The Kawai K-500 is the 51” entry in the K-Series line of pianos which debuted in the early 2010s. This piano offers massive value for its price point (~$10,000 USD ‘street’, give or take $1000 depending on market), offering several features typically found on pricier European models from C. Bechstein, Sauter, Schimmel. The K-500 competes directly with Yamaha’s U3, W. Hoffmann’s V126, and is a close cousin to the Boston 126 (designed by Steinway, produced by Kawai in the same factory & production line).