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
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. 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.
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.
U Series hammers use materials specifically selected for each model to provide optimum tone production, response and long-term durability.
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.
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 U Series Video
Featuring a 10 Year in home Warranty from Yamaha of America – Yamaha Professional Upright