Shigeru Kawai

About Shigeru Kawai

When a master craftsman produces his finest work, it is not unusual that he should name it after himself. After all, this is the culmination of all his efforts, that for which he hopes to be remembered. Shigeru Kawai was no exception.

Son of a master piano builder (and apprentice of Torakusu Yamaha) Koichi Kawai, Shigeru believed in his father’s principle of making every piece the best it could possibly be. After decades in pursuit of perfection, Shigeru Kawai produced his tour de force in 2000. Like the Ferrari sports car company around the same time, Kawai was so proud of what he had created that he decided to brand it with his full name. Shigeru Kawai products are the finest models Kawai have to offer, and if you’ve ever played a Kawai piano of any model you’ll realise just what a statement that is. The full range of Shigeru Kawai Grands are available from our showroom in Amersham.

If you love the tone of a finely crafted piano, be sure to find a Shigeru Kawai for sale before settling for any other model. The attention to detail in these instruments really is second to none, and the combination of traditional and cutting edge materials mean they offer performance which can surprise even the most seasoned player. Discerning enthusiasts have been so enticed by this model that it can sometimes be difficult to find a Shigeru Kawai piano for sale locally, so a trip to our showroom is a must.

A beautiful musical instrument is purchased with the heart, not the head, and when you hear the haunting sound of a Shigeru Kawai, price is irrelevant. In the case of a mature product like a piano, marginal improvements come only as a result of unstinting determination. For those who understand that, a Shigeru Kawai for sale represents a triumph of resolve, the pinnacle of an ancient and noble craft.

Shigeru Kawai passed away in 2006, leaving a legacy which will be treasured for generations. These pianos are his eulogy.

