Kawai pianos are a staple of our inventory, along with their competitor Yamaha. Kawai and Yamaha have been competing in the same city of Hamamatsu, Japan since 1927 and have never been able to put each other out of business. Still, Kawai is the smaller of the two companies and makes fewer pianos than Yamaha, the result being that fewer used Kawai pianos come through our shop than Yamaha. However, they are wonderful sounding and playing pianos that are recommended by as many piano teachers as Yamaha. Not only are they affordable enough to make a suitable “starter” piano for your student, but they are refined enough to satisfy the needs of experienced pianists and teachers as well. This piano is a perfect example of everything that is good about Kawai pianos. If you’ve been looking for a warm, rich-sounding vertical piano with a responsive keyboard without breaking the bank, we recommend giving this piano a serious look.