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#2091582 - 05/29/13 07:05 PM Kawai KG-1A Fallboard
daniokeeper Offline
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Registered: 02/01/09
Posts: 1176
Loc: PA

I just worked on a K.Kawai KG-1A grand today. The fallboard is falling way too fast. The owners say that it was always like this from new.

There doesn't seem to be a way to adjust the speed. Is there a way to slow the falling of the fallboard? Or, is it necessary to acquire a whole new mechanism for the left side?

Joe Gumbosky
Piano Tuning & Repair

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#2173496 - 10/29/13 12:56 AM Re: Kawai KG-1A Fallboard [Re: daniokeeper]
PianoGirl512 Offline
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Registered: 10/28/13
Posts: 3
Hi, Joe,

What does fallboard is falling too fast? We are considering buying a K.Kawai KG-1A. Should we worry about the fallboard? Thank you!


#2174058 - 10/29/13 10:57 PM Re: Kawai KG-1A Fallboard [Re: daniokeeper]
KawaiDon Offline
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Registered: 02/05/02
Posts: 1266
Loc: Orange County, CA
The slo-fall mechanism can be replaced. There is no adjustment.

In the US or Canada, contact the Kawai service department at 800-421-2177 and ask for piano parts.
Don Mannino, MPA
Kawai America

#2174115 - 10/30/13 01:48 AM Re: Kawai KG-1A Fallboard [Re: daniokeeper]
daniokeeper Offline
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Hi KawaiDon,

Thanks for the advice. I've taken the information down and I'll discuss this with the client on the next tuning. smile


You should not be overly concerned about this. THis is so unusual that I decided to post the question here. If it was a recurring problem, I would aready have researched the solution.

This is just one defect on this one specific piano. When you go to look at the KG-1A, check the speed of the fallboard. Unless it falls on its own at an extremely fast speed, you are probably OK. Kawai builds fine products.
Joe Gumbosky
Piano Tuning & Repair


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