Kawai CL26 31” Compact Digital Upright Piano

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Kawai CL26 31” Compact Digital Upright Piano

Affordable • Performance • Compact Slimline Style

The Kawai CL26 31” Digital Upright Piano reproduces the beautiful sound of Kawai’s world-renowned Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano, with 88-key piano sampling techniques preserving the rich harmonic character of this prestigious, hand-crafted instrument in its absolute glory.

The compact Kawai CL26 provides an excellent introduction to Kawai digital pianos, featuring an authentic weighted keyboard action, reputable 88-key piano sampling technology, and modern, slimline compact cabinet design.

The Kawai CL26 offers exceptional value and a high level of musical performance. The feel of the CL26 is outstanding, thanks to the Advanced Hammer Action IV-F (AHAIV-F), an 88-note, graded hammer action with superb feel and sensitivity.

The Kawai CL26 Compact Digital Piano features Kawai’s exclusive Concert Magic, a unique way for anyone to enjoy the thrill of playing the piano, even if you’ve never played before!

Internal Sounds include Concert Grand, Studio Grand, Electric Piano, Church Organ, Harpsichord, Vibraphone, Strings and Choir and like all Kawai digital pianos, the CL26 has two headphone jacks, allowing two persons to listen to the piano in privacy.

The modest functionality of the CL26 is ideally suited for students wishing to practice in their own room, or pianists that require a compact instrument without wishing to forgo realism and authenticity. It offers an uncomplicated, yet highly enjoyable piano playing experience at a very attractive price.


Kawai digital pianos enjoy a favorable reputation for their reliable keyboard actions, as well as their uncanny ability to recreate the distinctive touch of an acoustic grand piano. The CL26’s Advanced Hammer Action IV keyboard is no exception, featuring grade-weighted hammers and an innovative springless design for a smooth, natural playing experience.


From this thorough acoustic portrait, the CL26 employs Kawai’s highly acclaimed Harmonic Imaging sound technology to faithfully recreate the broad dynamic range of the original grand piano.


With elegant curves and graceful simplicity, the stylish CL 26 is a modern classic from Kawai’s award winning design group and with a depth of just 11inches this ultra-compact digital piano occupies a minimal amount of floor space, and is tailor-made for today’ suburban living environments. Available in distinguished, traditional Rosewood cabinet finish, the versatile CL instrument blends effortlessly with any room interior.

Kawai CL26... Affordable Style and Performance

Slim and stylish, with remarkable tone and touch, the CL26 offers exceptional value and a high level of musical performance.

Main Features:

    Harmonic Imaging™ Sound Technology
    88-Key Piano Sampling
    AHAIV-F Graded-Hammer Action
    8 Exceptional Instrument Sounds
    Dual Mode
    96-Note Polyphony
    Damper Pedal with Half-Damper Support
    Powerful 30-Watt Speaker System
    Premium Rosewood Finish

Depth: 11" (28cm)
Width: 51" (130cm)
Height: 31" (79cm)
Weight: 63 lbs. (29kg)
Finishes: Premium Rosewood

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Touch - The power of pianissimo
Tone - Tradition lays the foundation
Strength - Designed with tremendous strength
Character - Captivates when seen and heard.
Finish - Excellence and beauty
Specifications - Kawai CL26 31” Digital Upright Piano
Warranty - 3 Year Limited Parts and labor


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Kawai’s tradition of piano tone empowers it with life, breadth, and depth that lasts from generation to generation.

Listen to Kawai's Rich Dynamic Range:

CL26 Series Digital Pianos

The World's Most Advanced Digital Pianos
Kawai KCP90 and CL26 Uses the AHA IV-F Graded-Hammer Action
Kawai KCP90 and CL26 Digital Pianos use the Advanced Hammer AHAIV-F Graded-Hammer Action which has  been  developed  to  represent  the distinctive  touch  of  an  acoustic  grand  piano,  with its  remarkable  springless  design  providing  consistent upward  and  downward  motion  for  a  smooth,  natural, piano playing experience. Moreover,  just  as  acoustic  pianos  utilize  heavier  bass hammers  and  lighter  treble  hammers,  the  AHA  IV-F keyboard  action  also  employs  different  hammer weights,  appropriately  graded  for  each  playing  range.  Such  attention  to  detail  allows  greater  stability  during fortissimo passages, while preserving delicate pianissimo control,  to  satisfy  the  demands  of  even  the  most discerning pianist.
Availability: Please Inquire
Status: New
Make: Kawai
Model: CL26 Compact Line Series
Size: 31", 79 cm
Type: Compact Digital Upright Piano
Style: Classic
Finish: Rosewood
Price: Please Inquire
Styles/Finishes available:

        • Premium Satin Black
SK Series Grand Pianos

The World's Most Advanced Pianos

Keyboard - 88 Weighted Keys
Action - Advanced Hammer Action IV-F (AHAIV-F)
Sound Source - Harmonic Imaging™ Sound Technology, 88-Key Sampling
Internal Sounds - Concert Grand, Studio Grand, Electric Piano, Church Organ, Harpsichord, Vibraphone, Strings, Choir
Polyphony - 96 Notes
Speaker System - (12 x 8cm x 2), 15 Watts x 2
Dimensions - 50 1/3" (W) x 10 1/2" (D) x 30 1/3" (H)
Weight - 62.7 lbs.
Finish - Premium Rosewood


