At home, on stage, your music.
The latest addition to the highly respected ES range, the ultra-portable ES120 features an improved Responsive Hammer Compact keyboard action, beautiful Shigeru Kawai grand piano sounds, and built-in Bluetooth MIDI and Audio connectivity, delivering gig-friendly grand piano touch and tone at a remarkably affordable price.
- Improved Responsive Hammer Compact keyboard action
- SK-EX and EX concert grand piano sounds, 88-key sampling
- 25 sounds, Dual & Split playing modes, 100 drum rhythms
- Dual headphone connectors, dedicated stereo Line Out jacks
- Integrated Bluetooth MIDI and Audio wireless technology
- Support for PianoRemote control app for iOS/Android
- Stylish appearance, sturdy chassis weighing just 12.5 kg
- Designer stand and triple pedal board accessories available
At home, on stage, your music.
The Kawai ES Series has been designed to deliver the finest playing experience possible within a portable piano. These stylish instruments are ideally suited to musicians seeking a piano that provides an authentic keyboard action and a selection of inspiring sounds, yet can still be moved easily, or placed on an attractive furniture stand without occupying too much space. The latest ES Series models are also an excellent choice for gigging musicians, academic institutions, and places of worship, thanks to their lightweight body, powerful speaker systems, and great audio connectivity. And with a slew of customisable settings, Bluetooth MIDI and audio, and engaging apps, the ES Series instruments are also extremely personal pianos, that players of all ages and abilities can take pride in owning.
The Touch of a Grand Piano: Responsive Hammer Compact keyboard action
The ES120’s Responsive Hammer Compact keyboard action has been specially developed to allow portable instruments to reproduce the distinctive touch of an acoustic grand piano. Based on the highly-regarded RH action design, its spring-less technology and sturdy construction delivers consistent upward and downward motion, while improved cushioning material helps to reduce keyboard noise, resulting in a smooth, natural, and highly authentic piano playing experience.
Acoustic piano key weighting
Just as acoustic pianos utilise heavier bass hammers and lighter treble hammers, the RH Compact keyboard action also employs different hammer weights, appropriately graded for each playing range. Such details provide greater stability during fortissimo passages, while preserving delicate pianissimo control, to satisfy the demands of even the most discerning pianist.
The Sound of a Grand Piano: Two world-class instruments
Earning a reputation as the ‘premier pianos of Japan’, Shigeru Kawai instruments grace the stages of concert halls and musical institutions throughout the world, and are prized for their outstanding tonal clarity and exceptional dynamic range. The ES120 captures the magnificent tone of the flagship Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano. This peerless instrument is hand-built by Master Piano Artisans at the Shigeru Kawai Piano Research Laboratory in Ryuyo, Japan, and widely regarded as one of the finest instruments in its class. In addition, the ES120 also features the distinctive sound of Kawai’s highly acclaimed EX concert grand piano, which has been selected by professional pianists in such prestigious events as the Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Rubinstein international piano competitions, among others.
True character in every note
The rich, expressive sound of the SK-EX and EX concert grand pianos is at the heart of the ES120, with all eighty-eight keys of these world-class instruments painstakingly recorded, meticulously analysed, and accurately reproduced as high-fidelity digital waveforms. Recording each key individually in this way – as opposed to stretching the same tone over several different notes – preserves the grand pianos’ unique harmonic character, and guarantees that the sound heard when playing any one of the ES120's weighted keys is a faithful representation of the original acoustic source.
The ES120’s powerful digital effects engine further enhances the instrument’s core sounds, applying additional reverberation effects that simulate the acoustic environment of a recital room, live stage, or concert hall, bringing performances to life. The result is a rich, vibrant piano tone that delivers breathtaking realism and authenticity.
Impressive speaker system (with Low Volume Balance feature)
The ES120’s stereo speaker system delivers an impressive 20W of output, providing more than enough power to fill a medium-sized room with it's beautiful Shigeru Kawai grand piano sounds. Moreover, when playing through speakers at a reduced volume setting (so as not to disturb family members), the ES120’s Low Volume Balance feature intelligently adjusts keyboard touch and piano tone characteristics, allowing pianissimo passages to be played smoothly and more naturally.
The Variety of a Digital Piano: Convenience & Flexibility
The impressive ES120 offers a variety of features to complement its authentic keyboard touch and rich grand piano sounds. The adjustable metronome and song recorder are invaluable tools for aspiring pianists wishing to improve the technique, while additional instrument voices, Dual and Split playing modes, and 100 drum rhythms allow players of all levels to indulge their creative spirit. Live players will appreciate Registration memories and dedicated Line Out jacks for sound reinforcement, while integrated Bluetooth MIDI and Audio, and a standard USB-MIDI port provide flexibility for connecting to smart devices and computers – either with, or without cables.
Integrated Bluetooth connectivity
In addition to a standard USB-MIDI port for connecting to computers, the ES120 also features integrated Bluetooth MIDI and Audio technologies that allow the instrument to communicate with supported smart devices wirelessly. Once paired with a phone, tablet, or laptop, ES120 owners can enjoy a wide variety of exciting music-related apps that enhance their learning and playing experience, or stream audio from songs and videos directly through the instrument’s powerful speaker system without the need to connect additional cables.
The ES120 is compatible with Kawai’s latest PianoRemote control app for iOS and supported Android devices. This app connects to the piano wirelessly via the instrument’s integrated Bluetooth feature, providing an effortless way to change sounds or adjust settings from an attractive user interface.
Variety of sound
Supplementing its realistic acoustic piano voices, the ES120 also offers a selection of additional instrument sounds, including electric pianos, organs, strings, acoustic and electric bass, and vibraphone. The Dual and Split playing modes also allow two different voices, such as an acoustic piano and a string ensemble, to be played together for a more complex sound that inspires even greater musical creativity.
