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#1978429 - 10/25/12 10:06 AM Re: Shigeru Kawai [Re: Furtwangler]
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Registered: 02/08/10
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Loc: Spring(Houston), Texas
I have had my new SK III in my home now for 9 months now. My artisan visit came at 4 months. I fell in love with this piano after several years of trying everything around the 6' range. I really had my heart set on a Steinway. I could not find anything that I liked as well as the SK III. The touch is magnificent, and the sound is so rich from top to bottom. The upper range sings in a very clear beautiful way without any hint of the harsh hammered sound you find so frequently. The bass is clean and resonant like that of a much larger piano.

Nine months later I still look forward to getting home every afternoon so I can play. The instrument has only gotten better and better with time! Anyone who has not played a Shigeru should find one and give it a try before making a purchase decision.

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#1978444 - 10/25/12 11:22 AM Re: Shigeru Kawai [Re: 4evrBeginR]
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Registered: 06/26/08
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Originally Posted By: 4evrBeginR
Anna Fedorova is the only one I noticed playing on Kawai.

Not surprising. I would notice Anna Fedorova if she was playing on a Lester spinet.
Essex EUP-111 at the mountains
W. Hoffmann T-122 at the beach

#1978459 - 10/25/12 12:04 PM Re: Shigeru Kawai [Re: Furtwangler]
Norbert Offline
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Registered: 07/03/01
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Loc: Surrey, B.C.
I tried Shigeru Kawai at its dealer. This dealer also sells Fazioli.
SK is a very well built piano, but I have to say that I am not impressed by the sound, and action.
They are just good piano, they are not amazing. I will choose a new Yamaha over SK.

Which "Yamaha"? Yamaha U1? crazy

Bösendorfer is competently built but I would choose a Shigeru over a Bösendorfer. The Bösendorfers I have played were good but not outstanding IMO.

Which model[s]?

9' against 9' grand? blush


Edited by Norbert (10/25/12 12:09 PM)
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604-951-8642 www.eliteheritagepianos.ca Edmonton, Alta dealers for Estonia,
Brodmann 780-405-8908

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