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Yamaha UX3 Upright Piano

Yamaha UX3 Upright Piano

Regular price $ 8,499.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $ 8,499.00 USD
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TYPE: Upright
COLOR: Ebony Polish
YEAR: 1985
SIZE: 52"
COMPARE TO NEW: $20,699.00
INCLUDED: Warranty | Free Local Delivery | Bench | Piano Preparation


IN STOCK! Here is a piano you do not come across every day, one of the best upright pianos ever made. That's right, the legendary Yamaha UX-3! The UX Series are superbly crafted by hand with an inspiringly rich sound and delicate balance. The UX series features the unique radial X design for its back posts (see photo) allowing the soundboard to float and sing more freely than other uprights. It has a darker, richer tone than a standard U3 and more power as well. Completely built in Japan in 1985 by Yamaha’s most senior technicians and finished by hand, they are often called “super U3’s” by those in the know. It has just received a full tuning, voicing and regulating job by one of the area’s top technicians and is raring to go for another 40 years! Finished in high gloss ebony polish, it has been cleaned and buffed to within an inch of its life. Complete with a matching new adjustable artist bench. Lean into it and it is loud and powerful as a cannon shot, back off and it sings with an angel's gossamer wings. This is the upright for someone who wants the richness and volume of a grand piano but just does not have the room for one. But don't hesitate because these never ever last, especially in this kind of condition!!



To call the Yamaha UX-3 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 UX-3.

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 U30 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 UX-3'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 UX-3 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 UX-3 is a culmination of their efforts. 

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