Yamaha U7 upright piano review and information

The Yamaha U7 is the same height as the Yamaha U3 and has a similar sound, but production appears to have stopped in the 1970s. If you have any technical info or corrections for this article, please email mgpianos@gmail.com.

The pros & cons of the Yamaha U7


  • The Yamaha U7 is 131 cm tall, meaning it has lovely long strings, which will give it a clear and resonant tone.
  • The Yamaha U7 is a Japanese piano.
  • The Yamaha U7 will likely have a low price tag due to its age.


  • Age. They are all from the 1970s
  • The Yamaha U7 has an unusual brass plate along the bottom edges, which may not be to your taste.

When was it produced?

The Yamaha U7’s we have come across were all produced during the 1970s.

Where was it made?

The Yamaha U7 comes from the Hamamatsu factory in Japan. Yamaha makes all of its best pianos at this factory, including its concert grand, the CFX, which sells for £140k.

What differences between similarly named models?

It’s very similar to the U3 in musicality, those brass edges and a few cabinet design changes being the major differences. Whereas this piano stopped being produced, the U3s continued being manufactured, meaning they are easier to find in a great condition and will last longer.

Yamaha U7 videos

Here is a video of the Yamaha U7:


Don’t just take my word for it, here is a quote I found on Piano World

“U7s were nice pianos. However, they are pretty old by now.” – http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/2893354/yamaha-u7-worth-it-to-buy.html

And another…

“The U7 is going to be a much better piano than any of these so if you like it and if it is in good condition then grab it quick before it finds a new home , especially as it isn’t going to cost you much… U7s aren’t easily found..” – http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/3109364/yamaha-b2-vs-u7.html

Who should buy them?

If you can find a Yamaha U7 in a great condition it will be a great piano that will see you through your grades and make any pianist happy. However, due to its age, ensure you have any that you are considering buying carefully checked by an independent piano technician. Don’t skip this step.

Will I need to upgrade at some point?

Possibly, its age may mean it won’t last as long as a newer model and you might find yourself itching to upgrade before too long.”
h3. Dimensions

Height: 131cm
Width: 153cm
Depth: 64cm

New and used prices

You can get a reconditioned Yamaha U7 for around £4000.

Alternative models to consider similar to this

The Yamaha U3 is a good alternative to the U7, similar in size and musicality, and you can get a much newer piano in great condition. For a smaller, top quality Yamaha piano, the U1 is your obvious choice. There are loads of them and they are a very reliable piano.


If you come across a Yamaha U7 and you like it, you should have it carefully checked by a piano technician. If its in good condition, it will serve most pianists well and keep them happy.

Looking to buy?

To check if we have a U7 in stock (not likely, sorry!) please visit our pianos for sale page.

I hope this summary was helpful to you, and as always your feedback, thoughts and questions are welcomed, so don’t hesitate to reach out.

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