The Kawai K-200SL upright acoustic piano in elegant polished black with silver fittings, is an exceptional instrument delivered at a highly affordable price. The K-200SL includes features that are normally associated with significantly more expensive models, and doesn't compromise on quality with regard to sound, playability or longevity. Whether you're new to the piano, have some experience or are a seasoned pro, everyone will be blown away with the graceful responsiveness of this wonderful model.
Pioneering Alternative Materials
Established in the 1920s, Kawai has pioneered the use of alternative, sustainable materials, whilst developing sophisticated machine manufacturing processes alongside elegant hand-finished appointments in their pursuit of excellence. Kawai's design engineers created ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) to supersede wooden parts, and ABS been found to be tougher and more resilient in handling changes in both temperature and humidity, which significantly improves the lifespan of the K-200.
Millennium Action III Technology
Kawai combined their unique ABS technology with carbon fibre to create ABS-Carbon, which significantly increases the strength of piano parts - reportedly 90% stronger than traditional wooden parts -, but it also has the added bonus of making them lighter – increasing explosive power, and deft technique can be executed with minimal effort - this is Kawai’s Millennium Action III technology. In addition to this, each jack has been treated to a microscopic area of surface texture, at the point where it meets the hammer. The jack is made out of carbon and polyacetal - which is far more sensitive and responsive than a traditional wooden jack – giving the player significantly greater dynamic control.
Resilient and Responsive Keyboard
To improve playability, and durability across the keyboard, every key has been treated to a subtle yet highly resilient layer of acrylic or phenol resin. The keys are weighted, balanced and adjusted according to hammer size, so that an even touch and feel is assured across the keyboard, and all keys return swiftly to their original position. Each key-top is treated to absorb perspiration and natural oils discreetly to prevent unwanted slipping during a performance.
At the heart of the piano is the impressive straight-grained, quarter-sawn, solid spruce soundboard. Kawai's team work meticulously, hand-picking only select pieces with extreme care, and putting them through rigorous testing procedures before implementing them in the K-200's construction. The soundboard transfers the instructions from the keys precisely, and offers a wide dynamic range to play with. In order to account for the tonal difference between low to high notes, the soundboard is tapered for a fuller, richer sound that more accurately reflects each note’s speed of sound.
Great care has been taken to deliver a finished product of exceptional quality. The height of the piano stands at a mere 113.5cm (45 inches), which allows the piano to fit discreetly into any environment, whilst producing the fullest and richest timbre possible. The K-200SL has additional features such as the “Soft Fall” fallboard, which has a dual-damping mechanism to protect player’s hands and the piano’s finish. There is also an extended music stand that allows you to spread out and display more sheet music whilst you're practising or performing.
The K-200SL is completed in polished black with complementary silver fittings, making it a stylish addition to any home, classroom or teaching studio. This delightful piano has been specially designed and developed to exceed the performance requirements and expectations of even the most discerning of pianists.
Each model is supplied with a comprehensive 10 Year Warranty. During years 1, 2, and 3, repairs will be covered on-site at the customers' home - this includes parts and labour.
Manufacturer Kawai Model K-200SL Upright Acoustic Piano Dimension (H x W x D) 1140 x 1490 x 570 mm Weight 208kg Action Millennium III Key White: Acrylic Black: Phenol Non-lead key weight adjust Fallboard “Soft Fall” Fallboard Soundboard Spruce, Tapered Back Post 4 Sound Rib 10 Caster Type Single Finish Polished Black With Silver Fittings
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