. It is a duet length. The middle pedal has a true Sostenuto function. 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price – $8950. Compare to the price of a new Kawai
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.