Kawai GL10 Grand Piano
KAWAI are rapidly becoming one of the world's leading home piano brands. The GL- Series Grand Pianos possess all of the essential qualities that have made KAWAI a preferred choice for pianists and educators for generations - and their GL-10 is the well-deserved star of the show! Representing KAWAI, winners of Acoustic Piano of the Year for four consecutive years, at the very top of their game - KAWAI's highly anticipated GL-10 proudly extends their distinguished legacy as a beautiful and elegant world-class grand! With capabilities of Grade 8+ playing, and made to the highest standard, the GL-10 is the perfect centrepiece, and supports the seasoned professional with a luxuriant, painstakingly perfected touch and tone that will endure for many years to come!
Standing at a convenient 48", KAWAI's GL-10 incorporates longer keys, effectively emulating the feeling of a grand! The body features a solid Spruce Soundboard, which helps to capture the resonance of those warm, bass-tone values which for us, really formulate the heart of this gorgeous piano!
The GL-10 is often compared with Yamaha's popular grand models, however, where Yamaha are the masters of traditional piano-making, KAWAI are at the forefront of cutting edge, ergonomic design, and this is really demonstrated in their acute attention to detail. Mahogany, double felted hammers provide the basis for a crisp and clear acoustic, and the Millenium III's Carbon Fiber Action, creates an effortless, efficient play feel - simply put, an increased stamina and less tired fingers!
KAWAI have simplified their K-range design, by eliminating complicated lines to create a modern, simple elegance. The addition of a longer, more spacious music rest is just one of many little additions we're sure you'll appreciate. The GL-10 incorporates some of the very latest in technology and design into an upright piano:
Soft Fall System - A unique piano lid closure system, designed to eradicate harm to both piano and fingers alike; useful if you've got curious little fingers or young aspiring musicians around!
Millenium III Carbon Fibre Action - Not meaningless sales jargon, but KAWAI's exceptional modern take on traditional piano design. Piano hammers are usually fabricated from wood, however, Kawai have replaced some components with ABS Carbon Fiber. This ingenuitive addition, reduces player fatigue, and increases both durability and speed, allowing for a faster, more responsive set of keys.
Other useful features include:
- Beautiful Tonality
KAWAI grand pianos are renowned for their expressive tone and expansive dynamic range that allow pianists to communicate with ease and passion, and we love the ability to play everything from soft, milky pianissimos, to thunderous, warm fortissimos. KAWAI's GL-10 captures the sound of the entire keyboard, right up to those sparkling top notes!
- Cast Brass Pedals
- Striking, Elegant Design
- Increased Dynamic Range
- Hardwood Bridge
- Steel Reinforced Keybed
- V-Pro Plate
- Brass Front Casters
- Wide Music Rack
- Energy-Reflecting Contour Bars
- Tapered, Solid Spruce Soundboard
The soundboard is the heart of a piano. Its purpose is to transform the vibrations of the piano's strings into a rich, resounding tone. Kawai uses only straightgrained, quarter-sawn solid spruce for GL- Series soundboards. Each one is strategically tapered to provide the proper degree of resonant movement in each region. Only soundboards that meet or exceed our demanding resonance standards are selected for use in the GL series grand pianos.
- Fully Laminated Pinblocks + Tuning Pins
Pinblocks made using a minimum of eleven cross-banded layers of North American hard maple for maximum strength and balanced torque, and Pins made from the finest carbon steel, machinethreaded for maximum continuous torque and nickel plated to enhance beauty and provide long-term protection.
- Durable Extruded Aluminium Hammer Rail
The hammer rail is the "spine" of the piano's action. GL- Series hammer rails are made of durable extruded aluminum with our exclusive Dual-Beam design for strength and stability. Both the hammer rail and the wippen rail are permanently locked in place to preserve the exacting tolerances of the action design and ensure consistent touch over the life of the piano. The entire surface of the hammer rail is finely serrated to hold each hammer flange securely in place for optimum hammer alignment, while the hammer flanges secured to the surface are made by ABS-Carbon that enables the action screws to remain tight without shrinking and swelling. All these meticulous design features comprise the GL Series' rigid foundation, ensuring a precise key stroke over time.
- 10 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
The GL-10 has been endowed with the useful boost of a long key-length, which not only improves player-control, but also embellishes the tonality and complexity of the sound, especially when playing the upper dynamic range. Those Mahogany Double Felted hammers work as additional insurance against distortion.
- NeotexTM Key Surfaces
Fashioned from KAWAI's trademarked NEOTEX key surface material, made using cellulose fiber and a semi-porous, silica-filled surface, which simulates the feeling of natural ebony and ivory. NEOTEX is an absorbant composite material that adeptly handles naturally occusing hand oils and perspiration which can exacerbate slipping - an annoyance to many a pianist! Neotex stands the test of time, by resisting cracking and fading, and is used across the entire keyboard on both the sharps and natural keys.
KAWAI's GL-10 comes finished in a gorgeous Polished Ebony or Satin White finish.