The K-15 provides an excellent introduction to Kawai upright piano quality. Featuring a solid spruce soundboard and the highly regarded Ultra-Responsive™ action with ABS parts, this continental-style instrument produces a rich, clear tone with performance qualities to rival much larger upright pianos.
Kawai K-15 Continental Upright Piano
With attractive "continental" styling and compact design, the K-15 is a contemporary instrument suitable for today's modern living environments. Offering impressive specifications at an affordable price, this instrument represents an exceptional introduction to Kawai quality for families and first-time piano buyers.
- Ultra-Responsive™ direct blow action
- Exclusive ABS Styran action parts
- Solid spruce soundboard
- Hard maple pinblock
- Simple elegance and sturdy performance
The K-15 features the exclusive Ultra-Responsive™ direct blow action with selected hardwood hammer shaks and 100% wool felt hammer heads, providing an extraordinary touch and feel. To improve the action's climatic stability, Kawai pioneered the use of aluminium action rails, aluminium hammer rest rails and ABS action parts – addressing many of the problems associated with wooden components, such as breakage under continual high stress, and shrinking / swelling due to changes in temperature and humidity.
The soundboard and ribs are considered the most important sound producing components of a piano, with both the materials used and the manner in which they are assembled greatly affecting volume and tonal quality. The K-15 soundboard is produced using the finest quality straight-grained spruce, carefully selected and scientifically tested to exceed Kawai's demanding resonance standards, ensuring exceptional dynamic range and outstanding tonal balance across the entire sound spectrum.
The cast iron plate is subjected to as much as 20 tons of string tension. Kawai uses state-of-the-art CAD technology to match the strength and natural tonal resonances of the plate to the require- ments of the plate design. The proper combination of plate design, back post structure and string tension provides enhanced tuning stability for decades of reliable performance.
Back posts support the plate and help maintain its structural integrity over the life of the piano. Kawai's laminated back post construction is designed for maximum rigidity to provide enhanced tuning stability and decades of reliable performance.
Kawai's exclusive Cast Brass Pedals are extremely rugged. Made with a permanently bonded brass layer over an aluminum core, they are significantly stronger and more durable than conventional “capped” pedals for lasting beauty and silent operation.
Stronger than conventional round levers, the square-tube pedal levers on the K-15 provide a flat surface for pedal wing nuts to reduce the possibility of noise when the pedals are depressed.
To ensure your peace of mind and protect the value of your investment, every New Kawai K-15 piano is covered by a Ten Year Fully Transferable Warranty. This warranty is the seal of Kawai's craftsmanship—and the assurance of your satisfaction for many years to come.
- Kawai K-15
- Wooden Bench w/ Compartment
- Factory Warranty
- Two (2) Tunings (1 during prep in shop and 1 in home)
- Londonderry's Exclusive Trade up Program
Kawai K-15 Specifications
Weight: 431 lbs.
Ultra-Responsive™ direct blow action
2,030 sq. in. solid spruce, tapered soundboard w/ 9 ribs
4 back post
Soft, Practice, Damper Pedals
Slide out fallboard
Steel reinforced keyslip & keybed