K3, Kawai @ 22 November 2016, Comments Off

k3 “Vintage working K3 synthesizer. It does not have a built in speaker, you need a speaker and lead or headphones.
The scissor in the picture is pointing to the stuck key. This item is very heavy, please check shipping before bidding.” Link

K3, Kawai @ 30 August 2016, Comments Off

k3 “Great waveform 80s rival to Yamaha DX7. Missing high G. Works great.” Link

K3 @ 12 April 2016, Comments Off

k3 “1986 Kawaii K3 Digital Wave Memory Synthesizer

In excellent working condition. Some fading near the mod wheel, some spots on the keys, none affect the play. VIEW THE PICTURES” Link

K3, Kawai @ 05 April 2016, Comments Off

k3 “Hard to find synth from the mid 1980′s. kept in a smoke free environment. In perfect working order. There are some small scratches in the plastic membrane over the buttons but it doesn’t affect the operation. No dents or scratches in the metal. Tons of great retro sounds.” Link

K3, Kawai @ 12 January 2016, Comments Off

k3 “You are bidding on a vintage 80′s Kawai K3 Wave Table Synthesizer. The unit is in excellent, full-working condition and has been kept in a smoke-free home studio. Include with the synth is a RARE RC2 memory cartridge (these alone sell for around $100 on eBay) and a heavy-duty road case that works perfectly but has some minor wear and cosmetic rust on the outside. ” Link

K3, Kawai @ 05 January 2016, Comments Off

k3“Amazing synth!! Crazy rare and a unique analog filter that does subtle to screaming equally well. Polyphonic, very nice midi layout and highly routable like a modular synth but also has patch storage. The lfo and its routing capabilities are so intuitive and so useful. The keyboard has velocity and after touch and a great way of assigning these sorts of parameters. This is somewhat similar to other digital analog hybrids but don’t try to compare the kawai k3 to a yamaha dx, the kawai sounds much more amazing and the routing and editing is so easy and enjoyable!! Great musically and amazing tool for sound design!! But not overly complicated! The options are there but do not get in the way for people new to this synth.” Link

K3, Kawai @ 15 December 2015, Comments Off

kawaik3“Amazing synth!! Crazy rare and a unique analog filter that does subtle to screaming equally well. Polyphonic, very nice midi layout and highly routable like a modular synth but also has patch storage. The lfo and its routing capabilities as so intuitive and so useful. The keyboard has velocity and after touch and a great way of assigning these sorts of parameters. This is somewhat similar to other digital analog hybrids but don’t try to compare the kawai k3 to a yamaha dx, the kawai sounds much more amazing and the routing and editing is so easy and enjoyable!! Great musically and amazing tool for sound design!! But not overly complicated! The options are there but do not get in the way for people new to this synth. Local pickup only. Please contact me about picking it up from me in clearwater florida (33759). Also please cash only, it is better protection for both of us with local pickup, so just click purchase and then pay cash when you pick up. I will not ship or pay to deliver, you must pick this item up timely. It is not too heavy, but it is a large keyboard. There is a small chip under one of the keys that does not look like it will get worse, or affect performance. There is also a centimeter long cut in the membrane over one of the buttons. It is still intact nicely and does not seem to get worse or affect performance. ” Link

K3, Kawai @ 24 November 2015, Comments Off

k3 “Amazing condition Kawai K3 synthesizer. As you can see the membrane is in tact with 2 small marks. I have the rack mount version of this so I need to make some space!!!” Link

K3, Kawai @ 07 July 2015, Comments Off

k3“Vintage Kawai K3 Wavetable Synthesizer in great working condition. Comes with pedal, owner’s manual and in the original box.” Link

K3, Kawai @ 12 May 2015, Comments Off

used kawai k3“Kawai K3 Great Synthesizers” Link

K3, Kawai @ 17 March 2015, Comments Off

k3“Scuffs and markings, but nothing deep or too noticeable. Great condition for a synth from 1986. You usually see these with broken membrane buttons. Small indention above ‘Portamento’ button. Volume slider is missing the cap” Link

K3, Kawai @ 24 February 2015, Comments Off

k3” This Kawai K3 synthesizer is in great working condition. It has a very rich, deep sound (due to those great analog filters), and it is fun to play. It is easy to modify the envelopes, LFOs, filter in real time. Just checkout Vintagesynth (the website) to see how cool this analog beast is. Cosmetically, there are some scratches and dings as well as a few small tears in the button membranes (see photos) that do not affect functionality. Everything works as it should and all keys sound. See pics for cosmetic condition. ” Link

K3, Kawai @ 10 February 2015, Comments Off

k3 “has a few scapes and Dink’s on the pad selection’s but nothing damaging everything works fine.” Link

K3, Kawai @ 25 November 2014, Comments Off

k3” The synth is in very good working condition. All the keys, sliders, and buttons work as they should, even the after touch still works. The only minor imperfection(see picture) is the plastic membrane cover over the cartridge select button. Does not affect operation just cosmetic. The keyboard comes with a memory cartridge that holds an additional 50 sounds. Also included is a copy of the owners manual, service manual(oops the manuals have a coffee stain), sustain pedal, and a case. The case has had the foam removed when it turned to goop.

