Shigeru Kawai

The continued evolution of the Shigeru Kawai piano.

The Shigeru Kawai piano draws upon the world’s finest piano building techniques. The piano delivers the ultimate sound, a sound which could only be achieved through rigorous effort and by overcoming countless challenges.


Soundboards that mature over
long periods of time

To produce the ideal, long-lasting sound quality, KAWAI firmly believes in the natural drying of wood used in its soundboard. This drying period can take several years, and gives the soundboard of the Shigeru Kawai superior acoustic characteristics, resulting in the clearest,
highest quality sound.

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Keyboard action created through innovation

Kawai’s Millennium Ⅲ grand piano action includes action parts made of ABS-Carbon. This new composite material allows the keyboard action to meet pianists’ strict demands for
accurate touch and repetition.


Longer keys enhance control and expressiveness

A key element of the major upgrade to the Shigeru Kawai is the use of longer keys. This gives the pianist a sufficient keystroke even when playing deep into the keyboard, resulting in enhanced ease of control and expressiveness.

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  • Shigeru Kawai


Hand-wound bass strings by skilled craftsmen

The process of winding copper wire around the bass strings requires highly-refined skills. In this process,
KAWAI’s skilled craftsmen wind each wire carefully and precisely by hand to ensure the highest possible quality.

  • Shigeru Kawai
  • Shigeru Kawai
  • Shigeru Kawai


A frame that supports the string tension of 20 tons

The new Shigeru Kawai boasts greatly-improved frame rigidity, supporting a string tension of approximately 20 tons.
This improvement enhances the piano’s tuning stability, resulting in powerful sound with clear detail and spaciousness.

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  • Shigeru Kawai
  • Shigeru Kawai

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