The Yamaha U1 is the world's most popular piano. Designed to meet the needs of experienced pianists, the U1 is well-suited for home or professional use by players of every age and experience level. If you've been shopping for a U1, this is a fabulous opportunity: A beautiful natural wood-finish U1 priced thousands less than the comparable new piano.
This U1 will easily be mistaken for a new piano by anyone who sits down to it. It's in fantastic cosmetic condition - the satin walnut finish is gorgeous and the brass hardware is polished and bright. The mechanical and musical aspects of this piano are equally rock-solid - we wouldn't expect anything less from a model that has one of the world's best reputations for durability and stability.
We found this U3 to be particularly enjoyable to play. The action is classic Yamaha - quick and light with great repetition. The tone is crisp and clear (like all Yamaha U series uprights) but with a great degree of body and fullness. A heavier hand will produce a great powerful tone that's surprisingly big for an upright. It has a great expressive range and will speak sweetly or boldly depending on how it's played.
Yamaha pianos feature high-polished ebony finishes almost exclusively - it's extremely rare that we come across one in this attractive Satin American Walnut finish. It's a great choice for more classic interiors and rooms where a polished black piano would be inappropriate. It's a fantastic musical instrument in a package that is very aesthetically appealing.
Designed for the experienced pianist and professional musician. Upright pianos with outstanding tone, touch and durability. A perennial favorite among discerning pianists, the Yamaha U1 offers outstanding musical performance, setting the standards by which many other upright pianos are measured.