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Buying from Loewen #2818625
02/22/19 04:16 AM
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I'm not even sure if I can ask this on this forum BUT has anyone in the Vancouver. BC bought a Kawai or SK from Loewen in Richmond in the last couple of years. And if so what is the after sales support like? I'm very much considering a GX3 or Sk2 from them but it would be my first piano over $5k and my first acoustic so I want to get it right, and the process be smooth.

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Nik


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Re: Buying from Loewen [Re: niik] #2819057
02/22/19 11:41 PM
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We sold our old Kawai grand to them .It was a lovely piano .It was
to be restrung and rebuilt and so it has a new life .My parents bought
me the piano .
I also wondered about the questions you ask ?

Re: Buying from Loewen [Re: niik] #2819090
02/23/19 04:07 AM
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While waiting for a response to your question, you can listen to a presentation of the Shigeru Kawai SK2 from another Canadian dealer at the other side of the country, that I remeber I watched a few years
back.

Interesting comment about demographics of an SK2 buyer was a person from late 30s to early 50s.

Re: Buying from Loewen [Re: niik] #2820149
02/26/19 01:01 AM
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I have not purchased a piano from them, of course, but I have worked with them quite a bit in recent years. Loewen is a very high quality dealership, and from my experience they take very good care of their customers! We rarely hear complaints from people who bought a piano from Loewen, as the store seems to prep their pianos and do great follow-up service.


Don Mannino, MPA
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Re: Buying from Loewen [Re: niik] #2820156
02/26/19 01:25 AM
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haha, thanks again kawaiDon. Yes they seem to be good to work with.


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Re: Buying from Loewen [Re: niik] #2820451
02/26/19 06:46 PM
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The day I visited Loewen I tried a two k300 .The one seemed in tune and tone and touch were fine. The other K300 buzzed madly when I played the low Bflat ,otherwise it a seemed a better piano.
I asked the sales person what was wrong .He called a tuner over and told him to tune the note .The only ones who could hear the buzzing was my husband and myself .
I tried the K500 which like the other k300 was fine .
The used Bösendorfer grand in the store lacked clarity of tone ?
Perhaps it needed voicing ?I did know .Not wanting a grand I did not ask about it .Since I had never played a Bösendorfer I was curious ,but dissapointed .
I do not know what it was with those two pianos or if it says something about dealer service ?

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