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Before I start let me say that I sell Yamaha U3 pianos (and other models) from here in Royton, Manchester and I give away lots of free information which will be useful to you no matter where you are in the world. Visit my
I thought there was a lot of confusing and inaccurate information about the Yamaha U3 being distributed by the piano trade so I wanted to help out by linking you to some resources that will help you buy a really nice Yamaha U3 for a good price. The Yamaha U3H is no different to a Yamaha U3M, U3A or U3G etc. The letter "H" simply refers to the period of time when that particular piano was made (between the mid-1970s up to 1980). You will notice if you lift up the top lid, that the "H" part is only painted onto the frame. It is not embossed onto the iron case like the "U3" part is.
So why do Yamaha keep tagging little extra letters on the end of their Yamaha U3 models? It is do with marketing. If we all went around buying used Yamaha pianos, they would make no money and go out of business. So quite regularly, they pretend that they've made some astonishing advances in piano design technology and to mark the occasion, they rename the Yamaha U3 to Yamaha U3H, or Yamaha U3M etc etc. In reality all they've done is designed a different kind of fallboard that stops children gettin their fingers trapped.
The actual design of the modern piano more or less perfected by around 1900 and nobody has made any significant improvements to it since then. That is why you can take a 100 year old Steinway or Bechstein, restore it and you've got yourself a perfectly excellent modern piano again.
That's all I have for now but I'll be adding new stuff regularly for you. Whilst I'm here I may as well point you to my general Yamaha Piano page which you might also find useful. I also have a blog which I hope to get busy on.
See you around!