Roland & Karimoku
Made in Japan series KF-10

Artisan digital piano combines hand-crafted solid wood cabinet and SuperNATURAL modelling technology

Digital technology meets artisan tradition in the new KIYOLA KF-10. Created in collaboration between Roland and Japanese furniture designer Karimoku, this refined digital piano achieves a perfect harmony of form and function: a powerful instrument that makes a sophisticated statement in your home. With its model name translating as ‘elegance and beauty’, the KIYOLA KF-10 is visually unique in the modern piano market, offering an all-natural, hand-crafted wood cabinet that complements your living space and lifestyle. Meanwhile, the presence of Roland’s innovative digital piano technology delivers the performance you demand as a player, with flagship features including SuperNATURAL Piano sound modelling, dynamic sensing technology via the new PHA-50 keyboard, wireless Bluetooth® connectivity to your favorite music-making apps and a dynamic array of speakers that fill your home with sound. Available in a Walnut or Pure Oak finish, with a foot pedal and ergonomically designed piano bench included, the KIYOLA KF-10 is a digital piano to both admire and enjoy.

Stands out from the crowd with Karimoku hand-crafted all-wood cabinet

Designed in-house by Karimoku – Japan’s largest wood furniture-maker since 1940, and a noted exponent of environmentally friendly, low-formaldehyde timbers – the KIYOLA KF-10 is unlike any other piano on the market. Hand-crafted in Japan from all-natural wood, the result is a slim, stylish, ergonomically contoured cabinet that complements your living space like a piece of artisan furniture. Perfect for players who want to make a statement, the individual grain patterns are unique to each piano, as is the natural ageing of the wood, whether you choose a finish of Walnut (KF-10-KW) or Pure Oak (KF-10-KO).

Pure, natural wood for quality you can see and feel

Admiration alone is not enough: you’ll want to reach out and touch the KIYOLA KF-10. The cabinet’s smooth, contoured side panels are inspired by Karimoku’s high-end sofas, while the slim legs help it blend seamlessly into your living space. By keeping the controls to a minimum, the KIYOLA KF-10 preserves the organic look, with the volume knob and buttons all located on the side to prevent any distraction while playing. The cabinet lid also doubles as the music rest, for an aesthetic that is simple and compact. Over the years of ownership, you’ll also appreciate the beautiful ageing of the natural wood, just as you’d expect from high-end vintage instruments and furniture.

Hand-built by masters of traditional Japanese wood crafting

Renowned for their uncompromising attention to detail and perfectionism, Karimoku’s experienced craftsmen build each KIYOLA KF-10 cabinet at their Japanese factory which is located in the same part of Japan as Roland’s headquarters and factories. The cabinets are then shipped to the Roland plant for assembly of the internal electronics, speakers and keyboards. With environmentally friendly materials and methods used at every stage, this collaborative manufacturing process ensures the KIYOLA series is ethical and of consistent high quality.

Ergonomic piano bench supports your posture and protects your spine

Long periods sitting incorrectly on a badly designed piano bench can be uncomfortable, and may even cause strain to bones and joints, lower back pain and long-term damage to your spine. To address this, the KIYOLA KF-10 takes advantage of Karimoku’s huge experience of furniture design – and associated scientific research – by including an ergonomically designed piano bench. Extensively studied and tested by the Japanese craftsmen, it features a distinctive arched shape that promotes good posture, a wider sitting area that distributes your weight more evenly, and a cushion made from soft, high-density foam. As a result, you can play piano for longer without discomfort or fear of health issues.

Responds to your touch with Roland SuperNATURAL Piano modelling and PHA-50 keyboard

The KIYOLA KF-10’s artisan looks don’t come at the expense of its playability. Lift the lid on the Karimoku cabinet and you’ll find a digital piano powered by the same acclaimed SuperNATURAL Piano modelling as featured on Roland’s flagship LX/HP digital pianos. Unlike most digital pianos – which merely trigger a sample of a note when you press a key – SuperNATURAL recreates the full tone and response of an acoustic piano, by recreating all the complex interactions that take place during the creation of audible sound. The result is a rich, living, characterful tone that responds to your playing style and touch, complemented by four speakers that deliver a sound that is all-enveloping and alive. The KIYOLA KF-10 also features Roland’s latest PHA-50 keyboard, with each key combining wooden sides and a durable inner molded material, for a traditional look and familiar feel that won’t be marred by costly reliability issues. To further support expressive players, the KIYOLA KF-10 also includes a pedal unit that supports half-pedal technique.

Wireless Bluetooth connectivity to useful apps

If you’ve ever felt uninspired while playing the piano, you’ll welcome the KIYOLA KF-10, which (despite its minimalist appearance) can wirelessly connect to a smartphone or tablet for access to the best music apps. Controlling the dedicated app via your Android or iOS device, you’ll be able to personalize your piano by selecting internal sounds, play onboard songs or set the built-in metronome. When you’re ready to go deeper, Roland’s Piano Designer app allows fine-tune editing of your tone, while it’s easy to practice using apps like piaScore and Sheet Music Direct (the foot pedal also lets you turn the pages). Even when you’re not playing, the KIYOLA KF-10’s wireless speakers relay high-quality audio from your iOS or Android device: another reason why this is the ideal piano for the modern living space.

