|The Kawai Musical Instruments Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Kawai Gakki Seisakusho) TYO: 7952 of Japan is best known for its pianos, electronic keyboards & electronic synthesizers. The headquarters is in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka.|
The K5 and K5000 digital synthesizers employed additive synthesis.
Kawai also bought Teisco in 1967 in order to start building guitars.
Kawai has introduced a new technology in piano construction dubbed ABS styran and carbon . Piano actions have long been limited to wooden construction (usually spruce for its inexpensive strength) as no other material has been found to be more practical or feasible. Kawai makes several claims with its ABS styran and carbon piano action construction, and many today believe this construction to be superior.