Kawai Upright Pianos

An extensive selection of Kawai upright pianos available to sample in our showroom

Why choose a Kawai Upright Piano?

Established in 1927, Kawai pianos are best known for their innovative use of materials to create long-lasting and durable pianos. The company was founded by Koichi Kawai, an apprentice of Torakusu Yamaha. The Kawai range of upright pianos offers an excellent addition to any home. For professionals and novice players alike, the Kawai upright piano range is accessible, affordable, high quality and some of the best selling pianos around. Our range of Kawai upright pianos can be sampled at our Drayton showroom where we also have an impressive range of Kawai grand pianos, Kawai digital pianos, If you’re looking for a compact modern piano, acoustic piano, or digital pianos for your home which does not compromise on quality, the Kawai upright piano range is sure to impress.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Kawai upright piano weigh?

Kawai pianos are made from a solid construction of various hardwood materials and a synthetic polymer action. Kawai upright pianos weigh between 150-200kg, depending on the materials used. The average weight of a piano is between 180-270kg. The choice of materials will have a significant impact on the final weight of the piece. Our Kawai pianos are available in a range of finishes, including Walnut, Ebony and Mahogany. This allows you to select a piano style that matches your taste and preferences.

What is the best Kawai upright piano for a home?

A silent piano would be the ideal choice for a home practice piano. Silent pianos are digital pianos that can be played through headphones to ensure practice time does not disturb others in the home. If sound control is not an issue you are concerned about, any Kawai piano would be a suitable addition to a home. The Kawai K300 is one of the best selling pianos available. It is highly recommended for its ability to produce a wide range of sounds from the tapered spruce soundboard. This makes it a versatile instrument to add to your home. A Kawai piano is the ideal statement piece for your home and can also be the ideal learner instrument for a novice player.

Do Kawai pianos hold their value?

Kawai pianos are something of a rarity, which makes a good piano something worth holding on to. Kawa upright pianos do hold their value, provided they are well cared for and maintained. With the right care, a Kawai piano can last a lifetime. A second hand Kawai piano will still have plenty of life left in it, and you can be assured of a quality instrument for years to come. Regular tuning and maintenance work will help to keep your Kawai piano in top working order.

How long will a Kawai piano last?

Kawai pianos are incredibly well made from high-quality materials. They will last a long time with the right care. Even a second-hand piano will still have plenty of life left in it. Kawai pianos age beautifully and don’t suffer a loss of sound quality, as some inferior brands might. Most Kawai pianos will last between 20-30 years, and even longer with the right care and attention. If you have a Kawai piano that you would like to restore, contact our expert team to find out more about how we can help you.

How do you describe the sound of a Kawai piano?

Kawai acoustic pianos offer a warm and full tone that fills any space. Many classical pianists choose Kawai pianos over rivals thanks to the unique sound they generate. They lack the harshness of some upright pianos, which makes them an ideal choice for your home. With silent digital pianos, you can also take advantage of the option to play without disturbing anyone around you. This is ideal for shared practice spaces, family homes, and practice late at night.