1st KAWAI series with ori 3 Pedals !
Kawai KS1 is the second generation of Kawai piano. It is also one of the very least model series under Kawai KS series, KS1 and KS2 that’s all. It was made in Japan around 1970, 125cm height and over 250kg.
Kawai ks1 is also the first ever kawai series that comes with the original 3 pedal, the k series only comes with 2 pedals.
|Size||132 x 153 x 65 cm|
|Action||First Gen composite action|
|SoundBoard Material||Solid Spruce|
|Tuning pin||Nickel Pin|
|Key Surface||Real Ivory|
|Center pedal||practice pedal|
|Music Rack||Grand Style|
The action uses first generation composite action fully made by solid wood. Some may argue that millennium action (started since BL series, 4th gen) is better than “composite” which is fully made of wood, but for technician like us, we know its not true. Although temperature, humidity can affects the stability of the action, we somehow find that wood is still the only material who last the longest. Generally, K48 is around 50 years old and you can still see the action & hammer looks totally new after we restored it. We only use original parts from Japan and restored everything meticulously to let the piano go back to their glorious day.
3. Tonality and Voicing
Kawai K48 deliver fuller, stronger sound that you would expect from an upright piano, making it a real pleasure for situations where you need a grand but only have limited space. Kawai holds the principle of ” NO-NONSENSE” design, with a huge music desk which is adjustable, it as comfortable in playing long pieces, and something you cant take for granted on every pianos at this price point.
As for the middle and high pitch zone, its crystal clear tone is not too bright which is quite pleasant and lacking unwanted harshness. This results in a piano that does not become straining to the ears over hours of practice and performance. The K48 also has got the slightly longer keys like grand pianos so you will feel like you are actually playing a grand piano, heavier and more responsive. However, the touch can be adjusted by our master technician to suit your preference.
Please take note that not every KAWAI K48 are equal in used piano market. It depends on how the seller or technician refurbished the piano. Our master technician taken good care of every single keys to make sure it always stay balance, aligned and even.
4. EXCEEDINGLY GOOD VALUE
For a fraction of price, you get one of the greatest Kawai model that can last you easily another 15 to 20 years. All K series were build using real wood that has been seasoned for over 10 years. It is a very good investment as we offer 50% buyback within 10 years. Please take note white colors are custom made and the price is different than black color.
5 . Conclusion – The Beginner Choice.
|If you fancy a little grandeur in your house but didnt have too much budget, then go no further than the Kawai K48 Series.It is considered an upright grand piano, with unmatched quality of materials as the early days, Kawai’s singularly focus K series R&D. The combination of good value, craftsmanship and embrace of technology has made KAWAI K48 piano the choice of many teachers, students and schools.