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VIEW OUR STOCKLIST

We update our online stocklist every single day without fail. We also try to upload a video of each piano being played. http://mgps.uk/stock

BOOK A VISIT

We have a showroom in Battersea, London and also in Oldham, North Manchester (OL2). We open on a “view by appointment” basis so please don’t travel without first booking a visit. You will get a private viewing of at least 90 minutes. http://www.mgps.uk/visit

30 DAY TRIAL

Enjoy a 30 day trial in your home of any of our Yamaha upright pianos. Like it? Keep it! Don’t like it? Send it back for a full refund. No restocking fee, no return delivery charge. No money lost. http://www.mgps.uk/info/trial

LET US CHOOSE A PIANO FOR YOU

If you are too busy to visit or you feel that you aren’t able to make an informed decision then ask us to choose a piano for you. Just tell us the room size where the piano is going and also describe the flooring and curtains and ceiling height. This will help us choose a piano that is neither too bright, mellow, soft or loud for your room. http://www.mgps.uk/info/markchoose

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READ OUR BUYER’S GUIDE

Here are some of the key points to tempt you to read the full version:

  • Buy Japanese.
  • Buy taller than 121cm.
  • Buy reconditioned not new.
  • Don’t buy a piano with a plywood soundboard.
  • The U3 has longer strings than a baby grand. Longer strings produce a better sound.

Download the full version at http://mgps.uk/guide

ONLINE ORDER FORM

If you find yourself ready to go ahead with a purchase just fill in our online order form. Your details are sent automatically to our movers so that they can schedule your delivery ASAP. They will add your job to their online tracker and you will give a link so that you can see the latest date/time information. http://www.mgps.uk/order

CONVERT ANY PIANO TO SILENT/HYBRID

Once you’ve found a piano you like you may then ask us to install a silent kit so that the piano can be played acoustically as normal but with the added option to flick a switch and play it silently through the headphones instead. We use the latest system designed in Germany. Excellent option if you have neighbours or like to play late at night. http://www.mgps.uk/info/silent-yamaha-pianos

DELIVERY QUESTIONS

  • We aim to deliver within 7-10 days
  • Groundfloor delivery is free to most parts of England, Wales and Scotland. Please ask about remote areas or Ireland & Northern Ireland as there may be a charge.
  • You will be given a tracker link so that you can see the latest delivery date/time estimate
  • Stair jobs are possible, please send us photos and measurements of the key points.
  • more at http://www.mgps.uk/info/nationwide-delivery

PAYMENT METHODS

For the majority of pianos we don’t require any deposit up front, just pay the full amount when the piano arrives. You may pay by:

  • Bank Transfer
  • Credit/Debit card (no charge)
  • Cash on delivery
  • Cheque to the delivery driver

5 YEAR GUARANTEE WITH ALL YAMAHA PIANOS

Unless otherwise stated all of the pianos on our stocklist come with a 5 year guarantee which covers any internal action parts breaking, snapping, falling off or being defective. Any necessary work can usually be done in your home by a technician who lives close to you. http://www.mgps.uk/info/5-year-guarantee

FREE 1st TUNING

All of our reconditioned Yamaha pianos come with a 1st tuning in your home included with the price. You can request this tuning 6 weeks after delivery so that the piano has had plenty of time to settle in first. http://www.mgps.uk/info/free-tuning

FREE MATCHING ADJUSTABLE STOOL

Choose between brand new (made in China) or 2nd hand (made in Japan). The used ones are stronger and heavier but usually have scratches and dents. Most people choose a new stool but if you want it to last forever I recommend a used Japanese one. http://www.mgps.uk/info/piano-stools

PART EXCHANGE?

Yes we will consider taking your existing piano in part-exchange. Brace yourself for a low offer as most used pianos are not worth very much within the piano trade. http://www.mgps.uk/info/part-exchange

KEY TO FIT THE LOCK

We are happy to supply a brand new key to fit the lock of most Yamaha upright pianos. We supply these on request after delivery as most people find that they don’t need one. http://www.mgps.uk/info/yamaha-piano-key

DIMENSIONS

* Yamaha U3: 130.5cm (h), 153.5cm (w), 65cm (d) more * Yamaha U1: 121cm (h), 151cm (w), 61.5cm (d) more

JAPANESE IS BEST

Unless otherwise stated, all of our Yamaha pianos were made in Japan in Yamaha’s Hamamatsu factory which also produces their very best concert grand pianos worth £1000,000+. Not all Yamaha pianos are Japanese just like not all Fenders guitars are American. Do your research!

BUY BACK LATER?

If you buy a piano from us and find that you no longer need it a few years later we offer a “sell for you” scheme where we bring the piano back to our showroom and take a sales commission once it sells. Yamaha pianos hold their value really well so you should expect a good return. http://www.mgps.uk/info/piano-sale-commission

PRICES NEGOTIABLE?

We keep our prices firmly fixed so that it is fair for all customers.

WE FUND A SCHOOL IN INDIA

My Dad runs a charity that builds schools in India and employs teachers to provide free education for children in some of the poorest villages in India. Our piano shop funds 1 school building plus teacher, books, uniforms etc and hundreds of children have since graduated. http://www.mgps.uk/info/school-in-rangamatia


ABOUT THE PIANOS

There now follows lots of info about our pianos and about Yamaha pianos in general

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE YAMAHA U1 and YAMAHA U3?

The U3 is 10cm taller than the U1. The extra height allows the U3 to have longer strings and a larger soundboard. The U3 also has longer keys and a taller action which help make it feel more like playing a grand piano. more

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A 1970s AND 1980s YAMAHA U3 OR U1?

A 1980s U1 or U3 can sometimes bit a little brighter than a 1970s U1 or U3, particularly in the bottom couple of octaves. This isn’t always the case so you should still treat each piano on its individual merits. more

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE YAMAHA U3F, U3G, U3H, U3M, U3A, ETC?

All of those models were made in Japan, the different letter suffix just refers to a different period of time when the piano was made. Each model will have slight variations of designs but there are no significant differences between them. The U3F, U3G and some early U3H pianos can be too old. The U3M, U3A are very reliable providing they have been thoroughly reconditioned.