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Yamaha YUS5

Built with patience, care and renowned Yamaha craftsmanship

Meticulously crafted from the finest materials, the YUS5 offers a refined look in an elegant upright design that delivers expressive control, superb sound and natural touch through Yamaha's own Ivorite keyboard.

Yamaha YUS5

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Meticulously crafted from the finest materials, the YUS5 incorporates all the features of the YUS3 with additional features normally only found on grand pianos, including Yamaha’s premium Ivorite keytops on the white keys and wood composite on the black keys, a sostenuto pedal and a sliding music rest.

 

Height: 131cm
Width: 152cm
Depth: 65cm
Weight: 253kg
Factory of production: Yamaha Japan
Number of backposts: 5
Soundboard:   Solid Spruce
Pinblock and bridge: Hard Maple
Hammer underfelt: Yes
Castors:   Double
Soft Close Fallboard: Yes
Fallboard lock: Yes
Centre Pedal:  Sostenuto (mute via lever)

 

Built with patience, care and renowned Yamaha craftsmanship

Meticulously crafted from the finest materials, the YUS5 offers a refined look in an elegant upright design that delivers expressive control, superb sound and natural touch through Yamaha's own Ivorite keyboard.

Main Features

131cm cabinet
High quality Roeslau strings
Wurzen hammer felt
Sostenuto pedal (with mute via lever)
Ivorite white keytops
Wood composite black keytops
Cut thread tuning pins, made in-house at Yamaha
Pinblock made in-house at Yamaha
Solid spruce soundboard and ribs
Solid copper wound bass strings
Hard maple bridges
Aluminium alloy action rails
Spruce keys with hardwood buttons
Mute pedal
Yamaha designed hammers with underfelt
Polyester finish
Vacuum Shield Mould Process (V-Pro) plate
Double casters
Sliding grand-style music rest incorporating tone escape
Seasoned for destination

Seasoned for Destination

Yamaha specifically seasons this piano for the Australian market using a proprietary technology. The tuning stability, finish and overall musical integrity are enhanced over the long life expected of a fine piano.

Grand Piano Features

The YUS5 is as close to a grand piano as an upright cabinet will allow. The sostenuto centre pedal is the same arrangement as a grand piano (with mute function via a lever), as is the sliding music rest which is located higher on the cabinet. The larger cabinet design allows for longer bass strings to give the presence and tone of a larger piano.

Hammer Felt

YUS series hammer felt is Wurzen felt, similar to that used on the CFX concert grand piano.

Strings

Roeslau Music Wire is a non-coated high carbon steel wire crafted in Germany. It is the highest quality available for unparalleled stability and tone.

Keytops

Ivorite® white keytops and wood composite black keytops embody that same look and feel as traditional ebony and ivory, but are more environmentally sound. Ivorite® was developed by Yamaha to include moisture absorption and desorption properties, ideal hardness and temperature and a superior tactile

Ecsaine®

The stability of a piano’s touch is greatly affected by the durability of the action components. Buckskin leather from wild deer has long been used in piano actions to cover the rollers and back checks. In line with Yamaha’s corporate and manufacturing philosophy, a more sustainable material was developed in house. Ecsaine is a material with uniform thickness and bending resistance that actually surpasses buckskin in terms of quality and durability. As well as in the action, this material makes up part of the music rest in YUS series, adding to the luxury look and feel.

Spruce Soundboard

At the Yamaha lumber mill and wood processing facility, the finest spruce is quarter sawn; and less than 10% of the total is selected and reserved for Yamaha piano soundboards. Solid spruce, rather than laminated spruce or poplar, is the choice in all fine pianos for the best amplification of sound, best tone and sustain. Yamaha’s proprietary drying process eliminates warping and torsion in the soundboards.

Spruce Keys

Yamaha uses Spruce for the keys on all models of pianos. Spruce is very light and possesses a very high ratio of strength to weight. It is ideal for key construction, even though its cost is greater than either sugar pine or bass wood. Yamaha keyboards respond quickly providing fast repetition for the most intricate piece of music. Yamaha keyboards withstand heavy use over years of fortissimo passages.

V-Pro Plate

Yamaha uses V-Pro (Vacuum Shield Mold Process) in casting the iron frame (plate). V-Pro plates are stronger and visually more appealing. Critical dimensions are produced more accurately than before.

Metal Action Rails

Yamaha engineering developed a unique Extruded Aluminum Alloy Action Rail (bearing a Yamaha patent) that is one of the best innovations for improving a piano action in the last 100 years. The usual fluctuations in wood rails that effect touch, caused by periodic weather changes, are eliminated allowing stable, long-lasting action regulation.

Balanced Action

Each key of a Yamaha piano is individually tested and measured for the corrections needed to obtain uniform "down weight" pressure. Yamaha actions play correctly and uniformly. This balancing helps ensure a lifetime of superior touch and control across the keyboard.

Uniform Key Travel

Yamaha designs all grand and vertical pianos to have the same key travel. Regardless of size, type or model of Yamaha piano, the keyboards will always feel the same.

Finishes

Polished Ebony, other finishes by special order only.

Size/Weight

Dimensions Height 131cm
Width 152cm
Depth 65cm
Weight Weight 253kg

Sounding Mechanism

Backposts 5
Backpost Material Spruce
Soundboard Solid Spruce
V-Pro Plate Iron Frame Yes
Pinblock and Bridge Hard Maple
Strings Roeslau
Tone Escape Upper Front

Striking Mechanism

Hammers Wurzen Felt
Hammer Underfelt Yes
White Key Surface Ivorite
Black Key Surface Wood Composite
Metal Action Rail Yes

Cabinet

Finishes Polished Ebony - Satin American Walnut
Music Rest Grand Piano Style
Soft Close Fallboard Yes
Fallboard Lock Yes
Centre Pedal Sostenuto
Casters Double

Tuning

Free In-Home Tunings 1

Accessories

Included Accessories Bench, Owner's Pack with Cleaning Mit, Fallboard Key, Care Manual

Optional Accessories

Cover U3 Piano Cover

Options

Also Available As SH Silent System: YUS5SH