Created by Karimoku – Japan’s leading wood furniture specialist

Founded in 1940, Karimoku is Japan’s largest wooden furniture-maker. From its headquarters in Aichi, the company creates premium wooden furniture based on traditional Japanese wood-crafting techniques, with innovative designs by the in-house design team, as well as collaboration with designers worldwide. By controlling the entire production and distribution process, from sourcing of the raw materials and manufacturing – all the way to sales and repair – high quality is assured. Led by its ‘Quality First’ philosophy and sense of social responsibility, Karimoku strives to design environmentally sound products that lead to an enriched and fulfilled lifestyle.

Winner of the 2015 Good Design Award

Hosted by the Japan Institute for Design Promotion for over half a century to recognize innovative designs that enrich our lives, the Good Design Award and its prestigious G Mark badge is only granted to products that excel in both aesthetics and functionality. As an elegant marriage of Roland’s latest technology and Karimoku’s all-natural wooden craftsmanship, the KIYOLA KF-10 qualifies on both counts, and in September 2015 – just before the official launch in Japan – it became a proud recipient of this prestigious award.

Kiyola Concept Movie

This video introduces the making of the KIYOLA KF-10 Digital Piano that integrates pure, natural wood cabinet hand-crafted by Karimoku’s experienced craftsmen and Roland’s advanced digital piano technology.

Sound Generator
Piano Sound
Piano Sound: SuperNATURAL Piano Modeling
Max. Polyphony
Piano: Limitless (solo playing using ‘Grand Piano’ tones)
Other: 384
For performance: 6 Tones (Grand Piano: 3 Tones, Upright Piano: 1 Tones, E.Piano: 1 Tones)
For data playback: 265 Tones (including 8 drum sets, 1 SFX set), Conforms to GM2
PHA-50 Keyboard
Wood and Plastic Hybrid Structure, with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel (88 keys)
Progressive Damper Action Pedal
(Damper pedal: capable of continuous detection, Soft pedal: capable of continuous detection/function assignable, Sostenuto pedal: function assignable)
Speaker System
12 cm (4-3/4 inches) x 2
5 cm (2 inches) x 2
Rated Power Output
30 W x 2
Volume Level (SPL)
109 dB (This value was measured according to the method that is based on Roland's technical standard.)
Tuning, Voicing
Touch Sensitivity
Key Touch: 5 types, fixed touch
Master Tuning
415.3–466.2 Hz (adjustable in increments of 0.1 Hz)
10 types (Equal, Just Major, Just Minor, Pythagorean, Kirnberger I, Kirnberger II, Kirnberger III, Meantone, Werckmeister, Arabic), selectable temperament key (*1)
Ambience, Brilliance
Piano Designer (*1)
Key Off Noise
Hammer Noise
Duplex Scale
Full Scale String Resonance
Damper Resonance
Key Off Resonance
Cabinet Resonance
Soundboard Type
Damper Noise
Single Note Tuning
Single Note Volume
Single Note Character
Internal Songs
30 songs
Data Playback
Playable Software
Standard MIDI Files (Format 0, 1)
Audio File (WAV, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit linear format, require USB Flash Memory)
Bluetooth Ver 3.0 (Supports SCMS-T content protection)
MIDI, Turning music sheet
Bluetooth Ver 4.0
Convenient Functions
Convenient Functions
Metronome (adjustable Tempo/Beat/Down beat)
Transpose (in semitones)
Speaker volume and Headphones volume automatically select function
Auto Off
DC In jack
USB Computer port: USB B type
USB Memory port: USB A type
Phones jack x 2: Stereo miniature phone type, Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
Power Supply
AC Adaptor
Power Consumption
11 W
Owner's Manual
Operation Guide
Leaflet Stand Assembly
AC Adaptor
Power Cord
Headphone Hook
Dedicated Pedal
Dedicated Fixed-height Bench
Option (sold separately)
USB Flash Memory (*2)
Size (Piano with Lid Closed)
1,396 mm
55 inches
337 mm
13-5/16 inches
782 mm
30-13/16 inches
Size (Piano with Lid Open)
1,396 mm
55 inches
337 mm
13-5/16 inches
910 mm
35-7/8 inches
Size (Pedal)
292 mm
11-1/2 inches
216 mm
8-9/16 inches
95 mm
3-3/4 inches
Size (Bench)
440 mm
17-3/8 inches
300 mm
11-13/16 inches
520 mm
20-1/2 inches
Weight (including piano stand)
KF-10-KW: 33.0 kg/72 lbs 13 oz
KF-10-KO: 33.2 kg/73 lbs 4 oz
KF-10-KW, KF-10-KO: 2.1 kg/4 lbs 11 oz
KF-10-KW: 4.4 kg/9 lbs 12 oz
KF-10-KO: 4.5 kg/9 lbs 15 oz
*1 Capable to adjust value when using Piano Designer Apps.
*2 Use USB Flash Memory sold by Roland. We cannot guarantee operation if other products are used.
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All specificattions and appearance are subject to change without notice.


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