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by michaelc
16 Apr 2012, 14:41
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kawai pianos - advice appreciated
Replies: 14
Views: 9642

Re: Kawai pianos - advice appreciated

Robert - thank you for the very good points about the size of the room and the flooring - our current piano is a tiny and very basic Spencer which is wedged into an alcove in the back of our tiled kitchen. It's quite loud enough, though! I think we are veering towards a K6 or similar, and putting it...
by michaelc
15 Apr 2012, 18:08
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kawai pianos - advice appreciated
Replies: 14
Views: 9642

Re: Kawai pianos - advice appreciated

Robert - according to our dealer, the K5 was designed with the Japanese market in mind, and therefore isn't so suitable for taller people! Not at all sure whether this is the case, but my tall-ish husband certainly found it cramped to sit at. Not sure either why this doesn't apply to the K3 and K6.
by michaelc
15 Apr 2012, 18:02
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kawai pianos - advice appreciated
Replies: 14
Views: 9642

Re: Kawai pianos - advice appreciated

Again thank you Colin - I really appreciate the advice of an expert, and am so glad I posted here! We will have a very careful think about the location of our new piano. The kitchen piano has worked well in the past as the boys love being where all the action is and having an audience, so they play ...
by michaelc
14 Apr 2012, 23:09
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kawai pianos - advice appreciated
Replies: 14
Views: 9642

Re: Kawai pianos - advice appreciated

Colin - thank you again for the helpful advice! I have ordered a hygrometer from Amazon to check our humidity levels, just in case. Another issue that I didn't think about is that we have low-level underfloor heating in the basement - this may help any damp, but will it adversely affect the piano? T...
by michaelc
14 Apr 2012, 11:26
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kawai pianos - advice appreciated
Replies: 14
Views: 9642

Re: Kawai pianos - advice appreciated

Colin, thank you for your helpful advice. The issue with the K5 was that the keyboard was lower, so if the boys ended up with longer legs the dealer thought they wouldn't be comfortable playing! Shame as we liked the K5, and it isn't an issue at the moment. I think we'll choose between the K3 and K6...
by michaelc
13 Apr 2012, 21:15
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kawai pianos - advice appreciated
Replies: 14
Views: 9642

Kawai pianos - advice appreciated

Unfortunately I know very little about pianos, so any advice would be very welcome. I am looking to buy a new piano for our sons, aged 9 and 11 (grades 5 and 7 respectively, and looking set to continue) to replace our little Spencer. We visited our local dealer today and tried various pianos, includ...