Kawai CP3 38" Concert Performer Digital Upright Piano

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Kawai CP3 38" Concert Performer Digital Upright Piano

Awe-inspiring sound and touch. Powerful features. Easy operation. And so many different options for musical fun. They’re all here in the new Kawai Concert Performer—the world’s finest digital grand piano. The Kawai CP3 38" Concert Performer Digital Upright Piano, is a perfect and stunning ensemble instrument for homes, churches, schools or entertainment venues, and is housed within an elegant 38″ upright piano cabinet in an exquisite Ebony Polish finish. Blending seamlessly with other pieces of fine furniture, the CP3’s premium appearance and outstanding build quality ensure this striking instrument will become the centerpiece of any room it occupies.

There is no instrument like the Kawai CP3 – combining Kawai's unique Responsive Hammer (RHII) Graded-Hammer Action technology, a powerful sound system, over 700 Internal Sounds plus 20 User Sounds and dozens of innovative features. All this, in a beautifully crafted 38” upright piano cabinet, makes the CP3 truly one of a kind.

The Touch of the CP3 Grand Piano: Responsive Hammer (RHII) Graded-Hammer Action embraces many of the long-established principles associated with an acoustic piano, this grand feel keyboard action utilized by the CP3 combines realistic materials, motion, and mechanism to recreate the exceptional touch of the finest concert grand pianos.
The CP3 Grand Piano has the Sound of a Shigeru Kawai SK-EXL 9’1" Concert Grand Piano which is widely regarded by professional pianists and piano technicians as one of the finest instruments within its class. Hand-built by Master Piano Artisans at the Shigeru Kawai Piano Research Laboratory in Ryuyo, Japan, each SK-EXL instrument undergoes a meticulous regulation and refinement process within a specially designed anechoic chamber.

Full 88-key Stereo Piano Sampling
The beautiful Kawai SK-EXL Concert Grand Piano Sound is at the heart of the CP3, with all eighty-eight keys of this world-class instrument painstakingly recorded, meticulously analyzed, and accurately reproduced as high-fidelity digital waveforms.

Recording each key individually in this way, preserves the rich harmonic character of the SK-EXL concert grand piano, and guarantees that the sound heard when playing any one of the CP3’s keys is a faithful representation of the original acoustic source.

Acoustic Piano Variety
Alongside the classically voiced SK-EXL grand piano sound, the CP3 also showcases a selection of Jazz, Pop, and Modern variations suitable for a range of musical genres.  A traditional Kawai upright piano sound is also included, for pieces that suggest a feeling of nostalgia, or call for a slightly more intimate tonal character.

The Variety of a Digital Piano: Convenience & Flexibility
Complementing the instrument’s rewarding Responsive Hammer (RHII) Graded-Hammer Action and stunning Harmonic Imaging XL grand piano sound, the CP3 offers an excellent selection of digital features that further enhance one’s musical enjoyment. In addition to stunning acoustic piano sounds, the CP3 also includes over 700 outstanding instrumental and vocal sounds, and professionally arranged backing accompaniment styles to suit any genre of music.
The powerful recorder function allows tracks to be recorded and mixed from the intuitive touch panel interface, and effortlessly saved as WAV or MP3 audio files, while the integrated classical etudes and Alfred course books ensure that regular practice is both productive and engaging for aspiring pianists.

Rich Sound Selection
Studio quality instrumental and vocal sounds, plus sound effects, offer the player a vast selection of sound choices from virtually every instrument family in the world.  In addition to exquisite acoustic pianos, players will discover amazing electric pianos, authentic pipe and drawbar organs, lush strings, thrilling woodwinds and brass, contemporary guitars and basses, drums and percussion and much more.  With powerful 256 note polyphony, sounds can be combined together or assigned to individual sections of the keyboard, allowing advanced, multi-voice performances at the touch of a button.

Kawai CP3 Digital Piano

Terrific features, a large color touch display and hundreds of sounds make the CP3 a terrific choice for anyone searching for a powerful, yet modestly priced, digital piano.

Main Features:

    Progressive Harmonic Imaging w/88-Key Piano Sampling
    RHII Graded-Hammer Action w/Let-Off
    Ivory-touch Key Surfaces
    Large Color Touch Display
    Over 700 Sounds
    215 Styles / 4 Variations / 2 Intros & Endings
    Song Stylist – 700 Registrations
    176 Concert Magic Songs
    16-Track Recorder – Easy & Advanced Modes
    100-Watts / 2 Speaker Sound System

Depth: 23" (58cm)
Width: 57" (145cm)
Height: 38" (96cm)
Weight: 146 lbs. (66kg)
Finishes: Premium Satin Black, 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 CP3 38" Concert Performer Digital Upright Piano
Warranty - Five year parts and labor


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:

Rhythm and Harmony
CP Series Digital Pianos

The World's Most Advanced Digital Pianos
Kawai CP3 Uses The Responsive Hammer (RHII) Graded-Hammer Piano Action
The Touch of a Grand Piano: Responsive Hammer II keyboard action: The CP3’s Responsive Hammer II keyboard action recreates the supreme touch of an acoustic grand piano, with its realistic movement and rigid, springless design providing a smooth and natural piano playing experience.

The instrument’s triple-sensor key detection system enhances responsiveness and accuracy, while structural reinforcements throughout the action assembly help to minimize noise and key wobble during staccato and fortissimo passages.

