The Musician's Choice, Unparalleled Legacy. Unsurpassed Craftsmanship. Unrivaled Advancement. A Shigeru Kawai piano is significantly beyond the knowledgeable application of material, labor and design. It is a world-class art form born not from the head, but from the heart. Thus, the Shigeru craftsman does far more than simply “build” it—he brings it to life. The precise nurturing of every part, every joint, every subtle nuance vests each piano with an unrevealed quality—a soul—that lives on from generation to generation. And those who have played a Shigeru Kawai piano know that they have not merely experienced an instrument, but have touched and heard the musical pursuit of their dreams.
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The Shigeru Kawai Piano... a spiritual union of man, nature and art
A union derived from the innate and inexorable desire for harmony. Of all the musical masterpieces that come forth from Kawai, fewer than one in one hundred will bear the name SHIGERU. Meticulously handcrafted in carefully limited numbers, the SHIGERU piano brings to fruition a century of advancement, knowledge and craftsmanship. It is the culmination of one man's destiny... born to fulfill the lifelong dreams of the pianist.
Handcrafted Excellence... Limited Edition Shigeru Kawai... The Premier Piano of Japan... Concert Series. The World's Most Advanced Concert Grand Piano the SK-EXL concert grand piano embodies the pursuit of Kawai's 'gold standard' of piano creation: a peerless instrument, fashioned from the very finest materials, and crafted by passionate artisans drawing upon generations of knowledge and experience. Each Shigeru EXL Concert Piano is conceived as a next step in the evolving art of the piano. Fewer than twenty are crafted each year for all the world. With its magnificent tone and wonderfully responsive touch, the EXL can best be described with one word—incomparable.
The SK-7L is a transcendent work of art that will communicate with remarkable passion, precision and poetry at the hands of the artist. The SK-7L gives a whole new level of expression, control, tone and clarity that never has been possible before. At the lofty zenith of the SK Semi-Concert Series, the regal SK-7L speaks with unequaled character and authority that has made it the definitive choice of the consummate professional as a world class instrument. The Artisans... The Shigeru Kawai piano is perfected by an elite brand of artisan craftsman. Each of Shigeru Kawai's twenty Master Piano artisans is at the pinnacle of his profession. With remarkable skills proven in the worlds' finest concert halls and international piano competitions, each artisan brings a seasoned wealth of experience and passion to his craft. Upon completion of a finished work, the craftsman adds his name to the piano’s rich pedigree as a symbol of devotion and pride.
The 7’0” SK-6L Orchestra Grand combines exquisite tone with ultra-responsive touch and stunning beauty to offer an instrument befitting the finest concert hall or professional studio. The SK-6L design enhances the tonal transition between the bass and treble registers providing a heightened level of professional performance for the discriminating player. Play this Orchestra Grand and understand why the Shigeru Kawai has become a first choice among the world's finest artists, allowing expression for a performer across the concert artist's repertoire; offering a wide dynamic range, rich deep sounds and powerful projection for grand rooms and medium size concert halls and performance spaces. The SK-6L is an instrument of profound beauty and character that will captivate both the eyes and ears in any performance setting.
This 6'7" SK-5L Chamber Grand Piano has the statuesque presence and resonant power to grace a recital hall, yet not overpower the more intimate musical ambiance of your home or studio. The versatility is enhanced by a wonderfully responsive touch that will satisfy the artistic needs of any player, from the diligent learner to the demanding professional. For optimum tone, touch and beauty in any setting, the SK-5L is the ideal choice which offers a gratifying mélange of power and presence that will grace a range of professional venues from studios to intimate recital spaces. The SK-5L Shigeru Kawai Chamber Grand offers the performer exceptional quality sound projection and tonal quality across a larger area in the home, studio, recital hall or other performance space. Built to be played hard and often, its ABS-Carbon parts provide the practicality of longer, reliable service.
