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#66007 - 08/01/07 02:37 AM My new Kawai K6 got deliverd yesterday
pevawi Offline
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Registered: 05/21/07
Posts: 232
Loc: The Netherlands
Thanks to your advices and information I could find on this board I did manage to buy a new piano a Kawai K6 below are the pictures of the piano and it's delivery.

Unloading:
[img]http://www.box.net/index.php?rm=box_v2_download_shared_file&resize=1&width=580&border=1&file_id=f_81134199[/img]

Narrow fit in the hall:
[img]http://www.box.net/index.php?rm=box_v2_download_shared_file&resize=1&width=580&border=1&file_id=f_81134209[/img]

Ready to play...
[img]http://www.box.net/index.php?rm=box_v2_download_shared_file&resize=1&width=580&border=1&file_id=f_81134223[/img]

From the other side (next to my organ):
[img]http://www.box.net/index.php?rm=box_v2_download_shared_file&resize=1&width=580&border=1&file_id=f_81134179[/img]

The hammers:
[img]http://www.box.net/index.php?rm=box_v2_download_shared_file&resize=1&width=580&border=1&file_id=f_81134237[/img]
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#66008 - 08/01/07 03:28 AM Re: My new Kawai K6 got deliverd yesterday
JohnEB Offline
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Aren't new pianos beautiful! Congratulations. Do you have music for organ/piano duet?
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#66009 - 08/01/07 03:39 AM Re: My new Kawai K6 got deliverd yesterday
Tony V Offline
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Registered: 07/14/07
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Congrats on the new piano! I just love shiny black pianos. Have fun with it!

By the way, you're lucky you didn't have these guys deliver your piano.


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#66010 - 08/01/07 06:33 AM Re: My new Kawai K6 got deliverd yesterday
DigitalPianoMan Offline
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Registered: 07/21/07
Posts: 33
Loc: NYC
Congratulations! Wow, the piano looks amazing. How much did you spend in all? (Not sure if you stated this somewhere else)

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#66011 - 08/01/07 06:41 AM Re: My new Kawai K6 got deliverd yesterday
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Registered: 02/22/07
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Gefeliciteerd pevawi! I also bought my Kawai once upon a time based in part on the experiences gleaned from lurking in this amazing forum community. By the way, nice organ. I wish I had your neighbors.

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#66012 - 08/01/07 07:21 AM Re: My new Kawai K6 got deliverd yesterday
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Registered: 04/28/07
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Fantastic looking instrument - congrats. You will enjoy your Kawai enormously! Nice looking practice organ as well (Viscount Prestige IX?).

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#66013 - 08/01/07 08:05 AM Re: My new Kawai K6 got deliverd yesterday
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Now that is a nice vertical! Those tall ones can really shine.

I don't believe I can recall anyone here posting pictures of a piano/organ duo.
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#66014 - 08/01/07 08:41 AM Re: My new Kawai K6 got deliverd yesterday
Kuyt Offline
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Registered: 03/17/07
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Loc: California
Nice piano, congrats!

Mind if I ask how much you got it for?
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#66015 - 08/01/07 09:32 AM Re: My new Kawai K6 got deliverd yesterday
pevawi Offline
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Registered: 05/21/07
Posts: 232
Loc: The Netherlands
Well thank you all for your kind response. To answer a few questions:

JohnEB[/b]: I know there is (heard some nice examples) but I don't have it. Wouldn't do any good since I'm just beginning to play the piano and only have a year practice on a organ. But definitely something I will explore in the future (when I can play a descent piece).

Tuan Vo[/b] I'm sure lucky that they didn't drop it. I'm still amazed by the strength and control two reasonable small boys did have lifting a 250Kg piano (that's 125Kg each!).

DigitalPianoMan/Kuyt[/b] As I told someone in a private message prices doesn't mean much to you since your on a other continent but I paid around 7500 euros. Now before I'm bashed of as some clothing (sock) ;\) I will add that I only telling this because I don't believe it's a spectacular price, it's just a nice price.

PianoDad[/b] Well the shine of the piano actually made it very hard to make a descent picture, that's why I added the picture with the organ in view (was the best I could make) but I'm no photographer as you can tell. I believe there are many more organ players with a piano or vice versa. Playing the piano enhances your organ technique (at least that's what they tell me ;\) ). Thanks for the comment!

Jazzpianist[/b] No not a viscount it's a Dutch brand: Johannus, type is:Opus 15. Very nice organ especially in romantic mode and with the cornet (that stop is never turned off when I play ;\) )!!
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#66016 - 08/01/07 09:36 AM Re: My new Kawai K6 got deliverd yesterday
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Absolutely beautiful piano, pevawi. May it bring you years of playing pleasure. \:\)
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#66017 - 08/01/07 09:52 AM Re: My new Kawai K6 got deliverd yesterday
turandot Offline
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Registered: 01/27/07
Posts: 7089
Loc: torrance, CA
Stunning! Great lines on the cabinet. Enjoy!
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#66018 - 08/01/07 09:57 AM Re: My new Kawai K6 got deliverd yesterday
sleepingcats Offline
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Registered: 05/30/04
Posts: 981
Loc: Oregon
Very beautiful! And it has a keyboard friend - that's great!

What a great idea that they wrapped it in plastic for the delivery for extra protection. They should do that here.
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#66019 - 08/01/07 10:17 AM Re: My new Kawai K6 got deliverd yesterday
Betty Patnude Offline
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Registered: 06/11/07
Posts: 4896
Loc: Puyallup, Washington
I'm so glad to see your new beautiful instrument along side your organ - you must be grinning from ear to ear! Enjoy!

