This Kawai grand is in gently used, all original condition, and has decades of useful life still ahead of it. As with every piano we sell, this price of this piano includes a 10-year warranty on all parts and labor PLUS a lifetime upgrade guarantee as well. Since 1927, Kawai has held their own against Yamaha, their larger rival who shares their home city of Hamamatsu, Japan. No doubt, this is because Kawai makes pianos that are equal in quality to Yamaha but are distinctly different musically, enough that musicians often strongly prefer one brand over the other, and consequently tell their friends (or students) that their preferred brand is “better” than the rival brand. In our shop, we don’t have to be loyal to any specific manufacturer and can sell any piano we think is good. We place Yamaha and Kawai pianos side-by-side in the shop as the equals we believe them to be and let the customer decide which is the best choice for their needs and taste. A new 5’10” Kawai grand today with an ebony finish is priced at $49,295 and includes a 10-year warranty. Even if you got an absurdly and improbably generous discount from a new Kawai dealer, you would still easily end up paying at least double the cost of this piano for a comparable new Kawai grand. If you want to know why you see pianos marked “Sold” on our website to cities and states all over the country, it’s because of pianos just like this, at prices like this, with better benefits than new piano stores can offer. Why buy new?