The SK-3L Conservatory Grand Piano impresses with a dignified elegance and distinct tone evoking the qualities of a much larger grand. Its 6'2" contour makes the SK-3L an ideal selection for high-end recording facilities, churches, small clubs and home studios. In the Shigeru Kawai Concert Series, this piano has power, richness of sound and tonal quality. With outstanding tone and touch in a versatile size, it is a preferred choice of professionals. The SK-3L 6'2" Conservatory Grand Piano excels with an extraordinary blend of superb tone and touch admired by professional pianists across the globe. Concert agraffes: result in clear, powerful, and impressive tone. It boasts ample power and projection for the professional, and a delicate tonal quality and responsiveness for the skilled musician in the home. A few minutes on the SK-3L will explain why it is the choice of professional musicians around the world.
The Shigeru Kawai 5'11" SK-2L combines the stately presence of a classic grand with an exquisite clarity of tone unmatched by other pianos in its class. With a rich history of international acclaim, the SK-2L is the popular choice for homes, schools, churches and teaching studios. It offers superb tonal depth and resonance to suit a variety of musical situations, and a graceful beauty that will add ambiance to any home, studio, or performance venue. The Shigeru Kawai SK-2L 5'11" Classic Salon Grand Piano is the classic size with elegance, exquisite richness of tonal quality, professional touch and performance. Handcrafted Excellence for uniquely rich tonal quality, speed and responsiveness of touch, with bell-like pure sound delivery, the SK-2L 5'11" is ideal for the home or performance venue where demands of high tonal quality of the grand piano are important. Concert-level regulation, voicing and tuning.
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The Dream. Over one hundred years ago, in a humble workshop in Japan, Koichi Kawai embarked upon a journey... a spiritual quest to design and build a piano that would one day be called "the finest." A generation later, this dream burned intensely in the heart of Shigeru Kawai. To him, it represented not just his origins, but his destiny... an unrelenting force that would launch a lifetime of devotion in the pursuit of perfection. In the SHIGERU piano, you will see not just his labor and his love... but his life. Read more ...
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The Passion. The powerful emotion that motivates an individual beyond even the extraordinary. The passion for excellence dwells deeply within the heart of every SHIGERU craftsman. Like members of a great orchestra, each craftsman brings forth a seasoned wealth of skill and artistry that compels the "whole" to surpass the sum of its parts. Day by day, the craftsman strives to leave an indelible mark upon each creation... an inexpressible emblem of intense desire and duty. It is this symphony of passionate energies that has elevated the SHIGERU piano to the lofty strata shared by few and respected by all.
The Honor. Honor is sacred to every culture, and certainly to the Japanese. It is a noble covenant that binds an individual's "words and deeds" inextricably with the value and substance of his name. There is no greater demonstration of honor, no greater commitment, than to place one's name upon the work of one's hands. From initial design, to the selection of the finest materials, to the handcrafted assembly by master piano artisans, each SHIGERU piano is a work of uncompromising craftsmanship, a symbol of unending devotion... a profound expression of pride and honor. For Shigeru Kawai, there could be no other way.
The Soul. A SHIGERU piano is much more than the intelligent application of material, labor and design. It is an art form born not from the head, but from the heart. Thus, the craftsman does far more than simply "build" it... he brings it to life. The sensitive nurturing of every part, every joint, every subtle nuance vests each piano with an intangible quality... a soul... that lives on from generation to generation. And those who own a SHIGERU piano know that they possess not merely an instrument, but a partner in the musical pursuit of dreams.
The Artisans. A SHIGERU piano is perfected by an elite brand of craftsman. Each of our Master Piano Artisans is at the pinnacle of his profession. With remarkable skills proven in the world's finest concert halls and international piano competitions, each artisan brings a wealth of experience and passion to his craft. Upon completion of a finished work, the craftsman adds his name to the piano's rich pedigree as a symbol of devotion and pride.
Skillfully Handcrafted. A Shigeru Kawai grand piano comes from the same advanced origins like every other Kawai instrument. And, nevertheless: the degree and the measure of the used manual labor in every stage of the origin process - often time 5 times more than by a traditional instrument - puts the Shigeru Kawai to grand piano in own class.
