PIANO: KAWAI, model 500, 5’9½” Grand Piano & Bench, serial # 330913
Finish: Ebony Satin Finish.
Description: Kawai is one of the famous Japanese Piano builders who specialize in fine craftsmanship and a warm rich tone in their pianos. Favored by conservatories and teachers around the world, Kawai has created their reputation based on their deep understanding of European piano building and partnerships with famous makers like Ibach and now Steinway. Kawai builds the Boston Pianos for Steinway and this endorsement should say enough about their quality of manufacture. This piano was manufactured new in mid-1968 and was made in the Hamamatsu factory in Japan. The comparable new model is the 5’10” GX-2 that lists for over $31,000. This piano was extremely well-cared for and was owned by a local executive family. Purchased used in Pleasanton, CA over 25 years ago, this piano spent its last 18 years in this area. It is the predecessor to the famous KG-2 model although this model was much stronger and more “European” in tone. Note the huge warm sound.
A fantastic instrument for the serious musician.