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 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 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 K3

“Chassis is in beautiful shape, the second B key needs to be pressed harder than the others – would be easy to open up and clean but I’m leaving it as is. One of the voices has a unique gritty character to it but definitely works. so as you go up and down the keyboard, that voice wind played sounds different than the others, not necessarily a bad thing it adds character to the unit. but if you wanted some thing as precise as it was from the factory, you could have someone repair it or replace it, my research shows it’s pretty inexpensive. All the functions I could test appeared to work. Only some very minor age cracking of the membrane but functions still work.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Kawai K3

“Kawai K3 Digital Wave Memory Synthesizer Ser#101794 Functions with Broken Keys

Additional Info: The increment dial is missing its knob (not included) but it is still movable. The number 1 spot under OSC display covering is missing and just the button is exposed and it does still function (see pics). There are 5 keys broken off at the black key mark that still work (see pics). There is some light sticker residue near the digital display. The top plate is missing its screws so the plate does lift up and open (see pics screws not included).

Additional Information from General Search: Underrated 80s classic. 6 voice polysynth with 2 digital oscillators that lets you choose from any of 32 waveforms from traditional analog waveforms to complex waveforms for killer bells and choir timbres. Then route them through analog filters for that classic warm tone.

Overall Synthesizer Condition: Good” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Kawai K3

“Keyboard appears to all work[even though I am not a keyboard player].All buttons seem to work.IT HAS ONE KEY THAT IS CRACKED AND FALLS DOWN IN THE FRONT.It appears it has been glued before but not sure.It will need to be replaced unless someone knows how to repair it and make some glue hold somehow.The keyboard doesn’t look like it has been abused.It is in good physical shape.I have a kawaii keyboard bag with it.BUT THE ZIPPER DOESNT ZIP UP.I will send the bag with it and maybe you can get a new zipper.Keyboard is sold AS- IS.I am not a keyboard player but inspected the best I know how.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Kawai K3

“Underrated 80s classic. 6 voice polysynth with 2 digital oscillators that let’s you choose from any of 32 waveforms from traditional analog waveforms to complex waveforms for killer bells and choir timbres. Then route them throguh analog filters for that classic warm tone. Not in the greatest condition, but built sturdy and sounds great.”
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Kawai K3

“Underrated 80s classic. 6 voice polysynth with 2 digital oscillators that let’s you choose from any of 32 waveforms from traditional analog waveforms to complex waveforms for killer bells and choir timbres. Then route them throguh analog filters for that classic warm tone. Not in the greatest condition, but built sturdy and sounds great.”
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Kawai K3

“Kawai K3 Digital Wave Memory Synthesizer, from the 1980’s. Sold by original owner.

In very good condition, with all functions working. Very minor surface wear, as expected. Sold with original manual, plus two memory cartridges.”
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Kawai K3

“Tested Kawai K3 Vintage Hybrid Wavetable Synth RC2 memory cartridge included

in very good working condition

has a couple very small knicks (see photos)

The rc2 memory cartridge is also included”
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Kawai K3

” I purchased this from the original owner three or four years ago and its a lovely sounding analog synth in perfect working condition, however due to the lack of space in my studio I have replaced it with the rackmount version, hence the sale of this great synth.

Cosmetically its fair. it has some wear to the end caps, small scuffs and scratches to the body. The membrane sheet over some of the buttons have suffered some perforations and dents (previous owner had long fingernails I presume). there are some chipped keys underneath but this does not detract from the great sound this produces. ”
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Kawai K3 Project Machine

“Bought as spares for my other K3 (sold) so this has to go too.

Works apx 50% of the time.
Has been to the tech twice but he cant debug it so sold as is.

The good, All buttons, Alpha dial sliders keys work and filters work.

The bad overall tatty and has plastic to stop the membrane further degrading. When the unit is turned on 50% of the time on the voices will be distorted by a warbling digital tone. ”
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Kawai K3

“This is a vintage Kawai K3 Hybrid analog digital synthesizer. The issue is when a patch is selected some of the notes do not play. When a different patch is selected different notes do not play and the others that were not playing do. I did a factory reset on the unit and it did nothing to resolve the issue. ” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Kawai K3

” Please note that there are two broken keys (The 3rd D Key, The 5th A Key). The A is glued together. While the D is simply missing that bottom part as pictured. The keys still function fine when pressed, but will need to be replaced. “ Click here to search for synths on eBay

Kawai K3

“One vintage Kawai K3 Analog / Digital Hybrid Synthesizer fully tested. Pitch blend needs repair, all other functions and keys are properly working. Cosmetically this vintage synth is in good and clean condition. There has been some wear to the plastic covering the program options on synth.” Click here to search for synths on eBay