Japanese EZO spruce. The snow-shrouded mountains of Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island, are home to the rare Ezo Spruce. The extreme climate and lofty altitude of Hokkaido produce a wood that is prized for its close, even grain. Available in strictly limited quantities, Ezo Spruce provides exceptional energy transmission and tonal projection.
Kigarashi Premium-Aged Soundboards. In the language of wood, "kigarashi" means "finding balance through time and nature." In the kigarashi process, solid Ezo Spruce soundboards are allowed to season naturally. The process is arduous and requires much patience. The result is a supremely rich tonal quality that is unsurpassed. Only soundboards that can endure the demanding kigarashi process are deemed worthy of the SHIGERU piano.
Shigeru Kawai Action. The Most Precise Piano Action in the World. More than three decades of research and development have resulted in the most respected piano action available today. The "Millennium III Action" with ABS-Carbon stands alone in providing the finest combination of strength, stability, precision and reliability. The exclusive Millennium III Action is the secret behind the ultra-responsive touch of the SK Series grand pianos. Our acclaimed Millennium III Action uses state-of-the-art ABS-Carbon components that are exceptionally light and rigid to provide faster repetition and more power with less effort. Microscopic surface textures on selected action parts provide superb response and control.
Shigeru Kawai action detail. Exclusive "Shiko Seion" Hammers. "Shiko Seion" is translated "the highest level of voicing." Shiko Seion hammers are made and voiced entirely by our Master Piano Artisans with a select blend of New Zealand and Australian long-fiber wool. They are hand-pressed, reinforced and formed without artificial hardeners to deliver unmatched dynamics and expression for the artist.
Temaki Bass Strings. "Temaki" literally means "hand-rolled." In the unhurried Temaki process, the artisan patiently directs the winding of each bass string by hand for absolute precision and proper tension, which ensures exquisite tonal depth.
Concert Style Dual-Pivot Damper Pedal. The Dual-Pivot design offers the player unparalleled control and responsiveness in proportional pedaling.
Touch. The Shigeru Kawai Grand Pianos bring a century of advancement, knowledge and craftsmanship. These amazingly special pianos give a brilliant tone where the pianist can feel the delicate response of its touch and the passion that has made this work of art a treasure for a lifetime.
Tone. A Purity of Rare Sound: To create the exceptional Shigeru Kawai sound, the best woods are carefully selected by the master craftsmen according to their use in the heart of the piano. Rich, deep bass and bright, colorful highs reveal even more refined expressive power. Tradition and technology are indispensable elements of piano tone. Tradition lays the foundation for Shigeru Kawai’s distinctive tonal character. Technology empowers it with life, breadth, and depth that lasts from generation to generation. Shigeru Kawai Grand Pianos Are Celebrated for Their Expressive Tone and Extensive Dynamic Range That Allow Pianists to Communicate with Ease and Passion. The exclusive Konsei Katagi rim uses a blend of distinctive hardwoods to achieve an ideal balance of tone. For the inner rim, small-pored hardwoods that provide superior brightness and projection are interlaminated with dense, large-pored hardwoods offering warmth and fullness. This synergy of structurally divergent hardwoods produces a powerful, well-rounded richness of tone that is the hallmark of Shigeru Kawai pianos. The soundboard is the heart of a piano's tone. The custom-tapered soundboard in a Shigeru piano is made exclusively from the finest spruce, aged by the traditional kigarashi process that uses only the forces of time and nature to allow the wood to attain a state of natural balance. It is this lengthy and painstaking process that gives Shigeru pianos their uniquely rich tonal quality. Each one is strategically tapered to provide the proper degree of resonant movement in each region. Only soundboards that exceed demanding resonance standards are selected for use in the Shigeru Kawai Series grand pianos. Dual Duplex Scaling is an important design element that helps to make possible the beautiful singing quality of the SK Series grand pianos. Duplex Scaling allows the extreme ends of the piano’s strings to vibrate and produce harmonics that enhance tone. Dual Duplex design combines a front duplex region (between the tuning pins and agraffes) with a similar rear duplex region (between the aliquots and the bridge) to add a double measure of harmonic richness, brilliance, complexity and sustain to the piano’s tone. The bridge performs the vital task of transferring the vibrations of the strings to the soundboard.SK bass bridges are made of the highest quality hard woods. Available only on SK-5, SK-6 and SK-7 Boxwood is an extremely hard wood that is particularly effective in transferring higher tonal frequencies through the bridge to the soundboard. Boxwood bridge caps help to ensure treble projection that complements the more powerful bass sound of larger pianos. Shigeru Kawai Concert Agraffes are individually machined from billet brass rods to assure maximum precision and strength. The result is a clear, powerful and impressive tone. Hard brass agraffes – positioned through precise CNC drilling of the iron plate – ensure accuracy of string alignment, spacing and angles for the greatest uniformity of tone. They also allow the most precise measurement of “speaking length" for the strings and provide smooth string movement for ease of tuning.