As one of the world’s premier builders of acoustic pianos, Kawai has long understood the importance of an instrument’s touch, or “feel”, to the player. Without a keyboard action that responds perfectly to an artist’s commands, a piano would not accurately create the sound that the artist is seeking.
Availability: Please Inquire
Status: New
Make: Kawai
Model: CP3 Concert Performer
Size: 38",  97 cm
Type: Digital Upright Piano
Style: Classic
Finish: Premium Satin Black
Price: Please Inquire
Styles/Finishes available:

        • Premium Satin Black
        • Premium Rosewood
SK Series Grand Pianos

The World's Most Advanced Pianos
CP Series Audio Recording
The World's Most Advanced Digital Pianos 


Keyboard - 88 Keys, Let-Off, Ivory Touch, Triple Sensor Key Detection
Action - Responsive Hammer (RHII) Graded-Hammer Action
Sound Source - Progressive Harmonic Imaging™, 88-Key Sampling
Internal Sounds - Over 700 plus 20 User Sounds
Polyphony - 256 Notes
Keyboard Modes - Dual, Split, Four Hands (Volume Balance Adjustable)
Internal Recorder - Easy & Advanced - Up to 16 Tracks
USB - Digital Audio, USB to DEVICE, USB to HOST
Registrations - 80 (10 Groups x 8)
Display - Large Color Touch Display
Speaker System - 100W / 2 Speakers
Dimensions - 56.1" (W) x 22.8" (D) x 38.1" (H)
Weight - 146 lbs.


Reverb - Room, Lounge, Small Hall, Concert Hall, Live Hall, Cathedral
Effects - Stereo Delay, Ping Delay, Triple Delay, Chorus, Classic Chorus, Tremolo, Classic Tremolo, Auto Pan, Classic Auto Pan, Phaser, Rotary
Combination Effects x 4, Amplified Effects x 3
Styles - 215 Styles
Style Controls - Start/Stop, Intro/Ending (2 per Style), Fill-in (4 per Style), Fade Out, Sync Start, Tap Tempo
1 - 2 Play - 4 Settings per Style
Auto - Accomp. - Fingered, One Finger, Full Keyboard, Bass Inversion, Harmony (10 Types)
Song Stylist - Over 700 Registrations (from 5 Hal Leonard Books*)

Virtual Technician:
Touch Curve — Light +, Light, Normal, Heavy, Heavy +, Off (constant), User Touch Curve
Voicing — Normal, Mellow 1, Mellow 2, Dynamic, Bright 1, Bright 2
Resonance, Noise & Effects — Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, String Resonance, Key-Off Effect (including Key-Off Release), Fall-back Noise, Hammer Delay, Topboard Simulation, Decay Time, Soft Pedal Depth
Temperament & Tuning — Equal (Piano), Pure Major, Pure Minor, Pythagorean, Werckmeister, Kirnberger, Arabic 1-2, User, Key of Temperament
Other —Stretch Tuning, User Tuning, User Key Volume, Half-Pedal Adjust, Minimum Touch

Other Features - 3 Parts (RIGHT 1/2, LEFT) 2-Part Layer plus Split (Selectable Split Point), Mixer, Master Volume, Accompaniment Volume, Transpose, Octave Shift, Tune, MIDI (16 Part Multi-Timbral Capability), Lesson Function (723 Lesson Songs)

USB Functions:
Playback— MP3 (Bit Rate: 8k-320 kbps, Sampling: 44.1 kHz / 48 kHz / 32 kHz), WAV(44.1 kHz,16 bit)
Record —MP3 (Bit Rate: 192 kbps, Sampling: 44.1 kHz), WAV(44.1 kHz,16 bit)
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

Metronome - Beat — 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8 + 100 Drum Rhythms

Internal Songs:
Demo Songs — 34 Songs
Lesson Function — Finger Exercises + Alfred or Burgmüller, Czerny, Beyer, and Bach lessons
Concert Magic — 176 Songs (88 x 2)

Menu Settings - Tuning, Concert Magic Sound, Pedal Assign, Fill-in Mode, Effect for Sound, Sound Select Mode, Style Select Mode, MIDI Menu (MIDI Settings, Transmit MIDI Data, Channel Receive On/Off, MIDI Accordion, MIDI Sound Settings), Power Up Settings, Registration Filter, Soft Reset. Software Version, Display Control

Pedals - Sustain (with half-pedal support), Soft, Sostenuto, Grand Feel Pedal System

Jacks - Headphones x 2, Line In (L/Mono, R), Line Out (L/Mono, R), MIDI (In, Out), USB to Device, USB to Host

*Books sold separately

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

Kawai CP Grand Pianos

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

The celebrated tradition and technology that supports the sounds and remarkable distinctive tonal character produced by the CP 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 CP 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 CP. The rigorous degree of work and technology keeps these instruments rare in both character and quantity. Each CP piano is a limited edition treasure numbered by year of creation.
  • Responsive Hammer (RHII) Graded-Hammer Action – Employs a let-off mechanism that enhances authentic feel
  • Extended Length Keysticks  –  For more even response from the front to the back of each key
  • Triple-Sensor Key Detection - For enhanced playing realism
  • Ivory Touch Key Surfaces – Avoids slipping and provides greater playing control
  • Harmonic Imaging™ Technology - Ensures smooth tonal transitions across the keyboard and throughout the entire dynamic range
  • Extra-Long Sampling (HI-XL) - Extends the “attack” segment of the piano sound by up to 120% allowing the natural detail, resonance and organic tonal quality of each note to be more clearly articulated
  • Redeveloped Effects & Reverb - Studio quality chorus, tremolo, delay and auto-pan effects can be used to tailor a sound’s character and feeling
  • Superior Speaker Systems - Feature high-fidelity speaker systems that have been specially designed to deliver deep bass and crisp treble
  • Kawai Warranty -  Five Year Parts and Labor Manufacturer's Warranty