KAWAI CE220 Digital Piano
High-Performance Digital Technology at an Affordable Price
In the late 1980’s Kawai decided to start experimenting with the use of real acoustic piano keys and action designs in some of their high performance digital piano models. Some of the first models were very well received by the music industry, but the feel and playing experience was still not perfect. Over the next 20 years Kawai spent thousands of hours perfecting the technology and models such as the Kawai CE220 are a result of this effort. Kawai’s main focus was to get the down-weight and up-weight to the same specification as their true grand action, and create action parts that were durable enough to be used in an institutional setting. The result has been a world renowned action design that is currently used on all eleven models currently available.
The Kawai CE220 is currently the #1 reviewed home digital piano under $3000 online, and is the only model the sells for below $3000 that features a real wooden key action (hybrid piano). This model also has a great set of features that would be suitable for classical, jazz, pop or rock styles. What many people don’t realize is that the Kawai CE220 was sold under the model CA51 for years. When Kawai released the newest CA-series they re-released the CA51 under the Kawai CE220 badge, added a USB stick recording feature, and cut the price in half. Up until that point, to get Kawai’s wooden action technology you had to spend almost $4000, and at $2495 the Kawai CE220 was considered a steal. For the first six months Kawai couldn’t keep up with the production and the CE220 model was back ordered throughout North America and parts of Asia. This was also the first home digital piano from Kawai sold online by “big box” retailers who saw the Kawai CE220 as a huge opportunity to break into a higher price point.
The Kawai CE220 would be a perfect choice for a professional musician on teacher looking for a true acoustic piano replacement and excellent action, great sound, and some other fun features. This piano also features a USB record feature and comes with a 3 year parts and labour warranty in Canada.
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