Kawai K Series Upright Pianos

For over 85 years, Kawai has been building pianos, pioneering the use of state-of-the-art materials and innovative technology to advance the piano. Our experience and long tradition of craft allows us to create pianos with outstanding touch and tone and the performance features for tomorrow.

 

Kawai’s patented Millennium III upright action is the secret behind the ultra-responsive touch of the K Series. Introduced in 2006, Millennium III has components made of ABS-Carbon, a composite material created by the infusion of carbon fibre into ABS Styran. ABS-Carbon is incredibly sturdy and rigid, which allows us to create action parts that are lighter and stronger.

 

ABS-Carbon is many times stronger than wood and is virtually impervious to shrinking and swelling due to humidity. This extraordinary combination of strength and stability allows ABS-Carbon action parts to transfer energy to the hammers with unparalleled efficiency, power, precision and nuance.

 

One of the most coveted attributes of a fine piano is dynamic range – the ability to play not only thundering fortissimos, but also the most delicate and sensitive pianissimos. The K Series’ longer keys make playing easier and provide a more even response from the front to the back of the playing surface, providing greater control and more power with less effort.

Millennium III Upright Action

Millennium III Upright Action features components made of ABS-Carbon, a composite material created by the infusion of carbon fiber into our renowned ABS Styran. ABS-Carbon is incredibly sturdy and rigid, which allows the creation of action parts that are lighter without sacrificing strength. The result is a stronger, faster action that offers more power, better control and greater stability than conventional all-wood actions.

NEOTEX key surface

 

Our exclusive NEOTEX key surface material made with cellulose fiber offers the smooth, understated texture of natural ivory and ebony—and a semiporous, silica-filled surface to absorb the hand’s natural oils and perspiration that can cause slipping. NEOTEX resists cracking and fading over years of use and is used for both the sharps and the naturals for a consistent feel across the entire keyboard.

Extended Key Length

 

Longer keys make playing easier and provide more even response from the front to the back of the playing surface. The benefits to the player are greater control and more power with less effort.

Die-Cast Aluminum Action Brackets

 

Made from a custom mold, die-cast parts are formed exactly the same every time. The K Series pianos feature three aluminum action brackets that are die-cast to provide an added measure of strength, uniformity and stability for accurate touch over time.

Tapered Soundboard Made of Solid Spruce

The soundboard is the heart of a piano. Its purpose is to transform the vibrations of the piano’s strings into a rich, resounding tone. Kawai uses only straightgrained, quartersawn solid spruce for K Series soundboards. Each soundboard is strategically tapered to maximize its tone producing capability. Only those that meet or exceed our demanding quality standards are selected for use in our professional upright pianos.

Mahogany wood core & T-stapled, double felted hammers

 

Mahogany hammer mouldings are lightweight and extremely responsive. Found on only the finest pianos, mahogany is used for the hammer mouldings on the entire line of K Series Professional Upright Pianos. All K Series hammers are T-Stapled to preserve hammer shape and fitted with an added interior layer of underfelt to support the creation of exceptional tone.

Steel-Reinforced Keyslip

 

The piano’s keyslip is the long, horizontal piece of wood that covers the front faces of the keys. Because it is long, thin and made of wood, a keyslip can warp or bend with changes in humidity, causing keys to stick. To eliminate this problem, a heavy-guage steel angle iron is added to prevent warping and bending in any direction. Keys move more freely with virtually no possibility of rubbing or sticking against the keyslip.

Keybed and Braces

 

The piano’s keybed must be strong and stable to support the action assembly and maintain action regulation over years of heavy use. K Series keybeds are made with sturdy laminated hardwoods and reinforced by rear braces on the iron frame that help to ensure stable placement and add rigidity to prevent energy loss.

See the K Series models

The K-800 is the epitome of upright piano craftsmanship. Its elegant form and exceptional tone will fulfill the needs of any professional teaching studio or intimate performance setting.

*Specifications are subject to change without notice.

