THE SPECIAL EDITION THAT YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF LUCKY FOR GETTING ONE !
If you are looking for a piano that can last you for a life time and not burn a hole in your pocket, look nothing more than a KAWAI BL31 SPECIAL EDITION. BL series is the 4th Kawai generation pianos which were manufactured in the early 1980s. It is also one of the most popular series ever produced by Kawai with the most models under a series, BL11, BL12,BL31,BL51,BL61,BL71 and BL82. Today we are reviewing this BL31 special.
1. KAWAI'S COLLABORATION WITH OTHER PIANO MAKERS
After the success of K series, Kawai has made a bold move on the 4th generation production which gives the BL series a major upgrade in terms of action, hammers, iron frame, tuning pin and also a more modern design. Kawai not only uses their own technology in building BL series, it also releases many different version such as SPECIAL EDITION, MITSUKOSHI EDITION, MATZUKAYA EDITION, DELUXE EDITION, CUSTOM EDITION and many more ! This has given pianist their choices to customize their need. Lets get into the spec real quick. Before that, lets take some time to appreciate the exterior of BL31 special.
|Size||122 x 151 x 59 cm|
|Action||Kawai Ultra Responsive Action 1|
|SoundBoard Material||Solid Spruce|
|Tuning pin||Stainless steel (Special Edition)|
|Hammer||Louis Renner, ABEL|
|Center pedal||practice pedal|
|Music Rack & Book Rak||normal|
|Leg||Stick to the body|
In terms of specification, Kawai BL31 Special has got many version, we will list down the following that we have seen throughout our years of restoring pianos.
A. BL31 SPECIAL OR CUSTOM
B. BL31 MITSUKOSHI OR MATSUZAKAYA
3. Tonality and Voicing
I cant really tell the difference between the special editions, but one think i can assure you, the hammers definitely makes everything sound better as these hammers were also used on Steinway pianos. The good felt on the hammers create a rounder tone and huge dynamic range. BL31 is taller than Yamaha u1 and taller upright offers a richer sound. It also has a more substantial feel making it a good practice instrument.
4. Grab it and no regret.
For a fraction of price, you get one of the greatest Kawai model that can last you easily another 15 to 20 years. Normally, special edition sells RM1K more than normal edition and its hardly seen in Malaysia Market. Fortunately, we kept our piano stocks up to 300 units all year long and you might find one or two special editions in our factory if its fated to be yours. These special editions are one of the best deal that you shouldnt missed in your life as the first owner already helps to pay the extra cost of customizing. Their loss is your gain.
5 . Conclusion.
| The combination of Kawai’s good value, craftsmanship and Louis Renner, Abel’s embrace of technology in making piano hammers, has made KAWAI BL31 Special the piano choice of many teachers, students and schools. Call us at 017-3497139 to checkout if we still have these specials in stock today !