Yamaha U 3 Polished Ebony

Type: Upright Piano
Make: Yamaha
Color: Polished Ebony
Model: U 3
Size: 52"


NOTICE; Our pre-owned Yamahas are restored, not just cleaned and polished. If there are worn out parts they are replaced by our experienced technicians and with genuine YAMAHA PARTS. Our Yamaha pianos are all in GREAT condition when entering the show room!

We see lots of used Yamaha's advertised, but ours have a 10 year full warranty because we spend some 40 hours checking, regulating and replacing parts of the pianos. The cost may be 10-20K more but who cares when you pick the most professional of YAMAHA uprights!

There is nothing wrong with an older piano, you must know that they are mostly better built than the newer ones, parts as well as labor is better in 1970-2000 Yamaha's but the pianos can often not be sold as is because they need many parts replaced. We always do this work and therfore the pianos cost more than the same pianos where parts are not replaced. (hammers, strings, pins and velts must often be replaced, if not you will see rust and some 'dead' string sounds)

The Yamaha U3 upright piano is the grand upright piano. People that have limited room in their house or want a second grand piano sounding piano in the bedroom upstairs and want a YAMAHA grand piano sound have no choice, they will buy the YAMAHA U3. It is a nice piano that lasts for a long time and all other manufacturers have tried to copy it with variable success. The tone is typical combination of Yamaha U1 and U2, rather wide and rather forceful.


  • 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
  • Grand piano key travel
  • Cut thread tuning pins
  • Mute pedal
  • Yamaha designed hammers with T-fasteners
  • Polyester finish
  • Resin sheet foundation
  • Vacuum Shield Mold Process (V-Pro) plate
  • Seasoned for destination


Spruce Soundboard Yamaha U3

At the Yamaha lumber mill and wood processing facility, the finest spruce is quarter sawn; and less than 10% of the total 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.

Full Length Ribs Yamaha U3

Yamaha reinforces the crown in its soundboards by using ribs that continue to the edge of the soundboard, and are glued into the notched liner (or inner rim on the grand piano). Reinforcing the crown ensures that the tone quality will remain for years and years and improves tuning stability.

V-Pro Plate Yamaha U3

Yamaha uses V-Pro (Vacuum Shield Mold Process) in casting the iron frame (plate). V-Pro plates are stronger and visually more appealing. Critical dimensions are produced more accurately than before.

Metal Action Rails Yamaha U3

Yamaha engineering developed a unique Extruded Aluminum 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 effect touch, caused by periodic weather changes, are eliminated allowing stable, long-lasting action regulation.

Balanced Action Yamaha U3

Each key of a Yamaha piano is individually tested and measured for the corrections needed to obtain uniform "down weight" pressure. Yamaha actions play correctly and uniformly. This balancing helps ensure a lifetime of superior touch and control across the keyboard.

Uniform Key Travel Yamaha U3

Yamaha designs all grand and vertical pianos to have the same key travel. Regardless of size, type or model of Yamaha piano, the keyboards will always feel the same.

Spruce Keys Yamaha U3

Yamaha uses Spruce for the keys on all models of pianos. Spruce is very light and possesses a very high ratio of strength to weight. It is ideal for key construction, even though its cost is greater than either sugar pine or bass wood. Yamaha keyboards respond quickly providing fast repetition for the most intricate piece of music. Yamaha keyboards withstand heavy use over years of fortissimo passages.

Please VISIT OUR SHOWROOM, call us at (02) 8293 5174 or 0917.895.0011 or email us for an appointment or more detailed information.