Shigeru Kawai SK2 Grand Piano

£28,995.00

The Classic Salon Grand.

The Shigeru Kawai SK2 offers the elegant profile of a classic grand with a richness of tone unmatched by other pianos in its class.

  • Depth: 180 cm
  • Width: 152 cm
  • Height: 102 cm
  • Weight: 324 kg
  • 10 Year Warranty
  • Includes Concert Adjustable Stool
  • Free delivery to UK Mainland ground floor
  • Complimentary first tuning
  • Price matching (terms and conditions apply)
  • Generous part exchanges available (see below for details)

Available on back-order

Detailed Description

 

The Millennium III Action

The Millennium III Action features components made of ABS-Carbon, a composite material created by the infusion of carbon fiber into our renowned ABS Styran. ABS-Carbon is incredibly sturdy and rigid, which allows the creation of action parts that are lighter without sacrificing strength. The result is a stronger, faster action that offers more power, better control and greater stability than conventional all-wood actions.

 

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Extended Length Keys Made by Spruce

Spruce is the ideal material for the keys – light, yet extremely strong for its weight. It responds with minimal flex and exceptional consistency, transmitting every subtle nuance of the pianist’s performance while remaining stable through years of heavy use. The length of each key has been extended to make playing easier and provide more even response from the front to the back of the playing surface. Keysticks are also designed with a slightly taller profile for maximum rigidity to deliver greater power.

 

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“Shiko Seion” Hammers

Shiko Seion hammers, which take their name from the Japanese words for “ultimate voicing”, are the exclusive province of our Master Piano Artisans who oversee their formation from beginning to end.

Every hammer is meticulously hand-pressed without the application of heat and carefully voiced without artificial hardeners to ensure outstanding dynamic response and expression.

 

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Temaki bass strings

In the Japanese language, the word temaki literally means “hand wound”. In the unhurried temaki process, the artisan patiently directs the winding of each individual bass string by hand for absolute precision and tension to ensure rich character and superb depth of tone.

 

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Concert Agraffes

Identical to those used on our renowned EX Concert Grand Piano, Shigeru Kawai Concert Agraffes are individually machined from billet brass rods to assure maximum precision and strength. The result is clear, powerful and impressive tone.

 

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Premium Aged Soundboard Made of Solid Spruce

The custom-tapered soundboard in a Shigeru piano is made exclusively from the finest spruce, aged by the traditional kigarashi process that uses only the forces of time and nature to allow the wood to attain a state of natural balance. It is this lengthy and painstaking process that gives Shigeru pianos their uniquely rich tonal quality.

 

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Stretcher Over-Lap Integrated Design (SOLID)

Stretcher Over-Lap Integrated Design (SOLID) creates an exceptionally rigid foundation to support string tension. With SOLID construction, the pinblock is hand-fitted to the plate. The pinblock and over-lapping stretcher bar are then integrated into a single structure and solidly anchored to the rim. The resulting framework possesses outstanding strength and rigidity to ensure stable tuning and powerful tone.

 

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Hybrid Inner Rim (Konsei Katagi Rim)

The exclusive Konsei Katagi rim uses a blend of distinctive hardwoods to achieve an ideal balance of tone. For the inner rim, small-pored hardwoods that provide superior brightness and projection are interlaminated with dense, large-pored hardwoods offering warmth and fullness. This synergy of structurally divergent hardwoods produces a powerful, well-rounded richness of tone that is the hallmark of the Shigeru piano.

 

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All-Spruce Beams

Spruce is known for its outstanding ability to conduct and conserve sound energy. However, it is generally considered too precious for use as a structural material. For the Shigeru pianos, all of the underside beams are made entirely of the highest quality spruce.

 

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Dual-Pivot Dampers

Meticulous attention to the needs of professional performers is evident in every feature of the Shigeru piano. One example, originally developed for our Shigeru Kawai EX Concert Piano, is the unique dual-pivot damper design that allows smoother half-pedal control for delicate tonal expression.

 

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Final Voicing by MPA

Kawai’s most esteemed sound creators are proudly known as Master Piano Artisans (MPA). They are the only individuals who can send Shigeru Kawai pianos out into the world. The title of MPA is a special qualification, bestowed upon the finest piano technician-those who possess skill, dedecation, and a passion for music.

Generous Part Exchanges Available

Get in touch with us if you have an existing digital or acoustic piano that you’d like to part exchange with us, and we’d be happy to let you know how much it could be worth.

Depth 180 cm
Width 152 cm
Height 102 cm
Weight 324 kg
White key surfaces NEOTEX
Black key surfaces NEOTEX
Action Millennium III
Hammers All underfelted
Soundboard Solid Spruce, Tapered
Agraffes 1-54 keys / Shigeru Kawai concert agraffes
Duplex scaling Fore & Back
Back posts 3
Pedals Damper, Sostenuto, Soft
Casters Double, Brass
Lid props 3
Softfall Fallboard
Adjustable Music Desk 5 positions
Lock
Other features: Stretcher Over-Lap Integrated Design (SOLID)
Longer Keys
Steel-reinforced keyslip & keybed
V-pro plate
CORE system
Vertically laminated treble bridge
Longer period of natural drying process
Hand-wound bass strings
Dual Pivot Damper
Spruce beams
Reinforced Hammer Shank
Hand-craft Process
Final voicing by MPA (Master Piano Artisan)

 

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