RECONDITIONED AS NEW Yamaha U3 Upright Piano Serial No: 1455522
RECONDITIONED TO THE.HIGHEST GRADE
Reconditioned As New Yamaha U3 Upright Piano, circa 1973
Yamaha's U series have long been considered one of the finest upright piano series on the market, with a combination of meticulous craftmanship and premium quality components. One of our favourite features of the reconditioned as new models is the installation of the soft-close mechanism on the fallboard, which is usually only found on younger instruments.
This Yamaha U3 piano has been reconditioned to the highest possible grade, using brand new parts, with some cabinet features being upgraded beyond the specification of the original instrument. Every "RECONDITIONED AS NEW" piano is supplied with a Certificate Of Quality to confirm a list of the work that has been carried out.
Yamaha U3 Piano Dimensions
- Width 153cm
- Height 131cm
- Depth 65cm
Is It Safe To Buy A Reconditioned Yamaha Piano?
Yamaha U-Series pianos have been known as the industry-leading choice of piano teachers and students for decades. Whilst there have been some small changes to the design of the instruments over the years, the heart of these pianos remains the same. Due to the fact that they were originally manufactured to such a high standard in the factory, and parts for all models are readily available, Yamaha U-series pianos can be completely reconditioned to their original playing standard. Some would argue that an older instrument has had time to mature and the tone is superior to some newer models.
What Makes These Pianos So Good?
With such a wide choice of Yamaha U-Series pianos on the market, it can be confusing as to how they differ from each other, and what level of work has been done to bring them back to a standard which will make them a good investment for your family and the future.
These pianos have been reconditioned to the very highest standard possible, to ensure that you are buying a piano that will last for many years.
When spending a significant amount of money on a piano, our customers expect an instrument that they can be proud of. That is why these "reconditioned as new" pianos have been stripped down and completely resprayed to look 'as new'. The polished ebony finish of this piano is beautiful and can be seen in one of our piano showrooms.
A piano soundboard is what gives the piano its voice. You can see it if you take a look at the back of the instrument. Soundboards are made of spruce, which is a light-in-colour wood. Over time, older soundboards tend to discolour, which is why craftsmen have meticulously sanded off the old varnish and revived and restored the soundboard's original colour. So, even if you look at the back of this piano - it almost looks new!
Replacement White Key Covers
No one wants a piano with old-looking discoloured yellow-ish keys. All the white keytops & fronts on this piano have been replaced with new brilliant white ones to make the piano look and feel like a new instrument.
Full Regulation Of The Action & Moving Parts
The hammer mechanism of a piano must be allowed to move freely in order to retain fast repetition of notes. Centre pins are metal parts within the hammer action which are replaced as part of the reconditioning process to ensure that the hammers can strike the strings and return to their original position with ease.
As well as centre pin replacement, bushings and felts are replaced to give your reconditioned Yamaha piano the longevity you would expect of a premium instrument.
Other moving parts of the action are serviced and regulated to ensure they are performing to their optimum level that will delight pianists of all standards - whether a complete beginner or Grade 8, Diploma level or above.
Pedals & Hinges
The brass pedals & visible hinges are polished and revived to look new.
Modern Yamaha U-Series pianos are equipped with a slow-fall mechanism on the key-lid for safety, and also to prevent it from being slammed shut. Our 'Reconditioned As New' Yamaha U-Series pianos have been upgraded to include a brand new slow-fall mechanism that is discreet and looks like it's always been there. In fact, some would argue that it adds a nice little extra brass detail to the instrument!
Additional Top Lid Prop
The top of a piano is not just for displaying photographs or a nice lamp! The top lid of the Yamaha U1 and U3 models is divided in the middle so that the font section can be opened to allow the true voice of the piano to be heard. Another upgrade to the original design (in addition to the slow-fall mechanism) is the inclusion of a top-lid centre-prop. This allows the lid to be half-opened so it doesn't need to be folded back flat on itself - you can still hear the true voice of the piano without taking everything off the top of the piano!
Final Check & Tuning Prior To Delivery
After selecting your 'reconditioned as new' Yamaha U-Series piano, the instrument is put through its final checks and tuned before being delivered to your home.
