How do you make a great instrument even better? That was the challenge facing Kawai as it set out to improve on the universally-acclaimed MP9000. The MP9000 digital piano was one of the first professional stage pianos with authentic wooden keys. It set a new standard for superb touch in a portable stage piano and became the top choice among professionals who needed a road-worthy portable instrument with terrific sound and the natural “feel” of a grand piano. Four years later, enter the MP9500 with its redesigned AWA Grand Pro Action with wooden keys, 64 onboard sounds and expanded MIDI capabilities — and the musicial world immediately took notice.
It wasn’t long before the MP9500 was receiving rave reviews and received the prestigious “Readers Choice Award” from Tastenwelt Magazine in Germany. Like all instruments in the course of steady evolution, the MP9500 eventually became a Kawai Legacy Product — but not before it paved the way for the introduction of the next-generation MP Series Professional Stage Pianos that have become the most award-winning in the industry and have been voted “Pro Digital Keyboard Line of the Year” in 2014, 2018 and 2019 by the readers of MMR Magazine. Explore the current industry-leading Kawai MP Series models, HERE.