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Dear all,

I want just to thank all the members of this forum for the precious information provided, I learned a lot on this forum! I also want to share my happiness for the Kawai GL-30 that was just delivered to my apartment yesterday! I was worried about how it could have sounded and I could not be more relieved than I was when I first played a few notes, it has a lovely and bell sound that surprised me. Perhaps, it is only the effect of the emotion to have such a beautiful musical instrument for the first time in my life!

Guido


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Congratulations!
I am anxiously waiting for the delivery of my own Kawai GX3.
Wish it'll be as positive of an experience as yours

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Congratulations 🎉🎊🎈!
Enjoy the piano!

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Congratulations on your new Kawai!

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Wow, congratulations on your new Kawai grand!! I know you’ll enjoy it, it’s a lovely instrument! 🎉🍾😊


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May you have many years of pleasure together smile

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Wasn't familiar with the GL-30 so I looked it up. Looks like a great choice: It's 5' 5" so it's an ample sized piano, but at the same time not too overwhelmingly large for an apartment. It also has the great Millennium III Action and a lot of other pluses.

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Congratulations🥂🎊🍾🎈. I know it’s been a long, long wait. How wonderful! Please post a few pictures of your beauty!


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Beautiful piano!!! Congrats 😊


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Out of curiosity, you have a grand piano in an apartment. How about your neighbors? I know that in Europe apartments are well built with bricks and mortar providing a good insulation. Do your neighbors hear anything when you play the piano?


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Congratulations! Looks good.


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One never knows exactly how a piano will sound in one's home.You have had a long wait so I am sure you are relieved.
Kawai makes excellent pianos,I am sure you will be very happy
with your new friend.


My piano's voice is my voice to the great unknown, out there..in other words a hymn.That is all but that is enough.

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Yes,

it has been a long search, I started considering an upright, then I added in the silent feature, I read several posts on this forum and my expectation increased, so increased my budget. Then I opted for a baby grand, for the same price of a good upright + silent.

Once I was at this stage I restarted all my previous considerations and moved a step forward to a greater size. ... At this point I decided to stop my search, there will always be a more expensive piano to buy, it was decisive to remember how better sounded my digital keyboard when it was played by a serious pianist! The piano is important, but also the pianist skills are decisive, therefore, I thought: why not spend the extra money just to take lessons in the near future?

The size of a piano is important, however, if Kawai makes the RX1 with the same size of the GL-30, the size of this latter should not be so bad, I thought. Of course, Millennium 3 action was decisive as well as the feeling of the touch I experienced trying the GL-30 in the showroom.

All this process took almost two years, I knew it was an emotional choice for me and I did not want to take a light decision.

The worste time was during the last three months, because I had to wait to get the money available and many members of the forum have been so kind to help me go through this months answering to all my questions and doubts.

Finally, the day of delivery arrived and all the previous doubts vanished as soon as I played the first notes! Any chld should have the chance to be exposed to the beauty of a piano, no matter if it be an upright or a baby grand!


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Originally Posted by Vuong
Out of curiosity, you have a grand piano in an apartment. How about your neighbors? I know that in Europe apartments are well built with bricks and mortar providing a good insulation. Do your neighbors hear anything when you play the piano?

It is too early to say. Legally I can play several hours a day, for sure in the morning (perhaps, starting from 8 a.m., however, I plan to start not before 9 a.m. until 12 a.m.) and in the late afternoon until the dinner hours (5-8 p.m.).

However, you are right, I do not feel anyway comfortable especially with tedious repetitions and exercises, I plan to use my old digital keyboard to study and memorize at least the passages when I start to learn a new piece!

Anyway, I had the possibility to choose a room for the piano in the middle of my apartment, a room on the left side, another room on the right side, an halley and a room in the opposite side of the piano, a shop under the room, and almost nobody for all morning in the appartment that stands over mine!

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Originally Posted by GnGEmpire
Congratulations!
I am anxiously waiting for the delivery of my own Kawai GX3.
Wish it'll be as positive of an experience as yours

Of course it will be. You are going to get a gorgeous grand piano!

I do not know how well you play, but I guess that a piano like the RX3 will be a tremendous further motivation anyway!

I expected almost all day before I gad the xoyrage to actially play my new piano!

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Don't forget to protect your investment. Get a string cover and piano pedal cover to preserve the lustrous shine of the strings and brass. Congratulations!


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Congratulations! Enjoy that new Kawai piano.


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