b Series

An upright for the next generation.


We took everything we learned from more than a century of crafting fine pianos to create an instrument to inspire the next generation of players. The result is an elegant, compact piano with a responsive keyboard and a clear, resonant tone. Whether you’re a beginner, a budding virtuoso or accomplished musician, the b Series is an absolute joy to play.


  • Closeup of soundboard and ribs with Yamaha logo (three intersecting tuning forks).
    The b Series takes its inspiration from our popular U-series with soundboards and ribs crafted from premium tone woods and fine spruce. The result is pianos with a tone that performs far beyond the entry level.
  • View of the back of an upright with the soundboard and posts visible.
    Years of cutting-edge research, including our proprietary wood-drying process, result in back posts that maintain their shape, strength and resonance for years to come.
  • Yamaha was the first company to use an advanced Vacuum Shield Mold casting technology called V-Pro to create a stronger, lighter, more durable frame. Every b Series piano features a full-perimeter frame built to our exacting specifications at our Iwata Forge in Japan.
  • A man smiling as he plays from sheet music on a Yamaha upright piano in his living room.
    Yamaha artisans in our factory in Kakegawa, Japan oversee the winding of pure copper and adjust the balance and tension of each bass string to the exacting standards and sound profile of every b Series piano.
  • Closeup of the aluminum rail in a piano being built.
    Often copied but never equaled, the patented Yamaha aluminum action rail helps assure our piano keyboards are resistant to tiny fluctuations in humidity and temperature over time.
  • Yamaha upright piano.

    b1

    Line drawings showing dimensions.

    Designed by Yamaha in Japan
    Crafted by Yamaha in Indonesia
    Soundboard: Laminated Spruce
    Soundboard Ribs: Spruce
    Back Posts: 4
    Bridge Construction: Two-piece separated
    Wood seasoned for destination: Yes
    Frame: V-Pro Vacuum Shield Mold Process
    Key Material: Seasoned spruce
    White Key surfaces: Acrypet
    Black Key surfaces: Phenolic Resin
    Pedal: Soft/Mute/Damper
    Weight: 384 lbs (174 kg)
    More info

    Colors / Finishes Polished Ebony

  • Yamaha upright piano.

    b2

    Line drawings showing dimensions.

    Designed by Yamaha in Japan
    Crafted by Yamaha in Indonesia
    Soundboard: Laminated Spruce
    Soundboard Ribs: Spruce
    Back Posts: 4
    Bridge Construction: Two-piece separated
    Wood seasoned for destination: Yes
    Frame: V-Pro Vacuum Shield Mold Process
    Key Material: Seasoned spruce
    White Key surfaces: Acrypet
    Black Key surfaces: Phenolic Resin
    Pedal: Soft/Mute/Damper
    Caster: Single
    Weight: 428 lbs (194 kg)
    More info

    Colors / Finishes Polished Ebony

  • Yamaha upright piano.

    b3

    Line drawings showing dimensions.

    Designed by Yamaha in Japan
    Crafted by Yamaha in Indonesia
    Soundboard: Laminated Spruce
    Soundboard Ribs: Spruce
    Back Posts: 5
    Bridge Construction: Two-piece separated
    Wood seasoned for destination: Yes
    Frame: V-Pro Vacuum Shield Mold Process
    Key Material: Seasoned spruce
    White Key surfaces: Acrypet
    Black Key surfaces: Phenolic Resin
    Pedal: Soft/Mute/Damper
    Caster: Single
    Weight: 522.5 lbs (237 kg)
    More info

    Colors / Finishes Polished Ebony

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Gallery

Small boy with back to camera as he is sitting at piano playing while looking at sheet music on ledge.
Woman in her early 30's in her living room playing an upright piano from book of sheet music.
Closeup of right hand side of piano keys and bench.
Two pairs of hands on keys viewed from above. You can see a woman's hands with wedding rings and a small child's hands. There is an open book of music on ledge above keys.