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#2161971 - 10/05/13 02:21 AM Is Kawai CA95 made in Japan only?
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Registered: 05/26/13
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I know that my Kawai ES7 is made in Indonesia (among other countries). But I'm not sure about higher-end models like CA95. Are they only made in Japan?

For example, VW Golf is made only in Germany. VW Scirocco is made in Brazil (among other countries). Over here, a Golf Sport costs $7k more than a Scirocco even though they have the same engine and the Scirocco is so much more sexy than the Golf Sport. But the $7k is for the perceived quality difference based on its origin.

So, I wonder if Kawai ensures quality (or if you like, perceived quality) by manufacturing certain models in Japan only?
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#2161980 - 10/05/13 03:12 AM Re: Is Kawai CA95 made in Japan only? [Re: iceporky]
Kawai James Offline
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The CA95 is manufactured in the same facility as the ES7, in Indonesia.

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James
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#2161985 - 10/05/13 03:31 AM Re: Is Kawai CA95 made in Japan only? [Re: iceporky]
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I see. Thanks for the info, James!
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