Kawai GL-30 Grand Piano

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RRP: £14,333.00

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Why buy from us? We have been established since 1953 when Ronald Ware the founder of our piano business completed his apprenticeship at Hickies & Hickies music shop Boscombe, Dorset where his master could also trace his learning lineage back to the 19th century. We have been expertly restoring, repairing and tuning pianos for Radio 4, music colleges, and were former County Council contract school piano tuners and repairers for Dorset, Hampshire, West Sussex, Harrow and Bucks. Our experience and expertise is second to none. We sell only Pianos; your piano purchase is special to us and would love to continue the after care for years to come! Also, if you’re within 70 miles of Bournemouth we offer two free tunings!

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Available to order. Other finishes are at extra cost, price is for high polish black.

Please feel free to arrange a viewing of our other Kawai pianos and to further discuss your requirements at our Dorset showroom.

  • Expert in house multi point check.
  • Part exchange welcome.
  • Two free tunings after delivery within first 6 months of ownership.
  • Free delivery and installation to ground floor, most UK (no steps).
  • 5 Year parts Guarantee.
  • Free matching piano stool.
  • Our over 100 years of experience in the piano restoration business.

The new GL grand piano of Kawai
The GL Series Grand Pianos possess all the essential qualities that have made Kawai pianos a preferred choice of pianists and educators for generations. They were conceived with one goal in mind—to provide exceptional touch and tone that endures.

For over 85 years, Kawai has been the architect of the modern piano, boldly pioneering the use of state-of-the art materials and ideas to advance the piano art form. Building upon nine decades of experience and tradition, our celebrated technology delivers extraordinary touch and tone that is respected worldwide for its remarkable stability. That is the Kawai difference that you will hear and feel for years to come.

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.

Longer keys
Longer keys make playing easier and provide a more even response from the front to the back of the playing surface. A taller profile and concert-length key buttons make them more rigid to provide exceptional energy transfer and optimum power.

Rigid foundation of key stroke
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.

The use of ABS-Carbon makes the action parts tremendously strong and consistent. ABS-Carbon is many times stronger than wood and is virtually impervious to shrinking and swelling due to humidity. This extraordinary combination of strength and stability allows ABS-Carbon action parts to transfer energy to the hammers with unparalleled efficiency, power, precision and nuance for a superb playing experience.

TONE
Kawai grand pianos are renowned for their expressive tone and expansive dynamic range that allow pianists to communicate with ease and passion.

Duplex Scale
The duplex scale enhances harmonics in the treble range adding brilliance and richness to the piano’s tone.

Agraffes
Agraffes insure accuracy in string alignment, spacing and angles to produce greater uniformity of tone and consistent “speaking length” for each note.

The power of pianissimo
One of the most coveted attributes of a fine piano is dynamic range— the ability to play not only thundering fortissimos, but also the most delicate and sensitive pianissimos. The technological superiority of the Millennium III Action is most evident in its extraordinary ability to produce the perfect pianissimo. It is ironic that GL series technology speaks loudest when it whispers.

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 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.

Hardwood bridge
Bridges transfer the vibrations of the strings to the soundboard. GL Series bridges are made of solid maple or beech and are carefully set and matched to the iron plate for correct string pressure and optimal tonal transfer.

STRENGTH
Strength allows a piano to perform with integrity and authority over time. GL Series pianos are built with remarkable strength to thrive amid the rigors of long-term use.

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.

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

Pinblocks and Tuning pins
The Multi-Grip pinblock on all GL series grand pianos is fully laminated with a minimum of eleven cross-banded layers of North American hard maple for maximum strength and balanced torque. Tuning pins are made from the finest carbon steel, machinethreaded for maximum continuous torque and nickel plated to enhance beauty and provide long-term protection.

Steel-reinforced, anti-warp keyslip
A piano’s keyslip is the long, horizontal piece of wood that covers the front faces of the keys. Because it is made of wood, a keyslip can warp or bend with changes in humidity, causing keys to stick. To avoid this problem, the GL series keyslip is reinforced with a heavy-gauge steel liner that prevents warping or bending in any direction. Keys move freely with virtually no possibility of rubbing or sticking against the inside of the keyslip.

Steel-reinforced keybed
The piano’s keybed must be strong and stable to support the weight of the entire action assembly over time. The GL series keybed is made of extremely sturdy, laminated hardwoods and is reinforced with a steel support beam that add strength and increase rigidity in the keybed to prevent energy loss.

“Soft Fall” Fallboard
Our ultra-slow, “Soft Fall” fallboard closing system with dual-damping mechanism protects hands and the piano’s finish from the harm that a jarring close might cause.

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Matthew Haley
12:06 26 Aug 20
Nigel was very welcoming and let our daughter try different pianos in his showroom which helped us to make a final... decision.All are very happy with the new Kawai which sounds great.read more
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Slimey Pie Guy
20:14 17 Aug 20
First class service from Nigel at Dorset Pianos. Within 2 days of my initial enquiry he arranged a viewing of the many... beautiful pianos in stock at his Blandford showroom and just 2 days after that had my chosen piano delivered. This is the second piano I have bought from Nigel and can’t speak highly enough of him. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️read more
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Céline Le Boedec-Hughes
21:12 07 Aug 20
Nigel offered helpful advice, answered all our questions and organised a very prompt and reasonably priced delivery.... Our daughter is delighted with her new piano! We would definitely recommend Dorset Pianos.read more
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lynne spencer-duncan
14:59 07 Aug 20
Great service from start to finish from Nigel, we bought our first baby grand and are very pleased with it. It was... fascinating to visit the workshop and see all the beautiful instruments there. We look forward to seeing Nigel for the first tuning, which is another great benefit of the purchase from Dorset Pianos, with personal aftercare and the opportunity to upgrade when our playing improves! Many thanks and 100% + recommended.read more
Jianliang Gao
Jianliang Gao
18:05 04 Aug 20
My experience of purchasing a piano from Dorset Pianos was fantastic. Nigel provided excellent customer service with... quick response and action. He was patient to answer my questions in detail. I believe that is his lovely nature.read more
GeoHenOtti Hughes
GeoHenOtti Hughes
18:54 03 Aug 20
We bought a beautiful piano from Nigel - it plays wonderfully, was a great price and was delivered within days. The... advice and guidance given when choosing from the wide range in the showroom was super honest (we wanted a starter piano and not too expensive) and very well considered. Totally recommend.read more
Lucy Gray
Lucy Gray
12:54 03 Aug 20
Fantastic customer service from Nigel who responded promptly to my enquiries and allowed me to come visit the showroom... to try out the pianos. A great selection of beautiful pianos at reasonable prices. Delivery was fast and on time. Thanks Nigel. Would highly recommend your business to others.read more
James Pargeter
James Pargeter
20:56 02 Aug 20
Fantastic experience of working with Nigel to make our dreams become reality. Great sales, service, delivery... end-to-end, and nice to chat over options with someone so obviously knowledgeable and passionate - but never over "salesy" in approach. Thanks Nigel. WE LOVE OUR GL-10 🙂read more
Ben Drake
Ben Drake
18:00 02 Aug 20
Nigel was very open and helpful, he had a choice of several lovely pianos in our price range and gave us the time we... needed to compare them properly. Our piano of choice has settled in nicely in it's new home and is a joy to play and listen to. A well deserved 5 stars for product and service!read more
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