Yamaha U30A Piano review compared with Yamaha U3 etc

I have stocked dozens of Yamaha U30A upright pianos in the past 3 or 4 years so I thought I’d put a little page together to highlight this model. To start with I’ll give a very quick summary just in case you are in a hurry. Here goes:

The Yamaha U30A is very much the same piano as the Yamaha U3. It has the same overall dimensions and was built in the same factory to the same high standards. The letter “U” is the most important part of the model number as it means that it is from the same top level family of pianos as the U1, U3, UX, U30BL etc. All of these models are top quality pianos that will last you to your grade 8 and as far beyond that as your ambition will take you.

I hope that summary is of some use to you and if you are wanting to buy a Yamaha U30A feel free to check my stocklist above or email me at markgoodwinpianos@gmail.com to see what I’ve got in stock.

Of the U30A pianos that I’ve had in stock over the years I’ve found them to have a consistently strong and vibrant tone with plenty of power. It isn’t excessively bright and it isn’t overly mellow, it has a nice mid-toned sound to it. However, these qualities aren’t only restricted to the U30A. The ever popular Yamaha U3 has these same qualities too so my overall advice would be to think of the U30A as the same piano as the U3. They both come from the same factory in Japan, they have the same general dimensions and, crucially, they both start with a “U” in the model number. The “U” series of pianos are Yamaha’s top of the range pianos made in their premier factory in Hamamatsu, Japan. All of my U1, U3, U30A, U30BL etc pianos are made in this same factory. It is this factory which produces the whopping Yamaha CFIIIS concert grand piano which retails at over £100,000. So it’s safe to say that the “U” series pianos are very very well made.

Here are a couple of photos showing the slight difference in cabinet design
Photo 1 coming soon
Photo 2 coming soon

I need to do more research into why the Yamaha U30A was introduced in the first place and why it appears to have been discontinued.

If you’d like to play a U30A just let me know as I sometimes have 1 or 2 of them in stock alongside my large stock of U3 pianos. Also, if you have any information about this model please email me at markgoodwinpianos@gmail.com so that I can add it to this page.

Many thanks for reading
Kind Regards,
Mark