The sound is quite similar to a DX7 or PPG2.2 very glassy and digital when using some of the sampled waves. I think the real strength of the K3 is using the saw and square waves thru the analog filter. Great bottom end very thick and deep. Makes great bass synth sounds.

This keyboard is sold AS-IS no returns due to it’s age. It will be very well packed and shipped in its original case with bubble wrap.” Link

K3, Kawai @ 02 September 2014, Comments Off

kawai k3 “See photos for two holes in button membrane.
All buttons do work.

Missing two keys (see photos) but the keys still work.
One key is loose but still works.” Link

K3, Kawai @ 24 June 2014, Comments Off

“you are buying a vintage mid 1980′s Kawai K3 Digital Wave Memory Hybrid Synthesizer seen in pics.

these are rather scarce. you can find a plethora of info and specs via a google search.

comes with the foot pedal, memory cartridge, and a flight case.

unit has some wear and marks but overall clean as pictured show. the most significant physical condition issue is the small tear in the cartridge membrane button shown in pic. we are not sure if it affects operation of the button or not. when testing the unit, we had no idea how to program or save data onto the cartridge to get it to work.” Link

K3, Kawai @ 29 April 2014, Comments Off

“mid to late 80s kawai k# works perfectly-used it myself for a couple years very good cond cosmeticly has some light scratches around the pitch bender-one key 4th c looks to have been cracked or broken and repaired(so well that i just now noticed it after playing it for years) otherwise looks good no dents very clean has mono mode for mono korg type sounds” Link

K3, Kawai @ 18 February 2014, Comments Off

“This Vintage 1986 Kawai K3 Digital Wave Memory Synthesizer (w/tour case,cartridge) is in good working and playing condition and has been fully tested by our keyboard shop.” Link

K3, Kawai @ 21 January 2014, Comments Off

“Kawai K3 keyboard Synthesizer and RC-2 memory cartridge, keys are clean, not sticky, all work and are clean, not worn. The body is very nice considering it’s age, I don’t see any scratches on the top or sides and all 4 feet are present. This looks like it didn’t see a lot of use. This is a classic Synth, if you want the long story, then Google it. Lots more written about this keyboard than I can put here. I have tested all the keys and buttons and they all work. I have tested the memory cartridge and it seems to register and function. I don’t know enough to test all the features, but from my limited abilities, it all seems to work. I have tried the tone rocker, it works and isn’t scratchy. If you are a serious buyer and want me to try something specific, let me know. I don’t have MIDI cables, but I did plug in a head set, and it makes all kinds of cool sounds. I will guarantee it to be as described, and not DOA.” Link

K3, Kawai @ 10 December 2013, Comments Off

“This item is used but in good working condition, however some of the buttons covers are cracked – this is purely cosmetic and doesn’t affect their functioning. It is extremely heavy so this item is for collection only. The owner’s manual is a very good reproduction of the original.” Link

K3, Kawai @ 01 October 2013, Comments Off

” This Kawai K3 Music Synthesizer is used and in good condition.” Link

K3, Kawai @ 17 September 2013, Comments Off

“AUCTION FOR VINTAGE KAWAII K3 SYNTHESIZER —OLD ESTATE ITEM—POWERS UP AND WORKS GOOD BUT 3 KEYS DO NOT PLAY—SELLING AS SHOWN—1 BUTTON HAS BROKEN PLASTIC SEE PHOTO—AC CORD ATTACHED-” Link

K3, Kawai @ 03 June 2013, Comments Off

” Vintage Kawai K3 digital synthesizer like new in original box with all original packing materials. Among the best sounding digital synths due to its analog filters. Works perfectly.” Link

K3, Kawai @ 05 February 2013, Comments Off

“Great Vintage Synth. Has seen some use, but is in good working condition. The paint specs come off with some careful scraping using a credit card or fingernail.” Link

