Stepping into my living room, my eyes were immediately drawn to the latest addition – the Kawai Grand Piano Natural. As a pianist of 15 years, instruments aren’t just tools for me; they tell a story. Today, I’d love to share my story with the Kawai Grand Piano Natural.
What is the Kawai Grand Piano Natural?
It’s not just a piano; it’s a symphony of design, functionality, and sound. This miniature grand piano, elegantly carved from wood and furnished with an aluminum pipe audio source, provides a magical experience. Though smaller in size with its 32 keys ranging from F5 to C8, it never compromises on the quality.
The Kawai Grand Piano Natural is a blend of tradition and innovation. It’s meticulously designed, drawing inspiration from the classic grand piano silhouette, and crafted to cater especially to the younger generation. With an action mechanism that allows for expressive play, even light touches by small hands can produce sound. The elegant curves and luxurious look mimic the grandeur of a full-sized grand piano, but with added safety features ensuring durability even in the hands of children. Moreover, the new design is 17.6 oz lighter than its predecessor, making it even more suitable for home use.
- Number of Keys: Boasts 32 keys with a sound range from F5 to C8, allowing a wide array of melodies.
- Materials: The body is primarily made of wood, ensuring durability. The keyboard and legs are crafted from PS resin, with an aluminum pipe audio source, guaranteeing clear sound.
- Dimensions: The piano measures 16.7 x 17.7 x 8.1 inches when assembled, making it perfect for both spacious and compact living areas.
- Weight: The main unit weighs 6.6 lbs, while the complete package comes in at 9.9 lbs, making it relatively easy to relocate.
- Tuning Accuracy: With a reference pitch of A = 442Hz, each sound is finely tuned to meet standard sound specifications, varying between -10 to +20 cents.
Placement in My Home
With its dimensions being 16.7 x 17.7 x 8.1 inches, finding a home for this masterpiece was easy. It now proudly sits in the corner of my living room, a conversation starter and a testament to refined taste.
What I Love About It
The Expressive Play: Even my son, with his gentle touch, can produce the most melodious sounds, thanks to the action mechanism tailored for expressive play.
Elegant Design: Its resemblance to a grand piano, complete with the luxurious curves and arms, adds an opulent touch.
Safety: The increased strength of roof joints ensures it remains intact even in my bustling household.
But, the real magic is in playing. The sound, reminiscent of a music box, coupled with its touch, brings joy to our hearts. It was the perfect gift for my son’s 8th birthday.
A Minor Reservation
While the Kawai Grand Piano Natural is perfect for children and offers a delightful experience, it may not cater to the requirements of a professional pianist.
Comparison with the Yamaha P45 Digital Piano
When pitted against the Yamaha P45, the Kawai has its unique appeal. While the Yamaha P45 is digital and caters more to professionals, the Kawai Grand Piano Natural serves as a beautiful, fun, and elegant piece for the home, especially for young budding pianists.
The Kawai Grand Piano Natural is more than just an instrument; it’s an experience, a story of craftsmanship, elegance, and melodious tunes. If you’re looking for a beautiful addition to your home that offers a blend of design and functionality, the Kawai Grand Piano Natural is worth considering.