Yamaha U1 Upright Piano

Piano Name: Yamaha
Website: Yamaha
Model: U1
Made in: Japan
Parent Company: Yamaha Corporation
Company Location: Japan
Height: 48″

Impressions: The Yamaha U1 upright piano remains one of the ‘workhorse’ instruments in the musical community. At 48″ tall (121 cm), it is a veritable power house for sound. When asked what the difference is between the U1 and the bigger brother the Yamaha U3 (52″ tall), my impressions are that the U1 feels more close and present while the U3 is more resonant. This doesn’t show a lack of quality by any means but rather a product of size. The touch is firm and tone is sparkly but conservative. The evenness in touch remains a benchmark in the musical community. The Yamaha U1 is a joy to play and a pleasure to listen to. ~ Glen Barkman

History: In 1887 a watchmaker by the name of Torakusu Yamaha founded Japan’s first reed organ company. By 1899 he traveled to the USA to learn how to build pianos and started making grand and upright pianos under the name Nippon Gakki meaning “Japanese Musical Instrument”. These humble beginnings have developed into a multinational manufacturing operation with sales into the billions annually, a work force of nearly 20,000 and product lines ranging from motors to electronics to musical instruments. Yamaha is revered as one of the largest piano makers in the world, trendsetting in manufacturing and musical technology.

Dimensions: 48″x60″x24″ or 121cm x 150cm x 60cm

Available Finishes: Polished Ebony, American Walnut, Mahogany or White, Satin Ebony, American Walnut or Open-Pore American Walnut

Features: Full length ribs into a notched liner ~ Solid spruce soundboard and ribs ~ Acoustibars ~ Solid copper wound bass strings ~ Hard maple bridges ~ Aluminum alloy action rails ~ Yamaha balanced action ~ Spruce keys with hardwood buttons ~ Cut thread tuning pins ~ Mute pedal ~ Yamaha designed hammers with T-fasteners ~ Vacuum Shield Mold Process (V-Pro) plate ~ Seasoned for destination ~ 10 year warranty

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