Kawai

Kawai

Kawai Pre-owned /Used Pianos At Hollywood Piano of Los Angeles County, Burbank and Pasadena

In 1927 an enterprising piano designer named Koichi Kawai, employed by Nippon Gakki (Yamaha Piano) went out on his own and formed the Kawai Piano Company. In Japan Koichi Kawai is referred to as the father of Japanese pianos since he was responsible for the initial designs of Japan's two major piano companies.Koichi-Kawai  Yamaha and Kawai were made initially by the same workforce, in the same city using the same basic materials. Over the years though the companies have gone in slightly different directions in their philosophies of tone and materials. In the fight for hearts and minds Kawai has never been able to establish the demand and interest which Yamaha has had over the years.  Always destined to be number two in Japan much like Avis to leader Hertz in rental cars.
Kawai entered the US market by making the Howard brand piano for the Baldwin piano company.  The high quality and consistency of Kawai's mass produced pianos were getting praise and attention from the music community.
Kawai pioneered the use of high tech materials in acoustic pianos. They were the first company to use ABS plastic action parts.  abs.svgThey had to take a lot of flack for these non-traditional parts which have now have become more accepted.  They were also the first Japanese company to create a higher end brand in their Shigeru Kawai line.  These designs are taken from Kawai's RX and GX line.  The basic scale design is the same as te GX/RX pianos, but the pianos are completed by hand in a separate factory by Kawai's elite technicians.

Kawai Japan Agrees to Make Boston Pianos for Steinway & Sons

Kawai manufacturers the Boston line of pianos for Steinway & Sons.  These piano don't use Kawai's action parts and in our opinion are not worth the mark up Steinway puts on them.  If you like them, save the money and get the Kawai.  It can be voiced to be like a Boston. Would any company build a better piano for a competitor then they would build for themselves? The answer is no.

Great Selection Of Kawai Made and Kawai Inspired Hardman Pianos

Boston piano Los angelesWhile Hollywood Piano does not sell new Kawai pianos we always have a selection of used Kawai pianos.  We do however sell the Hardman brand from a factory that was in a 20 year joint venture with Kawai Japan.  Current models form this factory were sold under the Kawai brand name in China and through Asia and sold under the Linden brand name in other markets of the world including Canada.

The Japanese Makers Dilemma

All of the Used Kawai pianos we sell are made in Japan only and not in their Indonesian or Chinese piano factories.  This does not mean quality pianos can not be made in China and Indonesia.  The problem for Kawai and other Japanese companies that wish to preserve manufacturing in their home country is this; if they made their pianos too good in these lower manufacturing cost countries who would purchase their Japanese made pianos? For this reason pianos made by Japanese makers outside of Japan are made to be good enough for the money, but they don't strive to exceed or equal what they make in Japan.  This constraint has allowed companies which operate specifically in China a great edge in both musicality and value for the dollar because they're striving to make the best piano that can be made in their own country.Kawai-China

Used Kawai Pianos From Japan Last As Long As Any Used Kawai Piano

For many years we were one of the largest Kawai dealers in the USA with Kawai piano stores in Tustin - Orange County, Los Angeles, Burbank, Culver City, and La Mirada.  During that time we bought a great many used Kawai pianos directly from Kawai America. These pianos were from their schools in Japan. These used pianos hold up great and we've not a had a problem with a single one we purchased from them. Realizing that used Kawai pianos can be one of the greatest competitors to new Kawai pianos Kawai America has jumped on the same bandwagon as Yamaha discrediting their own used pianos from Japan.  This is nonsense and a blatant scare tactic to keep people from purchasing their pianos used.  Quite hypocritical after they sold us so many of them for years.

At Hollywood we always have a selection of Japanese made Kawai pianos in great shape all sold with our trasferable parts and labor warranty.

We are not an authorized dealer for new Kawai pianos and present the following information as a public service to the piano buying public.

 

Kawai GX-1

Kawai GX-1

166 x 150 x 102 inch, 314 kg
The GX-1 BLAK offers the professional pianist a superb range of tonal expressiveness and a level of elegance and craftsmanship that is unsurpassed for a piano ... Learn More
Kawai GX-2

Kawai GX-2

180 x 153 x 102 inch, 314 kg
The GX-2 BLAK 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... Learn More
Kawai GX-3

Kawai GX-3

188 x 153 x 102 inch, 314 kg
The GX-3 BLAK impresses with a dignified elegance and distinctive tone evoking the qualities of a much larger grand. With outstanding tone and touch in a versa... Learn More
Kawai GX-5

Kawai GX-5

200 x 153 x 102 inch, 314 kg
The GX-5 BLAK is the artist’s “grand for all seasons.” With resplendent tone and superb power, it adapts to an exceptional range of musical requirements ... Learn More
Kawai GX-6

