Where to Find the Kawai Serial Number & Where are Kawai Pianos Made?

kawai serial number

 One of the questions we get on pretty much a daily basis from customers all over the world is where to find the Kawai serial number on their piano, and more specifically, where does Kawai put them on their acoustic pianos. This is of course very important information if you’re looking at a second-hand […]

Kawai K-300 AURES 2 | Hybrid Piano Review | Play Silently with Headphones Anytime

Kawai K-300 AURES 2

 Even before the onset of the 2020 and 2021 global lockdowns that saw much of the world spending much more time at home than usual, hybrid pianos, i.e. fully acoustic pianos augmented with digital piano features, were becoming increasingly advanced and increasingly popular. With the onset of the events of 2020 and 2021, demand […]

C Bechstein Concert 8 | Upright Piano Review

C Bechstein Concert 8

C Bechstein has been making high-end upright pianos longer than almost anyone else in the industry. Given their pedigree, it’s not a huge surprise that today they’re known for producing some of the finest hand-made upright pianos money can buy. In this article and companion video, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at their ultra […]

Upright vs Grand Pianos | Which is Better for You? | Common Misconceptions & Myths

Upright vs Grand Pianos

 As one of North America’s largest piano retailers, we’re blessed to get to interact with piano shoppers looking for upright, grand and digital pianos face-to-face, every single day. As a result, we’ve been able to observe many of the common misconceptions a lot of people have with regard to upright vs grand pianos – […]

C Bechstein A124 | Upright Piano Review | C Bechstein Academy Series

C Bechstein A124

 If you’re considering a premium upright piano from Germany in the $20,000-$30,000 USD range, it’s quite likely that you’ve come across the C Bechstein A124, and for good reason – from the material selection to the precision of the craftsmanship, the A124 is without question one of the top upright pianos available in its […]

Kawai K-800 vs Boston UP-132 | Upright Piano Review & Comparison | Boston Built By Kawai

Kawai K-800 vs Boston UP-132

When it comes to Japanese upright pianos, there’s no question that the Kawai K-300 and Yamaha U1 absolutely dominate the conversation. That said, Boston has a very nice lineup of Japanese-built pianos as well, and Kawai has other great options available as well beyond the vaunted K-Series. In today’s article and companion video, we’ll be […]

Zimmermann S6 | Upright Piano Demo & Review | Designed by C Bechstein

Zimmerman S6

 Famed high-end German piano maker C. Bechstein offers a wider range of product offerings in terms of price than perhaps any other manufacturer. From the C. Bechstein Concert Series which are among the most elite pianos on Earth, to the new Zimmermann pianos available at an affordable price, built to compete with Japanese-made grands […]

Essex EUP-123 vs Kawai ND21 | Upright Piano Comparison & Review

Essex EUP-123 vs Kawai ND21

There’s no question that the new, 48”, ebony polish upright piano market is dominated by the Yamaha U1 and Kawai K-300 due to the combination of price, quality and musical potential these two pianos offer. Of course, there are a variety of more expensive, high-end options available in this classic studio size, particularly from Europe, […]

Yamaha U1 vs Kawai K-300 | Upright Piano Review & Comparison

Yamaha U1 vs Kawai K-300

When it comes to mid-range professional-level pianos, there are of course many solid options on the market in this modern era of upright piano building. But, if there’s one particular rivalry that happens to stand out above all others, it has to be the Yamaha U1 vs Kawai K-300. Sure, these two pianos companies have […]

Kawai Novus NV10 vs NV5 | Hybrid Digital Piano Comparison

Kawai Novus NV10 vs NV5

 Digital pianos have been around since the 1970s, and while they’ve been very popular for a long time among beginners, hobbyists and students, they’ve never really been considered a viable option for a discerning pianist. Thanks to recent innovations in Hybrid digital piano technology, that’s no longer the case. In today’s video and article, […]