Yamaha U1 Rental from £99 per month

If you don’t want to buy a £4000-£7000 Yamaha piano outright you might prefer to rent from £99 per month. If you decide to buy the piano later we will knock your first 12 months rent payments off the purchase price.

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Here’s how our Yamaha U1 rental scheme works:

  • Choose any Yamaha U1 from our pianos for sale page (black pianos only)
  • Place your order (mention on the form that you wish to rent not buy)
  • We will deliver Nationwide within 7-10 days
  • Pay 1-month rent up front (was 12 months previously)
  • Pay return delivery up front
  • If you decide to buy it later your first 12 months of rent payments plus half of the delivery fee get knocked off the purchase price
  • Optional extra £50 per month if you would like the piano to have a silent kit added

Monthly Prices

  • £99 – Yamaha U1 1970-1979
  • £109 – Yamaha U1 1980-1984
  • £119 – Yamaha U1 1985-1989
  • £129 – Yamaha U1 1990-1994
  • £139 – Yamaha U1 1995-1999

These prices are for the standard U1. Please add £10 per month to any upgraded U1 model such as U1X, U10BL, U10A, U10BL, etc.

Silent U1 rental

Any of our U1 pianos can be converted to silent/digital hybrid. Please add £50 if you want a silent kit adding and read our silent pianos page for more information.

Minimum Term

There is no minimum number of months that you are required to rent the piano for.

Delivery Charges (Nationwide)

You pay for the £170 delivery to your house and you also pay an extra £170 for the return journey. If you end up buying the piano outright we will refund the 2nd £170. This applies to all of England, Wales and most of Scotland.

Stair Jobs

We have recently decided not to send any pianos out on rent if there are stairs involved. We realised that the costs and risk involved in reclaiming a rented piano that was no longer wanted were too great. We are very sorry about that change in policy. If you have stairs then your only option with us is to buy a U1, not rent. Sorry again

Total to pay up front

The figures below are based on a 1975-1979 Yamaha U1
£99 – 1 Months rent
£340 – Return nationwide delivery
£70 – 1st tuning fee
£509 – Total amount to pay up front
(Add £50 if you want a silent kit adding to the piano)

When to pay the initial payment

We require payment to be with us by bank transfer or credit/debit card (over the phone) before we can arrange a delivery date. Please fill in the order form and make payment so that we can then book a delivery slot for you.

How to pay the monthly rent

Monthly payments must be paid by standing order and you can see this information on our Payment Options page

Buy later and get your Rent knocked off the purchase price

If you choose to buy the piano outright within 12 months of delivery all of your rental payments get knocked off the purchase price of the piano and we refund half of the return delivery fee. If you buy the piano after 2 or 3 years you will still get the first 12 months of rent payments and half of the delivery fee knocked off the purchase price.

Tuning and maintenance

You should have the piano tuned at least once every 6 months at your own expense. We can help find a tuner near you if you don’t already know somebody.

Piano Stool

We will supply a free matching adjustable 2nd hand piano stool or you may order a brand new one for an extra £70. The 2nd hand ones (made in Japan) are heavier and stronger than the new ones (made in China).

Guarantee Details

Any structural issues are covered by us and any ongoing regulation and maintenance issues are your responsibility. We require that the piano is not placed in a conservatory, sun-room or within 2 feet of an active radiator. Please keep the piano out of direct sunlight and a room with stable temperature/humidity levels

Is the 100-day trial applicable?

Our 100 day trial offer does not apply to rental pianos, sorry.


Our U1 rental is aimed at domestic customers to help them find a cheaper way to get a piano into their home. That means that the following settings are exempt from renting our U1 pianos (sorry!).

  • Recording studios
  • Live music venues
  • Schools or music schools