Shigeru Kawai Grand

Over one hundred years ago, in a humble workshop in Japan, Koichi Kawai embarked upon a journey—a spiritual quest to design and build a piano that would one day be called "the finest." A generation later, this dream burned intensely in the heart of Shigeru Kawai. To Shigeru, the dream represented not just his origins, but his destiny—an unrelenting force that would launch a lifetime of devotion in the pursuit of perfection.

In the Shigeru Kawai piano, you will see not just his labor and his love but his life.


WHEATON COLLEGE - Wheaton, IL

With the recent purchase of 23 Kawai and Shigeru Kawai pianos, Wheaton College continues to provide a diverse assortment of exceptional instruments for its students and faculty. “We are working very hard to make Wheaton the place for a 21st century Christian education in music,” said Tony Payne, Director of the Conservatory of Music. “We demand the highest possible level of technical and artistic achievement in performance, composition and teaching. By demanding the same high standards from our musical instruments, we can be certain that our students have the finest tools available to achieve their potential.


Attributes

KIGARASHI PREMIUM AGED SOUNDBOARDS

The custom-tapered soundboard in a Shigeru piano is made exclusively from the finest spruce, aged by the traditional kigarashi process that uses only the forces of time and nature to allow the wood to attain a state of natural balance. It is this lengthy and painstaking process that gives Shigeru pianos their uniquely rich tonal quality.




SHIKO SEION HAMMERS

Shiko Seion hammers, which take their name from the Japanese words for “ultimate voicing,” are the exclusive province of our Master Piano Artisans who oversee their formation from beginning to end. Every hammer is meticulously hand-pressed without the application of heat and carefully voiced without artificial hardeners to ensure outstanding dynamic response and expression.


KONSEI KATAGI RIM

The exclusive Konsei Katagi rim uses a blend of distinctive hardwoods to achieve an ideal balance of tone. For the inner rim, small-pored hardwoods that provide superior brightness and projection are interlaminated with dense, large-pored hardwoods offering warmth and fullness. This synergy of structurally divergent hardwoods produces a powerful, well-rounded richness of tone.


STRETCHER OVER-LAP INTEGRATED DESIGN

Stretcher Over-Lap Integrated Design (SOLID) creates an exceptionally rigid foundation to support string tension. With SOLID construction, the pinblock is hand-fitted to the plate. The pinblock and over-lapping stretcher bar are then integrated into a single structure and solidly anchored to the rim. The resulting framework possesses outstanding strength and rigidity.

Comparable to German or European made pianos! Try it you will be surprised with the rich powerful tone quality and responsive touch ! Why pay more??

SK-2 classic salon grand

shigeru SK-2

The SK-2 offers the elegant profile of a classic grand with a richness of tone unmatched by other pianos in its class.

Length: 5’ 11” (180 cm) Width: 5’ 1” (152 cm) Weight: 714 lbs. (324 kg)

SK-3 conservatory grand

Shigeru SK-3

The SK-3 excels with an extraordinary blend of superb tone and touch that has been admired by professional pianists across the globe.

Length: 6’ 2” (188 cm) Width: 5’ 1” (152 cm) Weight: 736 lbs. (334 kg)

SK-5 Chamber grand

Shigeru SK-5

The SK-5 offers a gratifying mélange of power and presence that will grace a range of professional venues from studios to intimate recital spaces.

Length: 6’ 7” (200 cm) Width: 5’ 1” (153 cm) Weight: 774 lbs. (351 kg)

SK-EX Concert Grand

Shigeru Concert grand

Each Shigeru EX Concert Piano is conceived as a next step in the evolving art of the piano. Fewer than twenty are crafted each year for all the world. With its magnificent tone and wonderfully responsive touch, the EX can best be described with one word—incomparable.

Length: 9’ 1” (278 cm) Width: 5’ 3” (158 cm) Weight: 1111 lbs. (504 kg)

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