Kawai GX-6

214 x 154 x 102 inch, 314 kg
The GX-6 BLAK combines exquisite tone with stunning beauty to offer an instrument befitting the finest concert hall or professional studio. Learn More
Kawai GX-7

Kawai GX-7

227 x 157 x 102 inch, 314 kg
At the lofty pinnacle of the GX BLAK Series, the regal GX-7 BLAK speaks with the transcendent character and authority that has made it the definitive choice of... Learn More
Kawai K-800

Kawai K-800

The 53" K-800 is the epitome of upright piano craftsmanship. Its elegant form and exceptional tone will fulfill the needs of any professional teaching s... Learn More
Kawai K-500

Kawai K-500

With its taller 51" height and newly-designed scale, the K-500 offers a rare combination of power, dynamic range and tonal richness to meet the musical... Learn More
Kawai K-400

Kawai K-400

The uniquely practical 48" K-400 features a grand-style music rack that places music at eye level and provides a solid surface for sheet music and overs... Learn More
Kawai K-300

Kawai K-300

The K-300 builds upon the success of its award-winning predecessor, the K-3, that was named Acoustic Piano of the Year in four consecutive years.* The K-300 ... Learn More
Kawai K-200

Kawai K-200

With outstanding tone and touch in a 45" frame, the K-200 offers the dependability and character needed to please any performing pianist from the novice... Learn More
K300-ATX2 Silent Piano

K300-ATX2 Silent Piano

The 48” K-300 Professional Upright Piano Digital sound that can be heard through the award-winning Sound... Learn More
K200-ATX2 Silent Piano

K200-ATX2 Silent Piano

The 45” K-200 Professional Upright Piano Harmonic Imaging XL Sound Technology / 88-Key Piano Sampling (so... Learn More
Kawai K15-ATX2 Silent Piano

Kawai K15-ATX2 Silent Piano

The 44" K-15 upright piano with continental-style cabinet 16 Digital Sounds: 5 Pianos, 2 Electric Pianos, 2 Organs... Learn More
508 Decorator Console Piano

508 Decorator Console Piano

The 508 Series Decorator Console is specially designed to meet the needs of those who require elegance, high quality and exceptional durability in an instrum... Learn More
607 Designer Console Pianos

607 Designer Console Pianos

The 607 Designer Console Pianos offer the discerning pianist superb craftsmanship, exceptionaltone, long-term tuning stability, and the most precise piano ac... Learn More
Kawai 907 Designer Studio Piano

Kawai 907 Designer Studio Piano

The 907 Designer Studio Pianos offer the discerning pianist the best of both worlds... magnificent styling and extraordinary performance. With regal designs ... Learn More
Kawai UST-9 Institutional Piano

Kawai UST-9 Institutional Piano

With its unmatched combination of durable construction and exceptional playability, the UST-9 outperforms every instrument in its class. Our master craftsmen... Learn More
Kawai 506N Institutional Piano

Kawai 506N Institutional Piano

The Kawai 506 was specially designed to meet the needs of those who require high quality and durability in an instrument... without a premium price tag. The 506... Learn More
Kawai K-15 Continental Console

Kawai K-15 Continental Console

The K-15 provides an excellent introduction to Kawai upright piano quality. Featuring a solid spruce soundboard and the highly regarded Ultra-Responsive™ a... Learn More
Kawai GL-50

Kawai GL-50

GL-50 CLASSIC GRAND PIANO
A favorite among educators, the 6'2" GL-50 is a versatile instrument that adapts easily to the musical demands of classrooms, studios and smaller perfor... Learn More
Kawai GL-40

Kawai GL-40

GL-40 CLASSIC GRAND PIANO
Designed in our most popular "classic grand" size, the 5'11" GL-40 is longer than many pianos in its class for greater bass resonanc... Learn More
Kawai GL-30

Kawai GL-30

GL-30 CLASSIC GRAND PIANO
The 5'5" GL-30 produces the same rich, full-bodied tonal character of a larger classic grand in a flexible size that will grace any home or studio envir... Learn More
Kawai GL-20

Kawai GL-20

GL-20 CLASSIC BABY GRAND PIANO
The 5'2" GL-20 provides maximum performance with a minimum footprint. With features normally found in larger grands, it is a potent performer with a pe... Learn More
Kawai GL-10

Kawai GL-10

GL-10 CLASSIC BABY GRAND PIANO
The Kawai 5'0" GL-10 offers the same careful attention to detail and quality found in our larger pianos—but in a classic "baby grand" size that will adapt to ... Learn More

Disclaimer: At this time Hollywood Piano only sells used Kawai. To view a list of our used pianos please CLICK HERE. ****