SOLD: Pre-Owned Kawai K5 Upright Piano
Catalogue No: UKAW-K5-BP
Pre-owned K-Series upright piano, the 2009 model K5 by Kawai in black polyester. Fully made in Japan.
The K5 is the 2009 equivalent of Kawai's current 'K500' model and benefits from lots of the same technology. The K5 is an instrument suitable for more advanced pianists and this is reflected in the details of its craftsmanship, featuring the Millennium Carbon action as well as Kawai's 'NEOTEX' keytops. We are really pleased to be able to offer such a high caliber pre-owned piano that deserves many years of playing!
Nothing beats coming in to try and to compare these pianos for yourselves in person, however, we know that this is not always a possibility. By request, we are happy to provide videos, audio recordings and can even facilitate video calls in order to help our customers to find the right instrument from where ever they may be.
Book your in-store appointment or request an audio recording now on 0161 519 1996!
From the Manufacturer:The K Series Professional Upright Pianos are engineered for superb tone, ultra-responsive touch, compelling beauty and extraordinary performance over many years of rigorous use. Experience them and see why leading performers, educators and institutions have made Kawai the professional's choice.
Millenium III Action and ABS-Carbon
For the Millenium III Action, Kawai scientists developed a new material called ABS-Carbon, created by the infusion of carbon fibers into ABS material. ABS-Carbon is incredibly strong and lightweight – properties that allowed Kawai to make the action parts lighter without sacrificing strength. The lighter design makes the Millennium III Upright Action exceptionally fast and effortless. The repetition and ease-of-playing is superb.
K Series soundboards are made of solid quarter-sawn spruce, carefully chosen and scientifically tested to exceed Kawai's demanding resonance standards for superior tone
Mahogany hammer mouldings
Mahogany is a superior choice for hammer mouldings because of its high ratio of strength to weight. Mahogany hammers are light weight and extremely responsive. At the start of development, Kawai engineers focused on the need for exceptional repetition – a feature highly-prized by professional pianists. To improve repetition, the action parts needed to be made lighter in weight. But there would be a side effect. Reducing weight alone could result in parts that were not as strong. Therefore, the engineers reasoned that the parts must be made stronger before they could be made lighter. The infusion of carbon fiber into ABS increased the strength of the material by 90%. This enabled ABS-Carbon parts to be stronger, even though they were made lighter in weight.
Additional power was a natural byproduct of adding carbon fiber to ABS material. Carbon fiber makes ABS-Carbon not only stronger, but also more rigid. Because rigid parts tend to transfer energy more efficiently than parts that “flex,” ABS-Carbon sends more energy to the hammer with every keystroke. In short, the player is able to produce more power with less effort.
Width - 151 cm
Depth - 69 cm
Weight - 220 kg
Our range of silent pianos are all completely acoustic instruments; meaning that hammers are still striking strings to produce a sound and therefore have the benefit of playing a real acoustic piano, however, they also have a digital component that simply allows players the option to switch to a digital sound for "silent playing" via headphones.
For further information on what is available, please contact our friendly piano department team to discuss options, lead times and prices.
Delivery charges may apply depending on degree of difficulty and location. However, ground floor delivery is typically included provided access is straightforward - enquire now for details.
Although we ordinarily stock these pianos we do like to sell them, so please do call ahead to check stock levels with one of our friendly piano department staff before making a special trip.
We usually have in stock over 40 new grand pianos, over 70 new upright pianos and an ever-changing supply of pre-owned acoustic pianos; we are definitely worth a visit!
Need a stool?
We have a wide selection of matching adjustable piano stools available. You can pick up one of our premium CGM PIANO STOOLS here!
If you are a music teacher or a music institution, you might also be interested in the easily adjustable hydraulic piano stools by HIDRAU