Strength. The strength of a well-crafted instrument makes the piano one of the most impressive examples of technology, engineering and craftsmanship in the world today. SK Series grand pianos are designed with tremendous strength to ensure stability of tone and touch over time. Exceptionally Rigid Foundation to Support String Tension. Stretcher Over-Lap Integrated Design (SOLID) creates an exceptionally rigid foundation to support string tension. With SOLID construction, the pinblock is fitted to the plate. The pinblock and over-lapping stretcher bar are then integrated into a single structure and solidly anchored to the rim. The stretcher bar itself boasts an extraordinary thickness that exemplifies the structural integrity of this sturdy framework designed to ensure stable tuning and powerful tone. The keybed is made of extremely strong, laminated hardwoods. Kawai reinforces each keybed with an underside steel support beam to provide additional strength and maximum stability. A piano's "keyslip" is the long, horizontal piece of wood that covers the front faces of the keys. Because it is made of wood, a keyslip can warp or bend with changes in humidity causing keys to stick. SK Series keyslips are reinforced with a steel inside liner that prevents warping or bending in any direction. Keys move freely as the keyslip remains straight and evenly distanced from the key faces throughout the life of the piano. Rims Stronger Than Steel - Beams Impervious to Weather Changes. Hybrid Inner Rim. (Konsei Katagi Rim). The exclusive Konsei Katagi rim uses a blend of distinctive hardwoods to achieve an ideal balance of tone. For the inner rim, small-pored hardwoods that provide superior brightness and projection are interlaminated with dense, large-pored hardwoods offering warmth and fullness. This synergy of structurally divergent hardwoods produces a powerful, well-rounded richness of tone that is the hallmark of the Shigeru piano. All-Spruce Beams. Spruce is known for its outstanding ability to conduct and conserve sound energy. However, it is generally considered too precious for use as a structural material. For the Shigeru pianos, all of the underside beams are made entirely of the highest quality spruce. SECURE RIM-TO-BEAM CONNECTION. Beams are joined to the inner rim using four independent joinery techniques in a single process. Each beam is: (1) fitted with a hardwood dowel, (2) mortised into the inner rim for precise fit, (3) glued, and (4) secured with hardened screws for complete bonding through the entire thickness of the inner rim for a tremendously secure rim-to-beam connection. The V-Pro (Vacuum Mold Process) plate on the Kawai SK Series is the acoustically-neutral gray iron framework of the piano on which the strings are applied. As the “backbone” of the piano, the plate must be designed and built to ensure stability while enduring up to 18 tons of string tension. At the same time, it must be molded with sufficient precision to ensure exact string lengths. The V-Pro process produces a sturdy plate that is dimensionally accurate and consistent, with added strength provided by the “crossbone” design of the plate struts. With the application of a lustrous finish and the addition of highly-polished solid brass finials, the result is a plate that is strong, stable and beautiful. Multi-Grip Pin Block for Maximum Strength and Tuning Pin Balanced Torque. The Multi-Grip pinblock on all SK Series grand pianos is fully laminated with a minimum of eleven cross-banded layers of North American hard maple for maximum strength and balanced torque. Tuning pins are made from the finest carbon steel, machine-threaded for maximum continuous torque and nickel plated to enhance beauty and provide long-term protection.