Upright pianos by their very nature are more compact than grand pianos, making them ideal for a variety of circumstances. Their frame, strings and action parts are vertical allowing for a space saving design. Standard upright pianos are approximately five feet wide and two feet deep, thus taking up a much smaller footprint than their grand piano brethren.
Kawai Uprights take the same commitment to quality and advancement seen in their grand piano models and place it in a more compact package without sacrificing the quality and tone expected by musicians. Kawai offers a wide selection of models and sizes of upright pianos to fit the varied needs and tastes of universities, churches, performance venues and individuals. Whether you are interested in their specialized Institutional Series of their respected and honored K-Series of professional uprights, there is a Kawai upright piano that is right for everyone!
What Makes a Kawai Upright Piano Special?
A revolutionary advancement in the construction of Kawai Pianos was developed in the 1960s. That advancement was in the material used in Kawai piano action components. Wood is the traditional material for many of the individual parts that make up a piano’s action. Wood is ideal for many of the important sound-producing elements of a piano, but there are some inherent disadvantages for many of the critical components found in a piano’s action. Susceptible to breakage when subjected to continual stress, it also tends to shrink and swell dramatically when presented with changes in climate.
Revolutionary Piano Action Design
Kawai’s designers and engineers found a solution to these problems in a polymer composite material called ABS Styran. It is scientifically proven to offer superior strength and better dimensional stability. It is also is resistant to swelling and provides better longevity than other options. Utilizing this material, combined with an Ultra-Responsive Direct Blow action has resulted in a piano with an incredible touch. Today Kawai utilizes the latest in ABS-Carbon materials to craft the Millennium III piano action. This material is of the highest durability and allows for the utmost responsiveness. This advancement in action design one of the main reasons a Kawai Upright Piano maintains a consistent tone and touch over time better than almost any other piano created today.
You have a wide variety of choices when it comes to your new Kawai piano’s aesthetics. Kawai’s upright piano cabinet designs are sleek and timeless and are sure to go with any décor. From cast brass pedals and solid brass castors to extended music racks, the design of a Kawai piano is truly stunning and goes beyond simple function.
Many of Kawai’s popular upright pianos feature various finish options ranging from polished or satin ebony to mahogany and white. There are many options available when selecting a piano from Kawai to fit your style and performance needs.
KAWAI UPRIGHT PIANOS
- K-Series of Professional Upright Pianos: these pianos are of the highest quality and are dedicated to inspiring and supporting the repertoire of the most accomplished pianists. We have sold a high number of these pianos to various institutions and individual pianists and have found them to be very popular due to their competitive pricing and incredibly high quality.
- Decorator Series: Not only do they focus on the pure musicality of the instrument, but also pay keen attention to the visual styling of the case and overall design aesthetics as well.
- Kawai’s AnyTime Pianos: These pianos are well respected for featuring the tone and touch of an acoustic, and then combining it with the convenience that only a digital piano can provide.
- Institutional Piano Series: These pianos combine high quality and durability without a high price tag, perfect for many institutions attempted to stretch their budget.
- Continental Piano Series: The K-15 Upright Piano from Kawai combines the company's Ultra-Responsive Action and other advancements with a Continental style cabinet.
No matter which piano you choose, you can rest assured in the quality and continued craftsmanship that is represented by the Kawai family name.
Kawai pianos are used by some of the world’s best-known musicians, from nearly every music genre and background. These musicians include: Coldplay, Muse, Steven Curtis Chapman, Isha Love, One Republic, Neil Sedaka, Jason D. Williams, and many more. Kawai is also the choice of top prize winners in advanced musical competitions throughout the world, making Kawai pianos a top choice internationally. In our own personal experience we have found that many music programs and institutions prefer the Kawai due to their affordability, extreme durability and quality. Professional artists and amateur pianists alike have come to the realization that Kawai offers pianos with an incredibly broad dynamic range, utmost responsiveness and unmatched durability.
Retail Kawai Pianos | Kawai Upright Pianos for Sale
Kawai America Corporation offers a complete line of pianos, digital pianos, and professional keyboards to musicians across the United States and Canada through a network of authorized dealers. Their retailers are carefully selected based on their ability to provide expert sales and service of instruments. We are proud to be a part of the Kawai family as our region’s authorized dealer. We have provided many Kawai upright and grand pianos to institutions throughout our region.
Are you thinking of investing in a Kawai Upright Piano? Chupp’s Piano Service can help. As the authorized Kawai Piano Dealer for the Michiana region we can provide any piano within Kawai’s vast lineup of quality instruments. We also offer complete piano repair, tuning, piano restoration, refinishing, and piano moving and setup. You can rest assured in the quality and craftsmanship of your new Kawai piano. Kawai stands behind their work with an unprecedented Ten Year Factory Warranty.