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How to choose Kawai K3 and Kawai K15-E #2445110
07/28/15 09:15 AM
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After frustrated with hunting a used piano from owner, I decided to visit our local piano dealer to find one.

What we got this time is a used 2011 Kawai K-3 with another 6 year warrant and a beautiful brand new mahogany Kawai K15-E. Both of them are been asked $4000 plus tax and deliver, which is a little over our budget. The piano store I visited is a local Kawai dealer with good reputation. They rebuild old piano too. In this case if I choose the used k-3, do I need to hire a piano expert to check it?

Could I get some suggestion from here? My kid said she love K-3 at the beginning and later she mentioned she like the colour of K15-E and want have her. She have been learning for almost 2 years. We used to play in school piano room, but after move to a new neighbourhood, she has played with keyboard for a little while.


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Re: How to choose Kawai K3 and Kawai K15-E [Re: acetonitrile] #2445125
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Having played both quite a bit, the K-3 is the better piano in tone and touch. The K-15 is good, and well made, but a definite step below the K-3.

Since the K-3 is still under warranty, it's probably OK to not have a technician examine it. Maybe check with Kawai USA to see if the warranty is still good.


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Re: How to choose Kawai K3 and Kawai K15-E [Re: acetonitrile] #2445136
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Kawai warranties are transferable but verifying with Kawai isn't a bad idea.

I vote for the K3 over the upright.

Kurt


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Re: How to choose Kawai K3 and Kawai K15-E [Re: Plowboy] #2445175
07/28/15 01:02 PM
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Saw your detail information about K15 in another poster. Thanks.

Since you are in NY too, could I ask you more about the piano market here? Do you feel it is a good deal for this four year old K-3 under $4600? Can I bargain more?



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