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#3216832 05/16/22 09:34 PM
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Hi all. I went to try some pianos this weekend and was really surprised by the richness and excellent feel of a new Kawai GL50. The dealer had it listed for $33K which is out of my range so I didn't think much about it but it kept nagging at me how much I liked it. So I wrote to him and asked about a GL40. He said it could take a long time to get a new GL40 and instead offered to drop the price of the GL50 to $25K with shipping included. Piano Buyer has the MSRP as $39,995 and Kawai US has it listed for $44,295 on their site, either way it sounds like a good deal to me. So I just wanted to check in and see if that is in fact a good price compared to what they usually go for if anyone has any experience. Thank you.

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thats like 30%+ off of SMP. looks good, I would snag that puppy since you like it so much. GOOOOOOOOOOOOO


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btw prior to Kawai's April price increase, here it was per Piano Buyer:


KAWAI GL-50
MSRP = $39,995
SMP = $36,990
30% off SMP = $25,893


of course they just bumped up the MSRP +10% ish to up to $44,295. why the heck nto lol crazy
https://kawaius.com/product/gl-50/


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I agree with JosephW, if you like it... GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

10 year transferable warranty?

ABS Carbon ACTION?!?

6’2” should be good... if I upgraded it would be a around 6 ft grand.

No NEOTEX?!? 😭
One of the perks of owning a GE-series piano.
Should still be fine.

Hope you get a good deal!

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Hi, I forgot to mention something.

I have a GL series book from a dealer, I was interested in a GL10 a some point but didn’t buy it (bought GE30) and he gave me a book to read.

From KAWAI... just a short one with details of the pianos.

I can share if you would like.

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That’s a great price for a new piano. Especially nowadays.


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I had written off the GL series originally, having only played the GL10. But when I heard the sharp, full bass and the action felt perfect to me, it was time to re-evaluate. What is NEOTEX? Is that the coating on the finish? What do they use instead? Yes, the book would be awesome, thank you very much!

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Neotex is the upgraded key material in the GX series


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Got it. Thanks for the info

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Originally Posted by Tuface
I had written off the GL series originally, having only played the GL10. But when I heard the sharp, full bass and the action felt perfect to me, it was time to re-evaluate. What is NEOTEX? Is that the coating on the finish? What do they use instead? Yes, the book would be awesome, thank you very much!
I’ll share once I get home 😉


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