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U3SN-E330361
U3SN-E330361
U3SN-E330361
U3SN-E330361
U3SN-E330361
U3SN-E330361
U3SN-E330361
U3SN-E330361
U3SN-E330361
U3SN-E330361

Used Yamaha U3 upright piano in polished mahogany - SOLD

£7,999

Currently out of stock
  • c.2005, Serial No: 330361
  • A rare British built Yamaha U3 upright, assembled in the Kemble factory
  • Japanese precision engineered components, with beautiful a British wood veneer finish
  • 131cm tall with 88 keys and three pedals including sostenuto
  • A refined and resonant instrument with Yamaha's unique 'floating' soundboard
  • The definitive practice and performance upright, favoured by music professionals the world over

Introducing the Yamaha U3SN upright piano c.2002

The Yamaha U3 has for many years been the industry standard teaching, practice and performance upright, a perennial favourite of music professionals the world over. It is a 131cm tall instrument, with similar string length and soundboard area to a small grand.

While most Yamaha U3 uprights are made in Japan, mahogany finished models were, until production moved to Indonesia in 2008, manufactured at the Kemble piano factory in the UK. This enabled Yamaha to use wonderful quality English sourced wood veneers for the finish, which had a beautiful grain and depth of colour.

The U1 and U3 SN models were made in comparatively small numbers, and as a more expensive option than the Japanese produced polished ebony models, almost all found their way into private homes. The U3SN benefits from Yamaha's unique floating soundboard, enabling it to freely vibrate, while a soft-close fallboard prevents trapped fingers.

This piano remains in superb condition, the cabinetry has a lustrous shine and the veneer has sustained little to no fading. The action is responsive and the tone medium-bright, rich and resonant.

Dominic Barnett – Chamberlain Pianos

Width153cm (60 1/4")
Depth65cm (25 1/2")
Height131cm (51 1/2")
Cabinet styleTraditional
FinishPolished mahogany
FittingsBrass
Number of keys88
Number of pedals3 (Damper / Sostenuto / Soft)
Practice pedal / mufflerNo
CastorsYes
Soft close fallboardYes
Lockable fallboardNo
Soundboard materialSolid spruce
Country of manufactureEngland