Free Acoustic Piano Delivery
This piano is delivered free of charge to all England addresses where access is simple – ie no steps, stairs or other obstacles which may require additional lifting equipment or manpower. Please contact our piano department directly on 01323 639335 if you would like confirmation of free delivery, or for delivery quotes to addresses outside of England. We can even take away your old piano for you free of charge if required.
This instrument is sold with a 5-year warranty. The warranty covers all parts and associated labour. If the piano needs repairing, then we come to your home. Tuning and general maintenance/servicing are not covered by the warranty.
Complimentary First Piano Tuning
Although the instrument is tuned before leaving our showroom, we want you to be completely happy with your new piano, so we arrange an initial first tuning completely free of charge. After your new piano has been delivered, we will arrange for a tuner to visit you and tune the instrument in your home.
Do you already own a piano that you would like to trade-in for a new instrument? Email us details of what you have to email@example.com and we will email you back a part exchange price immediately. Please include photos and the serial number.
For accurate delivery information, please contact our sales team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01323 639335. As a guide, despatch times are detailed below.
Additional charges will be made for delivery of heavy items to some areas. Charges may also apply to upgrades including (but not limited to) timed deliveries, piano assembly, delivery of large items, and when matching deals from other retailers. If you are unsure about our delivery charges, please contact us.
In Stock Products
Products that are shown as in stock will be sent using our standard delivery service within 2 working days from when payment is received. This excludes piano deliveries with full installation - see below.
Products which are shown as pre-order are not in stock, but can be ordered and reserved for you from the next available shipment. Order today to reserve your place in the queue! Call or email us for the latest lead times on pre-order products.
Digital Piano Deliveries:
We have many flexible delivery options for most delivery pianos, based on your location and whether you require it flat-packed, or fully assembled in your home. Digital piano delivery options are shown at checkout.
If you purchase a piano which is supplied with full installation, we will contact you once your order is received to arrange a convenient delivery date & time. Delivery & installation is usually within 14 days, but often sooner. Call us for current lead times on pianos.
Digital Piano Deliveries For Self-Assembly
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If you choose our courier delivery/flat pack delivery method, please be aware that with larger items such as digital pianos, the courier is not contracted to carry them up any steps or stairs. If there are stairs leading to the front door of the delivery address, or you live in an apartment which is not on pavement level, it is your responsibility to arrange transportation from the pavement level to the delivery address. In this instance, the delivery driver may, at their own discretion assist you in carrying the parcels to the delivery address, but they are not contracted nor obliged to do so.
Do you need delivery upstairs, or delivery at a specific time?
For some larger items which need to be delivered upstairs - including pianos, we offer a timed delivery service using our own van and drivers. This service is free on some items and chargeable on others. Call us on 01323 639335 to discuss your specific delivery requirements.
No-one at home?
Our courier will try and deliver your parcel(s) twice. After the second failed attempt, your goods will be returned to our warehouse. If you would like us to try and deliver them again, we will charge the delivery charges associated with your order again.
Delivery Surcharges For Larger Items
For some larger items, delivery surcharges may apply to the following areas: Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands, Isle Of Wight, Cornwall, Ireland, North Of England above Leeds. Call us on 01323 639335 to check before ordering.
If you're set on buying your new instrument, there's no need to get weighed down by the total cost of it straight away. If you break it down into monthly payments over time, it's much more manageable than you might think. And our fixed interest rates mean you'll know exactly what you're paying from the start.
How it works
The finance options available are displayed on our individual product pages - just click the button under the price to see the available options for each product. Finance is available for most new and used instruments over £400.
Pay a fixed deposit, and the rest is split into monthly payments. At the end of your contract when you've made your final payment, the instrument or equipment is all yours. You could own that dream guitar, piano or keyboard sooner than you thought!
Which Finance Options Are Available?
Most products on our website show the available finance options. Some are interest free, and some are interest bearing. The options shown on the site are an example of what is available - if you would like to pay over a different period, give us a call on 01323 639335 and we’ll try and arrange a finance option that suits your budget.
How To Apply For Finance
can apply for finance online as part of the checkout process, or over the telephone - call us on 01323 639335 if you'd like to speak to one of our musical instrument experts. All finance is subject to acceptance by our finance provider and a credit check will be carried out on the applicant.
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