The Shigeru Kawai SK2 Studio Grand
The Shigeru series of grand pianos is Kawai’s ultimate effort to produce the worlds finest grand pianos. Starting in the 1970’s, Kawai Japan assembled a team of elite craftsman from all around to world to contribute to the design and manufacturing of the Shigeru Kawai grand piano. After almost 30 years of collecting rare and exotic woods and perfecting its designs, in the year 2000 Kawai released the first Shigeru Kawai piano. Limited to 200 pianos per year, these limited production instrument rival the worlds best and most exclusive grand pianos. There are currently 12 master piano artisans who build the Shigeru Kawai in Kawai’s state of the art research and development facility.
Since the release of the Shigeru Kawai grand piano in 2000, they have quickly become regarded by piano technicians as one of the top 5 pianos in the world along with FAZIOLI, Bosendorfer, Hamburg Steinway and Mason and Hamlin. Some of the unique features in the Shigeru Kawai SK2 include the latest version of the Millennium III action, hardwood rim with alternating layers of maple and matoa, cold pressed hammers, and naturally aged soundboard spruce. Together these features give the Shigeru Kawai SK2 a lighting fast action, excellent tuning stability and projection, and a very clear, clean sound with excellent sustain. These pianos are a real joy to play for any advanced pianist and have been chosen by many prize-winners at some of the most prestigious world competitions.
There are currently six sizes available to choose from and at 5’11” the Shigeru Kawai SK2 is suitable for home use, or even a smaller venue.
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