There are quite a number of websites offering used Yamaha U1 and U3 pianos claiming to offer 'excellent value' , 'as new condition' etc. These pianos should be considered as 'grey imports' brought into the UK by various third party importers. In our experience the quality of these varies enormously. They look as good as new, but this is not always reflected in the action, keyboard, strings & soundboard etc.
Preowned Yamaha U1 & U3 pianos are now available, however, direct from the manufacturer here in the UK. These instruments have been specially selected by the Yamaha service corporation of Japan where they have undergone a thorough and rigorous series of checks, servicing and where necessary, repairs by a Yamaha technician. Then and only then, are the instruments awarded the genuine Yamaha certificate and issued with a Yamaha 5 year warranty.
As the Yamaha piano dealer for Norfolk, Cookes Pianos have been chosen to retail these fine, pre-owned instruments. Our advice is simple - don't risk or waste your money on something, which could potentially give you problems in the future. Invest wisely in the genuine article and be certain of an instrument worthy of the Yamaha name and fully backed up by the manufacturer and Cookes Pianos. It could save you alot of money and heartache!