Mrs EL - Yamaha U1
We are absolutely delighted with the recent purchase of our 1987 Yamaha U1. We visited local stockists, but were disappointed with the lack of information about the history of the piano and the condition of the same, and also spent much time searching the internet, but we kept coming back to Mark Goodwin’s site, which was very informative and the prices appeared to be cheaper than our local stockists. Given the cost and the nature of our intended purchase, we decided to view before purchase, and made the 120 mile round trip to Manchester on a Sunday afternoon, Mark’s directions were good and his warehouse was very easy to find. Mark is a very pleasant young man and most informative, he was very patient during our visit and not the slightest bit pushy. I explained to Mark that I hadn’t played the piano for 30 years and asked if he would demonstrate each piano, he was happy to do this and demonstrated each piano in turn and then insisted on leaving us alone to try each piano for ourselves. We decided on a 1987 U1 piano which looks absolutely immaculate, it has no marks on it whatsoever, being refurbished to a standard as new, you would really think it was new if you didn’t know different, we also chose a matching stool at a very competitive price. The delivery of our piano and stool was for the following Thursday afternoon, Mark would not take a deposit, he just advised payment on delivery. The delivery company was a professional piano delivery outfit and the delivery men were very pleasant, they telephoned when they were half an hour away and made sure that the piano was in-situ before they left, they even polished it! I’ve played the piano every day since it’s delivery and can’t fault it in any way, it’s given us so much pleasure. We’ve just arranged for our complimentary 6 week after-purchase tuning, we e-mailed Mark and he came back to us quickly with the details of a local piano tuner who would call within the next couple of days to arrange the visit, the tuner called as expected.