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Used Yamaha upright pianos

Yamaha U3H upright
Yamaha U3G upright
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Yamaha U3G Upright piano

Yamaha u3g

Yamaha U3G and H upright piano

Yamaha U3G upright pianos are extremely similar to the more common U3H though a lot less of them were produced. They tend to be slightly richer in tone, though tone can vary between pianos. They have a rich warm tone and a medium touch. We regard the Yamaha U3G and H as some of the best modern uprights ever made. They are used extensively by top musicians.

Yamaha U3 pianos in general

The U3 range of Yamaha upright pianos, measuring about 131cm in height, is Yamahas main top range upright piano. Used ones available are nearly all with black polish finish. Here is a list of the most common models of U3 sold over the years, with dates of manufacture, followed by details of the ones we consider to be the best ones that are most available:

Yamaha U3G
Yamaha U3H
Yamaha YUA
Yamaha U3M
Yamaha YUX
Yamaha UX5
Yamaha U3A
Yamaha UX3
Yamaha U30B
Yamaha UX30B
Yamaha UX50B
Yamaha U30A
Yamaha UX50A
Yamaha UX30A

Current Models 2008

Yamaha U3S Made mainly in Japan
Yamaha U3N Made in the UK (discontinued in 2010 as the kemble factory closed down)
Yamaha YUS-3 Made in Japan. Its a well made piano but has a thinner tone than the older models “U3G” and “U3H”
Yamaha YUS-5 Made in Japan. Its a well made piano but has a thinner tone than the older models “U3G” and “U3H”
Yamaha SU-7 Made in Japan. Excellent pianos, with a very responsive action and a rich tone, similar to the quality of the older U3G/H uprights

Best quality

By far the most common of these are the U3G and U3H. These are very consistent in quality and are generally mellower than new Yamahas. The “X” series are identified by an “X shaped” back bracing. This doesn’t seem to be an improvement on the usual bracing which continued to be produced. The “X” series varies more in quality than the earlier G and H series. We have listed the pre 1995 models. After about this date, the models hugely increase in variety become difficult to track with regards to which country they were made in and what the quality is. We have also listed current models.

Details of the most common top models

Yamaha U3H and U3G upright pianos had the longest production run of all Yamaha U3 upright pianos. They have a rich warm tone and a medium touch. Yamaha U3H and U3G upright pianos are very consistent in quality; any fine regulation or other work we find necessary is carried out in our workshop before sale. We regard the Yamaha U3H and U3G as some of the best modern uprights ever made. They are used extensively by top musicians.

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