The SK-3 excels with an extraordinary blend of superb tone and touch that has been admired by professional pianists across the globe.
Dimensions: 6’ 2” (L) x 5’ 1” (W) x 3' 4" (H)
Weight: 736 lbs.
Finish: Polished Ebony
Sale Includes: New Shigeru Kawai SK-3, Adjustable Bench, Factorty Warranty, Two (2) Tunings, Visit from Shigeru Technician, LP's Exclusive Trade Up Program
Piano legs and lyre can be exchanged to traditional (straight/classic) style for no additional charge.
Time has little relevance in the creation of a shigeru piano. There is no rush to completion. No pressure to perform, no demanding deadlines.
Each artisan understands that the ultimate priority is perfection. This explains why every element of the crafting process is three to five times longer, and why the Shigeru workshop is a place of unruffled focus and serenity. If there is an underlying secret behind the resonant song of the Shigeru grand piano, it is this tranquil place of origin where heart, mind and spirit are given the time to breathe and the freedom to soar.
The custom-tapered soundboard in a Shigeru piano is made exclusively from the finest spruce, aged by the traditional kigarashi process that uses only the forces of time and nature to allow the wood to attain a state of natural balance. It is this lengthy and painstaking process that gives Shigeru pianos their uniquely rich tonal quality.
Shiko Seion hammers, which take their name from the Japanese words for “ultimate voicing,” are the exclusive province of our Master Piano Artisans who oversee their formation from beginning to end. Every hammer is meticulously hand-pressed without the application of heat and carefully voiced without artificial hardeners to ensure outstanding dynamic response and expression.
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 the Shigeru piano.
Stretcher Over-Lap Integrated Design (SOLID) creates an exceptionally rigid foundation to support string tension. With SOLID construction, the pinblock is hand-fitted to the plate. The pinblock and over-lapping stretcher bar are then integrated into a single structure and solidly anchored to the rim. The resulting framework possesses outstanding strength and rigidity to ensure stable tuning and powerful tone.