Kawai CE-7 upright piano
Kawai CE-7 upright piano

Kawai CE-7 upright piano

1971 Kawai CE-7 upright piano in immaculate condition, one owner.

This piano has a very full sound, across all octaves. It was kept by one user in a garage apartment. And hardly used. The cabinet is in perfect condition, the label could be polished a little. The wear shows little use in its lifetime, and needs some regulation.

The tone of this piano is impressive for the size, the piano is built in the spinet/console height range. And the sound is not weak as a spinet, it plays with even response. Even the higher notes are well rounded, and do not sound out of balance with the middle of the piano.

The reason this piano is in the 55 range is that it perhaps is a little muddy in the bass range. But does excel in relation to other small uprights in tone balance. The Yamaha U1 as a reference point has a clearer tone, and slightly richer underlying sound, and richer bass.

However, for the form factor, this piano is much better than most small uprights we see here in America. In the UK where I am from, high quality small uprights are more common.

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These are my views are no substitute for a condition, and tone report from a well versed local piano tuner.

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