- K-800 Specifications -

Size & Weight

Number of Keys 88 keys
Depth 65cm
Width 153cm
Height 134cm
Weight 284kg

Details

Key Surfaces NeoTex
Action Millenium III Carbon Fibre Action
Hammer Underfelted Mahogany
Pedals Damper, Sostenuto, Soft
Music Rack Grand Style
Fallboard Grand Style
Casters Double, Brass

Other

Duplex scale (fore and back)
Lid prop stopper
Brass lid prop cup
Brace for inner side of rim

The K-600 offers a level of tone quality and performance that may rival many grand pianos. With sturdy construction for years of reliable service, the K-600 is excellent for auditoriums, schools and other institutional settings.

*Specifications are subject to change without notice.

- K-600 Specifications -

Size & Weight

Number of Keys 88 keys
Depth 65cm
Width 153cm
Height 134cm
Weight 283kg

Details

Key Surfaces NeoTex
Action Millenium III Carbon Fibre Action
Hammer Underfelted Mahogany
Pedals Damper, Sostenuto, Soft
Music Rack Fallboard rack
Fallboard Traditional style
Casters Double, Brass

Other

Duplex scale (fore and back)
Lid prop stopper
Brass lid prop cup
Brace for inner side of rim

With its taller height and newly-designed scale, the K-500 offers a rare combination of power, dynamic range and tonal richness to meet the musical demands of any studio or home environment.

*Specifications are subject to change without notice.

- K-500 Specifications -

Size & Weight

Number of Keys 88 keys
Depth 62cm
Width 150cm
Height 130cm
Weight 238kg

Details

Key Surfaces NeoTex
Action Millenium III Carbon Fibre Action
Hammer Underfelted Mahogany
Pedals Damper, Sostenuto, Soft
Music Rack Fallboard rack
Fallboard Traditional style
Casters Double, Brass

Other

Duplex scale (fore and back)
Lid prop stopper
Brass lid prop cup
Brace for inner side of rim

The K-300 offers the dependability and character needed to please any performing pianist from the novice to the seasoned professional.

*Specifications are subject to change without notice.

- K-300 Specifications -

Size & Weight

Number of Keys 88 keys
Depth 61cm
Width 149cm
Height 122cm
Weight 227kg

Details

Key Surfaces Acrylic/Phenol
Action Millenium III Carbon Fibre Action
Hammer Underfelted Mahogany
Pedals Damper, Practice, Soft
Music Rack Fallboard rack
Fallboard Traditional style
Casters Double, Brass

Other

Duplex scale (fore and back)
Lid prop stopper
Brass lid prop cup
Brace for inner side of rim

With outstanding tone and touch, the K-200 offers the dependability and character needed to please any performing pianist from the novice to the seasoned professional.

*Specifications are subject to change without notice.

- K-200 Specifications -

Size & Weight

Number of Keys 88 keys
Depth 57cm
Width 149cm
Height 114cm
Weight 208kg

Details

Key Surfaces Acrylic/Phenol
Action Millenium III Carbon Fibre Action
Hammer Underfelted Mahogany
Pedals Damper, Practice, Soft
Music Rack Fallboard rack
Fallboard Traditional style
Casters Single, Brass

Other

Duplex scale (fore and back)
Lid prop stopper
Brass lid prop cup
Brace for inner side of rim

The K-15E is a compact, stylish piano from the renowned Kawai K series. This piano boasts a warm sound and a clear and balanced tone across the keyboard.

*Specifications are subject to change without notice.

- K-15E Specifications -

Size & Weight

Number of Keys 88 keys
Depth 59cm
Width 149cm
Height 110cm
Weight 196kg

Details

Key Surfaces Acrylic/Phenol
Action Ultra Responsive
Hammer Maple
Pedals Damper, Practice, Soft
Music Rack Fallboard rack
Fallboard Traditional style
Casters Single, Brass

Other

Duplex scale (fore and back)
Lid prop stopper
Brass lid prop cup
Brace for inner side of rim

The K-3 is the practical choice for the discerning professional.

*Specifications are subject to change without notice.

- K-3 Specifications -

Size & Weight

Number of Keys 88 keys
Depth 59cm
Width 151cm
Height 122cm
Weight 200kg

Details

Key Surfaces Acrylic/Phenol
Action Millenium III
Hammer Maple
Pedals Damper, Practice, Soft
Music Rack Fallboard rack
Fallboard Traditional style
Casters Double, Brass

Other

Duplex scale (fore and back)
Lid prop stopper
Brass lid prop cup
Brace for inner side of rim