Yamaha U3 52″ Upright Piano

Yamaha U3 52″ Upright Piano

Height 52″

Depth 26″

Width 60″

Weight 517 Pounds

Yamaha U3 MSRP Prices
U3 PE Polished Ebony $14,899
U3 AW Satin Walnut $17,099
U3 PM Polished Mahogany $17,099
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Product Description

Yamaha U3

The Yamaha U3 52″ Upright Piano is part of the Yamaha Professional collection.  Featuring the largest strings, key shanks, capstans and sound board the U3 upright is refereed to as the Yamaha Upright Grand.   This instrument is one of our favorite in Yamaha’s collection of World Class Upright Pianos.  The Yamaha U3

Advanced Scale Design

Yamaha U3 Scale DesignRefinements 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.  One of many features found on the Yamaha Professional Upright Collection.


Soundboard and Frame – Yamaha U3 NJ

Special rib configurations add strength to the soundboard, while back post and other advances further enhance rigidity, resonance and structural stability.  The large sound board is why some people refer to the U3 as Yamaha’s Upright Grand.

52 inch upright piano sound board - The sound board and back post of the yamaha u3 The Yamaha U3 52″ Upright Piano features a Spruce Sound Board, Ribs and Back Post.  The Full Size Ribs are notched into the liner of the piano to give proper resonance.

The U3 Yamaha Upright Grand as some call it features a 2369 square inch sound board With a Hard Maple Bridge transferring the string energy to the soundboard.

Redesigned Hammers

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

Yamaha U3 Piano Hammer

The Yamaha U3 Hammer is an under felted hammer.  Featuring 2 different types of felt at two different levels of compression.  This under felt helps maintains the piano tone as the hammer ages. It is generally seen in higher end pianos above 45 inches tall.

The Hammer weight is set to 22 pounds for the Yamaha U3 52″ upright piano .  The hammer core and the hammer shank are made of Spruce due to it’s strength.

Piano hammers range in size depending on the scale of the harp or plate.  The hammer is the largest at the bottom most note and the smallest at the top note.  This is because the larger bass strings need a bigger force to get the string to resonate.  Yamaha Piano Engineer’s select each hammer design to complement the pianos Scale and intended use.

Soft-Close Fallboard

Yamaha U3 Professional Collection Soft fall fallboard , Yamaha Upright Grand A damping mechanism, formerly used only in grand pianos, prevents the fallboard from dropping abruptly onto the keyboard, guarding against accidental injury or damage.

Designed right into the sides of the piano fallboard offering a discrete dampening mechanism that is pleasing to the eye.

Yamaha Piano Action

Featuring a large key shank, a raised Capstan and a larger Whippen the Yamaha U3 is one of the most responsive upright pianos on the market.  This allows the piano player greater control over the volume dynamics when playing.

Yamaha U3 Piano action, 52" upright piano


Yamaha U Series Video

Yamaha Warranty

Featuring a 10 Year in home Warranty from Yamaha of America – Yamaha Professional Upright

Link to Yamaha warranty  

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