Made for the American market in Japan in 1996, retailed for $12,000. Serial #5512703 Cabinet in polished ebony.
Purchased new from Al Corey's Music Center, Waterville, Maine in June 1997.
One owner, great learning piano with opportunity to play along with pre-recorded music or disk, record self, built in metronome, etc. Piano inspected and tuned in June 2019 by a registered piano technician. Everything in good working order. Tech says great sound, light wear. Bench and Piano Saver system included along with several pre-recorded disks and student piano books if desired. Hal Leonard Publishing still sells Pianosoft disks that play on this piano.
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Piano dealer spiel:
This fine instrument was designed and manufactured to be a Disklavier piano. The integrity of the piano has not been compromised in order to incorporate the Disklavier record/playback system. Rigid quality control standards are maintained by having all work performed by highly skilled factory craftsmen, using components manufactured by Yamaha. The U1 is a great acoustic piano. Using floppy disks as a recording medium, this instrument plays a high-quality acoustic piano during playback, ensuring that tonal irregularities, noise and distortion found in audio recordings of a piano are completely avoided. The owner enjoys the beauty of true piano sound from a high quality acoustic piano. This U1 upright piano can record and play back acoustically and accurately with all dynamics of your own performance.