Kawai K3

“Vintage Kawai K3 Digital Wave Memory Synthesizer.
I’m the original owner of this fine vintage synth. You probably know that its synthesis techniques are pretty unique, and that the keyboard has a great pressure after-touch for controlling any patch parameter by leaning into it. Comes with an extra memory module.
Everything works well, with the following exceptions:
The volume slider wasn’t working so it was bypassed. For live control you’ll want a volume pedal.
The headphone jack isn’t working, but should be repairable. The low E key is a little tilted after a fix, and plays fine.
All outputs, pitch wheel, and edit controls are great, and the sound is perfect.”
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Kawai K5000W

“Kawai K5000W Advanced Additive Workstation Synthesizer. Condition is “Very Good”. Includes the manual, a sustain pedal, power cord, the original two floppy disks, and I’ll also include 2 MIDI cables.”
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Kawai K1 II Project Machine

“The front of the keyboard has received water damage but this did not spread far inside. There is no sound out of the main outputs, but a distorted sound can be heard from the phones output. I suspect the issue is the volume control having water damage and therefore being stuck on 0. This could be an easy fix. The the main board comes from another synth and had an issue where every eighth played note would suffer from digital distortion. There are 2 broken black keys at the top of the keyboard and 1 cigarette burned white key, although the keyboard does not smell of smoke.”
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Kawai K1m

“Really good condition inside and out as can be seen from the pictures, no signs of old age on circuit board, original Sanyo battery has no leaks and caps look good. (Battery may need replacing at some point).

Externally the device has a few minor marks and has two extra holes on the rear panel for wall mounting. Other than that looks good and sounds good.

No original PSU however i will include a 12v 2A PSU that i have used.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Kawai K1r

“KAWAI K1R Retro Vintage Classic 19” 1U rack mount Synth. Rare.. Condition is “Used”. Dispatched with Hermes.

In working order and comws with the power supply adapter which has a good long lead.

Can be rack mounted in a fre but also has rubber feet to sit on a table as a standalone unit.

Fromt is relatively blemiah free, a few marks on top, but otherwise in good order.

Has MIDI In, Out and Thru and Main Out 1/4 inch jack sockets.

I liked this unit becauee its simple unlike modern units with millions of options, thats not to say you cant get some good analogue vintage sounds out of it.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Kawai K3

“This particular unit is in very good cosmetic condition for an almost 40 yr old instrument. I tested all the sounds and all the selections are in working condition. The only thing I did find was 2 keys that will need attention. Please note the keys with the color stickers, the blue stickered key makes no sound and the brown sticker key needs to be pressed hard to make sound. Both keys were working when I bought it some 15 years ago but its been in my garage ever since and I am sure some dust has collected in the contacts over the years. I’ve seen videos on youtube on how to clean sticky or dirty contacts on keys, fairly simple but I just dont have the time or drive to do this anymore so I must sell it AS IS. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Kawai K3m

” Cosmetics are excellent. Never taken out of studio. No dust exposure. Always used with surge protector and clean power supply on a separate circuit. Not many hours of usage. Manual is online. I have the original docs but will list them separately when I find that box, in a couple weeks.”
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Kawai K3

“This particular unit is in very good cosmetic condition for an almost 40 yr old instrument. I tested all the sounds and all the selections are in working condition. The only thing I did find was 2 keys that will need attention. Please note the keys with the color stickers, the blue stickered key makes no sound and the brown sticker key needs to be pressed hard to make sound. Both keys were working when I bought it some 15 years ago but its been in my garage ever since and I am sure some dust has collected in the contacts over the years. I’ve seen videos on youtube on how to clean sticky or dirty contacts on keys, fairly simple but I just dont have the time or drive to do this anymore so I must sell it AS IS.

This classic is in need of maintenance or repair and is for someone who has the passion and desire to spend an afternoon taking it apart and give it the maintenace and attention it needs. Everything else including selectors, soundbanks, digital readout, pitch/tone wheel, looks to be responsive and in good shape but I am not a professional so just remember that. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Kawai K4r

“Owner for almost 30 years offering truly barely used (VERY LOW hours), studio use only, never gigged, KAWAI K4R 16-bit Digital Rack MIDI Synthesizer Sound Module, circa 1989. These are hard to find and have a unique, versatile sound.

Unit has been fully tested including LCD display, all buttons and sliders, audio outputs, and MIDI ports. Internal battery recently replaced. Includes original genuine Kawai (made in Japan) power supply AC adapter and printout of instruction manual.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Kawai K1m

“Classic 1980’s synth module which shares some of the sonic imprint of the Roland D50 / D550 and other 1980’s digital synths, but has it’s own thing going on which makes it well worth having. I’ve sampled the sounds I use most so someone else can have some fun with it!

