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#222786 - 02/05/09 12:56 AM What Does AR mean in Yahama U1AR?
geisman150 Offline
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Registered: 01/16/09
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I was wondering if any Yamaha experts out there know what the AR means in a Yamaha u1AR. I've checked the serial number, and it was made in the Japanese factory in 1987, seasoned for the North American market. If it a tech checks it out and OKs it, is $2,500 a good price for this piano?

Thanks!

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#222787 - 02/05/09 10:11 AM Re: What Does AR mean in Yahama U1AR?
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The letters following the model, indicate the production run of the instrument. From time to time manufactuers make minor changes to their pianos that aren't significant enough to warrant a new model number.

More often than not, these changes are costmetic. Sometimes it is a small change in the scale, like changing the specs on a few bass strings.

They change these letter so that when parts are ordered for the pianos the parts dept. will know which parts to ship.

The U1 has been produced for over 50 years! In that time the case has gotten a little less massive, the bass string set has evolved somewhat, the pedal linkage has changed slightly, the keybed has been changed to foamcore, etc.

While some of these changes affect performance, it is not a significant change. Even when they have altered the bass stringing, one would be very hard-pressed to hear the difference.

And yes, $2500 is a decent price for the instrument you describe.
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