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U3

a refined Yamaha classic

An expansive soundboard and acoustic chamber give the 131 cm U3 extended power and projection, with the peerless tonal and expressive control of the legendary Yamaha action.

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  • Advanced Scale Design
  • Soundboard and Frame
  • Redesigned Hammers
  • Soft-Close Fallboard.

Yamaha U Series upright pianos have long been a leading choice for educational institutions, professional musicians and discriminating home pianists. Now, thanks to comprehensive redesign, these world-standard instruments are better than ever, with numerous advances in materials and construction. Refined scale designs and components improve tonal performance, while other modifications enhance strength and durability. Extra-wide music desks provide plenty of room for sheet music. And the top-of-the-line sets extraordinary standards of elegance and excellence, incorporating concepts adapted from Yamaha grand pianos.

Advanced Scale Design


Refinements in all elements of sound production have given today's U Series a richer, more resonant voice with evenly balanced timbre across the entire keyboard.

Soundboard and Frame


Special rib configurations add strength to the soundboard, while back post and other advances further enhance rigidity, resonance and structural stability.

Redesigned Hammers


U Series hammers use materials specifically selected for each model to provide optimum tone production, response and long-term durability.

Soft-Close Fallboard


A damping mechanism, formerly used only in grand pianos, prevents the fallboard from dropping abruptly onto the keyboard, guarding against accidental injury or damage.

Color/Finish


Cabinet Finish Polished

Size/Weight


 Dimensions  Width

153cm(60 1/4")

 Height 131cm(51 1/2")
 Depth 65cm(25 1/2")
 Weight  Weight 235kg(535lbs)

Control Interface


  Keyboard   Number of Keys

88

  Key Surfaces - White Acrylic Resin
  Key Surfaces - Black Phenolic Resin

Cabinet


  Key Cover Soft-Close Fallboard Yes

Q1: Yamaha pianos are mass-produced, but how do they compare with a handmade piano?

A1: The process of manufacturing a piano requires a large-scale facility and a hundredth of millimetre accuracy. A well engineered piano cannot be made by hand or with out dated facilities. Yamaha Pianos are crafted with a blend of leading-edge technology and innovation with timeless skills of expert artisans.

Q2: What does Yamaha make its soundboard out of?

A2: The soundboard is the heart and soul of the piano’s sound. For such an important part, Yamaha crafts its soundboard from select, high-quality Alaskan or Romanian Spruce.

Q3: What is a reconditioned piano?

A3: Reconditioned pianos are Second-hand pianos whos age could range between 20 to 50 years. Majority of reconditioned pianos are beyond the lifespan of a good piano and are imported from other countries at a low cost after being discarded by the customer.

Q4: What is the Big difference between a new Yamaha piano and a reconditioned piano?

A4: Although externally no visible difference can be made out between a brand new Yamaha piano and a reconditioned piano, the reconditioned piano undergos cosmetic touch-up work to cover its actual age and many worn out parts will be replaced with non-original parts to keep the cost low. All new pianos undergo a stringent stage of material selection and processing to ensure that the pianos are suitable for its country of destination. In second hand pianos, the materials in the piano may not necessarily be suitable for your climate.

Q5: Some Dealers offer a 10 year warranty on the piano?

A5: All genuine Yamaha pianos come with a warranty of term 1 year. However, if there is any abnormality that is a result of the manufacturing process, we take responsibility and guarantee the product.

The reason some retailers offer a voluntary long term warranty without authorized manufacturers warranty is because they may be obtaining their products through distribution channels that are not clear. The contents of the Warranty may not also be clear.

Q6: Is there a difference between pianos manufactured in Japan and Indonesia.

A6: The quality of pianos manufactured in Indonesia and Japan are the same. The difference lies in the cost factor as labour in Indonesia is more economical. Our manufacturing units in both countries are owned, managed and run by Yamaha employees.

Conditions for a good piano are:

Accurate tuning
Brilliant tone
Rich Volume
Superior Sound Balance
Superior Touch
Excellent Durability
Refined Design
All these characteristics can be found in pianos manufactured in Japan and Indonesia.

Q7: How often should I get my piano tuned?

A7: Generally a piano is tuned once in every 6 months considering the change of seasons. However, a piano will lose its tuning under different conditions of temperature, humidity, frequency of playing, movement of the piano etc.

Nippon Enterprises South
‘Sterling Silver’ No. 24 & 25, Siva Ganga Road,
Off Sterling Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai - 600 034.
Tel: +91-44 4290 9800
E-mail: [email protected]

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