|For over 85 years, Kawai has been the architect of the modern piano, boldly pioneering the use of state-of-the-art materials and ideas. Kawai’s celebrated technology delivers extraordinary touch and tone that is respected worldwide. One of the outstanding features of the GL-50 is the Millenium III action, described below and there are many more technical innovations that put the GL at the head of the pack.
The Millenium III action
The Millennium III Action features components made of ABS-Carbon, a composite material created by the infusion of carbon fibre into Kawai’s renowned ABS Styran. ABS-Carbon is incredibly sturdy and rigid, which allows the creation of action parts that are lighter without sacrificing strength. The result is a stronger, faster action that offers more power, better control and greater stability than conventional all-wood actions.
Longer keys make playing easier and provide a more even response from the front to the back of the playing surface. A taller profile and concert-length key buttons make them more rigid to provide exceptional energy transfer and optimum power.
The GL-50’s design packs in many other features that puts it at the forefront of piano technology. Some of them are: rigid foundation of key stroke; CORE system; tapered sound board made of solid spruce; hardwood bridge; steel-reinforced, anti-warp keyslip; steel-reinforced keybed; and “Soft Fall” fallboard.
For a full exposition of the GL Series’ features, click here for the Kawai website.