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KAWAI GRAND PIANOS
Kawai grand pianos are among the finest musical instruments in the world. From the world-renowned 9-foot concert grand uniquely designed for the concert stage to the award-winning 5’0″ baby grand pianos recognized around the globe for its matchless combination of performance and value, the full range of Kawai grand pianos stands alone in its ability to provide the right instrument for any player across every level of ability. Whether you’re a performing artist or an aspiring hobbyist, there is a Kawai grand piano ready to meet you exactly where you are in your musical journey. Crafted not only to create aesthetic beauty, Kawai grand pianos are designed to provide the ultimate in long-term precision and nuance through the use of leading-edge composite materials (including carbon fiber). It is the uncommon ability to merge time-tested traditional methods with modern technology that makes Kawai different from all others in the piano world — and a key reason why Kawai is counted among the most award-winning companies in the music products industry.
THE WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED PIANOS
By pioneering the use of state-of-the-art techniques and materials, Kawai has been the architect of the modern piano for generations. Kawai grand and baby grand pianos are impressive and stately masterpieces – the result of decades-long experience and tradition, perfectly blending artistry and engineering to provide pianists with the uncompromising touch and tone desired in a high-performance piano.
Admired worldwide for their elegant design, responsiveness and tonal clarity, our acoustic pianos are also valued for their ability to adapt to an exceptional range of musical requirements and performing venues. These attributes make them the choice of performers who demand the finest instruments.
The exclusive technology in the revolutionary Millennium III Action creates long-term precision that produces the most stable touch and tone in the piano industry. You will sense and appreciate its consistency with every keystroke.
SHIGERU KAWAI SK-EX
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SHIGERU KAWAI GRAND PIANOS
A Shigeru piano is much more than the intelligent application of material, labor and design. It is an art form born not from the head, but from the heart. Thus, the craftsman does far more than simply “build” it—he brings it to life.
The sensitive nurturing of every part, every joint, every subtle nuance vests each piano with an intangible quality—a soul—that lives on from generation to generation. And those who own a Shigeru piano know that they possess not merely an instrument, but a partner in the musical pursuit of dreams.
The technology that supports the sounds produced by the Shigeru Kawai are created by the craftsman who have dedicated their lives to building the world’s finest pianos.
Every step, intricately detailed design, is performed without urgency—as the craftsmen draw upon their years of experience to achieve their relentless pursuit of perfection.
It’s this good, old-fashioned care and great individual pride that enables our pianos to attract the greatest musicians from around the world.
For more information or to schedule a time to see our Shigeru Pianos in-stock, call 201-265-1212, or email email@example.com.
WILHELM SCHIMMEL SERIES
Four Generations – One Passion
Success demands courage – and passion. Both these qualities were demonstrated by Wilhelm Schimmel, the founder of our company: shortly after the completion of his training as a piano manufacturer, he established his own workshop in Leipzig and produced his first piano at the beginning of 1885. His instruments were impressive for their advanced technique, excellent tone and contemporary form. Both he and his slogan “Quality will prevail” were proved right by his success. In 1927, his son Wilhelm Arno Schimmel took over the management of the company and relocated the site to Braunschweig (Brunswick) where he developed one of the major innovations of the 1930s: a small piano without back posts with a newly designed action and a unique tonal character. The family firm continued to flourish: by the end of the 1950s, Schimmel instruments were the most frequently purchased pianos produced in Germany – and were sent all around the world.
Courage To Innovate
In 1961, Nikolaus Wilhelm Schimmel became head of the company and focused on the continuity of the firm’s expansion in the third generation. Increasing sales volumes necessitated the construction of a new company site in which special areas such as research and development were extended and intensified. Alongside the Schimmel Classic Serie, the company developed the Schimmel Konzert Serie over a period of approximately 20 years, thereby consolidating the company’s leading position in the market. In 2003, Nikolaus Wilhelm Schimmel passed on the management of the company to Hannes Schimmel-Vogel.
In adherence to the founding slogan “Quality will prevail”, he completed the product spectrum with additional models in the Konzert Serie and the conceptual design of a wide-ranging, extended Schimmel brand family. This courage in innovation and the passion for piano manufacture will also characterize the future development of the family firm – and guarantee the excellent quality of Schimmel grand and upright pianos!
Exquisite Wood Types And Finishes
Better is the enemy of good – this conceptual approach can be found at Schimmel throughout the entire process of piano manufacturing. An exemplary special area is the selection, treatment and storage of woods for the exclusive finishes of Schimmel instruments. Macassar is an extremely rare type of exotic wood which can only be found in limited dimensions and lengths.
In addition to mahogany, walnut is also a traditional wood utilized in the manufacture of grand and upright pianos. This noble, rich brown wood is also utilized in the manufacture of aircraft propellers due to its high degree of stability. Bird’s eye maple from North America is valued for its characteristic grain pattern and the olive ash is distinctive for its particularly interesting play of colors in veneer work.
At Schimmel, only selected models are manufactured serially in these special wood finishes as shown.
Watch How Schimmel Pianos Are Made
Pearl River Piano Group is the largest piano manufacturer in the world. Building 125,000 pianos annually and utilizing 2,000 workers, Pearl River builds pianos with the names Pearl River, Ritmueller, Kayserburg, Cristifori and the Essex piano which is built by Pearl River for Steinway & Sons.
Pearl River Pianos are the best selling piano in China and the pianos built by Pearl River are exported to over 100 countries worldwide.
The newly built 3.5 million square foot factory combines traditional piano craftsmanship with advanced CNC machinery. Pearl River Pianos are built with a high level of European technology and recognition of those process standards.
The Pearl River Grand Pianos are available in 6 sizes which start at 4’11” and increase in size up to 9”. All of the grand pianos feature vertically laminated bridges with solid maple caps, light and responsive touch weight, German hammer felt and German Scale design.