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Kawai
 
 
Original Manufacturer of this brand-name--Kawai Piano Mfg.

Established--1927 by Koichi Kawai and partners, in Hamamatsu, Japan.

Other brand-names used by this manufacturer--

Other manufacturers of this brand-name--
Source: Pierce Piano Atlas, 12th Edition (2008, Larry Ashley Publisher, Albuquerque, NM).

Note: To obtain the age of your piano and details about the manufacturer, click: Pierce Piano Atlas--"the world's most authoritative publication on piano manufacturers, past and present." To learn how a piano works and how to go about buying one, we encourage you to purchase The Piano Book.
42 1/2" Kawai Studio #1358588
Model 803-I. "Like new"satin walnut cabinet. Built in 1982. Reconditioned & regulated by Ray's Piano Service in 2007
IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED:
Recondition Action—Tighten all action screws, replace defective parts. Recondition pedal mechanisms.
Regulation, Tuning—Complete regulation. Tune to A-440.
Additional pictures, taken in our shop
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Fallboard decal & keys

Fallboard decal & keys

3 pedals: sustain, soft, bass sustain

3 pedals: sustain, soft, bass sustain

Action

Action

43" Kawai Studio #686458
Satin Walnut.  Manufactured in 1973. Restored by Ray's Piano Service in 2008
IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED:
Rebuild—Dismantle. Remove bass strings & pins, strings. Repair bass bridge. Restring & repin bass. Reassemble
Recondition action—
Tighten all action screws. Repair or replace worn and defective action parts. Install new Abel (German) hammers. Tune. Pre-voice. Additional voicing as necessary
Complete Regulation—
Install new pedals if available, clean & polish if not. All regulation adjustments to ensure that piano plays like new (hammer blow distance, key height & leveling, capstans, letoff, key dip, sustain, soft pedal, key dip). Tune to A-440.
Selected pictures of the improvement process taken in our shop
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Bass strings removed

Bass strings removed

Pedals polished

Pedals polished

New Abel hammers

New Abel hammers

New maple bridge apron

New maple bridge apron

Cutting new apron

Cutting new apron

Bridge & apron assembled

Bridge & apron assembled

Bridge re-installed

Bridge re-installed

New bass strings & larger pins

New bass strings & larger pins

Pedal mechanisms reconditioned

Pedal mechanisms reconditioned

Keyboard, legs, pedal board re-installed

Keyboard, legs, pedal board re-installed

Complete regulation & tuning

Complete regulation & tuning

Soft pedal reassembled

Soft pedal reassembled

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