Kawai 52-inch Ultimate Vertical Piano.
THE WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED UPRIGHTS. For over 90 years, Kawai has been the originator of the modern piano, courageously pioneering the use of leading-edge materials ideas to advance the future of the piano art form. Kawai upright pianos symbolize our ongoing commitment to bringing musical technology into 21st century. Renowned for their expressive tone and dynamic range that allow pianists to communicate with ease, this Kawai model US-6X professional upright piano plays expressively, accurately and smoothly – like a warm knife through butter. The US-series were the top-of-the-line Kawai upright pianos at the time. The modern equivalent of this model is the K-800 and it retails today for $26,695. The Kawai US-6X was built in the main factory in Hamamatsu, Japan where the other top models are built. At 52-inches tall, it has an absolutely amazing tone-quality for someone that wants that “grand piano sound” and a “forever piano”.
In a stately, classic polished ebony finish that will surely be the resplendent focal point of any formal room.
Kawai model US-6X Professional Upright Piano, S# 1934126, Mfg. 1989, Ebony polish finish.
88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price – $6450.
This piano was purchased new in Albuquerque at the long-time Kawai and Steinway & Sons representative, Riedling Music in 1989 so it is well-adjusted and happily acclimated to our unique, arid climate. It is in excellent condition; structurally and aesthetically, and ought to provide many decades more of musical luxury and maintenance-free performance. The easy to maintain polyester resin finish is in classic polished ebony and will surely be the resplendent focal point of any formal room. We had to do very little in the way of service – mainly a concert tuning and some minor regulating. The previous owner loved this piano and they serviced it faithfully. The original duet bench with storage is included. Local first-floor delivery is included, and that’s an excellent value because it is a very heavy instrument.
Since 1992, Steinway & Sons has had the Kawai factory in Japan build their very fine Boston line of pianos.
The 52″ height allows longer bass-strings and a larger soundboard for a “grand piano sound”.
The tone is European-inspired and mellow; not nearly as bright as some other Japanese manufactured models. Many serious pianists purchase the Kawai US-series because of their tonal similarities to vastly more expensive Steinway models and their 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 and its abundant height. The overall timbre or tone quality is balanced across the compass of the keyboard.
Folding low-profile fallboard with a safety lock to protect fingers.
A well-deserved reputation for quality control and innovation.
The current model is priced at $26,695.
Behold the grand piano-style music desk.
Sought by classical pianists as a less-expensive alternative to the Steinway.
Very little wear in the piano-action and expertly regulated.