Yamaha U3 - 52" Acoustic Upright U Series Piano

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  • Superb Working Instrument

    Aug 9, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quality construction, stable in tuning. First class.
    Cons: You do give up some tone and features compared to a grand piano.

    Summary: I am a tuner-technician who personally owns a Yamaha U7 (a model roughly equivalent to the current WX-7) and services a lot of these. Construction quaulity on all Yamaha pianos is excellent. Yamaha's typically get a "bright" sound faster than other ... read more

  • Yamaha U series Pianos are really something special

    Sep 23, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Durable,high quality construction, holds value. Last forever
    Cons: There are none as long as you don't over pay

    Summary: I'm a technician and have seen thousands of these piano throughout my years. No I don't work for Yamaha although I'm sounding like a salesman for them. If you're looking for a piano for your home, church, school or whatever, I think you'd be hard pressed ... read more

  • A great jazz instrument

    Nov 2, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great sound. Even touch and sound up & down. Durable.
    Cons: No longer inexpensive. YUS5 has a bit more bass than U3.

    Summary: Maybe some day the Chinese will catch Yamaha, but for now, people with either not the money or not the space for a grand can do no better than a good U3 without spending vastly more. Yamahas are extremely durable, hold a tune as well or better than any ... read more

  • If you can afford one, get it!

    May 4, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sound, looks, quality of piano, ***adding durability
    Cons: Price, but worth it!

    Summary: As a child, I was raised on a Baldwin Acrosonic piano and absolutely loved the sound and touch that it produced. When my oldest son showed an interest in learning how to play, I was focused on buying another Baldwin, too. But, when I did some ... read more

  • Yamaha U3 upright piano

    Jan 11, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Lovely, balanced action and warm, yet bright and rich tone
    Cons: None - unless you don't like shiny black furniture

    Summary: I bought a second hand U3 upright piano from a dealer for 2,500 British pounds in autumn 2001. It was fully reconditioned (it's about 12 years old) and it's one of the best upright pianos I've ever played. The dealer/salesperson said that the build ... read more

  • Well Balanced

    Nov 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It can be used for a multitude of purposes.
    Cons: It takes more space than your average keyboard.

    Summary: Yamaha has long been known for its excellent tone quality in all it's instruments. The "Yamaha U3-52" continues this reputation for fine quality. The tone is clear and decisive. The keys are light and easily controlled, which I've found is ... read more

  • Have it, Use it and I teach piano on it!

    Oct 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: nice sound, rich tone
    Cons: none

    Summary: The piano I own has superb tone! I am a professional musician. I have a degree in piano pedagogy and in music performance and I have loved this piano. The tone is rich and yet has a bright tone as well. It is easy to play, the keys have good ... read more

  • Yamaha - primo quality

    Aug 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Superb construction and sound
    Cons: none

    Summary: At the risk of sounding like a Yamaha salesperson (I'm NOT!), anyone who is shopping for a piano must visit a Yamaha showroom. The professionals there will educate you on the construction of the pianos and let you play the different models, as well as ... read more

  • My Only Piano

    Aug 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful (IMO), good sound, good action
    Cons: can't think of any

    Summary: I'll be honest--I don't remember if my first (and, sadly, only) piano was this particular model, but I believe it was. I had to sell it when I moved to Seattle about a year ago, as I didn't play it much and moving it 2000 miles seemed a bit ... read more

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  • U-3's are superb!

    May 27, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Built like a truck, great action, rich full sound with warmth and brightness.
    Cons: Can be expensive, but you get what you pay for!

    Summary: I bought my "grey market" U-3  5 years ago.  It continues to delight me every time I play the instrument.  the grey market designation is a myth.  Yamaha will not supply parts for any Japanese market instrument but there are at least ... read more

  • U30- Gray Market from Japan

    Oct 21, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great Sound
    Cons: Hard to Find

    Summary: I bought a 16-year-old U30 and really love it. The store had 5 U3's and the U30 had a noticably clearer and stronger sound. As a brass player and singer, the sound is just what I ... read more

  • My U3

    Jul 28, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: The best upright piano in the world
    Cons: None

    Summary: I have owned and played (Ragtime) on my Yamaha U3 upright piano for over twenty years... and this piano is still in perfect condition. I play it every day... it gets a real workout... and has always performed perfect. It keeps a great tune and sounds as ... read more

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