Kawai GX-2 Professional Grand Piano

$42,995.00

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DESCRIPTION

The primary goal of any grand piano is to faithfully translate the musical intentions of the artist without getting in the way. The GX-2 was created to provide this rarefied level of transparency between the artist and the listener.

In 2017, it received the “Product Excellence Award” from Music Inc. Magazine. This coveted award, bestowed on only thirty products from among the thousands offered by the global music products industry, certified the GX-2’s position as one of the finest grand pianos in the world.

Featuring the exclusive Millennium III Action with ABS-Carbon composites, the GX-2 offers the perfect combination of precision and nuance that will inspire the most passionate expressions of musical artistry. Experience the GX-2 to understand how it can transform your music for years to come.

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SPECIAL FEATURES
  • Kawai’s Exclusive Millennium III Action – Featuring ABS-Carbon Technology with Carbon Fiber
  • Exclusive NEOTEX™ Key Surfaces – With moisture-absorbing properties for greater touch control
  • Konsei Katagi Rim – Utilizing a blend of distinctive hardwoods to achieve an ideal balance of tone
  • Vertically Laminated Bridge with Solid Maple Cap – For enhanced energy transfer
  • Elegant Appointments – Brass Lid Prop and Cups, Brass Finials on Plate, Beveled Lid Edges, Spade Legs
  • Hard Finish Music Desk – To preserve the piano’s beauty
  • Stretcher Over-Lap Integrated Design (SOLID) – Double-width Stretcher Bar for optimum strength
  • Extended Length Keysticks – For more even response from the front to the back of each key
  • Concert-Length Key Buttons – Doubled in length to provide maximum energy transfer and optimum power
  • Solid Spruce Precision Tapered Soundboard – Permanently crowned for long-term stability
  • Advanced Scale Designs – Created in the Shigeru Kawai Research and Development Laboratory
  • Dual-Duplex Scaling – For added tonal richness
  • Multi-Grip Pin Block – Laminated with 11 plies
  • Solid Brass Agraffes – For even string spacing and easier tuning
  • Steel-Reinforced, Multi-Laminated Keybed – For strength and optimum energy transfer
  • Steel-Reinforced Keyslip – For strength and stability that avoids sticking keys
  • V-Pro Plate – Gray Iron with “Crossbone” Design
  • Ultra-slow “Soft Fall” Fallboard Closing System
  • Adjustable Artist Bench (Polished Ebony finish only)

TOUCH

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The Millennium III Action

The Millennium III Action features components made of ABS-Carbon, a composite material created by the infusion of carbon fiber into our renowned ABS Styran. ABS-Carbon is incredibly sturdy and rigid, which allows the creation of action parts that are lighter without sacrificing strength. The result is a stronger, faster action that offers more power, better control and greater stability than conventional all-wood actions.

 

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Extended Length Keys Made by Spruce

Spruce is the ideal material for the keys – light, yet extremely strong for its weight. It responds with minimal flex and exceptional consistency, transmitting every subtle nuance of the pianist’s performance while remaining stable through years of heavy use. The length of each key has been extended to make playing easier and provide more even response from the front to the back of the playing surface. Keysticks are also designed with a slightly taller profile for maximum rigidity to deliver greater power.

 

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NEOTEX key surface

Our exclusive NEOTEX key surface material made of cellulose fiber offers the smooth, understated texture of natural ivory and ebony – and a semi-porous, silica-filled surface to absorb the hand’s natural oils and perspiration. Since NEOTEX is used for both the sharps and naturals, the feel of the keys is consistent across the entire keyboard. NEOTEX resists cracking and fading over years of use and is static-resistant to help prevent the build-up of unwanted dust. The result is a beautiful, long-lasting key surface with exceptional playability.

 

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Rigid Foundation of Key Stroke

The hammer rail is the “spine” of the piano’s action. GX 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 PBT resin that enables the action screws to remain tight without shrinking and swelling. All these meticulous design features comprise the GX Series’ rigid foundation, ensuring a precise key stroke over time.

  

TONE

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Tapered Soundboard Made of Solid Spruce

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 GX 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 GX series grand pianos.

 

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CORE System

CORE is an acronym that represents “Convergence for Optimum Reflected Energy.” Convergence refers to the way the piano’s strength centers—the rim, plate and underside beams—all focus on one central point at the heart of the instrument. This focus creates an incredibly strong “core” foundation that maximizes the reflective capabilities of the inner rim for outstanding tonal power and sustain.

 

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Hybrid Inner Rim
(Konsei Katagi Rim)

The exclusive Konsei Katagi rim uses a blend of distinctive hardwoods to achieve an ideal balance of tone. For the inner rim, small-pored hardwoods that provide superior brightness and projection are interlaminated with dense, large-pored hardwoods offering warmth and fullness. This synergy of structurally divergent hardwoods produces a powerful, well-rounded richness of tone that is the hallmark of Kawai pianos.

 

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Vertically Laminated Bridge

The bridge performs the vital task of transferring the vibrations of the strings to the soundboard. GX bass bridges are made of the highest quality hard maple or beech. Treble bridges are vertically laminated with 13 layers of maple and mahogany for maximum strength and optimal transfer of sound energy. 

  

STRENGTH

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SOLID (Stretcher Over-Lap Integrated Design)

SOLID construction creates an exceptionally rigid foundation to support string tension. First, the pinblock is fitted to the plate. Then, the pinblock and over-lapping stretcher bar are integrated into a single structure and solidly anchored to the rim. The extraordinary thickness of the stretcher bar exemplifies the structural integrity of this sturdy framework designed to ensure stable tuning and powerful tone.

 

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V-Pro Plate

The plate is the acoustically-neutral iron superstructure of the piano over which the strings are tensioned.

 

All GX Series plates are molded using the Vacuum Mold Process (V-Pro) with “Crossbone Design.” The result is a plate that is strong, stable and beautiful.

  

EXTERIOR DESIGN

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SPECIFICATIONS
Size Length 5'11" (180 cm)
Width 5'1" (152 cm)
Height 3'4" (102 cm)
Weight 714 lbs. (324 kg)
Touch White Key Surfaces NEOTEX™
Black Key Surfaces NEOTEX™
Action Millennium III Action with Carbon Fiber
Hammers All Underfelted
Sound Soundboard Solid Spruce, Tapered
Agraffes 1st - 54th Key
Duplex Scaling Fore & Back
Back Posts 3
Exterior Design Pedals Damper, Sostenuto, Soft
Casters Single, Brass
Lid Props 3
Fallboard "Soft Fall" Closing System
Music Rack Position 5 Position
Hard Finish
Lock
Other Features Stretcher Over-Lap Integrated Design (SOLID)
Longer Keys
Steel-Reinforced Keyslip & Keybed
V-Pro Plate
CORE System
Vertically Laminated Treble Bridge
Konsei Katagi Rim with Blended Dense Hardwoods
RESOURCES

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