Kawai K300: The Cutting-Edge Follow Up To The Award-Winning K3
The K300, Kawai’s latest 48″ piano, follows up where the K3 left off – leading Japanese design and quality into the 21st Century.
The 48″ has always been the size and category where Yamaha and Kawai have ‘duked’ it out for decades, selling millions of pianos worldwide. And in the early 2000s, the champion of that battle was undisputedly the Kawai K3. Coming in at a slightly lower price point than the Yamaha U1, but still offering up all the same quality control benefits as any high-end Japanese piano. Plus, it offered longer bass strings and Kawai’s much-touted Millennium III action.
The K300 was released in April/May of 2014 and started appearing in showrooms around North America throughout the summer. And it didn’t take long for the differences to show themselves. For one, the double-felted Mahogany hammers gave an instant complexity and warmth to the attack. And the cabinet looks as though it’s come straight from a high-end Germany design catalog. But perhaps the most interesting update to the K300 is its key-action. All the keys have been lengthened to better simulate the feel and resistance of a grand.
The keys aren’t heavier, but they do feel like there’s more substance, and the control is noticeably improved. (This is not to say the K3 didn’t have great control already…it’s just gotten even better).
Here are some features on the brand new Kawai K300:
- Millenium 3 Carbon Fiber High-Performance Action
- 100% Built and Assembled in Japan
- Extra Long #1 Bass String
- Mahogany Hammer Moldings
- Longer Key Length
- NEOTEX Keytop Surface
- Ultra-Slow Fall Fallboard System