Kawai BL61 Upright Piano
When people come to think of Kawai’s upright series, the BL series is always first comes into their mind. Yes, Kawai BL series are one of the most successful line up in Kawai History that succeeded the K series which is the first generation of Kawai. The Kawai BL61 is the same size, same height as Yamaha U3, a direct competition of Yamaha U3 series and over the last 30 years, Kawai has found its way into most practice rooms at schools and conservatoires of music, studios, concert halls and home. The reason for this mass appeal is because of the ” No-nonsense” approach to design, keep pushing its limit in terms of innovation and quality of production to meet the demands of Affordability & Performance.
1. Affordability and Performance
|Size||132 x 153 x 65 cm|
|SoundBoard Material||Solid Sitka Spruce|
|Tuning pin||Blued Pin (Nickel)|
|Year of Making||1980s|
|Center pedal||practice pedal|
|Music Rack||Grand Style|
Kawai BL61 is a huge upright piano with the height of 132cm, the string length is much longer compare to other 121cm and 125cm pianos.
3. Tonality and Voicing
The Kawai BL61 offers great value to a pianist who wants a piano with rich dynamic sound. The height of BL61 is responsible for a rich and colorful tone. The 132cm heights gives plenty of room for longer bass strings, which provide an abundant sounding bass register. The sound from BL61 is sometimes better than 5ft baby grand.
Kawai use the best of their timbers to build their pianos. The heart of the piano is the solid sitka spruce soundboard, which is used to amplify the tonality of the piano. Unlike Indonesia Made Kawai, the Japanese uses solid timber for the soundboard rather than a laminated soundboard, which gives the piano a fuller and complete sound.
We fine tuned this Kawai BL61 to play to a high concert standard – one of our full time technicians is a factory trained Yamaha Concert Technician and this expertise has been greatly utilised to present one of the finest Kawai Pianos you will ever play and hear.
4. Long Working Life = High Resale Value
Pianos are like watches, it was mean to be passed down to the next generation. Due to the high build quality from Kawai, you can expect to get another 20 to 30 years use out of KAWAI BL61. What you only need is a regular yearly maintenance with right stand of work. All the parts on a Kawai BL61 are available to exchanged at any point of time so you dont have to worry about it becoming obsolete or without spare parts. All issue that might ever arise are very very easy for our technician to address. We offer a 60% T&C buyback within 10 years policy for this model so you dont have to worry if your children gave up learning or future upgrading. Check out the photos and videos below for our review and we regretted that its only available in Mandarin but rest assure we will be covering in English in the future.
BL61’s are very popular choice for established musicians or absolute beginners, the cabinets are in good condition but still have a very affordable price point. For under half the price of the equivalent new model you are able to purchase a