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  • Neill Oldham ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Recently exchanged our piano through Richard Lawson Pianos. We specifically wanted a U5 professional upright piano and found the perfect piano there for the right price too.
    Richard welcomed me to his showroom, which is incredible. There
    … More was no 'hard-sell' and I was able to have a good play on the piano. The whole experience from viewing online, visiting the showroom, communications, delivery etc has been brilliant. Highly recommended from us!
  • Mark Jackson ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    I have been looking to upgrade my upright to a grand for sometime and as soon as I arrived at Richard's showroom, I was met with a warm and friendly greeting and nothing has been to much trouble, I explained what I was looking for, … More the room and ideally my budget. Richard provided a wide range of choice and didn't just direct me to the top of my budget but showed lots of options, providing impartial advice without the sales pressure.
    I purchased an SK3 from Richard which was delivered today, the service and approach is faultless and the piano is stunning !. Whatever, piano you're looking for my best advice is talk to Richard and pay him a visit - highly recommended
  • 13Moondancer ★★★★★ a month ago
    I ordered a Kawai CA49 digital piano on Saturday, paid for ti the same day, then received it this morning, Monday. I cannot believe how superb this company is. I have been waiting months from another company then came across Richard Lawson … More Pianos Ltd on the web. 48 hours from ordering to delivery - how superb is this?!
    Colin Smithers is so helpful; Colin answered all my queries with aplomb, even going as far as emailing me to update me at every opportunity.
    I have nothing but admiration and respect with this company, the customer service is second to none.
    All in all this has been a perfect transaction. If you are considering purchasing from this company do not hesitate as the service is exemplary.
    Many thanks to Colin for all his help and communication.
    I am a very happy lady.
  • Rachel Marshall ★★★★★ a month ago
    Very happy with the Yamaha U1 1970s piano from Richard Lawson’s pianos. Colin was excellent throughout and very quick to respond to any questions I had throughout the process via email. So thrilled with the experience and the end result. … More Would recommend highly! Thanks again.
  • ruizhen zhang ★★★★★ a month ago
    I have bought a piano for my son from Richard's shop. My sister and another two friends also bought pianos from his shop. Richard is very professional and nice. After buying the piano, Richard also help me several times about moving … More the piano and tuning. Whenever I asked for help, Richard is very patient. Recommend!!!
  • caihong liu ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    The sales staff were happy to listen to why we were buying a piano and helped us choose from a selection of 3 or 4 appropriate for us. The delivery happened on the date booked as did the follow-up tuning. Very happy with the whole process … More of purchasing our piano.
  • Rachel Giles ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Richard listened to my requirements, made some suggestions and then gave me plenty of time and space to try out the various pianos. He has sold me a wonderful instrument, plus a great quality stool and his after sales service is excellent. … More If I ever move to a house big enough to accommodate more pianos it is to Richard Lawson I shall return!
  • Edmond Williams ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    I recently bought a stunning reconditioned Yamaha piano from Richard Lawson Pianos. I would like to thank Colin for his expert help through the whole process of purchasing the piano: from choosing the right piano, arranging finance, adding … More a 'silent system' through to the final delivery. Highly recommended for the impressive variety of pianos on offer and the very professional service.
  • Joel Posthuma de Boer ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Absolutely fantastic service from Richard and Colin! Seamless enquiry service - extremely helpful over email. Very fast delivery which was very professional too. Not forgetting the aftercare support on the phone too with small queries! … More Would definitely shop with them again, and really recommend them to anyone looking for a piano and excellent service!
  • John Moss ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    I recently purchased a piano from Richard Lawson Pianos and can't recommend them highly enough. Although the piano was not one of the more expensive on offer and I bought remotely; the level of service and attention to detail from … More ordering to speedy delivery was second to none. Buy form Richard with confidence.
  • Rod Larman ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Richard Lawson Pianos came highly recommended to us and Richard didn't disappoint. From our initial visit to the showroom through to delivery and on-going service, he was so helpful and informative. The showroom is incredible and well … More worth a visit to try before you buy. We did our research and explored a number of other piano stockists but his service, product and costs were the best we found. Delivery was swift too, within a few days, with considerate movers. You won't go wrong in his hands. Thank you Richard!
  • Brian Walters ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Richard provided an excellent personal service in helping me to choose a piano for my daughter. Unfortunately, I was too focused on quality of tone than suitability for the location of the piano in our house, and it quickly became apparent … More that the piano was too powerful for the space. This was no problem for Richard, who agreed to swap it for a size down and the exchange was made within 24 hours. Richard wasn't at all bothered that the new piano was a cheaper model - he was a gentleman to deal with throughout.
  • Tony Jupp ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    I spent 3 amazing and valuable hours with Colin at Richard Lawson Pianos, where he walked me through a whole range of Grand Pianos and associated advice. This was hassle free with no commitment and the purchase process following this was … More clear, simple and very prompt. Couldn't Fault it.
  • Mauli sugunasingha ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    By far the best showroom. Colin was very knowledgeable and made our selection of the Piano very easy. In the end we purchased a Yamaha U3 which was in excellent condition. The Piano delivered on time and after sales have been great. I highly … More recommend them .
  • Nisha J ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    We recently bought a beautiful Yamaha piano for my son from Richard Lawson Pianos. Colin helped us with our choice and he was extremely polite and very helpful. It made the world of difference being there in the showrooms and trying the … More options out. Such a lovely experience and I have an incredibly happy son! Thank you for such wonderful customer service! Highly recommend this place and Colin has been amazing 🙏🏼
  • Louis Alvanis ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    I highly recommend this company without hesitation whether for a piano purchase, maintenance or removal. They recently moved my Steinway Grand piano across London and made the whole process appear effortless. Furthermore, Richard Lawson … More was incredibly helpful and available to discuss this and other piano related matters in utmost detail. Many thanks for a truly outstanding service!
  • Jim L ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Excellent product and great service!!! The staffs are very friendly and professional. And the email response is speedy. The piano came much quicker than I expect. The shop offer an upgrade model at the same price (old model is disconnected). … More The new piano delivery on the day I choose. I was pleased with the excellent service and perfect product.
  • Channa Ranasinghe ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Great showroom, excellent and amazing service from Colin. it took less than 24 hours to the whole process, I called Richard at 9.55 PM and visited the showroom and paid for the piano on the next day. I am very much satisfied with Both … More Colin and Richard. Well done. All the best!
  • Dunstan Gunaseelan ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    I am extremely satisfied with Richard Lawson Pianos. We spent hours there and Richard helped to find the right one for me. We bought Yamaha U1 reconditioned piano. Waiting for the delivery ..... Hope it will arrive soon !As promised it … More was delivered on time and very happy with the purchase.
  • Samantha Terry ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    We had an excellent experience! We are so happy with our purchase.

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