At the piano shop bath we are very lucky have a constant flow of Yamaha pianos coming in and out of the showroom. We have played hundreds of these pianos and they are certainly deserving of their reputation. The Yamaha U1 is an enduringly successful piano, often used as a benchmark against which other models are measured and always popular with experienced pianists and beginners alike. Over the years we have sold literally hundreds of Yamaha U1s, so we know a thing or two about these famous upright pianos. We currently have four Yamaha U1s in our Yamaha room, including a 1985 model and a more recent 1998 model. Thirteen years separates these pianos so we thought it would be interesting to see how they compare.