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#2018003 - 01/20/13 07:33 PM Narrowing my piano choices down to two Kawai... Which?
Ezra Offline
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Registered: 08/15/06
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Loc: New York
My hunt for an acoustic piano is narrowing down. I've found two Kawai pianos and curious about the difference in the models.

CX-21D, 1987, $2500

KS-2F, 1984, $3000.

Both pianos are in similar condition, inside and out; two different dealers in my NY area.

What would account for the $500 difference? Any suggestions on one over the other? I believe I've read good things about KS-2F as predeccsor to current models, but not much abotu CX-21D (though I wouldnt shy away from it just because of lack of reading).

Comments/suggestions? Thanks.

Edited by Ezra (01/20/13 07:33 PM)

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#2019228 - 01/22/13 06:43 PM Re: Narrowing my piano choices down to two Kawai... Which? [Re: Ezra]
Cy Shuster, RPT Offline
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Registered: 12/18/05
Posts: 3458
Loc: Albuquerque, NM
Here's a previous discussion of the KS-2F:

Here's a previous discussion of the CX-21D:

For 30-year-old pianos, condition is important: degree of wear, not just cleanliness inside. Any warranty provided by the dealer is important as well.

Cy Shuster, RPT
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Director, PTG Norfolk 2016 Technical Institute


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