Availability: Discontinued August 2012.
New model CA65
Kawai CA-63 R Digital Piano, RM3 Grand mechanic, 88 wooden keys with “Ivory Touch ” key tops, 60 sounds, dual mode, split mode with 4 hand mode, LCD display, 2-track recorder, 192 voices polyphone, MP3/WAV recorder and player, 8 registrations, 326 internal songs, 100 rhythms, hall, chorus, delay, string resonance, key-off samples, foldaway key cover, 3 pedals, 2 headphones jacks, Stereo Line In/Out, MIDI In/Out/Thru, USB to Host, USB to Device, 2 x 50 watt speakers, dimensions: 1439 x 474 x 907, weight : 76 kg, colour: Premium Rosewood
Kawai CA63 specifications:
88 wooden keys with RM3 Grand Action with Ivory Touch
Ultra Progressive Harmonic Imaging
192 Note Polyphony
16 x 2 LCD display
10 song/2 track recorder
USB Functions include MP3 playback and record
Metronome including 100 rhythm types
34 Demo Songs
Virtual Technician including voicing, damper resonance, string resonance, Key-off effect, touch curve, temperament, and stretch tuning
2 x 50W Speakers
Kawai’s new RM3 wooden action with Ivory Touch is even more realistic than before. The keys feel more like a real piano and the weighting is much smoother, allowing faster repetition and more authentic play.
The connectivity of the CA63 is fantastic, it even comes with a mini stereo cable to link up your ipod or mp3 player. You can load MP3 & Wav files directly from a USB key and send midi files to your computer through the USB to Host slot.
“I am absolutely delighted with it”
I bought this piano at a significantly reduced price of £1500 as it is no longer being produced and was the last model in the shop. It is one of the more expensive digital piano models in the Kawai range (original price £2200). It has a grand piano internal mechanism, heavy weighted keys, excellent touch sensitivity, amongst many other special features. It basically feels and sounds exactly like a real piano, which is what I was looking for, but it has all the additional benefits of being digital. It is very elegant and streamlined. I am absolutely delighted with it.
Review by Zoe Chandy, Glasgow, Scotland (26/09/2012)
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Questions and Comments
I’m considering purchasing a Kawai CA63. I live in the Isle of Man (
officially part of the UK ) and wanted to check whether free delivery still
applies and also whether all the conditions for the warranty apply.
I have read all your advice on buying digital pianos and found it very
useful, although I’m not sure about your comment on avoiding ‘escapement’
features. It would seem that to do that, one would have to buy a cheaper
model with less of the features that would be essential.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Reply/ Hi Marianne
The price of the Kawai CA63 does include delivery to
the Isle of Man.
The 3 year warranty is also covered.
I really don’t like the escapement feature on any of
the digital pianos. And I’ve tried them all…
It seems overdone, although an improvement on previous
A real piano doesn’t have the same feel as this. And,
what’s more, I find the keys on digital pianos that
have this escapement feature tend to be quite bouncy.
You can feel this under your fingers. It’s quite
You might want to pay a visit to your local piano
shop to try this piano out again.
Now you know why I don’t like this escapement feature
you’ll be able to test it out for yourself.
Many thanks for your e-mail and advice. I must say I don’t like bouncy keys and find the
Yamahas are like that.
Our only music shop on the island stocks mainly Yamahas so I can’t just pop in and try
This means I have to rely on what people like yourself describe to me, which I’m sure you
appreciate is far from ideal.
It seems from my searches that most of the top end models of the most reliable companies
have the escapement feature, there seems to be no escaping it!
Perhaps you could make some suggestions as to what models to look for.
I look forward to hearing from you again and thank you for your time.
Further Reply/ Hi Ralph
The Yamaha CLP340 is the piano for you. It has
a superb sound, realistic touch, wooden keys,
and sythentic ivory key tops.
With NO escapement!
I know you’re not overly keen on Yamaha, but
there’s nothing better out there.