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The Shigeru Kawai is one of my favorites.

Congratulations!


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Very beautiful, Sleepingcats.

I hope you'll post a recording soon.

Aren't the pedal booties neat?

I left mine on until they wore out.


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Great to see the picts - enjoy that nice piano!

Do try not to let the kitties get inside :-) They love exploring the insides of grand pianos. I consider stepping on the keys a good thing, though! Otherwise, where would Scarlatti have gotten his inspiration for that wonderful fugue!

I will try to copy the pictures to Terry Otake, the technician who will come to do your service.


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I've seen Jerry in a grand piano but never Tom...

Nice piano by the way...

Love the pictures...

What is the significance of the Shigeru Kawai vs just a Kawai?

I just did a search:

Of all the musical masterpieces that come forth from Kawai, fewer than
one in one hundred will bear the name SHIGERU. Meticulously handcrafted in carefully limited numbers, the SHIGERU piano brings to fruition a century of advancement, knowledge and craftsmanship. It is the culmination of one man's destiny... born to fulfill the lifelong dreams of the pianist.

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Wonderful piano!! I'm so happy for you and wish you great music-making!


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Oooh, it's ALL beautiful- piano, room, kitties! Congratulations!


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Thanks for the sharing of the pictures, the Shigeru is gorgeous ! Congratulations! The round legs look much better than the pictures in ShigeruKawai's web site, may be it is just the angle of the pictures.


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Very nice. Enjoy!


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Thanks everyone for you kind comments! I am done buying pianos! I have two great pianos and I'm not even going window-shopping anymore! smile
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Congratulations. I'm sure the Shigeru is a first class instrument. Now tier one, according to Fine. I know i like the lesser Kawais with the exception of the GM10 I played. Yours can only be better.
The morning after I signed the deal and paid for the piano, I found the thread about Larry Fine's new supplement. I had no idea it was coming out, and no idea about the Shigeru moving up to Tier 1. It was a nice surprise.
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What upright piano is that in the background?
Hi sid, it's a Yamaha Disklavier U1, which I will continue to play.
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Beautiful. I'd be interested in hearing your impressions (biased as they may be) after you've had this for a while. I'm curious about the Shigeru Kawais, but haven't played one yet (no dealers in HK)... in particular, I'd like to know how the action compares to e.g., a Fazioli (which I really like)

BTW, I don't think I've seen a three position lid support before.
I've never played (or seen) a Fazioli so I can't do any comparisons, but right now all I can say is that the action is consistent, smooth and comfortable. I'm not the best to explain these things.

I don't know if many other grands have this feature (not something I immediately checked out when shopping), but on the Shigeru, you are prevented from accidentally placing the long prop stick in the short stick's spot because there's a piece of metal at the base of the props that keeps the long prop from angling too far back. I thought it was a nice safety feature.
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Great to see the picts - enjoy that nice piano!

Do try not to let the kitties get inside :-) They love exploring the insides of grand pianos. I consider stepping on the keys a good thing, though! Otherwise, where would Scarlatti have gotten his inspiration for that wonderful fugue!

I will try to copy the pictures to Terry Otake, the technician who will come to do your service.
Thank you Don. My youngest cat (in my avatar) is curious about everything, but I'll be careful. The novelty of the new piano has already worn off for the older cats. smile

I look forward to Terry Otaka's visit.

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Congratulations on your new Shigeru, you made a great choice. Thank you very much for your business, it was a lot of fun working with you. Enjoy the piano!


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Congratulations on your new piano. And Shigeru Kawai is a good instrument! May you experience the ultimate joy of playing the piano for many years to come! smile

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Thanks hotkeys!

I'm finally getting my first tuning in a couple of weeks and can't wait. My cats have totally lost interest except when I'm playing, one visits me on the bench and another will lay near my feet, but otherwise, the piano isn't cozy enough for a napping spot. smile

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I wonder if its possible to buy "Shigeru" round legs and put it on a RX. Anyone have any ideas?

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The piano is completely gorgeous! I wish I had this one laugh

Forgive me my ignorance - but I tried to find the answer for myself without luck. What is the difference between Shigeru Kawai pianos, and Kawai pianos? They both seem to carry grands of all sizes, and carry the same name of Kawai - so what's the deal? Is it similar case to Steinway Hamburg and Steinway New York, or the difference is much more visible?

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All I can say is eek wow !!

I looked at these when I was shopping a few months ago, and fell in 3hearts , but unfortunately lacked the $$, space and skill level to justify getting one.

May you enjoy it for many years to come!!

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When do we get to hear a recording?

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I played a Shigeru at the Kawai dealer in Seattle. It was outstanding.

Looks like the kitty cat approves!

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Congrats!!!! It's gorgeous, may you have many many years of enjoyment ahead of you.


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Thanks...............This post is from almost a year ago, resurrected for a question regarding the Shigeru legs. I can't believe it's been almost a year!!

jerryho, I don't know about swapping of the legs, but perhaps you can ask Don Mannino who is a forum member.

Mati, the Shigeru grands (they make only grands) have several characteristics that make them different from the RX series as mentioned in this link (although the Millenium III is on all of the Kawai uprights & grands I believe); one perk is the visit from the Master Piano Artisan about which I've already posted a separate thread:

Shigeru "distinctive features" page

playerpiano, regarding a recording.........I'll try to record something very soon since my piano gets tuned again later this week; actually maybe my teacher will allow me to record her playing it at my next lesson.

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Thanks sleepingcats! smile I can't wait to hear it too smile


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