Reverb - Room, Stage, Hall

Beat — 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4,6/8
Tempo — 10 - 300 bpm

Music Menu:
Demo Songs — 8 Songs
Concert Magic — 40 Songs
MIDI Functions - MIDI Channel, Local Control, Multi-timbral mode, Transmit MIDI Program Chang

USB Functions:
Playback—MP3, WAV, SMF
Record —MP3, WAV, SMF
Other — Load Song, Load Registration All, Load Registration Single, Load Startup Setting, Save Internal Song, Save SMF Song, Save Registration All, Save Registration Single, Save Startup Setting, Re-name File, Delete File, Format USB, Convert Song to Audio, Overdub Audio

Other Functions - Dual Mode, Touch, Transpose, Tuning, Reverb,

Pedals - Damper (with half-pedal support) (F-10H unit)

Jacks - Pedal, MIDI (IN/OUT), Headphones x 2

Specifications subject to change without notice
To ensure your peace of mind and protect the value of your investment, every Kawai CL26 and KCP90 digital piano is covered by a 3 Year Limited Parts and Labor Warranty. This warranty is the seal of Kawai craftsmanship—and the assurance of your satisfaction for many years to come.

Kawai CL Upright Pianos

Touch. Tone. Strength. Character. Precision. Experience.
Tradition and Innovative Spirit. The essence of CL Kawai

The celebrated tradition and technology that supports the sounds and remarkable distinctive tonal character produced by the CL Kawai are created by the craftsmen who dedicate their lives to building the world’s finest and most advanced pianos empowered with life, breadth and depth that lasts for generations.

Every single step, each intricately detailed design, is performed by our craftsmen drawing upon their years of experience to achieve their relentless pursuit of perfection. It’s this good, old-fashioned care and great individual pride that enables Kawai pianos to attract the greatest musicians from around the world.
For over 90 years, Kawai has been the architect of the modern piano boldly pioneering the use of state-of-the-art materials and ideas to advance the piano art form. Building upon decades of experience and tradition, our celebrated technology delivers extraordinary touch and tone that produces lasting enjoyment and peak performance.

Purity of Tone that Fills the Room... The Shigeru Kawai SK-EXL Concert Grand Piano is widely regarded by professional pianists and piano technicians as one of the finest instruments in the world. Hand-built over many months by Master Piano Artisans at the Shigeru Kawai Piano Research Laboratory in Ryuyo, Japan, each SK-EXL Concert Grand undergoes a through regulation and refinement process in a specially-designed anechoic chamber. Following this lengthy crafting process, the completed SK-EXL Piano receives a final series of rigorous quality inspections before eventually taking center stage in the world’s most prestigious musical institutions and concert halls.

88-Key Piano Sampling - The beautiful sound of the Shigeru Kawai SK-EXL Concert Grand Piano is at the heart of the CP Concert Performer Digital Series Sound, with all 88 keys of this world-class instrument painstakingly recorded, carefully analyzed and accurately reproduced as high-fidelity digital audio. Recording each key individually in this way (rather than stretching the same tone over several different notes) preserves the rich harmonic character of the SK-EXL Concert Grand Piano and guarantees that the sound heard when playing any of the Concert Performer’s keys is a faithful representation of the original acoustic source.

Touch Texture. Responsive Fast Action.
Beautiful Quality of ‘Singing Strings’. Brilliant Rich Harmonics and Depth.


Playing the piano is as much an experience of "touch" as it is of tone. Day after day, the musician's hands come in contact with the piano keys. The piano's responsiveness can make a critical difference that can affect the player's performance, confidence and overall playing enjoyment. Consistent, ultra-responsive touch is a Kawai tradition.


The extraordinary combination of strength and stability allows the CL piano action to transfer energy with unparalleled efficiency, power, precision and nuance for a superb playing experience, for increased tone production that will last over time better than any other piano.

A Rare Treasure… A limited number of all Kawai instruments will ever bear the name CL. The rigorous degree of work and technology keeps these instruments rare in both character and quantity. Each CL piano is a limited edition treasure numbered by year of creation.
  • Kawai's Exclusive Advanced Hammer IV-F (AHA IV-F) Keyboard Action: Graded Hammer Action weights for each playing range.
  • Harmonic Imaging™ Technology – Captures the beautiful sound of Kawai’s highly acclaimed hand-built concert grand piano, with all 88 keys of this exceptional instrument meticulously recorded, analyzed and faithfully reproduced using proprietary Harmonic Imaging™ Technology.
  • Accompaniment Styles - Professionally arranged backing accompaniments to support a range of musical genres.
  • Additional Instrument Sounds – Excellent selection of additional instrument sounds, including electric pianos, drawbar and church organs, strings, brass, and woodwind instruments, and a full range of GM2 compatible voices.
  • Reverberation Effects - Simulate the acoustic environment of a recital room, live stage, or concert hall, resulting in a rich, vibrant acoustic piano tone that delivers breathtaking realism and authenticity
  • Kawai Warranty3 Year Limited Parts and Labor Manufacturer's Warranty