Hi! Iâ€™m a piano teacher and helping my student find a piano. They found one OUT of their budget but would be interested if it is a good buy. Itâ€™s a 42â€ Kawai console and is quite expensive, I feel, coming from an individual seller verses a store. Here is the description he gave us. I have a picture but it is not a public link yet that I can post. Itâ€™s beautiful from the photo. We are waiting to go play it for a specific reason. Here is the description he gave us.
"If you are a player, the piano has a pretty amazingly deep tone for itâ€™s size. It also has a heavier touch like a large upright or a studio grand. The piano was bought locally, and has been tuned regularly itâ€™s entire life. The hammers, action parts, and action movement are in extremely good condition. The piano has been well-maintained over itâ€™s life, but it is interesting that it has been played so lightly based on â€œhammer wear.â€ The serial number is 302081. The manufacture date is fall of 1968. Probably first sold in 1970-1971 (at that time, shipment from Japan was painfully slow - Yamaha and Kawai has been recently introduced to the USA, and Japanese products were â€œsuspectâ€ to many Americans.â€
My main concern as a teacher is that Iâ€™ve heard that these early Kawais are sometimes known to not hold a tune well. Do you all have any insight on that at all? Or if any technicians are out there, have you experienced that with this time frame for this brand.
Thanks for any help you can give. Any time I have any suggestion that something might not hold a tune, I take a hard pass, regardless of the price. My friend that is very knowledgeable suggested I ask the question here.
Last edited by kristinleighmusic; 04/21/19 06:56 PM.