Line Out jacks
Lightweight and compact, the ES120 is ideal for gigging musicians looking for a portable piano with authentic touch and high quality sounds. Dedicated stereo Line Out jacks allow direct connection to mixers and PAs, with the ability to also leave the instrument's built-in speakers enabled for use as local monitors.
Uncluttered appearance, lightweight body
The ES120 adopts a brand new exterior design, with the instrument’s updated control panel incorporated into an attractive polished trim line that runs the length of the keyboard. It’s stylish yet strong body weighs just 12.5 kg, making the ES120 an excellent choice for gigging musicians, as well as academic and religious institutions.
|Bluetooth||Audio Receiving and App Connectivity|
|Built In Speakers||Yes|
|Connectivity||USB and MIDI (Out Only)|
|Included From Manufacturer||
F-1SP switch pedal
|Keys Weighted||Hammer Weighted|
|Number of Keys||88|
|Piano Cabinet Style||Portable|
|Half-Damper Support||Yes (With Optional Pedal Unit)|
|Audio Outputs|| 1/4" (L/R + Mono)
|Key Action||Responsive Hammer Compact (RHC) action|
|Pedals|| Single Damper Pedal Included
Compatible with F-10H damper pedal, GFP-3 triple pedal unit, F-351 triple pedal board accessories
|Product Weight||27 3/5 lbs.|
|Rhythm Patterns||100 drum rhythms|
|Number of Songs||16 Demo Songs|
|Number of Sounds||25|
|Speaker Power||10 W + 10 W|
|Speaker Size||12 cm x 2|
|Voices of Polyphony||192|
Limited 3-Year Warranty on Kawai CE, CL, EP and ES Model Digital Pianos
Kawai sells its instruments through a network of authorized dealers and is pleased to offer you, the Original Owner, the following Limited Warranty which applies only to instruments that have been (1) directly purchased from Kawai's authorized dealers in the United States and Canada (the 'Warranted Area') and (2) used exclusively in the Warranted Area. Kawai will not warrant any instrument purchased outside of the United States or Canada. Kawai suggests that you read this Limited Warranty document thoroughly and contact your authorized Kawai dealer or Kawai Technical Services if you have any questions.
This warranty covers digital piano models CE, CL, EP and ES against defects in materials or workmanship for three (3) years from the date of purchase.
Kawai will, at its option, repair or replace the instrument covered by this warranty if it becomes defective, malfunctions or otherwise fails to conform with this warranty under normal use and service during the term of this warranty, without charge for labor or materials. Repairs may be performed using new or refurbished parts that meet or exceed Kawai specifications for new parts. If Kawai elects to replace the instrument, the replacement may be a reconditioned unit or another model reasonably equivalent to the original instrument. Kawai will attempt to perform service at the location of the instrument. However, if this is not reasonably feasible, then you will be responsible for any installation or removal charges and for any initial shipping charges if the instrument(s) must be shipped for warranty service. However, Kawai will pay the return shipping charges to your location within the USA or Canada if the repairs are covered by the warranty.
This warranty does not cover (a) damage, deterioration or malfunction resulting from accident, negligence, misuse, abuse, improper installation or operation or failure to follow instructions according to the Owner's Manual for this instrument; any shipping damage to the instrument (claims must be presented to the carrier); repair or attempted repair by anyone other than Kawai or an authorized Kawai Service Provider; (b) any unit which has been altered or on which the serial number has been defaced, modi ed or removed; (c) normal wear and tear or any periodic maintenance; (d) deterioration due to perspiration, corrosive atmosphere or other external causes such as extremes in temperature or humidity; (e) action noise caused by normal wear and tear; (f) damages attributable to power line surge or related electrical abnormalities, lightning damage or acts of God; or (g) RFI/EMI (Interference/noise) caused by improper grounding or the improper use of either certified or uncertified equipment, if applicable. Any evidence of alteration, erasing or forgery of proof-of-purchase documents will cause this warranty to be void. This warranty covers only the original owner and is not transferable.
Warranty service will only be provided for defective instruments within the Warranted Area. Contact your authorized Kawai dealer who will advise you of the procedures to be followed. If your authorized dealer cannot provide assistance, then contact Kawai at the address or telephone number shown below. Kawai may request that you send the defective instrument to a local authorized Kawai Service Provider or authorize return of the defective instrument to Kawai for repair. If you are uncertain as to whether a dealer has been authorized by Kawai, please contact Kawai's Technical Services Division.
Instruments shipped for service must (a) be packed securely; (b) be accompanied by a detailed explanation of the problem(s) requiring service; (c) be accompanied by an unaltered copy of the original bill of sale, or other dated proof-of-purchase document describing the instrument, as evidence of warranty coverage; (d) exhibit a Return Authorization number issued by Kawai on the outside of the shipping carton or packaging. Kawai will not be responsible for damage sustained by an instrument that is improperly packed or shipped. Should any instrument submitted for warranty service be found ineligible therefore, an estimate of repair cost will be furnished and the repair will be performed only if requested by you and upon receipt of payment or acceptable arrangement for payment.
Any implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose shall be limited in duration to the applicable period of time as required by state law. Kawai shall not be responsible for incidental or consequential damages or for damages based upon inconvenience, loss of use, damage to any other equipment or other items at the site of use, or interruption of performances or any consequences thereof. Kawai's liability for any defective instrument is limited to repair or replacement of the instrument, at Kawai's option. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. This is the only express warranty applicable to the Instrument specified herein; Kawai neither assumes nor authorizes anyone to assume for it any other express warranty.