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#1890187 - 05/02/12 09:33 PM My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!!  
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Hi PW guys, thanks for all your valuable opinions and tips for my piano buying journey. The piano has arrived and I have no regrets on this purchase.

I have photos of the piano for all of you to enjoy!

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More photos here on my Flickr page

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#1890191 - 05/02/12 09:34 PM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: zerox61]  
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Looks perfect, congrats.


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#1890194 - 05/02/12 09:36 PM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: zerox61]  
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Wow, what a beautiful piano!

Congratulations!

Rick


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#1890197 - 05/02/12 09:41 PM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: zerox61]  
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#1890209 - 05/02/12 10:00 PM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: zerox61]  
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Wow!! Gorgeous piano!! Congrats and thanks for the photos!


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#1890210 - 05/02/12 10:05 PM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: zerox61]  
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Awesome.Congratulations!



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#1890215 - 05/02/12 10:20 PM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: zerox61]  
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Fantastic piano! I hope you enjoy it for years to come.


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#1890222 - 05/02/12 10:54 PM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: zerox61]  
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Spectacular! Thank you for the wonderful photos. You will enjoy this magnificient instrument for the rest of your life. It is an amazing piano.


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#1890239 - 05/02/12 11:36 PM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: zerox61]  
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WOW, how could anyone ever regret buying that?! Beautiful.

#1890250 - 05/02/12 11:49 PM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: zerox61]  
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Here is a pic of my wall. the piano movers hit my wall with the piano lid but amazingly I could not see any damage or scratches on my lid. only the wall took damage haha.

The wood must be really dense stuff it is HEAVY!

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#1890254 - 05/02/12 11:57 PM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: zerox61]  
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Congratulations!! I recently got my Kawai K8 delivered this month!! I look forward to a Grand in the future. I hope it inspires you everyday! More pictures please. Your house looks great.

#1890275 - 05/03/12 02:00 AM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: zerox61]  
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Congratulations! That's an awesome piano!

#1890312 - 05/03/12 05:07 AM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: PassingBy]  
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Congratulations, it's a beauty.
The movers must be very confident transporting such a high end instrument without the lid and fallboard and without wrapping it in blankets.

#1890315 - 05/03/12 05:18 AM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: zerox61]  
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#1890325 - 05/03/12 06:01 AM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: zerox61]  
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Beautiful piano, for sure, but who are those movers? It is unheard of to transport an instrument without wrapping and protecting it thoroughly. It has nothing to do with being confident in your moving skills. Anyone who's done it for any length of time knows that there are all sorts of hazards that can, and do, occur when moving a piano....especially of that size. Also, the straps look loose in the photos. Anyway, best of luck with an incredible piano. Glad it got there safely!!


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#1890328 - 05/03/12 06:06 AM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: zerox61]  
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I don't see any photos of that odd looking blue hoist/mini-crane actually being used with the piano...too nervous?

Really beautiful

#1890367 - 05/03/12 08:32 AM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: zerox61]  
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Drooling.

Thanks for the pictures; she's beautiful. Congratulations!


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#1890372 - 05/03/12 08:45 AM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: BoseEric]  
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Originally Posted by BoseEric
I don't see any photos of that odd looking blue hoist/mini-crane actually being used with the piano...too nervous?

Really beautiful


During the crane operation I was filming it using my camera. I'll post a video once I upload it. it took 2 attempts haha.

Yeah, I was really surprised that they didnt wrap it up in blankets , etc... It didnt end up with any scratches, but some marks where the belts were attached to the piano. They will be polished off next week free of charge.

Chopinlover, the belts were only used for the crane so there is some slack to attach to the crane hook. After it got up the 2nd story, it was pushed up another set of stairs and finally in position.

#1890376 - 05/03/12 08:57 AM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: zerox61]  
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Thanks for the photos. You and that piano will produce some nice music, no doubt.


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#1890415 - 05/03/12 10:10 AM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: zerox61]  
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Congratulations!

I'm a fan of the Shigeru-Kawai line, particularly the SK-7.

You have bought a really wonderful piano.

I still remember the experience of playing one on stage in Beijing. The action of that piano was extraordinarily responsive; even the pedals felt great. There was a wonderful shimmering quality to the high treble; the bass was very clear, and of course, the middle section sang.

That piano worked just fine in a hall that seated over 1000 people. I'm sure, in the more intimate setting of your home, that the sound will be spectacular in its clarity and detail.

Enjoy!


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#1890515 - 05/03/12 12:53 PM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: zerox61]  
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Congratulations on the arrival of your magnificent new piano! How does it sound in its new home?

Best wishes,

Robert.

#1890523 - 05/03/12 01:03 PM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: zerox61]  
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Superb piano! Congratualtions!


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#1890534 - 05/03/12 01:16 PM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: zerox61]  
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Simply wonderfull! Enjoy it for ever!

#1890584 - 05/03/12 03:22 PM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: zerox61]  
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That is quite the piano! Congrats and I love your floor too. Frames the piano very nicely! But I have to agree, these movers would scare any piano buyer.... Especially a with piano of this category... Thanks for sharing!


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#1890612 - 05/03/12 04:20 PM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: zerox61]  
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I only wish it were me.

You've done well, in my opinion. I hope you'll favor us with updates, as it settles in.


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#1890630 - 05/03/12 04:48 PM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: zerox61]  
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A real beauty and a piano for a livetime! Have fun for many years!


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#1890747 - 05/03/12 08:58 PM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: zerox61]  
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Yes please post the video.. I was going to ask about the the piece of equipment. Beautiful piano. Did you get to play on the patio?


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#1890750 - 05/03/12 09:03 PM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: zerox61]  
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Congratulations!

I was just curious as to why the legs are not fluted, why the mover was moving the piano w/o the lid and the fallboard. So, I wanted to know where the country is.

Steering wheels of the cars in the photos are on the wrong side, men are whites and they are in summer clothes. So I narrowed to South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. According to the license plate of two cars in the photos, I guess it is Australia.

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#1890828 - 05/04/12 12:40 AM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: masaki]  
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Congratulations!

I was just curious as to why the legs are not fluted, why the mover was moving the piano w/o the lid and the fallboard. So, I wanted to know where the country is.

Steering wheels of the cars in the photos are on the wrong side, men are whites and they are in summer clothes. So I narrowed to South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. According to the license plate of two cars in the photos, I guess it is Australia.

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good detective skills, masaki I'm in Aust.


I asked for square legs mainly because it is cheaper and I like the look of it better than the round legs. I think these legs were taken off a RX7 piano.

The lid had to be removed because of the dolly they used. you can see this in the video that I will post later.

The fallboard can be removed by just sliding it up, so maybe they it could fall out during transportation? i duno

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#1890976 - 05/04/12 08:39 AM Re: My Shigeru Kawai SK7 has arrived!!!! [Re: zerox61]  
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Zerox 61:

Mega-Congrats..........

A Brand New SK7 / A room with hardwood floors / all in the comfort of your own home.

Does it get any better than that?

Absolutely Lovely!


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