Graded Piano Kawai K20

This is one of the most popular exam graded piano in Malaysia used market, why ? Because the price point is located at where most of the parent can afford. Furthermore, its one of the very first batch Kawai piano that Kawai spent alot on

1. Kawai’s First ever Upright Grand Made in Japan

Kawai K series is undoubtedly the most popular and highly demanded upright grand  piano ever made which were released in the early 1970s in Japan. Other than K20 series, there were K2, K20, K35, K48, K50 and even the highest model K60. The Kawai K20 is 125cm tall with the rounded curve on the side of the piano. (Kawai K8 & K35 has a square side which not many people like the design). Due to the “just right” height, K20 has been loved by many parent & teacher.

2. Specification

Size125 x 153 x 65 cm
ActionFirst Gen composite action
SoundBoard MaterialSolid Spruce
Back Post5
Tuning pinNickel Pin
Key SurfaceReal Ivory
Duplex Scale
Center pedalpractice pedal
Music Rackupright

the characteristic of K20 is easily spotted, the 2 lines in the front board is always visible and known as a trademark for K20. It originally comes with 2 pedals but our professional technician are able to convert into 3 pedals without damaging the piano. As far as we know, Kawai never really make white pianos, all white color pianos are custom made and we pride our quality and workmanship in refurbishing this 50 years old piano into their glorious day. Yes you heard me right, this piano is almost 50 years old !

3. Tonality and Voicing

Kawai K20 deliver a rich tone and bright sound that you would expect from an upright piano, making it a real pleasure playing on it. Although the action uses composite one, it can last a good 60-70 years if the piano heater is on 24/7.

As for the middle and high pitch zone, its crystal clear tone is not too bright which is quite pleasant and lacking unwanted harshness. You will not feel irritated after playing for a long time on the K20. The direct competition of this model for Yamaha model is U1D or U2B, but the price is slightly higher on Yamahas.

Please take note that not every KAWAI K20 are equal in used piano market. It depends on how the seller or technician refurbished the piano. Our master technician taken good care of every single keys to make sure it always stay balance, aligned and even.


Seriously, this piano can last you a good 15-20 years with proper and yearly maintenance. Furthermore, we offer 50% buyback within 10 years for this model, so worry not, you can buy this piano and upgrade anytime later when your kids play professionally.

5 . Conclusion – The Beginner Choice.

If you are looking for something can go up to grade 8 then this piano is the right choice for you as K20 has got the height, the sostenuto and una corda (left) pedal which is required in higher exams. We have Kawai k20 all year long and if you wish to try on one, feel free to visit our factory or shops in KL ya !