An excellent introduction to Kawai’s portable piano line-up.
Kawai has been crafting musical instruments for over 85 years, maintaining traditional processes while embracing the latest technical innovations. These decades of experience afford Kawai's engineers a wealth of knowledge from which to create stunning digital instruments, in a quest to perfect the art of the piano. The ES100 is the latest addition to Kawai’s highly respected series of portable digital pianos, combining class-leading authentic keyboard action and piano sound technologies within a lightweight, affordable package.
Featuring 88 grade-weighted keys, the ES100 keyboard responds just like a real grand piano, and is therefore an ideal choice for beginners seeking a starter instrument on which to learn. However, its realistic, acoustic-like touch will also appeal to more experienced players looking for a second piano for after-hours practice, or to simply enjoy a little music at the holiday home.
Yet, regardless of playing ability, the ES100’s rich piano sounds are guaranteed to inspire and impress, with unique 88-key sampling, advanced resonance effects, and proprietary Harmonic Imaging technology delivering a realistic and highly enjoyable musical experience.
Moreover, the impressive ES100 also offers a variety of useful features to complement its authentic keyboard touch and rich grand piano sounds. The integrated lesson function, with adjustable metronome and song recorder, is an invaluable tool for aspiring pianists, while additional instrument voices, Dual and Split playing modes, and 100 drum rhythms allow players of all levels to indulge their creative spirit.
Available in a stylish black finish, the compact ES100 is suitable for the lounge, bedroom, or study. And at just 33 lbs., this portable instrument is light enough to be carried around the home, school, or place of worship with comfortable ease. The new ES100: an excellent introduction to Kawai’s portable digital piano line-up at an attractive price.
Realistic touch, natural motion
The ES100’s Advanced Hammer Action IV-F (AHA IV-F) keyboard action has been developed to represent the distinctive touch of an acoustic grand piano. Its springless technology and sturdy construction delivers consistent upward and downward motion for a smooth, natural, and highly authentic piano playing experience.
Acoustic piano key weighting
Just as acoustic pianos utilize heavier bass hammers and lighter treble hammers, the AHA IV-F keyboard action also employs different hammer weights, appropriately graded for each playing range. Such realistic details provide greater stability during fortissimo passages, while preserving delicate pianissimo control, to satisfy the demands of even the most discerning pianist.
The ES100’s convenient lesson function allows aspiring pianists to study classical piano using a collection of Burgmüller etudes, or learn time-honored standards from the popular Alfred Basic Piano course books. The left and right hand parts of each etude or song can be practiced separately, with the built-in metronome and adjustable tempo controls helping to improve timing and rhythm.
Variety of sound
Supplementing its realistic acoustic piano voices, the ES100 also offers a selection of additional instrument sounds, including electric pianos, organs, strings, acoustic and electric bass, harpsichord, 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.
Optional stand & triple pedals
Transform the ES100 into an ultra-compact piano replacement suitable for any room with the matching HML-1 stand and F-350 triple pedal accessories.