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List of Yamaha models HELP
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Hi everyone!

I'd like to find out more about these models, but I have yet to find any useful information on every model. (The way they differ from each other)

If maybe someone has a link to a page where these models are listed with the differences between them, I would greatly appriciate it!

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The Piano Buyer will have some information: https://www.pianobuyer.com/brand/yamaha/

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U1,U2 and U3 ranges are the standard models in increasing size. You don't see many U2 pianos. The variants of these just reflect minor changes as the models evolved over the years. Essentially there is no difference between the different lettered versions as the condition of an individual piano is much more important than the minor variations.

UX range are premium quality models for the Japanese home market. You get better felt and better wood in the hammers. Maybe the pick of the Spruce used in the soundboards. I have found they can sound more mellow overall than the standard pianos but again there is much variance. Although that might be the average there is variance- you can still get a standard U3 that sound more mellow than a UX3 at the brighter end of that models range.

For pianos of these ages, just play them and find the one you like, then check it is in good condition. Don't worry too much about the individual model specifications.


There are more models than you list as well, and not that much info i=on them. Here's an article about the U3/UX3 models https://markgoodwinpianos.co.uk/yamaha/difference-u3-u30a-u30bl-yu30-ux-ux3-yu3s-yu3sxg-yu5sxg-yua

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Originally Posted by gwing
U1,U2 and U3 ranges are the standard models in increasing size. You don't see many U2 pianos. The variants of these just reflect minor changes as the models evolved over the years. Essentially there is no difference between the different lettered versions as the condition of an individual piano is much more important than the minor variations.

UX range are premium quality models for the Japanese home market. You get better felt and better wood in the hammers. Maybe the pick of the Spruce used in the soundboards. I have found they can sound more mellow overall than the standard pianos but again there is much variance. Although that might be the average there is variance- you can still get a standard U3 that sound more mellow than a UX3 at the brighter end of that models range.

For pianos of these ages, just play them and find the one you like, then check it is in good condition. Don't worry too much about the individual model specifications.


There are more models than you list as well, and not that much info i=on them. Here's an article about the U3/UX3 models https://markgoodwinpianos.co.uk/yamaha/difference-u3-u30a-u30bl-yu30-ux-ux3-yu3s-yu3sxg-yu5sxg-yua
Thank you, although I need to find out info specifically about those models, as they differ a lot in retail price, and my boss gave me this to find out everything I can about the different models (Nor just U1-2-3 in general)


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Ny. Dominik #2988645 06/07/20 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Ny. Dominik
Originally Posted by gwing
There are more models than you list as well, and not that much info i=on them. Here's an article about the U3/UX3 models https://markgoodwinpianos.co.uk/yamaha/difference-u3-u30a-u30bl-yu30-ux-ux3-yu3s-yu3sxg-yu5sxg-yua
Thank you, although I need to find out info specifically about those models, as they differ a lot in retail price, and my boss gave me this to find out everything I can about the different models (Nor just U1-2-3 in general)

Ah well, your main problem is probably not the lack of information but more the stupidity of management.

The models really do *not* differ greatly in retail price. At least not in my country. Price depends mainly on age and condition not model variant, and also by the marketing practices of individual sellers and the prices they choose to advertise - for which there is little reason at times.

Basically older models are considerably cheaper than younger ones. U3 size models are priced at either the same as their U1 equivalent or perhaps 10-15% higher. The premium X series models are priced either the same or perhaps another 10% over the standard range. Ditto for the silent models. For recent pianos that all changes and the original selling price has more influence on the used retail price.

Good luck in your search for hard information on the differences between variations in the older pianos. As far as I know this isn't available but if you find useful info please let us know.

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gwing #2988680 06/07/20 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by gwing
Originally Posted by Ny. Dominik
Originally Posted by gwing
There are more models than you list as well, and not that much info i=on them. Here's an article about the U3/UX3 models https://markgoodwinpianos.co.uk/yamaha/difference-u3-u30a-u30bl-yu30-ux-ux3-yu3s-yu3sxg-yu5sxg-yua
Thank you, although I need to find out info specifically about those models, as they differ a lot in retail price, and my boss gave me this to find out everything I can about the different models (Nor just U1-2-3 in general)

Ah well, your main problem is probably not the lack of information but more the stupidity of management.

The models really do *not* differ greatly in retail price. At least not in my country. Price depends mainly on age and condition not model variant, and also by the marketing practices of individual sellers and the prices they choose to advertise - for which there is little reason at times.

Basically older models are considerably cheaper than younger ones. U3 size models are priced at either the same as their U1 equivalent or perhaps 10-15% higher. The premium X series models are priced either the same or perhaps another 10% over the standard range. Ditto for the silent models. For recent pianos that all changes and the original selling price has more influence on the used retail price.

Good luck in your search for hard information on the differences between variations in the older pianos. As far as I know this isn't available but if you find useful info please let us know.

Are you studying to be a piano salesperson? I think gwing sounds exactly right. You could perhaps find a knowledgeable piano technician that’s been servicing Yamaha pianos forever and ask them those questions.


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There are more models than you list as well, and not that much info i=on them. Here's an article about the U3/UX3 models https://markgoodwinpianos.co.uk/yamaha/difference-u3-u30a-u30bl-yu30-ux-ux3-yu3s-yu3sxg-yu5sxg-yua
Thank you, although I need to find out info specifically about those models, as they differ a lot in retail price, and my boss gave me this to find out everything I can about the different models (Nor just U1-2-3 in general)

Ah well, your main problem is probably not the lack of information but more the stupidity of management.

The models really do *not* differ greatly in retail price. At least not in my country. Price depends mainly on age and condition not model variant, and also by the marketing practices of individual sellers and the prices they choose to advertise - for which there is little reason at times.

Basically older models are considerably cheaper than younger ones. U3 size models are priced at either the same as their U1 equivalent or perhaps 10-15% higher. The premium X series models are priced either the same or perhaps another 10% over the standard range. Ditto for the silent models. For recent pianos that all changes and the original selling price has more influence on the used retail price.

Good luck in your search for hard information on the differences between variations in the older pianos. As far as I know this isn't available but if you find useful info please let us know.

Are you studying to be a piano salesperson? I think gwing sounds exactly right. You could perhaps find a knowledgeable piano technician that’s been servicing Yamaha pianos forever and ask them those questions.
Well he is a sales person, I'm a tech student, he just doesn't have time for this to look thru everything so he gave it to me but I could not really find anything. For example a yamaha U3G retail price is 2000 eur, meanwhile a U30A is 3200. Is it really just the age difference but named differently?


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