Playing the piano is as much an experience of “touch” as it is of tone. Day after day, the musician’s hands come in contact with the piano keys. The piano’s responsiveness can make a critical difference that can affect the player’s performance, confidence and overall playing enjoyment. Consistent, ultra-responsive touch is a Kawai tradition.


The revolutionary Millennium III Advanced Piano Action represents the third evolution of piano touch. Combining modern material science with innovative new design concepts, Kawai has developed an action with a touch and consistency that is unmatched. We invite you to experience the preeminent piano action of the third millennium.


Several elements of the action rail contribute to proper hammer alignment, a key factor in the creation of exceptional tone and touch.

  • Extrusion – The “extrusion” process creates an action rail that is both strong and consistent.
  • Stability – The rail is permanently locked in place and supported by a minimum of five (5) die-cast action brackets.
  • Dual Beam Rail Design – An “F-shaped, dual-beam” design provides rigidity to maintain proper hammer position and alignment.
  • Serrated Surface – The ridges along the rail surface provide necessary friction to hold the hammer flanges in place and preserve hammer alignment.
  • Insuliner – The exclusive Insuliner maintains hammer alignment by holding the hammer flanges in place at the critical end point.
Dual Beam Aluminum Hammer Rail
NEOTEX Key Surfaces


Kawai’s exclusive NEOTEX key surface material made of cellulose fiber offers the smooth, understated texture of natural ivory and ebony – and a semi-porous, silica-filled surface to absorb the hand’s natural oils and perspiration. Since NEOTEX is used for both the sharps and naturals, the feel of the keys is consistent across the entire keyboard. NEOTEX resists cracking and fading over years of use – and is static-resistant to help prevent the build-up of unwanted dust. The result is a beautiful, long-lasting key surface with exceptional playability.