Yamaha upright pianos: Exceptional sound and versatility

Publish Date: 17 January 2024

For more than 120 years, Yamaha has proven its commitment time and again to producing high-quality and beautifully-crafted upright pianos.

In this article, we’ll explore the exceptional craftsmanship, superior sound quality, and diverse range of models that make Yamaha the world-renowned manufacturer it is today.

Craftsmanship behind Yamaha upright pianos

Yamaha’s world-class craftsmanship is the cornerstone of its reputation.

The same love, care and attention to detail that defines its infamous grand pianos extends to their upright models.

Carefully made by some of the world’s most skilled artisans, Yamaha creates a delicate balance between tradition and innovation that makes its uprights a superior musical instrument.

The construction of Yamaha upright pianos involves a careful selection of premium materials, starting with the finest wood. The company’s artisans search the world for dense, resonate woods such as Japanese Sakhalin Spruce, Mahogany, Rock Mape and European Spruce to use in their Kitami Mill.

Indeed, Yamaha is the only piano manufacturer in the world that operates its own mill, presenting its team complete control over the type of wood used. Out of the materials collected, only the top 15 per cent is chosen to become the soundboard, back frame, or rims of a Yamaha upright piano.

Each component is assembled with precision, resulting in an instrument that not only looks incredible but delivers a consistently high level of performance.

The company’s commitment to technique and high-quality wood for more than half a century ensures every upright piano that bears the brand’s name is a testament to quality and durability.

Superior sound quality of Yamaha upright pianos

If you’ve ever played a Yamaha upright, you’ll know that it has the ability to produce a beautifully rich and resonant sound that rivals many grand pianos.

By combining advanced acoustics and contemporary design, the Yamaha artisans have successfully achieved a superior sound quality that you’ll be hard-pressed to find in other uprights.

Yamaha has always been a step ahead of its rivals, and to keep the piano relevant in a modern world, its team has employed state-of-the-art technology to optimise the placement of soundboard ribs and enhance string vibration to ensure a smooth and consistent tone.

Each upright piano is designed to deliver a dynamic and powerful performance, making them perfect for pianists practising everything from classic to contemporary.

Yamaha upright piano: Models and series

Yahama supplies a wide range of upright pianos, each catering to different skill levels and preferences.

The U Series has long been a leading choice for educational institutions, professional musicians and home pianists. Known for its consistency and durability, the U series offers the perfect entry-level pianos that provide high-quality and robust sound.

The B Series is another entry-level offering explicitly designed with beginners in mind to provide a reliable and accessible instrument to help those just starting out begin a beautiful music journey.

For those looking for a slight upgrade, the YUS Series is another excellent selection featuring enhanced tonal richness and responsiveness that will take your playing to the next level.

And, for those seeking a balance of having a high-quality instrument at an affordable price, the P Series is worth considering.

Choosing the tight Yamaha upright piano

When it comes to finding the right Yamaha upright piano, it is important to consider your current skill level, goals, where the piano will be housed, your playing style and your budget.

We regularly recommend the B Series or the P Series models to beginners as an affordable and durable option to start your musical journey.

Conversely, more advanced players may find that the U Series or the YUS Series are more suited to their needs with their enhanced tonal characteristics.

We encourage every customer to visit our showroom and experience the Yamaha upright collection in person to get a feel for the instrument and explore its unique qualities.

Maintenance and care for Yamaha upright pianos

All pianos require proper care and maintenance to ensure they look, sound and feel just as good as the day you bought them.

Yamaha uprights are no different, and we recommend regular tunings from a qualified technician alongside housing it in the optimal environment.

Pianos left in extreme or fluctuating temperatures or humidity will deteriorate over time, so it is important to be mindful of where they are placed.

Find your Yamaha upright piano today

Yamaha upright pianos stand as a testament to this world-famous brand’s commitment to producing high-quality instruments.

If you are interested in learning more about our diverse collection of Yamaha Acoustic Upright Pianos, feel free to browse our website or get in touch with our team on 020 7935 8682 or email us at info@marksonpianos.com for more information.