Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Let Your Piano Sing
Let Your Piano Sing
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
114 registered (Bachus, augustm, ambrozy, alwatson, Almaviva, asiantraveller101, 28 invisible), 2115 Guests and 11 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#243830 - 02/25/09 06:32 PM Kawai CX-5H
Neverplaypiano Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 13

Can someone help me out on this? I am trying to compare which is a better piano and for the price the pianos are being sold for...

Kawai CX-5H. Is this a good piano? Where was it made? The owner is asking for C$2000. I was told it is only 10 yrs old and hardly been used. There are a few minor surface scratches. Nothing major.

Another piano is the Yamaha M1A. 24 yrs old and the asking price is C$2100. It was used for composing New Age music and has not been played for a few years.

Considering the brand, the price, and the old of these pianos, which is a better purchase?

Thanks so much.

(ad 800) Pearl River
Pearl River the world's best selling piano
#243831 - 02/25/09 06:42 PM Re: Kawai CX-5H
Steve Cohen Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 10781
Loc: Maryland/DC/No. VA
I think both prices are high.

And I think Yamaha stopped building the M1A in the early 70's. What is the Serial Number?
Piano Industry Consultant- http://www.linkedin.com/pub/steve-cohen/6/b92/b80

Consultant & Contributing Editor - Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer

Jasons Music
Maryland/DC/No. VA
Since 1937.

My postings, unless stated otherwise, are my personal opinions, not those of my clients.

#243832 - 02/25/09 08:50 PM Re: Kawai CX-5H
KawaiDon Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/05/02
Posts: 1299
Loc: Orange County, CA
The CX-5H was a very low cost upright, the most entry level piano Kawai ever has made, I think. It was built both in Japan and in the US, and you can tell this by the serial number (US production began with 'A') and and by the label on the back of the piano which says where it was built.
Don Mannino, MPA
Kawai America

#243833 - 02/26/09 12:13 AM Re: Kawai CX-5H
Neverplaypiano Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 13
Hi Steve Cohen,

The Yamaha M1A serial number is: R3801311. I have not been able to find when it was made based on the serial number. Maybe I am not looking at the right site. Please advise if you have more info that can help me.

You think both prices are high. What do you think they should be at? In Canadian currency, please...

Hi KawaiDon,
Is there a website where I can find where and when the Kawai piano was made? Please advise. From your experience as well, what do you think the price for this low cost upright should be? The serial number for this Kawai piano is : A78146.

Thanks for all your help.

Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#243834 - 02/26/09 04:28 AM Re: Kawai CX-5H
pianobroker Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 4346
Loc: North Hollywood CA.
The Yamaha M1A was manufactured in the Hamamatsu,Japan factory in late 1983 Pretty nice piano.
The CX5H was 45" studio uprt. cabinet with a 42" strung back. Is cheesey spelled with a s or z. :p
The piano before it's discontinuence only retailed for a bit under $3.5K and was discounted on the west coast for 2.5K-3K brand new so....the asking price at 2K is no great deal. It was manufactured in the now defunct North Carolina factory. Personally I would't recommend the CX5H for any price. ;\)
Largest selection in the USA
100+Steinway and M&H grands
Warehouse showroom Onsite Restoration
Preowned & Restored
Hailun dlr.818-255-3145

#243835 - 02/26/09 09:21 AM Re: Kawai CX-5H
Neverplaypiano Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 13
I am really new to this forum. As you can tell from my name, I have never play piano before. Now, I have to buy one for my 4 yr old...

Anyway, just to clarify,

On this forum, when a piano is said to be "of a lesser of a piano" than another piano. Are you guys referring to the quality of the sound or are you referring to the quality the piano was made or both?

If I want a piano that a 4 yr old can play and practice, am I looking for a quality sound piano or one that is well built (considering there is a limited budget...and new piano is not an option).



Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Some New Piano World STATS

Posting Pictures on the Forums
Forums Rules & Help
on Piano World

Piano Classified Ads
Piano Lamps
Piano Lamp by cocoweb - free shipping
New in Piano World's online store PianoSupplies.com, beautiful piano lamps from cocoweb. Free shipping! (continental U.S.).
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.

Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Blog for piano students
by pianoways
10/28/16 02:51 PM
Robin Meloy Goldsby - Playing Here in the States!
by Piano World
10/28/16 10:57 AM
How do they recreate half-pedaling and repedaling?
by CyberGene
10/28/16 09:12 AM
Best theoretical book on technique?
by terminus
10/28/16 08:35 AM
Is classical music playable on digital piano?
by hag01
10/28/16 05:35 AM
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
85,376 Registered Members
44 Forums
176,008 Topics
2,566,480 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |

copyright 1997 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission