Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 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

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
125 registered (anais77, AllanH, AndreaS85, Almaviva, aesop, 37 invisible), 1505 Guests and 9 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
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*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
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#253892 - 01/27/09 11:07 PM Kawai model CX-21D
hoff_nc Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/27/09
Posts: 4
Hi,

I am looking for a used upright piano (my first) and have come across a Kawai CX-21D 48" built in 1996. I have not been able to find any sort of history of Kawai model numbers - I would like to get an idea of where this model fell in their line at the time. Would it be the equivalent of their current K series professional uprights, i.e., the K-3? The piano was apparently purchased new by the seller, and has been played very little after a child took lessons for a year or two. He's asking $2700 - seem reasonable?

Thanks for your help,
Jim

Top
Hailun / Pearl River Pianos

 

Pearl River World's Best Selling Piano
#253893 - 01/28/09 01:19 PM Re: Kawai model CX-21D
iryu Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/14/09
Posts: 27
Loc: US
Hi Jim,

I asked the forum before regarding CX-21D, we probably look at the same ad (it's a repost) \:\)

I found this Kawai history model number in eBay site:
http://reviews.ebay.com/KAWAI-Upright-Pianos_W0QQugidZ10000000001743009

Also, you can find some info in previous posts:

http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/topic/1/25394.html#000000

http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/topic/1/15053.html#000000

http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/topic/1/23976.html#000001

All in all, I would suggest you to use piano technician service to do inspection and give you estimate. It's really worth it. The cost is around half of the tuning cost.

(The reason is piano price really depends on the condition. The brand, year make, and model number only determine a certain "wide" range).

Good luck!
_________________________
Yamaha P22, Casio Privia PX-550, Korg i30, Korg MicroPiano

Top
#253894 - 01/28/09 02:23 PM Re: Kawai model CX-21D
hoff_nc Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/27/09
Posts: 4
Thanks iryu. Based on these links, it seems like the CX-21D was in a line separate from the "professional" uprights. Maybe it's not comparable to a K series piano? It has the look of their current large uprights.

Thanks,
Jim

Top
#253895 - 01/28/09 06:29 PM Re: Kawai model CX-21D
iryu Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/14/09
Posts: 27
Loc: US
Hi Jim,

I'm sorry I don't know about that for sure, KawaiDon might be able to help.

It is a budget conscious model (based on the info I got from previous post), so... I agree, maybe it's not comparable to K series.

Based on what I read in this forum, my suggestion would be, if all 3 conditions below apply, then it would be a good buy:

1. You like the sound and action.
2. The Piano Technician tells you that it's in an excellent condition and the price is right.
3. The Piano technician tells you that it still has let say "X" more years to go before it needs major restoration and this "X" number of years fits your long term plan for the piano.

Unless you want a better piano and your budget allows, then my suggestion above won't apply.

That's all I know \:\)
Hope this helps.

Iryu
_________________________
Yamaha P22, Casio Privia PX-550, Korg i30, Korg MicroPiano

Top
#253896 - 01/29/09 04:43 AM Re: Kawai model CX-21D
pianobroker Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 4309
Loc: North Hollywood CA.
Though the CX21D is 48" tall and manufactured in Japan,it was not their so to speak "artist model" back in 1996.The NS20A and it's successor the K50 was a better piano though they were more expensive. $2700 is an average deal in that the piano only retailed for under 5K and was obtainable brand new on the west coast for 3.5K ish depending on how greedy or desperate the dealer was at the time. ;\)
_________________________
www.pastperfectpiano.com
Largest selection in the USA
100+Steinway and M&H grands
Warehouse showroom Onsite Restoration
Preowned & Restored
Hailun dlr.818-255-3145
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z8RvhXGKzY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Voo0zumHGgE

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World, Rickster 
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
Composer Statuettes
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Free sheet music?
by PamDD
Yesterday at 11:17 PM
Kawai RX-7 BLAK or?????
by kneman1
Yesterday at 10:28 PM
Meeting with prospective parent/students
by Arghhh
Yesterday at 10:16 PM
Ehrbar baby grand
by Geeta
Yesterday at 09:48 PM
Is this a Steinway art case?
by Eric Gloo
Yesterday at 09:08 PM
What's Hot!!
New Forum for Selling Your Products or Services
--------------------
Historic Piano Documents
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
79,071 Registered Members
44 Forums
163,601 Topics
2,400,499 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

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 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission