For many years, the UST-9 upright piano has been one of the most durable and reliable institutional upright pianos in the piano industry. In 2019, Kawai took another major step forward with the introduction of the ST-1, the new standard in institutional piano performance. The ST-1 continues to rely on Kawai’s exclusive Millennium III Upright Action with ABS-Carbon parts as the foundation for consistent, reliable performance. But the ST-1 goes farther than ever before with back posts that measure 80mm x 80mm for maximum rigidity and stable tuning, a 47″ raised music rest that is the longest on any institutional piano, longer keys for more consistent touch response, and a “Soft Fall” fallboard closing system that protects hands and the piano’s finish from the harm that jarring close might cause. Try the ST-1 at an authorized Kawai dealer near you — and see why it has become the new industry standard.
Kawai UST-9 Institutional Upright Piano
- Height: 46" (117.5 cm)
- Width: 59″ (149.5 cm)
- Depth: 23" (58.4 cm)
- Weight: 477 lbs. (216 kg)
- Millennium III Upright Action™ with Carbon Fiber
- Sturdy Back Assembly for Stability
- Angled Music Rack for Support
- Reinforced Bench for Durability
- Double Rubber Casters
- Lid and Fallboard Locks
THE MILLENNIUM III UPRIGHT ACTION
The revolutionary Millennium III Action represents the third evolution of piano touch. It features our exclusive ABS-Carbon™ parts that are incredibly strong and lightweight – properties that allowed our engineers to optimize speed, repetition, power and control. ABS-Carbon parts are resistant to climatic and seasonal changes in temperature and humidity which can cause dramatic shrinking and swelling in conventional wooden parts.
STURDY BACK ASSEMBLY FOR STABILITY
With five powerful back posts each measuring 80mm by 60mm, the UST-9 back assembly stands alone among its peers. Our laminated back post construction offers maximum rigidity that helps to provide enhanced tuning stability for decades of reliable performance.
ANGLED MUSIC REST FOR SUPPORT
The exclusive "raised music rest" provides greater support for printed music and offers additional height at the base to prevent choral music from getting trapped under the front of the piano lid.
REINFORCED BENCH FOR DURABILITY
A stylish reinforcing panel adds tremendous strength and years of useful life to the UST-9 bench, especially in institutional settings.
DOUBLE RUBBER CASTERS
To meet school specifications, the UST-9 is equipped with rugged casters at both the front and the rear of the piano. These casters feature double rubber wheels and double ball bearing construction for easy movement and extreme durability.
|Size||Height||46" (117.5 cm)|
|Width||59" (149.5 cm)|
|Depth||23" (58.4 cm)|
|Weight||477 lbs (216 kg)|
|Action||Millennium III Upright Action with ABS-Carbon Composites|
|Soundboard Area||2062 sq. in. (1.33m2)|
|Speaking Length of No. 1 String||45" (114 cm)|
|Tuning Pins||Nickel Plated|
|Center Pedal||Bass Sustain|
To ensure your peace of mind and protect the value of your investment, every Kawai upright 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.