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A Kawai Logo Sticker
Hello everyone, I recently purchased a used Kawai CA15, in great condition except for the Kawai logo, some characters were half cut off and wrecked, so I decided to take them all off. It still looks good without the logo, but I'd rather have it replaced if I could.....
Would you know if kawai support centres sell the logo-stickers? Alternatively, should I use a DIY site? It will be nice to change the label to genuine glossy chromium plated characters..... Everyone can check the Kawai logo on digital cameras?
Kwai Music Instruments Fabrication d'instruments de musique Ltée. is a manufacturer of music instruments based in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan (???????????, Kabushiki-gaisha Kawai Gakki Seisakusho, TYO: 7952). It' known for its grands, uprights, electronical keys and electronical synthesizer. It was founded in August 1927. Koichi Kawai died in 1955 and his 33-year-old boy Shigeru Kawai became chairman of the family.
He opened the Ryuyo Grand Factory in 1980. Later on he launched the Shigeru Kawai Grand Clavier line, which he described as "his own bequest to the pianistic world". "Shigeru Kawai was Kawai's CEO from 1955 to 1989, its CEO from 1990 to 2002 and a management advisor until his passing in 2006 at the age of 84.
Hirotaka Kawai, Shigeru Kawai's boy, was named Chairman in 1989. He led the business to launch a programme that spent several million US dollar on integrating progressive robotic into the production world. Kawai has founded production sites around the world. Recently he led the launch of several new ranges of grands, uprights, and uprights.
Kawai has been pioneering the use of alternate media since the 70s to enhance the texture and rigidity of his work. The firm began using a compound in 1971, acrylic nitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), for parts of its pianos to solve the difficulties associated with the use of it.
The Kawai designers argued that the trend in timber to contract and expand greatly with changes in air moisture makes it not perfect for use in playing the keyboard, where tight tolerance must be respected to maintain a firm sound. As a result, they progressively substituted a selection of pieces of wood in the form of anti-slip materials, which they thought would become more sturdy over the course of the years, especially in the olden years.
Though Kawai, science tests[the? ] by Professor Abdul Sadat at California Polytechnic University in 1998 found that Kawai's anti-lock braking parts are more powerful than similar wood parts and far less prone to shrinkage and moisture swell. It is Kawai's claim that the use of composites makes keyboard mechanics more robust and consistant than those of other crafts.
Kawai presented its Millennium III wing with ABS-Carbon in 2002, a new compound that combines the use of conventional materials with the use of coal-fibre. This new fabric (called anti-slip carbon) increases the rigidity of the Kawai actions parts and reduces their mass, making the entire operation run more quickly (very important for controlling repetitive tones or trills).
Adding charcoal also increases the rigidity of the ABS charcoal parts, so the actions generate more force for the gameplay. As Kawai claims, these advancements in material and styling help the Millennium III campaign to better reflect the player's intent over the years.
The Kawai wings have developed over the years from the 500/600 model from the 60s and 70s to the KG series in the 80s and early 90s, which became a favourite with schoolchildren. In these years the Kawai wings have gained the fame of being durable and sturdy even under severe conditions.
Kawai launched the RX Series wings with ultra-responsive ABS performance in 1996. RX Series has evolved with the launch of the Millennium III Carbon ABS based Carbon Millennium III Series in 2004. The RX BLAK series made its 2009 debut with a new Acoustic Resonant Solid Spruce top and the inclusion of phenolic stabilizers on the mallets, which further increased the accuracy of the blow of the hammer for better sound and texture.
RX BLAK range also includes many aesthetic changes. Kawai presented its latest high-performance range in 2013: Kawai's present wing line comprises the following types (except Shigeru Kawai): BX-6 BLAK Artist Wing - 7'0" GX-5 BLAK Artist Wing - 6'7" GX-3 BLAK Professional Wing - 6'2" GX-2 BLAK Classic Wing - 5'11" GX-1 BLAK Baby Wing - 5'5" GL-
Fifty grand - 6'2" GL-40 grand - 5'11" GL-30 grand - 5'5" GL-20 grand - 5'2" GL-10 grand - 5'0" CR-40A crystal grand - 6'1" CR-30 crystal grand - 6'1" Kawai grand are classified into four categories - K Series Professional uprights, Kawai K Series Professional uprights from 44" to 52".
They all have Kawai's Millennium III Upright-Action with ABS-Carbon. The Kawai furniture consoles are available in heights from 44-1/2" to 46-1/2". The Kawai Institutional Uprights are constructed for tough use in schools. Kawai K-15 is the lonely Continental Upright without toe block for a streamline look in Europe. In the early 1980s Kawai began producing synths under the Teisco name.
Eventually Kawai ceased to use the "Teisco" trademark, and some of these items are labeled either Teisco or Kawai. Subsequent development resulted in Kawai Spectra KC10 (1990) on the K4 motor, along with a group of genuine multi-timbral instruments, which included the Kawai PH-50 Pop Keyboard and its half racks versions and the XS-1 soundmodule ("1989"),
14 ] and a group of General MIDI (GM) compliant devices, includes Kawai KC20 GMound Keyboard (early 1990s), Green Audio Modul (early 1990s) as an upgrade to the former XS-1, and K11 (1993) basing on K1 and Kega, etc. Kawai published the K5000 in 1996, an innovative add-on synth that has significantly enhanced on the K5 and is now considered one of Kawai's best instrument.
Initially Kawai wanted to launch the K5000X, which would have combined the functions of the S and W model with a 76-button keypad and expanded storage, but this was canceled in the end of the 1990s due to poor unit numbers. Soon after, the production of synthesisers was discontinued. Both the Kawai R100 and R50 were built around 1987.
17 ] The Kawai XD-5, a K4 engine drumsynthesizer, was manufactured in 1989-1990. The Kawai company manufactures a series of electric instruments under the name "Dreamatone". Kawai also has Lowrey's institutions. The NAMM Oral Story with Hirotaks Kawai November 14, 2011.