- 508 Satin Mahogany
Elegance meets durability
Specially designed to meet the needs of those who require elegance, high quality and exceptional durability in an instrument, without a premium price tag, the 508 decorator console upright piano is a finely-crafted, superb sounding instrument that will provide satisfying musical enjoyment for years to come.
The 508 decorator console embodies three fundamental elements of a fine piano – a superior soundboard made of solid spruce, a durable back assembly with sturdy backposts, and our exclusive Ultra-Responsive Direct Blow Action. These important elements ensure a level of tone, touch and durability that will satisfy the needs of any pianist. Add a stylish cabinet with attractive, elegant lines and the result is a finely-crafted, superb-sounding instrument that will provide satisfying musical enjoyment for years to come.
The 508 features our exclusive Ultra-Responsive™ Direct Blow action that offers extraordinary touch. Hammer heads are made with 100 percent wool felt. Hammer shanks and mouldings are made with top-quality maple.
To make the action resistant to climatic and seasonal changes in temperature and humidity, we pioneered the use of aluminium action rails, aluminium hammer rest rails and precision parts made of stable, low-friction ABS Styran.
The innovative use of ABS Styran in our piano actions is one of the chief reasons why a Kawai piano will maintain stable touch and tone over time better than other pianos.
Endorsed by leading piano technicians and proven superior in scientific tests, ABS Styran is supported by over forty years of proven reliability in Kawai pianos.
The most important sound-producing parts of a piano are the soundboard and ribs. The choice of materials and the manner in which they are assembled can greatly affect volume and tone quality.
Our wood technologists select only the finest spruce to ensure exceptional dynamic range and superb tone across the entire spectrum of sound. The 508 boasts an exceptionally large soundboard area (2,015 sq. in.) for greater tonal power and resonance.
The pinblock must be constructed and finished to the highest quality standards to ensure optimum tuning stability over many years of use. The 508 pinblock is made from the finest hard rock maple, cross-laminated in 13 plies to assure that the tuning pins remain tightly fitted through a lifetime of music-making.
The 508 bridge is made from select hard maple, individually notched for a clear, powerful tone quality.
Height is carefully set and matched to the iron plate for correct string pressure and optimal tonal transfer.
The 508 tuning pins are 64mm in length and manufactured to rigid specifications with nickel-plated carbon steel.
Our precision thread-cutting process produces a pin with tremendous “reverse-grip” holding power.
The cast iron plate is subjected to as much as 20 tons of string tension. We use modern CAD technology to match the strength and natural resonances of the plate to the requirements of its design. The proper combination of plate design, back post structure and string tension provides enhanced tuning stability for decades of reliable performance.
The 508 cabinet is built with added depth (24") to accommodate a longer key length for better control.
The extended 16 1/4" keys offer greater leverage at every point of the playing surface for a more even, controlled touch.
Our exclusive Cast Brass Pedals are extremely rugged. Made with a permanently bonded brass layer over an aluminium core, they are significantly stronger and more durable than conventional “capped” pedals for lasting beauty and silent operation.
The centre pedal activates the mute rail for quiet practice.
The "toe-block" design secures the piano's legs and strengthens overall cabinet integrity to handle the demands of rigorous institutional use.
Available in an attractive Mahogany Satin finish, the 508 is meticulously stained and coated to assure a beautiful and trouble-free finish.
|Size||Height||113 cm (44 1/2" cm)|
|Width||150 cm (59")|
|Depth||61 cm (24")|
|Weight||192 kg (424 lbs.)|
|Touch||White key surfaces||Acrylic|
|Black key surfaces||Phenol|
|Sound||Soundboard||Solid Spruce, Tapered|
|Speaking length of no.1 string||112 cm (44 1/8”)|
|Exterior design||Pedals||Soft, Muffler, Damper|
|Other features||Steel reinforced keyslip & keybed|
* Depending on market location. Specifications are subject to change without notice.