Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
77 registered (AJB, AZNpiano, ADS63, Anita Potter, 16 invisible), 1710 Guests and 17 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#628822 - 02/11/04 12:45 PM Prep required on a new Kawai grand?
Stevester Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/04/03
Posts: 2851
Loc: New Jersey
I am considering a new Kawai RX-6 but I would be purchasing it from a Kawai dealer who primarily sells low end. Will this piano arrive from Kawai pretty much already prepped or will it require much work?.

Many thanks for any input you can offer,
Steve
_________________________
"The true character of a man can be determined by witnessing what he does when no one is watching".

anon

Top
(ad 800)
PTG 2017 Convention
PTG Convention 2017 St Louis
#628823 - 02/11/04 10:00 PM Re: Prep required on a new Kawai grand?
SamLewisPiano.com Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/19/01
Posts: 635
Loc: WHITE BLUFF (Nashville area) T...
I dont think that can be answered, Steve. I have seen Kawais out of the box that barely needed to be tuned. And I've seen others that needed to be pitch raised. So, we are talking about variation in instruments. Add to that the level of performance that you expect (vs. other customers of the dealership), and that makes it truly impossible to answer. It would be a good idea for you to discuss what you expect with the dealer, and agree ahead of time what will (and wont) be done as part of the purchase price.....Sam
_________________________
Since 1975; Full-time piano tuner/tech in Nashville;
Lacquer and polyester specialist.

www.SamLewisPiano.com

Top
#628824 - 02/12/04 05:25 PM Re: Prep required on a new Kawai grand?
Stevester Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/04/03
Posts: 2851
Loc: New Jersey
Sam,

Many thanks for getting back to me.

Regards,
Steve
_________________________
"The true character of a man can be determined by witnessing what he does when no one is watching".

anon

Top
#628825 - 02/14/04 11:46 AM Re: Prep required on a new Kawai grand?
Manitou Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/08/02
Posts: 1044
Loc: Colorado
I would venture, that like nearly all pianos, this one will have not been prepped to any great degree.

That is, flagrant problems may have been addressed but no in-depth work is typically done at a dealer. You should still expect to tune 4 times the first year and ideally, to make use of its greatest potential I would have a good Tech spent 4-8 hours reworking both the action and the tone; thereby raising the whole piano much closer to its true musical potential.

Manitou - Pianist - Technician
_________________________
Manitou - Pianist - Technician

Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment

Moderator:  Piano World 
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.
Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


(ad)
A. Geyer Pianos
A. Geyer Pianos
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Back to the piano and need some tips for improving
by Zaniar
03/27/17 01:53 AM
Yamaha P116-S ?
by ADS63
03/27/17 01:40 AM
History of the piano - contemporary sales figures?
by Saranoya
03/26/17 07:35 PM
Wanted -- guide to 7th chords (and inversions) for all keys
by BWV 846
03/26/17 07:22 PM
An eagerly anticipated recital by Daniil Trifonov
by Hank M
03/26/17 06:22 PM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
87,140 Registered Members
44 Forums
178,598 Topics
2,610,193 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission