Yamaha U1 Upright Piano with Latest SH3 Silent System in Black Polyester
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  • Yamaha U1 Upright Piano with Latest SH3 Silent System in Black Polyester
  • Yamaha U1 Upright Piano with Latest SH3 Silent System in Black Polyester
  • Yamaha U1 Upright Piano with Latest SH3 Silent System in Black Polyester

Yamaha U1 Upright Piano with Latest SH3 Silent System in Black Polyester

Catalogue No: UYAM-U1SH3-BP

IN STOCK

The modern U1 is the culmination of years of development and a very different (and superior) proposition to lightly re-conditioned 60s, 70s & 80s examples.

Made in Yamaha's Japanese factory, its fine tonal qualities make the U1 is suitable for the more seasoned pianist. Combining a fine acoustic piano with Yamaha's newly released SH3 silent system, this piano is perfect for the serious pianist looking to do some late night practise. 

£11,995.00
-£3,147.00 £15,142.00

Other options? 

All Yamaha pianos are available in different wood finishes, have the option for chrome or brass fittings and also the option to have the SH3 silent system.

Our range of silent pianos are all completely acoustic instruments; meaning that hammers are still striking strings to produce a sound and therefore have the benefit of playing a real acoustic piano, however, they also have a digital component that simply allows players the option to switch to a digital sound for "silent playing" via headphones.


Need a stool?

We have a wide selection of matching adjustable piano stools available. You can pick up a CGM PIANO STOOL here!


Why Yamaha?

An excellent piano for beginners to intermediate pianists alike!

The Yamaha U1 is commonly regarded as the "yard-stick" by which all other upright pianos are measured and yet over the years this model has changed dramatically, not only in appearance but also in construction, materials and method of manufacture.  

Marrying a typically reliable and responsive Yamaha action with a well-balanced sound, the U1 is one of our favourite models from the Yamaha range. In phenomenal condition, you will be amazed by the performance of this instrument.

Main Features:

  • Soft-Close fallboard
  • Fallboard locks
  • 5 back posts for stability
  • Specially-designed underfelted hammers
  • Advanced scale design
  • Extra-wide music desk
  • Sitka/Yezo/ Russian spruce soundboard


What is the SH3 Silent system?

The silent side of this piano is ideal for families with young children or night owls looking to practice late into the night.

The most common question regarding the silent piano is "is this a digital piano?".

Our range of silent pianos are all completely acoustic instruments; meaning that hammers are still striking strings to produce a sound and therefore have the benefit of playing a real acoustic piano, however, they also have a digital component that simply allows players the option to switch to a digital sound for "silent playing" via headphones.

The Yamaha SH3 system allows for silent piano practise with headphones. With the added flexibility of the silent system, it is an ideal instrument for busy and demanding musicians wanting to practice without disturbing others.


SH3 Silent System features:

  • Yamaha’s newly developed Articulation Sensor System, which delivers high-precision simulations of the movements of the hammers at the moment they strike the strings, reproducing every piano sound exactly the way the player intended

  • Grand Expression Modelling is a new feature that detects the force and acceleration of the keystrokes and changes the audio output accordingly in real time, providing the player with the ability to explore subtle tonal nuances, even in SILENT mode.

  • Virtual Resonance Modeling technology elaborately reproduces the rich sympathetic tones that are created by the timing and intensity of keystrokes, and the vibrations of the strings are propagated to other strings and the soundboard during pedalling. Virtual Resonance Modeling even replicates the sounds the dampers make when they are lifted off the strings, along with the resonance of the aliquot stringing, strings, soundboard, and case. 

  • Equipped with 20 different rhythm types that provide automatic accompaniment with percussion and bass.
  • Sampled sound of the full-size concert grand pianos: Yamaha's concert grand CFX, and Bösendorfer’ legendary and majestic model Imperial.
  • Binaural sampling technology to record the CFX samples with special microphones to portray a more natural tone.
  • Smooth release technology - Emphasizes a crisper tone when playing staccato
  • Key-off samples - The tone a grand piano makes when the dampers slowly move back into place when you take your hands off the keys.
  • Two recording functions: built-in or to USB drive saved in WAV format.
  • 25 playable digital voices
  • 480 ensemble voices with 12 Drum Kits
  • 20 rhythm patterns
  • 256-note polyphony
  • 30MB Wave ROM
  • Built-in Metronome
  • 80min playback function
  • MIDI IN/OUT
  • AUX IN/OUT
  • 2 headphone sockets
  • Smart Pianist app compatibility


Under every single key on the keyboard, there are greyscale shutters and optical sensors. These sensors track the movement of keys allowing for a very responsive digital sound. 

All silent pianos by Yamaha are supplied with a pair of Yamaha headphones


Dimensions:

Height - 121 cm

Width - 153 cm

Depth - 61 cm


Delivery charges may apply depending on degree of difficulty and location. However, ground floor delivery is typically included provided access is straightforward - enquire now for details.

Although we ordinarily stock these pianos we do like to sell them, so please do call ahead to check stock levels with one of our friendly piano department staff before making a special trip.

We usually have in stock over 40 new grand pianos, over 70 new upright pianos and an ever-changing supply of pre-owned acoustic pianos; we are definitely worth a visit!


Other pianos to compare within our showroom at Forsyth

KAWAI K300 YAMAHA B3 KAWAI 200 W. SCHIMMEL W114T W. SCHIMMEL W118T W.HOFFMAN T122

W.HOFFMAN P114 FRIDOLIN F121

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