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Kawai piano 35 yo #2949929 02/21/20 07:37 PM
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Hi everyone, I was wondering if a Kawai piano imported in Japan to Melbourne is still ok at its 35 year old. Its built in 1985. Model number is SA-7E. I had some photos in other forum:

http://forum.pianoworld.com//ubbthreads.php/topics/2949917.html

Would appreciate ideas on the quality and sound should anyone here has. Thanks


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Re: Kawai piano 35 yo [Re: Love4Music] #2950206 02/22/20 02:57 PM
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As with buying a used car, you need to know the mileage and service history.

Re: Kawai piano 35 yo [Re: Love4Music] #2950449 02/23/20 08:47 AM
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From the one available interior photo it looks to be in reasonably good condition. However it's always wise to have it inspected carefully by an objective qualified piano technician. Photos only tell part of the story. Tuning pin tightness, soundboard, hammer wear...etc. need to be physically checked.

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Re: Kawai piano 35 yo [Re: Love4Music] #2950696 02/23/20 08:10 PM
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Thank you, yes these are technical points of view. I have by chance seen this model in a store yesterday and played test, it sounds good with strong bass. The seller said it would be around 20K brandnew, they are selling that secondhand one (40 yo) for $6500. That's impressive.


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