CREATING MUSICAL REALITY
The creation of great digital pianos starts with the proven ability to build truly great acoustic pianos. The designer of a digital instrument must first understand what it takes to make the “real thing.” Acoustic grand and upright pianos are objects of amazing technical and artistic complexity. The builder must comprehend how to take over 12,000 individual parts and combine them into a living instrument capable of communicating the most intimate musical expressions of the heart and soul with eloquence, precision and nuance… a formidable task, indeed. But once this rarefied skill is acquired over the course of decades, the builder can turn to the next important challenge of reproducing this reality in digital form.
Kawai also offers a large selection of hybrid pianos – acoustic uprights with digital components, acoustic grand pianos with digital components, and digital pianos with elements found in acoustic pianos. Since the introduction of the first hybrid in 2007, Kawai hybrids have won more major international awards for excellence than any other maker of hybrid instruments. With almost a century of world-class quality and innovation in building pianos, Kawai opens new doors of musical expression with our line of hybrid pianos. As you explore these pages, may you find the Kawai hybrid that will encourage creativity, inspiration, and musical enjoyment.