Maximum performance with a minimum footprint... GL-20 provides maximum performance with a minimum footprint. With advanced GL Series features, it will surely surpass all expectations for a piano of its size.
5'.2" (L) x 59" (W) x 40" (H) | Weight: 661 lbs.
Finishes: Polished Ebony, Satin Ebony, Polished Snow White, Polished Brown Sapeli Mahogany
- Millennium III™ action featuring ABS-Carbon technology with carbon fibre
- Stretcher Over-Lap Integrated Design (SOLID)
- Extended length key sticks
- Concert length key buttons
- Solid Spruce precision tapered soundboard
- CORE System (GL50, GL40)
- Solid brass agraffes
- Full duplex scale (GL50, GL40, GL30, GL20)
- Multi-grip 11-ply laminated pin block
- V-Pro plate
- Steel reinforced keyslip
- Steel reinforced, multi-laminated keybed
- Soft Fall fallboard
- Fallboard lock (GL50, GL40)
The Millennium III™ action features components made of ABS-Carbon, a composite material created by the infusion of carbon fiber into our 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.
Rigid foundation of key stroke - The hammer rail is the “spine” of the piano’s action. GL series hammer rails are made of durable extruded aluminum with Kawai's exclusive Dual-Beam design for strength and stability. Both the hammer rail and the wippen rail are permanently locked in place to preserve the exacting tolerances of the action design and ensure consistent touch over the life of the piano. The entire surface of the hammer rail is finely serrated to hold each hammer flange securely in place for optimum hammer alignment, while the hammer flanges secured to the surface are made by ABS-Carbon that enables the action screws to remain tight without shrinking and swelling. All these meticulous design features comprise the GL series' rigid foundation, ensuring a precise key stroke over time.
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, quarter-sawn solid spruce for GL series soundboards. Each one is strategically tapered to provide the proper degree of resonant movement in each region. Only soundboards that meet or exceed our demanding resonance standards are selected for use in the GL series grand pianos.
Hardwood bridges transfer the vibrations of the strings to the soundboard. GL series bridges are made of solid maple or beech and are carefully set and matched to the iron plate for correct string pressure and optimal tonal transfer.
SOLID (Stretcher Over-Lap Integrated Design) construction creates an exceptionally rigid foundation to support string tension. First, the pinblock is fitted to the plate. Then, the pinblock and over-lapping stretcher bar are integrated into a single structure and solidly anchored to the rim. The extraordinary thickness of the stretcher bar exemplifies the structural integrity of this sturdy framework designed to ensure stable tuning and powerful tone.
V-pro plate - The plate is the acoustically-neutral iron superstructure of the piano over which the strings are tensioned. All GL Series plates are molded using the Vacuum Mold Process (V-Pro) with “Crossbone Design.” The result is a plate that is strong, stable and beautiful.
Pinblock and tuning pins - The Multi-Grip pinblock on all GL series grand pianos is fully laminated with a minimum of eleven cross-banded layers of North American hard maple for maximum strength and balanced torque. Tuning pins are made from the finest carbon steel, machine- threaded for maximum continuous torque and nickel plated to enhance beauty and provide long-term protection.
Steel reinforced, anti-warp keyslip - A piano’s keyslip is the long, horizontal piece of wood that covers the front faces of the keys. Because it is made of wood, a keyslip can warp or bend with changes in humidity, causing keys to stick. To avoid this problem, the GL series keyslip is reinforced with a heavy-gauge steel liner that prevents warping or bending in any direction. Keys move freely with virtually no possibility of rubbing or sticking against the inside of the keyslip.
Steel reinforced keybed - The piano’s keybed must be strong and stable to support the weight of the entire action assembly over time. The GL series keybed is made of extremely sturdy, laminated hardwoods and is reinforced with a steel support beam that adds strength and increase rigidity in the keybed to prevent energy loss.
To ensure your peace of mind and protect the value of your investment, every New Kawai GL Series 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 GL Series Piano
- Height Adjustable Bench
- Factory Warranty
- Two (2) Tunings (1 during prep in shop and 1 in home)
- Bayfront's Exclusive Trade up Program