In goods clean shape with only minor age-related signs of wear, bright clear display, original UK PSU included and works as it should. Rare set of original paperwork too, including the Owner’s Manual, Wave List and a colour brochure. Lastly it comes with the boxed DC8 RAM memory card, which has the little Kawai dust sleeve and even the plastic tray that sits in the box (I’ve just put a new coin-cell battery in the cart so it’s ready to go).” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Kawai K4r

“Kawai K4r – Vintage digital synthetizer module,8 multi,16 voices,individual outs. Condition is “Used”. Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class. Nice digital filters. Fully working. VGC for age apart from chip at bottom below volume control. No manual.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Kawai K1m

“Fully tested and working properly. The K1 is one of Kawai’s most economic digital synthesizers in the K-series. The K1 has 256 digital samples of waveforms, 50 of which are from acoustic instruments. You combine up to four wave shapes to create very new and unique sounds. The K1 is capable of very good acoustic recreation, excellent unique synth sounds or at times, completely noisy walls of complex sound.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Kawai K3

“Keyboard has been cleaned and fixed up by a professional. Slightly sticky on the bottom of the keyboard, Signs of age and wear on the entire keyboard in general. Missing the volume knob but it still works and is still usable. The Middle “G” Key was broken of and my friend epoxied it back, and tested it with a high intensity, it’s not coming off! Entire piece works great and he was suprised at how great this particular model sounds, as we fix these types often. Backup Memory and Battery very good, very clean inside. Random marks and scratches but excellent condition” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Kawai K1

“In almost playable condition, as a few keys don’t work – unsure whether this is something internal, physical, digital etc. It was “gifted” to us in this condition, and seems to have about three screws holding it all together – not the greatest of signs. But it does fire up and play through the headphone socket, although I haven’t got any MIDI gear to test in and out functionality so bear in mind I can only verify that “yes it kinda works”

It’s also not in the cleanest nick, with a few scratches and what have you, also the top of the joystick is missing, although I can’t work out what it even does. The pitch wheel and mod wheel do work fine, I can say that.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Kawai K1m

“The two memory cards have new batteries installed and working. The original manual will also be included. The two memory cards are worth $140-.$180 alone. I’ll also include a MIDI cable and Universal power supply.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Kawai K5M

“Kawai K5M Digital Synthesizer Rack Module 1987 V1.2 As Is Untested. Condition is “For parts or not working”.

Tested to power on. Increment curser works to change elements. Pressed carious buttons and show pics of different screens.

It is heavily scratched on the front and some scratches on the back. No card included.

Sold as is untested for parts” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Kawai K1m

“NO POWER ADAPTER

UNTESTED

REQUIRES SPECIAL REVERSE POLARITY POWER ADAPTER

UNIT ONLY

NO RETURNS

SHOWS SIGNS OF PREVIOUS USE INCLUDING SCRATCHES MARKS AND DINGS AS PICTURED

SOLD AS IS AS PICTURED

NO RETURNS ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Kawai K4

“Kawai K4. Condition is used, some minor wear marks but overall, good for its age. Mono output is a bit temperamental, crackles occasionally so needs attention. Universal power lead included, not the original. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Kawai SX-240

“KAWAI SX-240

Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer

WORKS 100%

Clean/VG+

+SKB Case

Used in studio only.

Not a live gig keyboard.

Fully serviced within last 18 months.

New Battery

NOTE:

The Keyboard has not received the OS has updated chip

with the Tauntek firmware eproms.”
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Kawai K1r

“Kawai K1r midi Tone Module (Expander)

1u rack mount unit …a classic tone generator. Great midi module.
Working fine – sold as seen in the pics. No manual but comes with a UK power supply and a sought-after ROM card” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Kawai K1m

“Digital desktop module version of the popular Kawai K1 keyboard synthesiser. Same sounds in a small compact form. Joystick controller allows realtime mixing of wave components for both sound design and recording. Comes with original box and power supply.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Kawai K11

“Kawai K11 Rompler synth.

Has the kawai gmega synth brain with a midi keyboard that can send on 32 midi channels (2 x 16).

Sounds are 90s rompler style like korg M1 etc and can be modified. Synth was used on some actual jungle releases in 90s. Piano sounds were highly regarded too.

See vintage synth.com for writeup and review.

Very usfull midi keyboard in large studios as can select between 32 different midi channels, has velecity/aftertouch keys with that not too heavy not too light, give it a good rave stab bashing 90s feel.”

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Kawai K1m

“Selling my Kawai K1M synth module. No problems, everything works great. Comes with AC adapter, not pictured. Don’t have room anymore, have to downsize a little bit. My loss is your gain, this thing is fun!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Kawai K1

“1986 Kawai K1 in overall good condition apart from 2 broken keys ( repacements supplied ). Everything works as it should and there are plenty of demos on youtube to give an idea how good this little synth really is. Comes with PSU and replacement keys. Grab a bargin” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Kawai SX-240

“KAWAI SX-240

Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer WORKS 100%

Clean/VG+

+SKB Case

Used in studio only. Not a live gig keyboard. Fully serviced within last 18 months.

Will be shipped wrapped carefully inside of SKB cases and then also in another cardboard box with padding.” Click here to visit listing on eBay