The legendary Yamaha U3 professional upright piano is renowned among piano teachers worldwide. With it’s peerless tonal and expressive control, and extended power and projection, this piano is designed to last a lifetime, or two.
The cut thread tuning pins and pin-block on the U3 are made in-house at Yamaha. The soundboard, which is critical when comes to sound quality, is made from solid spruce. The bass strings are solid copper wound. Spruce keys come with hardwood buttons. All Yamaha pianos come with the “mute pedal” otherwise known as a practice pedal. The finish is gloss black polished ebony.
At the Yamaha lumber mill and wood processing facility, the finest spruce is quarter sawn. Less than 10% of the total spruce timber produced is selected and reserved for Yamaha piano soundboards. Solid spruce, rather than laminated spruce or poplar, is the choice in all fine pianos for the best amplification of sound, best tone and sustain.
Seasoned for Destination
Yamaha specifically seasons the U3 for the Australian market using a proprietary technology. The tuning stability, finish and overall musical integrity are enhanced over the long life expected of a fine piano. Considering the U3 piano has been in production with Yamaha for over 50 years it has truly stood the test of time. This is an instrument you can hand down to your grand children.
Metal Action Rails
Yamaha engineering developed a unique Extruded Aluminium Alloy Action Rail (bearing a Yamaha patent) that is one of the best innovations for improving a piano action in the last 100 years. The usual fluctuations in wood rails that affect touch, caused by periodic weather changes, are eliminated allowing stable, long-lasting action regulation.
Each key of a Yamaha piano is individually tested and measured for the corrections needed to obtain uniform “down weight” pressure. Yamaha U3 (U3PEQ) actions play correctly and uniformly. This balancing helps ensure a lifetime of superior touch and control across the keyboard.
Many colleges, schools and universities around the world have enjoyed decades of reliability from the legendary Yamaha U3. Call into one of our stores today and see why this is a superb piano and potential heirloom.
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