The U1 is the entry level instrument in Yamaha’s U Series of professional-quality pianos. This piano features the same high quality components and high standard of construction as the U3, but in a smaller case. The U1 also has a less powerful tone than the U3, so is ideally suited to smaller rooms where a U3 might overpower, both physically and in terms of volume. Though the U1 is a smaller instrument, the quality of the tone is still full and precise, and the keyboard action light and responsive. We recommend Yamaha U Series pianos to pianists of all abilities; the light, refined action makes these instruments suitable for the youngest beginners while the quality of tone and sturdiness of build means a piano for life, for the most discerning pianist. The U1, like all U Series instruments, has a useful practice pedal, enabling evening practice without disturbing others.
A pre-owned or refurbished Yamaha U1 is in the same price range as many new Korean or Chinese instruments, and is the perfect choice for the player (or parent) looking for a high quality ‘Piano for Life’ with a well-made, stylish case, at an affordable price. We usually keep at least one U1 in stock; at the moment (07.03.13) we have one in the standard high gloss black and one in the high gloss mahogany finish – very difficult to come by!