I recommend the Kohler KD7 digital baby grand player piano (left pic in polished ebony with matching grand bench) at its new lower price (see price info below). This model is a limited edition piano and is only available in the US as far as I know. I played this full size 5' digital baby grand about five years ago when it first came out and just recently again and was quite impressed with it...except for its original high discount price at almost $8000. Since then I recently found out the Kohler company has decided to reissue this piano in limited quantities at a much lower discount price. The discount price will be approx $5500-$6000 (depending on the store) and is available in very limited numbers of polished ebony. This new lower price makes the KD7 quite competitive in the digital grand piano market, particularly because it has a real, live high quality player piano "moving key" system built into it and it is a full 5' deep authentic baby grand cabinet. Other digital baby grand cabinets I have seen are usually no more than 4'1" deep and are hybrids and not real acoustic baby grand cases like the Kohler is, which makes this piano very impressive to look at. The Kohler KD7 piano is built by the Samick piano company, a well known acoustic piano manufacturer out of South Korea who has built and sold acoustic pianos throughout the world for over 50 years. Their US headquarters is based out of Nashville, TN and the Kohler piano brand is over 100 years old and is owned entirely by Samick.
|KD7 player remote control|
|Kohler KD7 with lid halfway|
|KD7 with closed key cover|
As far as the player piano moving key system goes, if you were to own a regular acoustic grand piano and get a PianoForce player system installed on it just as this Kohler baby grand has, the player system and installation alone could easily cost around $4000 - $4500 (give or take). And that does not include the cost of the piano or any digital electronics. Taking that into consideration shows just how good of a deal this piano is at its new price in my opinion. And having the digital electronics in place of regular acoustic piano strings means you'll never need to tune this piano which will save you hundreds, if not a thousand dollars or more over the life of the piano. That is a very big savings and one of the reasons I like digital pianos.
|Kohler Piano KD7|
|Stahler Player Grand|
If you want more info on these and other pianos and lower prices than internet or store discounts, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me direct at 602-571-1864
Kohler KD7 video demos below:
Peter Gunn TV show theme song -
with live grand piano and full orchestral CD accompaniment...please note the mahogany piano color in the videos is no longer available
Classical Piano demonstration - Live Grand Piano
Andy Griffith TV Theme Song Player Piano demo