Yamaha YEP-642II Professional Euphonium Offers Broad Sound and Rich Palette of Tonal Colors

1/13/2011 [Brass/Woodwinds]

Allowing the Most Subtly Nuanced Dynamics and Tonal Inflection, the YEP-642II Comes in Lacquer and Silver Models

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Yamaha Corporation of America, Band and Orchestral Division today introduced the YEP-642II Professional Euphonium, the result of collaboration with a number of leading British brass band musicians including Bill Millar, Steven Walsh and David King.

A part of the Yamaha “Neo” line of brass band instruments, the YEP-642II features a compensating system for superior intonation, ensuring the player superior control over tone. The Euphonium’s hand-hammered yellow-brass bell offers an advanced taper design for maximum projection and a dark tonal color. The non-corrosive, gold-brass lead pipe also has a taper design that allows greater control and response. All slide tubing is nickel-silver for improved tone and corrosion resistance.

Ideal for both professional and aspiring euphonium players, the YEP-642II is an upgrade to the YEP-642 and YEP-642S Euphoniums. Available in lacquer and silver finishes, the new design enhances the consistently strong reputation of the previous models.

“Equally at home in a solo or ensemble setting, the YEP-642II creates solo lines that come singing through effortlessly and ensemble moments that are balanced with ease,” noted Roger Eaton, Director of Marketing, Yamaha Band and Orchestral Division.

The YEP-642II Professional Euphonium will ship in Winter 2011 with an MSRP of $7,816 for the lacquer model and $8,133 for the silver model.

For more information, visit Yamaha Corporation of America at Winter NAMM 2011 in the Marquis Ballroom at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel; write Yamaha Corporation of America, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail infostation@yamaha.com; or visit usa.yamaha.com.

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