This piano is a perfect example of everything that is good about Kawai pianos. The finish of this piano is not perfect, which explains the unusually low price for this model, but the condition of the inner parts is very fine, which is what really matters. So, if you want to save some serious money on a really nice piano, and are not too cosmetically minded, then we recommend giving this piano a serious look. 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 for 92 years and have never been able to put each other out of business. In our opinion, this is due to their equivalent quality, uniquely individual musical traits, and the fact that each manufacturer has developed a very loyal following among the world’s piano teachers and pianists. 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. Of course, for the same money you could go out and buy a smaller, less refined brand new piano…but why would you want to?