Used Yamaha U3 Pianos for sale - Price £3590

A quick sales-pitch if I may? View Our Stocklist (usually 50+ Yamaha pianos in stock), read our free Buyer's Guide, enjoy a 30 Day Test-Drive of any Yamaha Piano in your home. Finally you might consider renting a U1 for £75 p/m. Thanks :)

The video below shows the Yamaha U3 and U1 pianos that I typically have in stock. It includes sound clips so please turn your speakers up or use some nice quality headpones to get the best idea of how each piano can sound different to the others. The video shows my Manchester stock but you can expect identical quality and condition in any of my showrooms.

Moving on, if you are looking for a Yamaha U3 there are a few things you should know. I’m sorry if this page is a bit too long but there are lots of things that I’d like to tell you about. I promise that I will try to be concise! Anyway, here goes:

  1. Get £25 off any of my “Premium Grade” Yamaha U3 pianos just for reading my free “Unofficial Used Yamaha U3 Buyer’s Guide” – it will transform your shopping experience from frustrating to fun
  2. My main showroom is in Manchester but I have U3 & U1 specialist showroom in London too. Click Here for more info
  3. Listen to my voicemail feedback from Jeremy Vine (BBC Journalist), Pulak Rakshit, Stephen Habgood, Kate Crosby, Mick Small, Daniel Smith, Rod Webster, Chier Chang, Stephen Salter (Finland), Nick Wiley, Bruce Hutchcroft, Steph Leung, Andrew Oram, Shaun License, Chris Dale, Jez Haines, Nik Walker, Jo Dennis, Elise Dye and Barry Anderson
  4. Delivery to most parts of England, Scotland and Wales is free to the groundfloor. Up 1 flight of stairs is £120. Please ask about Ireland and any remote parts of the UK
  5. Scroll down to view my Yamaha U3 Stocklist & photos
  6. All of my Yamaha U3 upright pianos have been expertly stripped & repolished, have a full set of brand new keytops, a full set of brand new loop cords, the brasswork is returned to beautiful condition, the hammers are expertly voiced and the action is properly regulated – these pianos even SMELL nice! – See below for detailed photos of these aspects. For full details of the renovation process please click here to read my 3-page Unofficial Used Yamaha U3 Buyer’s Guide
  7. The winner of the 2008 BBC Young Musician of the Year attends Chetham’s music school in Manchester. Chetham’s have around 100 Yamaha U3s in their practise rooms for their students. That’s how highly regarded the U3 is.

Please scroll down for audio recordings and photo galleries showing U3s that I have recently sold. If you would like to see any photos, videos or audio recordings of my current stock, please just ask.


In my opinion, there is no noticeable difference between a mid/late 1970s Yamaha U3 and a 1980s Yamaha U3. The price difference just reflects the fact that the 1980s U3s are more expensive for me to source so I have to bump the price up a bit. I suppose the 1980s U3s will hold their value a bit better than a late 1970s U3s but in general, there is no huge difference.

My premium grade U3s are all restored to the highest standards. Read full details about the restoration process in my UNOFFICIAL USED YAMAHA U3 CRASH COURSE.

Here is a video of my Uncle Ronnie playing a medley of popular melodies on one of my previous Yamaha U3 upright pianos.

My Yamaha U3 upright pianos come with the following benefits:

1. Free Nationwide groundfloor delivery
2. Free matching adjustable stool
3. Free 1st tuning in your home
4. Five Year Guarantee (parts & labour of course)
5. Student discounts available (for students who are funding themselves through university)
6. A large smile on your face (sorry to be cheesy but it’s true!!)

Don’t forget to read the crash course for a £25 discount:

Key to fit the lock – Free (depending on availability)
Repolished a Yamaha U3 White – add £300 and wait 3 months
Convert to a Yamaha U3 Silent – add £1300 and wait 2 weeks

Here are a few photos that I recently took of one of my Yamaha U3 pianos. All of my U3s are renovated to the same high standards so you should use these photos as accurate reference images:

Stunning Cabinet

Beautiful Brasswork

Brand new Keytops as standard

Expertly Voiced Hammers

If you don’t understand the significance of the final photo below then you still haven’t read my Yamaha U3 Crash Course. Read it here:

Full set of 88 new loop cords

Yamaha U3 Dimensions

153.5cm (w), 130.5cm (h), 65cm (d). See below for a detailed profile view. IF you think that your house has some tight corners or narrow doorways you can create a cardboard cut out of the below diagram, lie it flat on the floor and then see if you can turn it into the room or around the corners without touching any of the walls.

Audio & Photos of recently sold Yamaha U3 Pianos

Yamaha U3 piano made in 1979
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Yamaha U3 piano made in 1981
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Yamaha U3 piano made in 1981
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Yamaha U3 piano made in 1981
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Yamaha U3 piano made in 1982
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