OTHER PREMIUM FEATURES INCLUDED IN SHIGERU KAWAI GRAND PIANOS
Experience the remarkable fusion of innovative design and expert craftsmanship in Shigeru Kawai grand pianos. Every element of our instruments has been meticulously crafted, embodying the needs of professional performers in each detail.
The Stretcher Over-Lap Integrated Design (SOLID) in Shigeru Kawai Grand Pianos is a testament to the skillful craftsmanship and innovative design principles that define our brand. SOLID construction, a unique approach that lends itself to an exceptionally robust piano foundation, is characterized by the careful hand-fitting of the pin block to the plate. These components are then integrated with an overlapping stretcher bar, creating a sturdy, interlocked frame.
This frame is subsequently fastened to the piano's rim, amplifying the instrument's overall structural rigidity. This increased solidity facilitates consistent tuning stability and enhances the piano's tonal quality. The SOLID construction method effectively optimizes energy transfer from the strings to the soundboard, enhancing resonance and tonal richness.
In essence, SOLID represents Shigeru Kawai's commitment to combining traditional craftsmanship with innovative design. This results in durable, stable, and musically satisfying instruments that offer superior performance and timeless beauty.
Further enhancing the quality of our grand pianos, the key buttons in the Shigeru Concert Series are purposefully oversized. This design feature is not merely about adding grandeur to the appearance of the piano. It serves a functional purpose, designed to maximize power and energy transfer. The increased size of the key buttons provides a larger area for energy transmission. When a key is pressed, the force applied is efficiently channeled through the key button, enhancing the piano's power and tonal projection.
Every aspect of the key buttons’ design, from the selection of hardwood maple to the size, works synergistically to provide a playing experience that is unparalleled. The keys respond swiftly and accurately to the player's touch, allowing for dynamic tonal expression and nuanced control. In essence, the design of the key buttons in the Shigeru Concert Series is a testament to Shigeru Kawai's commitment to create instruments that provide not only superior sound but also an exceptional connection between the artist and their instrument.
The purpose of the Concert Agraffes goes beyond mere aesthetics. Each one serves a crucial function: they provide precise positioning of the strings, a factor that significantly influences the piano's overall tonality. The meticulous machining of the agraffes from billet brass rods guarantees an exceptional level of precision, allowing each string to be accurately positioned. This precise alignment ensures that each string vibrates optimally, contributing to a clear, resonant, and powerful tone that is characteristic of Shigeru Kawai Grand Pianos.
Despite being a small component of the piano's complex structure, the importance of the Concert Agraffes cannot be overstated. The process of machining them individually from billet brass rods speaks volumes about our commitment to excellence. It reflects our belief that every detail, no matter how small, plays a part in creating the perfect sound. It is this meticulous approach to piano crafting that sets Shigeru Kawai Grand Pianos apart and enables them to deliver an unparalleled musical experience, characterized by a remarkably clear and powerful tone.
In the world of piano crafting, every material and every design choice has a unique role to play in shaping the instrument's tonal quality. One such material is boxwood, a type of extremely hard wood known for its distinct sonic characteristics. Its natural hardness makes it an ideal material for transferring sound frequencies, particularly those in the higher range. When employed in a piano, boxwood plays an integral role in facilitating the movement of these tonal frequencies from the strings, through the bridge, and ultimately to the soundboard. This ensures that even the subtlest high-frequency tones are carried efficiently and faithfully, contributing to a piano's rich tonal palette and clarity.
Complementing this, boxwood bridge caps are another critical feature in piano construction. These components are specifically designed to help ensure balanced sound projection across the tonal spectrum. They play a particularly important role in balancing the naturally powerful bass tones in larger pianos. With their hardness and density, boxwood bridge caps effectively enhance the projection of treble frequencies, ensuring they aren't overshadowed by the more dominant bass tones. This results in a beautifully balanced sound, where the rich, powerful bass tones are perfectly complemented by clear, resonant treble notes, contributing to an overall tonal quality that is both robust and harmonious.
Each keystick in these grand pianos is purposefully extended in length. This is not a mere aesthetic modification, but a deliberate design choice aimed at making playing the piano more comfortable and intuitive. The extended length facilitates an even touch, ensuring a consistent response whether the pianist strikes at the front or the rear of the key. This uniformity greatly enhances the playing experience, allowing for seamless execution of demanding musical passages and facilitating a more expressive performance.
The keysticks of the Shigeru Kawai Grand Piano are also uniquely designed with a taller profile. While this may seem like a subtle design modification, it has a significant impact on the piano's performance and the player's experience. The taller profile gives the keysticks greater strength, thereby increasing their durability and longevity. But it's not just about the keysticks' lifespan; the enhanced strength offers a more resilient and responsive touch. This results in improved performance, allowing pianists to express their musicality with more precision and control, further testament to Shigeru Kawai's commitment to delivering pianos of unrivaled quality and responsiveness.