Kawai PianosThe future of the piano.
Affordable upright and grand pianos from a popular Japanese manufacturer.
Kawai have been in business since 1927 (they’ve got four years on us) and produce a wide range of upright and grand pianos. They are reliable, well designed, well-made instruments offering good value for money.
Many pianists favour Kawai pianos because they do not suffer from the harshness of tone which besets many other mass-produced pianos in this sector of the market.
There is a model to suit most needs and tastes, from the entry-level K-15E upright (which has become something of an industry benchmark) to the superlative GX-6 boudoir grand, one of the finest instruments on the market at this price point.
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Kawai K-15E Upright Piano
The baby of the Kawai family, but still featuring a solid spruce soundboard like its larger brothers. Very probably the best entry-level acoustic piano on the market, bar none.
Kawai E-200 Upright Piano
A very worthwhile step up from the K-15E in terms of both touch and tone.
Especially good value for money.
Available in matt black only.
Kawai K-200 Upright Piano
All of the virtues of the E-200 but featuring a high-gloss finish to the exterior.
Kawai K-200 SL Upright Piano
As K-200, but fitted with polished chrome hinges and pedals instead of the more traditional polished brass.
Kawai E-300 Upright Piano
At 122cm in height, the E-300 is 8cm taller than the K-200.
The resulting increase in string length and soundboard surface area contributes to a fuller, more resonant sound, particularly in the bass. An excellent instrument, the E-300 does nothing badly.
Available in matt black only.
Kawai K-300 Upright Piano
All of the virtues of the E-300 but featuring a high-gloss finish to the exterior.
Kawai K-300 SL Upright Piano
As K-300, but fitted with polished chrome hinges and pedals instead of the more traditional polished brass.
Kawai K-400 Upright Piano
The same 122cm height as the K-300, but featuring a grand-style music desk which places the music at eye level.
This is the entry-level model to the world of Japanese-made Kawai uprights.
Kawai K-500 Upright Piano
The next step up in performance from the excellent K-300 – and what a step!
At 130cm, the K-500 offers a rare combination of power, tonal richness and improved dynamic range.
Kawai K-600 Upright Piano
A taller (134cm) version of the K-500.
With its greater height and other technical enhancements, the K-600 raises the bar in terms of all-round performance from a mainstream manufacturer.
Kawai GL-10 Grand Piano
Made with the same attention to detail as Kawai’s larger grand pianos.
Very probably the best entry-level acoustic baby grand piano on the market, bar none.
At just 153cm (5’0”) in length, the GL-10 baby grand will look good – and sound good – in almost any room.
Kawai GL-30 Grand Piano
At 166cm (5’5”) in length, the GL-30 offers a noticeable improvement over the GL-10 in terms of touch and tone.
This is the entry-level model to the world of Japanese-made Kawai grand pianos.
Kawai GX-2 Grand Piano
This GX-2 is one of the world’s best-selling boudoir grand pianos – and for good reason.
At 180cm (5’11”) in length, this size of piano offers an excellent compromise between physical size, quality of tone and resonance, touch, and budget.
Players and non-players alike will appreciate the very elegant design and high standard of finish of the case.
Kawai GX-5 Grand Piano
The GX-5 is Kawai’s “grand for all seasons” with resplendent tone and superb power and improved dynamic range.
At 200cm (6’7”) in length, the instrument is capable of adapting to an exceptional range of musical requirements and performance venues.
Kawai GX-6 Grand Piano
The GX-6 combines exquisite tone and responsiveness of touch with stunning beauty.
At 214cm (7’0”) in length, the GX-6 is equally at home in a professional studio or enthusiastic amateur’s home.
An uncompromising boudoir grand piano which leaves very little to be desired.
Available to order
Kawai K-600 AS Upright Piano
Same specification as K-600, but with the middle pedal functioning as a sostenuto – just like a grand piano.
Kawai K-800 AS Upright Piano
Same specification as K-600 AS, but featuring a grand-style music desk which places the music at eye level.
Kawai GL-50 Grand Piano
A favourite among educators, the GL-50 (6’2″) adapts easily to the musical demands of the classroom or studio.
Kawai GX-1 Grand Piano
The smallest of the GX-series at 166cm (5’5”) in length. A fine baby grand piano, but perhaps not offering the best performance/£ ratio of the Kawai range
Kawai GX-3 Grand Piano
188cm (6’2”) in length. A fine piano, but quite close to the GX-2 in terms of overall performance.
For someone looking for an instrument offering a substantial improvement in performance over the GX-2, our recommendation would be to consider the GX-5.
There really is no comparison!