Drawing upon years of intelligent engineering and technical artistry, Kawai has created an exceptional instrument that offers the rich, full-bodied tone of a classic grand in a flexible size. With its resonant tone, classic good looks and advanced Millennium III Action, the GE-30 will be an impressive addition to your home or studio.
Kawai GE-30 Baby Grand Piano
- Length: 5'5" (164 cm)
- Width: 59" (150 cm)
- Height: 40" (102 cm)
- Weight: 628 lbs. (285 kg)
- Millennium III Action™ with Carbon Fiber
- NEOTEX™ Key Surfaces
- Brass Agraffes for optimum string spacing
- Full Duplex Scale for rich tonal quality
- Full Sostenuto Pedal
- Underfelted Hammers
- Ultra-Slow Fallboard Closing System
- Adjustable, Sliding Music Rack
THE EXCLUSIVE MILLENNIUM III ACTION
The revolutionary Millennium III Advanced Piano Action represents the third evolution of piano touch. Combining modern material science with innovative new design concepts, Kawai has developed an action with a touch and consistency that is unmatched. We cordially invite you to experience the preeminent piano action of the third millennium.
NEOTEX™ KEY SURFACES
Kawai's exclusive NEOTEX keytop material made of 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. Since NEOTEX is used for both the sharps and naturals, the feel of the keys is consistent across the entire keyboard. NEOTEX resists cracking and fading over years of use – and is static-resistant to help prevent the build-up of unwanted dust. The result is a beautiful, long-lasting key surface with exceptional playability.
GE Series pinblocks are laminated with a minimum of 11 cross-banded layers of hard rock maple. Lamination provides more strength, greater pressure and more balanced torque on the tuning pins for superior tuning stability.
The full duplex scale enhances harmonics in the treble range adding brilliance, richness and sustain to the piano's tone.
Hard brass agraffes – positioned through precise CNC drilling of the iron plate – ensure accuracy of string alignment, spacing and angles for the greatest uniformity of tone. They also allow the most precise measurement of “speaking length" for the strings and provide smooth string movement for ease of tuning.
The GE Series fallboard is designed with a dual-damping mechanism so sensitive that it was dubbed "soft fall." The ultra-slow closing system protects hands, fingers and the piano's finish from the harm that a jarring close might cause.
EXTRUDED ALUMINUM ACTION RAIL
Several elements of the action rail contribute to proper hammer alignment, a key factor in the creation of exceptional tone and touch.
- Extrusion – The "extrusion" process creates an action rail that is both strong and consistent.
- Stability – The rail is permanently locked in place and supported by a minimum of five (5) die-cast action brackets.
- Dual Beam Rail Design – An "F-shaped, dual-beam" design provides rigidity to maintain proper hammer position and alignment.
- Serrated Surface – The ridges along the rail surface provide necessary friction to hold the hammer flanges in place and preserve hammer alignment.
- Insuliner – The exclusive Insuliner maintains hammer alignment by holding the hammer flanges in place at the critical end point.
STEEL REINFORCED, ANTI-WARP KEYSLIP
The GE Series keyslips are reinforced with a heavy-gauge steel inside liner that prevents warping or bending in any direction. Keys move freely with virtually no possibility of rubbing or sticking against the inside of the keyslip.
STEEL REINFORCED KEYBED
The GM Series keybeds are made of extremely strong, laminated hardwoods. Kawai also reinforces each keybed with an underside steel support beam for maximum stability.
FULLY LAMINATED BEAMS
The beams are made of select hardwood laminates, glued together under pressure, making them virtually isotropic (equally strong in all directions) and impervious to weather changes and warpage. Our LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) construction method creates beams that are many times stronger than ones made of solid wood.
In 1997, Kawai’s Ryuyo Grand Piano facility became the first manufacturing plant in the piano industry to receive ISO 14001, the world’s foremost certification for excellence in environmental management. In 1998, Kawai was privileged to receive a second ISO 14001 certification recognizing exceptional achievement in re-forestation, energy conservation, waste reduction and natural resource preservation at our highly respected Maisaka Upright Piano Factory. In 1999, Kawai made history for a third time when ISO 14001 certification was awarded to our Märchen Digital Piano Facility. This unceasing pursuit of environmental excellence is our way of showing that we care about our world... and you.
TEN YEAR FULL WARRANTY
To ensure your peace of mind and protect the value of your instrument, every Kawai grand piano is covered by our Ten Year Fully Transferable Warranty. This warranty is the seal of Kawai craftsmanship... and the assurance of your satisfaction for many years to come.
|Size||Length||5'5" (164 cm)|
|Width||59" (150 cm)|
|Height||40" (102 cm)|
|Weight||628 lbs. (285 kg)|
|Touch||White key surfaces||NEOTEX|
|Black key surfaces||NEOTEX|
|Action||Millennium III with ABS-Carbon|
|Exterior Design||Casters||Solid Brass|
|Music rack||Position||Sliding Music Rack|
|Finishes||Ebony Polish, Ebony Satin,Snow White Polish, Dark Walnut Satin, Brown Sapeli Mahogany Polish, Dark Walnut Polish|
To ensure your peace of mind and protect the value of your investment, every Kawai grand piano is covered by our Ten Year Fully Transferable Warranty. This warranty is the seal of Kawai craftsmanship—and the assurance of your satisfaction for many years to come.