The past 80 years witnessed the growth and establishment of Kawai as one of the best musical instruments manufacturing companies. Today, most pianists, teachers, churches, students and piano lovers worldwide prefer Kawai acoustic and Digital Pianos. The skillful blending of traditional piano with modern technology and materials results in the finest selection of grand, upright, digital and professional stage pianos. However this reputation was not built in a day.
Kawai, the company, was established in August 1927 and head quartered in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan. Kochi Kawai, the founder had developed an ability to create mechanical devices when young. He worked in piano industry when a teenager and became an active member of R&D team which first introduced pianos to his country. After his death, his son, Shigeru Kawai, foresaw the industry growth and planned accordingly. He opened a Ryuyo Grand Piano Factory, which he served till death. Today Kawai Musical Instrument Manufacturing Company distributes acoustic and digital pianos to over 80 countries.
Kawai pioneered the use of alternative materials (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) to improvise piano performance since 1970’s. Scientific tests proved Kawai’s materials to be durable than wooden parts which are prone to swelling and shrinking due to humidity fluctuation. This is a prime factor for making its pianos stable and consistent than the products of other manufacturers.
Kawai Grand Pianos have a reputation of giving long term, stable performance even in heavy use. Its upright pianos can be used for homely use as well as heavy use in schools. Kawai has a reputation matching everybody’s purpose of playing, thus being one of the worldwide reputed piano companies.