Kawai KK Princess Piano Miniature Piano


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The rare Kawai Princess Piano upright piano is a great-sounding miniature grand piano with a 22-inch keyboard. It's a real strung piano with a soundboard and a unique look, and is also the ONLY miniature single-string piano we know of that has a sustain pedal (you don't get this feature on the Wurlitzer Student Butterfly Piano, which is still a very cool other miniature piano). It sounds better than any other miniature piano we have ever played. This isn't a toy piano and doesn't sound like one. It sounds like a real piano with excellent timbre, such that every single person who sees and then hears it experiences a moment of disbelief.


This is one of the most fun and portable strung acoustic pianos for gigging and studio use. It weighs only 80 lbs. Dimensions are 27" L x 17" W x 32" H.


You can view a video of it here (please forgive the poor recording quality), but please note that we have not yet tuned the strings on this piano and have not fixed the damper on the sustaining upper B note that you can hear in the video: http://youtu.be/qS4sOKieArY %


It also should be easy to amplify this piano by giving it Helpinstill or other electromagnetic piano pickups or piezo pickups.


This miniature piano has a "KK" trademark logo, which was a logo of Kawai at the time this was made, in the 1930's. According to Kawai, the miniature piano's unique cabinet design and action was designed by Koichi Kawai, the company's faounder. According to Kawai, they made only about one hundred of these a month for one year. There probably are only a few hundred of these left in the world.