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Yamaha U3 Upright Piano

Yamaha U3 Upright Piano

Regular price $ 7,500.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $ 7,500.00 USD
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TYPE: Upright
COLOR: Ebony Polish
YEAR: 1985
SIZE: 52"
COMPARE TO NEW: $15,699.00

INCLUDED: Warranty | Bench | Piano Preparation

IN STOCK! As music teachers and professional players the world over know the Yamaha U3 might be the best upright piano ever made. They are one of the most sought-after pianos of all time. With a powerful bass, singing treble, and sensitive keyboard, this piano will not only serve students needs but will also satisfy much more advanced pianists as well. The Yamaha U series pianos are requested by more teachers shopping with their students than all other pianos combined. Completely built in Japan, it is 52 inches tall and finished in ebony polish that doesn’t have a scratch on it. A full regulation job from a top Yamaha technician was just performed not just a quick tuning like everywhere else. It also has a brand-new matching padded top duet bench included. Extremely hard to find in this kind of condition and a new one will set you back $15,699! We always have a dozen or more U3s available, each with its own unique touch and tone. Come over and find yours.


To call the Yamaha U3 Upright Piano popular would be an understatement; they're so renowned that people ask for them by name. Finished in sleek black gloss and containing Yamaha's characteristic responsive and reliable action, teachers, pianists, and regular players alike wish to test out the Yamaha U3.

The rare combination of dynamic response and unparalleled consistency mark it as a unique piano – like a stallion bred with a workhorse. 

Featured as part of the "U series," at 52-inches, it is the biggest of the selection. Yet, despite all of its incredible benefits, the Yamaha U3 piano remains eminently affordable and suitable for both professional and domestic settings.


For the U series, Yamaha went back to the drawing board. Its action delivers a rich tone; experienced players will notice every graduation of dynamic response at their fingers. How much pressure you give and the sound you release is all down to you.

The Yamaha U3's hammers were also redesigned to optimize tone, which is clear yet conservative. The soundboard is cut from solid spruce and is larger than is typical for a piano of this size. When combined with the longer strings, it imbues the U3 with a powerful dynamic capacity and depth of tone. 

The bridge and pinblock are constructed from hard maple, and a metal action rail is used – preventing alterations due to temperature or humidity. 


The origins of Yamaha began in 1887 when a watchmaker named Torakusu Yamaha founded Japan's first reed organ company. After visiting the US in 1899, he learned how to build pianos, transporting back this knowledge to Japan. In the century or more since Yamaha grew into one of the most revered piano makers in the world. The popularity of the Yamaha U3 is a culmination of their efforts. 

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