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Yamaha U1

The Yamaha U1 is the first of the U series and is recognized as a quality piano by teachers, composers and professional pianists alike. Made in Yamaha's Japanese factory, the U series is the first of the Yamaha collection to be made there, marking it as the beginning of the more professional ranges of Yamaha acoustic pianos. The elements of its design are more refined, such as the special rib configurations, which strengthen the soundboard as well as the back post and other structural advances providing enhanced rigidity and resonance. Likewise, it includes a Soft-Close Fall, a self-closing mechanism usually only found in Grand Pianos, which prevents the fall-board from dropping clumsily onto the keyboard, allowing for protection against damage to your piano and fingers! The U1 is pleasurable to play and hear as a result of its redesigned hammers, which use specially selected materials, providing an excellent response and control of tone projection. Similarly, the responsive touch allows for comfortable playing, especially during faster passages of music, so that no player feels hindered. The evenly balanced timbre and clean and projective sound as well as the strong bass, rich middle and clear treble ranges, provide a rich and colourful tone, making it a favourite amongst a variety of players. It comes in a variety of finishes and veneers, and helpfully has wider music desks so that there is an abundance of room for sheet music. The U1 is suitable for those advancing all the way to grade 8 level and beyond, and is a popular choice with teachers, professional pianists, and players of all abilities, undoubtedly due to its remarkable quality, stability and tone for the price.

The Yamaha U1 is also available new in a variety of different finishes to help seamlessly blend to your home, as is the option of their ‘Silent Piano’ system, the self-playing and recording ‘Disklavier’ system or the new cutting edge ‘Transacoustic’ system. To learn more on what and how these systems work, just get in touch with us with the details below.

The Yamaha U1 continues to be a very popular upright piano at our shop, and we always have a mixture of stock both new and secondhand to choose from.
See below our current stock range and price list.

Please note that some secondhand models may not have the attributes of a new one i.e a soft fall close.


YAMAHA U1     WHITE -    1.7 Million      £3,850
YAMAHA U1     BLACK -    3.0 Million     £3,750
YAMAHA U1     WOOD -    2.1 Million      £3,750   


NEW U1 - BLACK -  £8,624 (Available to order)

NEW U1SH SILENT - BLACK -  £10,942 (Available to order)

NEW U1TA TRANSACOUSTIC - £12,075- In Stock!

NEW DU1 ENSPIRE DISKLAVIER - £15,272 (Available to order)


As an alternative to a Yamaha U1, we also have in stock a Yamaha UX1 and a MC301, please click the link below to see more information about these models.



For current prices on other finishes or extras, just contact us with the details below!

If you are interested in purchasing this piano or would like more information, call us on (01344) 873645 or email us on:sales@handelpianos.co.uk

Make: Yamaha

Size: 60 x 52 x 26 inches OR 152 x 121 x 60 cm

Casework: Black Gloss

PRICE £3,750


Free local ground floor delivery

3 Year guarantee (Reconditioned)

5 Year guarantee (New)

Piano tuned to concert pitch

4 week exchange available (please ask for more details)


0% Finance up to £5000 is available on this Yamaha U1 piano*
Funded by The Arts Council, this loan is aimed to help people purchase the right instrument.

For more information on this excellent offer please call us on: 01344 873645
Or visit the official website at: www.takeitaway.org.uk

*Subject to terms and conditions


Yamaha Petrof Bosendorfer Kemble