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We've just welcomed two new Kawais into our home! #2412920
04/22/15 06:15 PM
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I haven't posted for about three years, when I asked for advice about a purchased used piano. The advice that I received here (in the forums and via private messages) were very much appreciated and allowed us to make an educated decision on how to proceed... We ended up returning the piano.

Unfortunately, that experience left me feeling completely overwhelmed by choosing another piano, which dealers were reputable, how to make a decision that wouldn't be regretted once the dealer's warrenty expired... I can't even count the number of pianos that I tried -- but it seemed that each dealer that I visited spent a good amount of time "trashing" all of the other dealers in our area; and while I played many fine pianos, new & used, I completely lost trust in any of them and simply got overwelmed.

I turned 50 this year and my husband convinced me that it was time. (I played from a young child until I graduated from college. I have always loved to play, time seems to stop when caught in the piano's spell..., but I was never gifted...)

Anyway, we welcomed into our home a new Kawai K-300 this week! The dealer that we purchased the K-300 from essentially gave us a new Kawai CA-65 Digital. (The cost of the two pianos ended up being less than our local dealers were able to give us for their floor model K-300's, in finishes that were not compatible with our existing furnishings...) These two look like they were made for our home!

I feel such gratitude towards this dealer - (we traveled out of state to his store). I'd forgotten just how much joy playing a lovely instrument could bring to me. And I'm having such fun bouncing back and forth between the two! I think both will be well used.

(And best of all... my boys and hubby are all expressing an interest in maybe taking lessons!!!)

Your forums are such a wonderful resource.

Edited to add pics...

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Re: We've just welcomed two new Kawais into our home! [Re: KBS] #2412954
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Wow is all I can say. Very nice.


David



Re: We've just welcomed two new Kawais into our home! [Re: KBS] #2413029
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Hello Mrs KBS, after reading your last post it's great to hear that you have finally got the piano you wanted. It was amazing that you got the CA65 also, now you've got the best of both worlds. Because you got a great deal, maybe you should give the shop a mention, if that is permitted on the forum. It would certainly help other people make their decision.


Phil

Re: We've just welcomed two new Kawais into our home! [Re: Phil Greenough] #2413088
04/23/15 10:21 AM
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To moderators, if it's not ok to name the dealer, then I will happily remove the mention, but we made our purchase from AdamsPiano.com in New York.

I believe that the owner was in the process of reducing some inventory due to a store relocation. We made the trip to his store specifically to see his K-300 piano and to meet him. When we told him that we wished for a satin mahogany finish, he was able to locate one for us.

I am not comfortable stating how much we paid, but his verbal quote to us, for a new satin mahogany K-300, new mahogany CA-65, the two benches, with delivery to our home, was less than we were able to negotiate for a black K-300 floor model at the dealers here.

The only thing that he did not offer, (that was consistently offered by dealers closer to our home), was a limited number of tunings, but this was not an expectation of ours, because we do not live near his business.

We did have to wait a few weeks (because he had to special order the satin mahogany K-300), but he was prompt in email responses and updates to us and he was 100% true to his word when the transaction was complete. No hidden costs. His movers were friendly & professional. Both pianos appear to be in perfect condition. (The K-300 sounds a little sharp to me, but it's my understanding that this is not unusual when prepping new pianos... This one was manufactured in January, 2015, so it is indeed very new!)

We could not be more pleased and would whole-heartedly recommend his business to anyone looking for pianos in the US tri-state region.

Now I'm beginning the process of finding a technician in our area so that we can properly maintain our new "baby" ...

Re: We've just welcomed two new Kawais into our home! [Re: KBS] #2413094
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Congratulations KBS, we're always thrilled to see a new piano owner, and in your case a new owner of two pianos!

Thank you for posting about your pianos, and for providing pictures.
I'm happy to see that our forums were of some help to you.

You might want to check our piano tuner-tech listings for a tech in your area
http://www.pianoworld.com/tuners/tuners.htm

All the Best to you and your family for many years of enjoyment from your new pianos!



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Re: We've just welcomed two new Kawais into our home! [Re: KBS] #2421790
05/18/15 12:42 AM
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KBS,

I'm happy for you, Glad to hear there is a dealer in New Paltz, NY--and a very good one for you at that. I'll check it out next time I'm there.

Best wishes-


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Re: We've just welcomed two new Kawais into our home! [Re: phacke] #2422311
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It is great to read about your happiness with your new K300 and CA65, and also the positive experience you had with the Kawai dealer. I work for Kawai in the UK, but it is always very rewarding to hear of our pianos bringing pleasure anywhere in the world.

Enjoy playing, and thank you for sharing your story!


I work at Kawai UK but any opinions expressed here are my own, and drawn from many years of playing the piano and working in a multi-brand piano sales department.

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