Acoustic Upright Piano with Solid Spruce Soundboard, Spruce Keys, Yamaha Balanced Action – Satin Dark Walnut
Yamaha designs and manufactures its soundboards, frames, keyboard actions, and other piano parts with unwavering reliability and under the strictest quality control. All parts are assembled by skilled craftsmen to create a thoroughly balanced piano that combines Yamaha’s uniquely pure sound quality with excellent performance. The result is a high level of expressiveness that responds faithfully even to those who are just playing the piano for the first time.
The U1J’s design is based on Yamaha’s acclaimed professional U Series acoustic upright piano range and is ideally suited for homes and schools. Incorporating many of the professional features of the U Series while remaining at an affordable price, the U1J represents the best value and highest quality upright piano in South Africa.
The soft-close fallboard, long music rest and split lid add a luxurious touch, while the reinforced hammers and solid spruce soundboard contribute to a very beautiful sounding piano.
Yamaha U1J Upright Piano at a Glance:
- Cut thread tuning pins, made in-house at Yamaha
- Chippendale Cabinet
- Pinblock made in-house at Yamaha
- Solid copper wound bass strings
- Hard maple bridges
- Aluminium alloy action rails
- Spruce keys with hardwood buttons
- Mute pedal
- Polyester finish
- Vacuum Shield Mould Process (V-Pro) plate
- Single caster
- Seasoned for destination
The acoustic piano is a magnificent instrument that lets you express yourself. If you’re joyful, it sounds joyful; if you’re sorrowful, it sounds sorrowful, too. It obediently responds to and reflects your inner emotions. And as you experience the enjoyment and occasional difficulties of playing the piano, you can grow together over the years, as it truly becomes your own instrument. Yamaha upright pianos possess incredibly rich sound and reliable quality, responding faithfully to your innermost thoughts and deepest passions.
At the Yamaha lumber mill and wood processing facility, the finest spruce is quarter sawn; and less than 10% of the total is selected and reserved for Yamaha piano soundboards. Solid spruce, rather than laminated spruce or poplar, is the choice in all fine pianos for the best amplification of sound, best tone and sustain.
Seasoned for Destination
Yamaha specifically seasons this piano for the Australian market using a proprietary technology. The tuning stability, finish and overall musical integrity are enhanced over the long life expected of a fine piano.
Made in-house at Yamaha, Yamaha tuning pins are made to exacting specifications to ensure stability and durability.
Yamaha pinblocks are made in-house to ensure that correct materials and procedures are used. This is vital for long term tuning stability.
Yamaha uses Spruce for the keys on all models of pianos. Spruce is very light and possesses a very high ratio of strength to weight. It is ideal for key construction, even though its cost is greater than either sugar pine or bass wood. Yamaha keyboards respond quickly providing fast repetition for the most intricate piece of music. Yamaha keyboards withstand heavy use over years of fortissimo passages.
Yamaha uses V-Pro (Vacuum Shield Mold Process) in casting the iron frame (plate). V-Pro plates are stronger and visually more appealing. Critical dimensions are produced more accurately than before.
Metal Action Rails
Yamaha engineering developed a unique Extruded Aluminum Alloy Action Rail (bearing a Yamaha patent) that is one of the best innovations for improving a piano action in the last 100 years. The usual fluctuations in wood rails that effect touch, caused by periodic weather changes, are eliminated allowing stable, long-lasting action regulation.
Each key of a Yamaha piano is individually tested and measured for the corrections needed to obtain uniform “down weight” pressure. Yamaha actions play correctly and uniformly. This balancing helps ensure a lifetime of superior touch and control across the keyboard.
Uniform Key Travel
Yamaha designs all grand and vertical pianos to have the same key travel. Regardless of size, type or model of Yamaha piano, the keyboards will always feel the same.
- White: Acrylic resin, Black: Phenolic resin
- Back Posts: 5
- Soundboard: Solid Spruce
- Pinblock and Bridge: Hard Maple
- Centre Pedal: Mute
- 121 cm
- 152 cm
- 61 cm
- 235 kg
- U1J SDW