When I had my piano moved into the loft at our last house, I had to go for a walk around the block as I could not stand to see two very large, strong men struggle up the stairs with it. Likewise, when it came down the stairs last October, I went for a walk again, and I was very concerned about moving it into the new home, too. It sounded so great in the loft overlooking the living room and with very high ceilings - the piano was at it's best.

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#66020 - 08/01/07 01:02 PM Re: My new Kawai K6 got deliverd yesterday
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Registered: 03/23/06
Posts: 276
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Thanks for the sharing of the pictures, the K-6 is really beautiful !

How does it sound in your home environment (as compared to in the shop) ? When I got the delivery of my K-6, I found it was a bit loud in my living room which is 10ft x 20ft with 9ft ceiling. My living room has hardwood floor with drywalls and two pieces of sofa. I added a bookcase next to the piano and my wife made a few pieces of large cusion to the sofa and it is fine now. You have carpet floor and probably you don't have this problem.

Enjoy your piano !
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#66021 - 08/01/07 01:16 PM Re: My new Kawai K6 got deliverd yesterday
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Registered: 11/17/06
Posts: 2508
Loc: Not in Texas
Beautiful piano (and organ!). The K-6 is a very classy looking upright, that tall case really looks elegant and I bet it sounds great. Enjoy!
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#66022 - 08/01/07 01:48 PM Re: My new Kawai K6 got deliverd yesterday
RickG Offline
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Registered: 08/08/02
Posts: 947
Loc: Texas
Great piano, thanks for the pics. You are fortunate to have both an organ and a piano. Yes, I have heard of the Johannus. Even have a CD demo of it. You are fortunate to be able to practice the organ at home. I have to go to the church to practice.
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#66023 - 08/01/07 02:26 PM Re: My new Kawai K6 got deliverd yesterday
little Offline
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Registered: 06/03/06
Posts: 30
Loc: Bayarea
Congrats!!! I have a K-5 myself. Never tried on a K-6. It must be a wonderful piano.
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#66024 - 08/01/07 04:05 PM Re: My new Kawai K6 got deliverd yesterday
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Registered: 12/26/05
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Loc: Portland, Or.
Wonderful piano. And, you can swivel around, hit a few resonant chords on the organ, and back to the piano. Nice thing about a vertical. No problem with cats trying to nap on the strings. Congratulations. Gaby Tu.

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#66025 - 08/02/07 02:27 AM Re: My new Kawai K6 got deliverd yesterday
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Registered: 12/09/05
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Loc: Texas
Congratulations, pevawi. Enjoy your new piano.
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#66026 - 08/02/07 06:30 AM Re: My new Kawai K6 got deliverd yesterday
pevawi Offline
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Registered: 05/21/07
Posts: 232
Loc: The Netherlands
Well thanks again for all your kind responses.

Betty[/b]: I was reasonable confident in the movers they take it very slow (not a job for me obviously) and that gave me much confidence in them.

MusicBud[/b]: I was stunned by the volume of the piano. Compared to my organ playing I play at a quarter of the volume from the piano and sometimes even less (to practice my ears). But after two day's I'm getting used to it. It wasn't that obvious in the shop (the loudness) as it was at home. And the sustain is very good.. if I only learnt arpeggio’s playing every octave with the damper pedal down I still could impress my family and friends (the piano does it for me ;\) )

RickG[/b]: Organs are quit cheap compared to a piano. Unless your a stop-freak that has to have 60 stops or more ;\) With the very little experience I've so far I would almost say that piano playing is a little easier (except for the dynamics). On a organ you have to be more careful in lifting, and errors made are more noticeable on a organ (but that could be because of my in experience in ear training for a piano). What's your take on that?

Gaby[/b]: Well I solved that problem by not having cats ;\) Although I really like them but they would get very lonely at my house. You could train your cats to not jump in your piano. It's simple. They are good in connecting the dots so if you throw (you have to throw they won’t go in easy ;\) ) them in a bath with water directly (no pauses take them and walk to the bath in one line) after getting them out of the piano (do it outside and let them dry up before entering the house!) you only have to do that twice or three times, by then they know: piano equals getting wet. And they will stay away. Seems cruel but they won't love you less for it (as long as you keep the catfood coming ;\) ).
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#66027 - 08/06/07 01:49 AM Re: My new Kawai K6 got deliverd yesterday
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Registered: 02/05/07
Posts: 5
Loc: Sacramento
Congratulations!!!

I got a K6 for my kids as well, during the April "Great Kawai Rebate Event", Kawai offered a $250 rebate.

Now here is the story: I received a $250 check from Kawai about 6 weeks later, but somehow I misplaced the check and couldn't find it. I contacted Kawai, and they quickly sent me a replacement check of $250. The whole process was quick and painless. I love the K6 and the Kawai people!

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#1999539 - 12/14/12 07:00 PM Re: My new Kawai K6 got deliverd yesterday [Re: pevawi]
Aby Offline
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Registered: 12/13/12
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I cannot see the pics. Do they not open on a mac:(

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#1999873 - 12/15/12 03:00 PM Re: My new Kawai K6 got deliverd yesterday [Re: Aby]
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Originally Posted By: Aby
I cannot see the pics. Do they not open on a mac:(
The thread is 5 years old. The problem has not to do with your mac.
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