Kawai UST-9 Upright Piano

With its unmatched combination of durable construction and exceptional playability, the UST-9 outperforms every instrument in its class. Kawai's master craftsmen designed it to exceed the most demanding institutional requirements. But the UST-9 goes far beyond every standard by offering the world's most advanced upright piano action and design enhancements that set it apart from any other institutional piano.

Highlights
  • Millennium III™ action with carbon fiber
  • Sturdy back assembly
  • Angled music rack
  • Lid and fallboard locks
  • Double Wheel Casters
  • Reinforced bench
Touch

Millennium III™ action - features components made of ABS-Carbon, a composite material created by the infusion of carbon fiber 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.

Extended key length - Longer keys make playing easier and provide more even response from the front to the back of the playing surface. The benefits to the player are greater control and more power with less effort.

Die-cast aluminum action brackets - Made from a custom mold, die-cast parts are formed exactly the same every time. The K Series pianos feature three aluminum action brackets that are die-cast to provide an added measure of strength, uniformity and stability for accurate touch over time.

Tone

Kawai K Series Soundboard

Tapered soundboard made of solid spruce - The soundboard is the heart of a piano. Its purpose is to transform the vibrations of the piano’s strings into a rich, resounding tone. Kawai uses only straightgrained, quartersawn solid spruce for K Series soundboards. Each soundboard is strategically tapered to maximize its tone producing capability. Only those that meet or exceed our demanding quality standards are selected for use in our professional upright pianos.

Sturdy back assembly for stability - With five powerful back posts each measuring 80mm by 60mm, the UST-9 back assembly stands alone among its peers. Our laminated back post construction offers maximum rigidity that helps to provide enhanced tuning stability for decades of reliable performance.

Mahogany wood core & T-stapled, double felted hammers - Mahogany hammer mouldings are lightweight and extremely responsive. Found on only the finest pianos, mahogany is used for the hammer mouldings on the entire line of K Series Professional Upright Pianos. All K Series hammers are T-Stapled to preserve hammer shape and fitted with an added interior layer of underfelt to support the creation of exceptional tone.

Strength

Steel reinforced keyslip - The piano’s keyslip is the long, horizontal piece of wood that covers the front faces of the keys. Because it is long, thin and made of wood, a keyslip can warp or bend with changes in humidity, causing keys to stick. To eliminate this problem, a heavy-guage steel angle iron is added to prevent warping and bending in any direction. Keys move more freely with virtually no possibility of rubbing or sticking against the keyslip.

Keybed and braces The piano’s keybed must be strong and stable to support the action assembly and maintain action regulation over years of heavy use. K Series keybeds are made with sturdy laminated hardwoods and reinforced by rear braces on the iron frame that help to ensure stable placement and add rigidity to prevent energy loss.

Reinforced bench For durability - A stylish reinforcing panel adds tremendous strength and years of useful life to the UST-9 bench, especially in institutional settings.

Warranty

To ensure your peace of mind and protect the value of your investment, every New Kawai UST-9 piano is covered by a Ten Year Fully Transferable Warranty. This warranty is the seal of Kawai's craftsmanship—and the assurance of your satisfaction for many years to come.

In The Box
  • New Kawai UST-9
  • Reinforced Bench
  • Factory Warranty
  • Two (2) Tunings (1 during prep in shop and 1 in home)
  • Bayfront's Exclusive Trade up Program