Yamaha U1 Upright Piano £3190

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 Yamaha U1 is 121cm
    All of the best upright pianos are 120cm tall or higher. Ideally you should consider the 131cm Yamaha U3 but if space or budget is an issue then the Yamaha U1 is tall enough to give a high quality sound.
  • Popular with piano teachers
    This model is traditionally popular with piano teachers who need a reliable piano with a high quality touch & tone that will help their students prepare for exams.
  • Popular with university practise rooms
    We sold a batch of 13 Yamaha pianos to a prestigious British boarding school a few years ago. They bought 9 U3s and 4 U1s for use in their practise rooms. These models provide hassle-free service even in quite demanding settings.
  • Made in Japan
    Japan has a long, proud history of manufacturing. In fact, manufacturing is seen as an art form in Japan. In my opinion you should avoid brand new Chinese pianos at all costs. If a Chinese piano has a German name, avoid it. If a Chinese piano claims to have been designed by a German guy, avoid it. You will lose out on action quality, sound quality, it will likely go out of tune quickly and its value will very quickly plummet like a lead balloon. Yes, they have improved in the past 10-20 years and yes they are still improving but they are still not as good as their Japanese counterparts.

And now a few comments on the benefits of buying

Yamaha U1 dimensions*

Height 48in / 121cm
Width 60in / 151cm
Depth 24in / 61.5cm
From floor to keyboard 24in and 1/16th / 61.2cm

*accurate to the best of our knowledge.

Yamaha U1 Available Colours/Finishes

The most commonly available colour available on the 2nd hand market is Black Polyester. A non-black 2nd hand Yamaha U1 is a very rare thing indeed and if that is what you require you could be in for a very long search. Feel free to get in touch if you’d like us to try and find one for you.

If you have the money to buy a brand new Yamaha U1 then they are available in Mahogany, White and Walnut. If you choose a 2nd hand Yamaha U1 wisely you can get a piano that is every bit as good as a brand new one for less than half price.

Please visit our Yamaha Piano sales page to see our current stock of the very popular Yamaha U1 Upright Piano.