I just bought a Kawai CP139 for a total of $3,600. I first went to Carnes piano in San Jose, CA. Talked with Bozkurt. He was extremely helpful in explaining sound and performance differences across product lines. They didn't have any CPs to try out. I went to LA for business. Visited a Kawai dealer there. They helped me decide on the model I wanted but I was wary of their price--around $4,800. I saw people online talking about prices closer to $3,800, but wasn't sure if I could trust a forum post. I called Bozkurt just to compare prices and without telling him the LA price or the online price he quoted about $3,800!! I was pretty bugged that the LA store tried to get me to pay so much more. Went back to Carnes as soon as I got home. Final price $3,500 after shipping, taxes, and rebate. I had to wait a few extra weeks because they didn't have it in stock but it was worth it. Great piano. Honest pricing. Excellent service. Thanks!
Shopping every store and online facility was a nightmare until we came to A McBain-Carnes piano company. They listened and learned our needs and price range. They told us quality was always the way to go and they said it would cost us less to buy quality and pay the upfront price first then to suffer the pangs of a discounted price. We bought a Kawai grand 7' beauty and got such a good piano that the cost is already forgotten. Every teacher and tech and friends say it is the best piano they have ever played or seen in any home. It was the dealer who made this all possible. We paid $45,000.00 for a concert grand piano and we are loving it. I think we have gotten our money out of it already. We traded a cheap Perzina grand that had problems and the dealer that sold this piece of crap is now closing their doors, are we not surprized. Buy from A McBain and be very glad you did!
go here and buy here. They have some of the best pianos and nicest honest salespeople. I did no research and found that these guys really know pianos and do not BS to try and sell the pianos they carry. The guy down the street lied and bad mouthed these guys and He was the rat and pressure sales guy. I was so anxious to get out of that shop that I thought I would never go into another shop, I tried these guys and what a difference. They do not put pressure on and they give nice information, I bought Here. Good enough for me good enough for you, had the piano now a month and it is still all I hoped it would be. Thanks Carnes!