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#1724289 - 08/01/11 12:55 AM Kawai GE1 and GE1A
Evelyn1525 Offline
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Registered: 07/30/11
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Was GE1A a special edition of GE1? How can I tell if a piano is a GE1 or a GE1A?

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#1724357 - 08/01/11 06:18 AM Re: Kawai GE1 and GE1A [Re: Evelyn1525]
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The GE1A was a newer version and newer age wise than the original GE1. We are talking late 80s through the 90s before the GE series was discontinued altogether. I don't really know what exact scale change transpired but the GE1A was considerably better than the original GE1. Maybe a Kawai expert can disclose the exact physical differences or upgrade. I can give you exact dates when Kawai changed over to the GE1A when in my office tomorrow. The GE1A will have the A cast in the plate.
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#1724731 - 08/01/11 06:58 PM Re: Kawai GE1 and GE1A [Re: pianobroker]
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Thanks! The piano was made between 1996 and 1997. I saw "GE-1" on the plate, so it must be GE1 instead of GE1A.

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#1724875 - 08/01/11 11:04 PM Re: Kawai GE1 and GE1A [Re: Evelyn1525]
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The GE-1A was a revised and updated version of the GE-1. The string scale and basic dimensions were the same, but a duplex scale was added. As I recall that is the main difference with the 'A' model, although later some features from the RX grands were added as well (Slo-Fall fallboard, NEOTEX key tops, etc.)

This piano later became the GE-20, which is still being made by Kawai but is no longer sold in North America. The GE-30, which is a little longer, is still available.
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