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Introducing the Yamaha B Series Pianos

Developed in Japan and manufactured in Indonesia, Yamaha’s B Series pianos are some of their most affordable entry level acoustic uprights. Within the series there are three models, the B1, B2 and B3 each containing subtle differences that render each model slightly more superior than the last.

This series allowed for reduced production costs to ensure budget friendly prices for the consumer but as always, Yamaha does not compromise on the high quality materials and craftsmanship that is involved in the creation of each piano.

Every instrument is carefully and meticulously crafted with each note played 500 times by a machine in order to test the whole action. After which, it is then tuned four times and regulated before being shipped to its final destination.

Each piano in the series is supported by at least four wooden back posts and a strong cast iron frame to support the high grade hammers and proven action design. Its highly responsive keyboard touch allows both beginners and professionals to play effortlessly.

Yamaha’s B Series features pianos in a range of heights, widths, and depths. The B1 and B2 boast slender profiles, making them ideal for small spaces. With its larger dimensions and heavier construction, the B3 upright requires a little more room but brings a rich, far-reaching sound.


Yamaha has made the B1 for many years and over that time it has become an industry standard for pianos operating at this level, completely redefining the word value. The B1 effortlessly exemplifies Yamahas design principles, offering a magnificent piano at an affordable price. This model stands at 109cm using wooden blocks on the bottom which allow the instrument to resonate with the floor. The B1 embodies a contemporary compact design making it well suited for smaller spaces.


The B2 is the mid range piano in Yamaha’s B Series combining both incredible performance and affordability. At 113cm the B2 is slightly taller than the B1 and features a solid spruce soundboard and longer strings that offer warmth, depth, volume and larger tonal spectrum. Visually the B2 is a more impactful instrument with traditional piano legs combined with the solid spruce soundboard when compared with the B1’s laminate soundboard. Players have also commented on their ability to play more dynamically and expressively with the B2 due to it underfelt on the hammers that create more stability. The distinct beauty and elegant aesthetic of the B2 will look great in any space and is an equally as affordable option.


At the top end of Yamaha’s B Series is the B3 and it is the largest and most tonally rich of the three models. This piano is based on the U1, arguably Yamahas most famous piano making it an extremely desirable instrument. The B3 is 121cm tall allowing for an impressive tonal range with its solid spruce soundboard and larger strings. It also benefits from five back posts to strengthen the instrument, adding stability to the larger sound post and strings.  The hammers, like the B2, also use underfelt for added weight and control for each user. Although the more costly of the series, the B3 offers optimum tonal characteristics and quality craftsmanship.

At Markson Pianos we are proud to offer the B1, B2 and B3 from the Yamaha B Series. If you are interested in finding out more about our Yamaha models or any of our other upright acoustic pianos feel free to contact us today or pop into our London piano showroom to try them out.

In order to keep our staff, customers and members of the public safe, we are currently offering appointment only visits to our showroom in line with the governments Covid-19 guidelines around social distancing.

If you would like to visit us to experience the Yamaha B Series models, please call us on 0207 935 8682! Our London-based piano experts have been selling the full range of electronic, acoustic and grand pianos for over one hundred years, and we can help determine the right option for you.

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