Yamaha YUS3SH2 upright piano review and information

The Yamaha YUS3SH2 is a Yamaha YUS3 with the newest in ‘Silent’ technology fitted. There are not many better uprights than these pianos, they really are the best of the best! If you have any technical info or corrections for this article, please email mgpianos@gmail.com.

The pros of buying a YUS3SH2

  • It is built on the YUS3
  • It will last a lifetime
  • It has the latest silent system built in (upgraded from the YUS3SH)

The cons of buying a YUS3SH2

  • It is a very expensive piano

When was it produced?

The Yamaha YUS3SH2 was released in around 2018 as a replacement for the YUS3SH

Where was it made?

Hamamatsu, Japan is the birth place for all of Yamaha’s best pianos, including the CFX, which goes for £140k. The Yamaha YUS3SH2 was also made in this factory.

What differences between similarly named models?

The YUS1SH2 is 10cm smaller than the Yamaha YUS3SH2. The YUS5SH2 is the same size as the YUS3SH2 but we aren’t clear on the differences yet. You will also see these models listed as SH instead of the more recent SH2.



Here is a quote I found on a Piano World forum comparing the world famous Yamaha U3 and the Yamaha YUS3

“Definitely YUS3 over U3 “ – http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/2033490/1.html

Who should buy them?

Everybody and anybody should buy this piano. Its one of the very top pianos ever made. The only improvement would be a high end grand piano like a Yamaha C2 or C3

Will I need to upgrade at some point?

No – the YUS3SH2 is among the very best pianos ever made and will stay in your family for generations if well cared for.


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

New and used prices.

You’ll be looking at spending around £14,000+ for a reconditioned Yamaha YUS3SH2 and around £9000+ for a secondhand one.

Alternative models to consider similar to this.

I always recommend similar uprights from the Yamaha U series. The U3, U300, U30A, U30BL or U3X are all wonderful pianos that also come from Japan. All of these models are available with or without a silent system.


The Yamaha YUS3SH2 is perfection in a piano. If you get the chance to own one, you should definitely take it!