Yamaha has been creating pianos with excellent tone and beautiful beauty for almost a century, combining traditional Japanese craftsmanship with modern materials and sound advancements.It begins with almost 12,000 parts crafted from the finest aged woods and the most cutting-edge materials available. Each piece is handcrafted in the spirit of old-world workmanship by artisans. It's not just any grand piano when everything comes together and you touch the precisely balanced keys and hear the rich harmonics and delicate, velvety hues. It's a Yamaha, by the way.
Master craftsmen sculpt the natural elements that make up the heart of grand pianos at their grand Kakegawa Factory. The grand piano's notes each have their own personality. Jamie Cullum, a Yamaha artist, pays a tour to the Kakegawa Factory, where Yamaha master technicians carefully voice, control, and tune each piano.
The concept of Yamaha is well-known. The following is their philosophy: “Sharing Passion & Performance With our unique expertise and sensibilities, gained from our devotion to sound and music, we are committed to creating excitement and cultural inspiration together with people around the world”
The soundboard of every Yamaha U1 and U3 is made from a single piece of sawn spruce. Spruce has been the preferred wood for fine-stringed instruments for millennia due to its acoustic qualities. In the past, soundboards on less expensive upright pianos were made of a type of plywood, but the results were never as good as one piece of wood resonating with the string vibrations.