THE ELEMENTS OF TOUCH

Touch is the quintessential key to joy, inspiration and artistry. Precise, consistent touch is the hallmark of every Kawai piano.

Die-Cast Aluminum Action Brackets

DIE-CAST ALUMINUM ACTION BRACKETS

Made from a custom mold, die-cast parts are formed exactly the same every time. The K Series pianos feature three aluminum action brackets that are die-cast to provide an added measure of strength, uniformity and stability for accurate touch over time.

DUAL BEAM ALUMINUM ACTION RAIL

The action rail is the “spine” of the piano’s action. K Series action rails are made of durable extruded aluminum with our advanced Dual Beam design for strength and stability.

Duel-Beam Aluminum Action Rail
Serrated Rail

SERRATED RAIL SURFACE

The action rail surface is finely serrated in three strategic areas to secure the hammer, wippen and damper flanges in place for optimum action alignment and a more precise hammer strike.

ABS-CARBON ACTION PARTS

The use of ABS-Carbon makes the action parts tremendously strong and consistent. ABS-Carbon is many times stronger than wood and is virtually impervious to shrinking and swelling due to humidity. This extraordinary combination of strength and stability allows ABS-Carbon action parts to transfer energy to the hammers with unparalleled efficiency, power, precision and nuance for a superb playing experience.

ABS-Carbon Action Parts
NEOTEX Key Surfaces

NEOTEX™ KEY SURFACES

Our exclusive NEOTEX key surface material made with cellulose fiber offers the smooth, understated texture of natural ivory and ebony—and a semi-porous, silica-filled surface to absorb the hand’s natural oils and perspiration that can cause slipping. NEOTEX resists cracking and fading over years of use and is used for both the sharps and the naturals for a consistent feel across the entire keyboard.

(K-500 and K-800 only)

EXTENDED LENGTH KEYS

Longer keys make playing easier and provide a more even response from the front to the back of the playing surface. The benefits to the player are greater control and more power with less effort.

Extended Key Lengths
Mahogany Core Hammers

MAHOGANY CORE HAMMERS

Mahogany hammer mouldings are lightweight and extremely responsive. Found on only the finest pianos, mahogany is used for the hammer mouldings on the entire line of K Series Professional Upright Pianos.

THE POWER OF PIANISSIMO

One of the most coveted attributes of a fine piano is dynamic range—the ability to play not only thundering fortissimos, but also the most delicate and sensitive pianissimos. The technological superiority of the Millennium III Upright Action is most evident in its extraordinary ability to produce the perfect pianissimo. It is ironic that K Series technology speaks loudest when it whispers.

Power of Pianissimo