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#1284214 - 10/10/09 08:54 AM Price for Kawai CA51 ebony polish and where to buy it?
Trumpets Offline
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Registered: 10/09/09
Posts: 13

I am interested in getting a digital piano and have been considering the Kawai CA51 ebony polish.

Does anyone know or can estimate the current price for a new one? I check piano buyer but that is a year old and also the previous posts on this forum for this instrument are years old, I would like some up to date info.

Also, I would like to search around to get the best price but every time I try to google the piano I get a bunch of UK websites and no USA sites selling it. I live in Cape Canaveral, FL and have been to a couple stores here and in Orlando but if I can find it cheaper to buy and ship from across the USA then I would do that but I can't find a way to look up piano stores across the USA.

Thank you for the advise and help!

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#1284231 - 10/10/09 09:50 AM Re: Price for Kawai CA51 ebony polish and where to buy it? [Re: Trumpets]
Kawai James Offline
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Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 9904
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan

If I may ask you to send me a private message, I shall try to look into this matter on Tuesday (Monday is a public holiday here), and ask my colleagues responsible for the US market to recommend a dealer close to your location.

Kind regards,
Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

"Richard, none of us could forget you have a CLP-990." - EssBrace, 2014

#1284324 - 10/10/09 12:32 PM Re: Price for Kawai CA51 ebony polish and where to buy it? [Re: Kawai James]
Gyro Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/24/05
Posts: 4533
The Kawai CA- (Concert Artist)
models, like the Clavinova
CLP- and CVP- and Roland HP-
models, are for showroom sales
only in the US, and US Kawai
dealers can't post prices online
or even give them out over the

The CA-51 Ebony apparently
sells for around $3100 in
some areas, which is probably
about the best showroom
price you could get in the US.

This question has come up before
here, and the best prices in
the US are apparently in New
Hampshire. New Hampshire Kawai
dealers apparently do a brisk
business selling to out-of-state
customers who are willing to
make the trip. However, you
can apparently order over the
phone and have it shipped
to you in Florida. But it's
awkward, because they can't
give out prices over the phone.
It might be something like:
"What's the best price you
can get in Florida? Oh, we
can do better than that, shipped
to you. Etc."

Try, for example, Londonderry
Pianos in Salem, NH: 1 800 820 8845.

#1284499 - 10/10/09 06:58 PM Re: Price for Kawai CA51 ebony polish and where to buy it? [Re: Gyro]
Trumpets Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/09/09
Posts: 13
Thank you for the information Gyro.

Has anyone here bought this piano recently in the USA and could let me know what they paid for it?

#1285751 - 10/12/09 10:02 PM Re: Price for Kawai CA51 ebony polish and where to buy it? [Re: Trumpets]
Trumpets Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/09/09
Posts: 13
I thought this piano was selling well but nobody has replied with a price they paid for it...

#1290138 - 10/19/09 08:55 PM Re: Price for Kawai CA51 ebony polish and where to buy it? [Re: Trumpets]
anticlimacus Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/18/09
Posts: 1
Hi Trumpets,

I just went through the DP buying process myself and had a
CA51 ebony delivered Thursday. I haggled with the mgmt and in
the end paid $3000 even, incl. taxes and delivery. I'm in
Houston, Tx. It's a beautiful piece, I'm really glad I paid a
bit extra for the ebony finish. And I'm quite happy with the
sound/feel of the Kawai.

#1291930 - 10/22/09 03:32 PM Re: Price for Kawai CA51 ebony polish and where to buy it? [Re: anticlimacus]
right-here-i-say Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/04/09
Posts: 5
I paid like $2827 including tax/delivery here in Pittsburgh. I think I saw others on this site pay a little less. Mine was the polished ebony also. Great looking, great sound, and the piano feel.

Not too many features or song list though....

I bought it from a company in Ohio that had big sale at the Pittsburgh Opera House. It has a 5 year on-site warranty.

#1305131 - 11/13/09 08:58 PM Re: Price for Kawai CA51 ebony polish and where to buy it? [Re: right-here-i-say]
Trumpets Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/09/09
Posts: 13
After going to several piano stores I bought one at a good price. I paid $2190 plus tax and I picked it up myself so I didn't have to pay shipping.

I had a range of prices given to me up to $3,400. That price was given to me by someone who said they had the lowest prices around because they have the largest inventory.... saying that and giving me that price made me feel like he just cared about making some money.

#1310060 - 11/21/09 09:47 PM Re: Price for Kawai CA51 ebony polish and where to buy it? [Re: Trumpets]
str1der Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/18/09
Posts: 19
Loc: Kentucky
Trumpets where do you live? $2190 for a CA51 Ebony polished is unbelievable. Where did you buy it from?


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