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  • YAMAHA UX1 Upright Piano

    YAMAHA UX1 Upright Piano

    As well as in institutions the UX is also commonly found in orchestra pits where quality of tone & projection are required in a compact upright design. 

    The original new retail price of X-series instruments was about 30% higher than the standard U series meaning the quality of the instrument saw those fortunate enough to own one cherished it for a long while. These premium pianos are constantly searched out for the professional musician & instructor. 

    The UX series is mostly recognized from the X bracing on the back of the piano. However this is by no means the only difference. Let's start with the internal differences. 

    All of the UX series pianos are manufactured using higher grade materials. 

    The bass strings are longer on the UX model than the standard U model pianos even though the pianos are the same in height. Yamaha have achieved this by curving the bridge at the bottom of the piano. 

    A higher grade of wood and felt are used on hammers & dampers on all UX models. 

    Externally the UX series are constructed with the famous X bracing on the back adding more strength to the construction of the piano. This feature makes this instrument ideal for institutions where the instruments are often shifted and are at the mercy of any number of people or in large halls in which temperatures and humidity levels are not kept moderate or constant. 

    This X bracing or 'radial back posts', as they are sometimes known, is not an original design concept. Yamaha emulated this from the handmade German Grotrian Steinweg upright. 

    This design also accounts for its particular quality of increased bass tone and general tuning stability. 

    The front panel features sound diffusion channels on the UX model to allow more sound from the front of the instrument. 

    The differences between the U series and the UX series may seem slight on their own but brought together they do make for quite a different instrument especially for those who know.  Add to Favorites