The Shigeru Kawai SK5 Grand Piano:
The Shigeru Kawai 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, perfecting the 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 SK5 grand piano in 2000, they have quickly become regarded by piano technicians to be one of the top 5 pianos in the world. With a lighting fast carbon fiber action, exotic “Ezo” sitka spruce for the soundboard, and cold pressed hammers, these pianos are a real joy to play for any advanced pianist. There are currently 6 sizes available to choose from and at 6’7″ the Shigeru Kawai SK5 is suitable for a larger home, or even a medium sized venue.
To learn how the Shigeru Kawai SK5 grand piano is made