K3, Kawai @ 22 January 2013, Comments Off

“some scuffs on the back panel near connectors.” Link

K3, Kawai @ 09 October 2012, Comments Off

“The KAWAI K3 is a wavetable synthesizer. It has 32 waveforms some of which are acoustic instruments like piano and percussion as well as other unique waveforms. By combining two of these waveforms you can create new sounds or add a twist to traditional sounds.Whats really neat about the K3 is that it has analog filters and envelopes so it sound might be digital at first but gets warmed going through the filter. The low pass resonant filter has it’s own envelope generator, there’s also a high pass filter and highly flexible LFO. The K3 nicely bridges the gap between analog and digital domain synth’s. Check out Harmony Central User Reviews, 4 to 5 stars rating ALL POSITIVE! ” Link

K3, Kawai @ 02 October 2012, Comments Off


This unit is VINTAGE and in good shape with a small chip in one of the keys but on the bottom so it does not effect play or sound. Case has small hole and foam lining is deteriorating slightly but still serviceable. This keyboard works excellently and I am only selling because I have TOO MANY OTHERS and NO ROOM. ” Link

K3, Kawai @ 04 September 2012, Comments Off

“Kawai K3 Digital Wave Memory Synthesizer with heavy duty flight case. Has one broken key. Otherwise works great!” Link

K3, Kawai @ 21 August 2012, Comments Off

“THIS IS A WORKING KAWAI K 3 DIGITAL WAVE MEMORY SYNTHESIZER, WITH R C 2 MEMORY CARTRIDGE AND RELEASE PEDAL. IT IS IN VERY VERY GOOD CONDITION. I AM SELLING THIS ITEM WITH NO RETURN , AS IS. THERE SHOULD BE NO REASON FOR RETURN UNLESS THERE IS SHIPPING DAMAGE.. ” Link

K3, Kawai @ 17 July 2012, Comments Off

“Here is a KAWAI K3 synthesizer from 1986. It is in excellent physical and functioning condition and includes 50 sound patches and the original manual. There is 1 minor issue with the keyboard. The very last top “C” key, sticks when you press it in and it stays stuck down until you pull it back up, it just doesn’t spring back up like the rest of the other 60 keys. This is probably an easy fix for a repair shop. That is the ONLY issue this synthesizer has. Please only bid on this synthesizer if you just read the last few sentences and understand what was just said. ” Link

K3, Kawai @ 03 April 2012, Comments Off

“You are bidding on a used but working condition Kawai K3 Digital Wave Memory Synthesizer Keyboard. The auction is for the keyboard you see in the picture and the hard case that is in excellent condition to protect your keyboard. We did our best to test the unit out but did not have midi cables or footswitch. All keys to play back noise as they are pushed down. All of the buttons and switches seem to work great. LED display looks clear and are not missing any pixels.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

K3, Kawai @ 13 March 2012, Comments Off

“YOU ARE BIDDING ON THIS VINTAGE KAWAI K3 SYNTHESIZER.
IT WAS TESTED AND IS IN FULL WORKING CONDITION.
ONLY SOME COSMETICALLY PROBLEMS:
SOME SCRATCHES ON THE RIGHT SIDE (PIC 4)
THE PLASTIC MEMBRANE OVER THE FUNCTION BUTTONS IS THORN ON SOME BUTTONS ( 4 o 5 ) CHECK THE LAST 2 PICS.
THIS DOESN’T AFFECT THE FUNCTIONALITY.
ALL BUTTONS, KEYS AND CONTROLS WORKS FINE.
OWNERS MANUAL COPY IS INCLUDED” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

K3, Kawai @ 29 November 2011, Comments Off

” oh how I hate to sell my toys!
but I must — this cool sythesizer with 1 valuable memory card
I don’t have the owners manual
This was used by a serious musician for a while until I bought
it from him. I had fun with it but I am not a serious musician so
I don’t really know its full capabilities or any flaws it may have.
As far as I can tell it is in fine working order, but it does not come with
a guarantee, you would be purchasing as is. It’s pretty heavy, that’s
one reason shipping costs a lot.
Has a cool eighties sound .” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

K3, Kawai @ 01 November 2011, Comments Off

“Up for auction is my KAWAI K3 synthesizer…..I’ve owned this for about 10 years, and really enjoyed playing it, but I just bought a Roland 700GX and am not playing this anymore and thought it would be nice to offer it for sale to someone who’d enjoy it. Comes with one cartridge (which I never used). A lot of fun to play with, and it makes some really fun sounds! I have kept it in very nice condition, but it is not new, and has some scuufs and scrapes, but very few. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

K3, Kawai @ 11 October 2011, Comments Off

“Vintage Kawai K3 Synthesizer in very good condition. Nice hybrid digital/analog synthesizer; velocity sensitive 61 note keyboard. One key sits about 1/8″ higher (B above middle C), but does not affect playability at all. The membrane over two of the switches is missing, but this is not a true membrane where the switches are inside the film, but rather a cover over actual switches, so it is still 100% functional (see second picture). Sold AS-IS, but tested 100% functional prior to listing. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.