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#2245245 - 03/12/14 10:16 AM Kawai CL1
PhilipInChina Offline
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Registered: 10/19/13
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Does anybody have experience of Kawai CL1 please?

I have an opportunity to buy one. It was made in 1983. I want a decent acoustic here, in China, as I can't get on with my digital.

In particular what is the build quality like? Is there anything my tech should be looking for when I get it examined?


Edited by PhilipInChina (03/12/14 10:20 AM)
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#2245828 - 03/13/14 09:39 AM Re: Kawai CL1 [Re: PhilipInChina]
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Hmmm..

I am not familiar with this model. I don't think it was distributed in the USA, Philip.

Have you played the piano in question? What do you think of it as an instrument?
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#2246165 - 03/13/14 08:29 PM Re: Kawai CL1 [Re: PhilipInChina]
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It seems very good. I have yet to have a tech look at it. At RMB16,600 it isn't cheap, but good quality used pianos here are not common.

It is either this one or a new, down market, local one for slightly less. I have only a couple more years to go on my contract so don't want to spend too much. Also I thought a used Kawai might sell better when I do leave.
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#2246326 - 03/14/14 03:26 AM Re: Kawai CL1 [Re: PhilipInChina]
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I have decided to pull the trigger on it. I might spend a lot of time looking and still do no better. It is the equivalent of US$2,700 so it isn't a lot of money. If I make a fool of myself it might, at least, give somebody on the forum a laugh!

Pictures will follow once I have got it in place.
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