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#2007607 - 01/01/13 06:19 PM Price of used Kawai ES-5
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Registered: 01/01/13
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Thinking of purchasing one of these used. Seller claims there is only 10 hrs of playing time on it. From the photos, it looks in great condition. I tried goggling used prices on these but can't find anything.

He is asking $850. I think that is a bit steep, but would welcome any input.


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#2007616 - 01/01/13 06:34 PM Re: Price of used Kawai ES-5 [Re: dave_mc]
Kawai James Offline
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David, the ES5 was released at the beginning of 2003, meaning that it's essentially 10 years old.

One hour of playing time for every year of ownership? I don't think so...

Personally, even though it's a Kawai, I'd skip this board and buy something new - such as a Casio PX-750.

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

#2007646 - 01/01/13 08:03 PM Re: Price of used Kawai ES-5 [Re: dave_mc]
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KJ is right. I think $850 for a ten-year-old low-end piano is just too much. If the piano is appealing then just offer, say, $250. If not, buy a new piano.

#2007660 - 01/01/13 08:30 PM Re: Price of used Kawai ES-5 [Re: dave_mc]
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Yes, you would definitely do better to buy a brand new digital for $850, or, if you can stretch to $1K (and, beyond) there are some other choices in that range.

#2007718 - 01/01/13 10:59 PM Re: Price of used Kawai ES-5 [Re: dave_mc]
dave_mc Offline
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Thanks for the replies, I think I need to do some more reading up. I was reading about the MP6 but it's a bit out of my price range but then again I was willing to spend $850, I am over half way to an MP6.

I am just needing a full 88 keyboard with a good piano sound. Anything else would be a bonus.


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