YUS Series

The world’s grandest upright.


YUS Series pianos share many features from our Flagship CF Series pianos. From hand-wound German strings and concert quality hammer felt to meticulous voicing and regulation that brings out a range of colors more reminiscent of a grand piano than a traditional upright. It’s quite simply the grandest sounding upright available.


  • Close up of ribs and crown elements in a piano that is in process of being built.
    The top ten percent of solid spruce from around the world is hand selected from our Kitami Mill in Hokkaido, Japan for the YUS piano soundboards. The crown is reinforced with full-length, solid spruce ribs for a refined, dynamic tone expected in a grand piano.
  • A closeup of a man's hands as he uses a pair of pliers to adjust hammers.
    YUS pianos are voiced and regulated by master technicians in Kakegawa, Japan to ensure that everything, from the strike of the hammers to the weight of the keys and depth of the key travel, are reminiscent of the finest grand piano.
  • Closeup of gloved hands wrapping a piano wire that is taut.
    Yamaha artisans wind each bass string by hand to the exacting standards and sound profile of every YUS piano at our factory in Kakegawa, Japan.
  • A man smiling as he plays from sheet music on a Yamaha upright piano in his living room.
    Each YUS piano features a proprietary Yamaha tone escapement system that helps provide the clarity of tone and power that is rarely found in an upright.
  • The back of an upright piano with view of backposts supporting board.
    Years of cutting-edge research, including our proprietary wood-drying process, result in durable back posts that maintain their shape, strength and resonance for years to come.
  • An upright piano with lid open displaying interior.
    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 YUS Series piano features a full-perimeter frame built to our exacting specifications at our Iwata Forge in Japan.
  • Interior of upright with closeup of key mechanisms.
    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.

    YUS5

    Line drawings showing dimensions.

    Crafted by Yamaha in Kakegawa, Japan
    Soundboard: Spruce
    Soundboard Ribs: Spruce
    Back Posts: 5 - Spruce
    Bridge Construction: Two-piece separated
    Wood seasoned for destination: Yes
    Frame: V-Pro Vacuum Shield Mold Process
    Tone Escapement: Yes
    Key Material: Seasoned spruce
    White Key surfaces: Ivorite
    Black Key surfaces: Wood composite
    Fallboard: Soft close
    Fallboard lock: Yes
    Pedal: Soft/Sostenuto/Damper
    Caster: Front: Double-wheeled, Rear: Single-wheeled
    Weight: 530 lbs (240 kg)
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    Colors / Finishes Polished Ebony

  • Yamaha upright piano.

    YUS3

    Line drawings showing dimensions.

    Crafted by Yamaha in Kakegawa, Japan
    Soundboard: Spruce
    Soundboard Ribs: Spruce
    Back Posts: 5 - Spruce
    Bridge Construction: Two-piece separated
    Wood seasoned for destination: Yes
    Frame: V-Pro Vacuum Shield Mold Process
    Tone Escapement: Yes
    Key Material: Seasoned spruce
    White Key surfaces: Acrypet
    Black Key surfaces: Phenolic Resin
    Fallboard: Soft close
    Fallboard lock: Yes
    Pedal: Soft/Mute/Damper
    Caster: Front: Double-wheeled, Rear: Single-wheeled
    Weight: 517 lbs (232 kg)
    More info

    Colors / Finishes Polished Ebony

  • Yamaha upright piano.

    YUS1

    Line drawings showing dimensions.

    Crafted by Yamaha in Kakegawa, Japan
    Soundboard: Spruce
    Soundboard Ribs: Spruce
    Back Posts: 5 - Spruce
    Bridge Construction: Two-piece separated
    Wood seasoned for destination: Yes
    Frame: V-Pro Vacuum Shield Mold Process
    Tone Escapement: Yes
    Key Material: Seasoned spruce
    White Key surfaces: Acrypet
    Black Key surfaces: Phenolic Resin
    Fallboard: Soft close
    Fallboard lock: Yes
    Pedal: Soft/Mute/Damper
    Caster: Front: Double-wheeled, Rear: Single-wheeled
    Weight: 502 lbs (228 kg)
    More info

    Colors / Finishes Polished Ebony

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Closeup of man's hands as he plays a Yamaha piano from sheet music.
Closeup of Yamaha upright's keys.
Closeup of booted foot using right hand pedal of the three pedals.