Hitting a New High: Yamaha Introduces Signature Artist Model Trumpet

1/11/2008 [Brass/Woodwinds]

Allen Vizzutti Works With Yamaha to Develop Trumpet That Offers 'Best of Both Worlds'

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, introduces the YTR-9335VS Allen Vizzutti Signature Artist Model Trumpet in the key of Bb, developed by Yamaha trumpet artist Allen Vizzutti and Yamaha Artist Services, Inc. Band & Orchestral Atelier Director Bob Malone.

Allen Vizzutti Signature Series Trumpet
The YTR-9335VS Allen Vizzutti
Signature Artist Model Trumpet
Although similar to the groundbreaking YTR-9335NYS New York Artist Model trumpet, the new horn features a number of specialized design features, including brass valve stems and grey finger-button pearls. In addition, the third valve slide stop screw includes a solid screw head, which improves the instrument's overall feel and response. Similarities to the YTR-9445CHS Chicago Artist Model trumpet include placement of the first valve slide brace, and third valve slide. The YTR-9335VS trumpet will make its Winter NAMM 2008 debut as part of the Yamaha Band & Orchestral Division exhibition.

"Bold and beautiful, easy blowing, rich harmonic structure, open high register, seamlessly soars through all styles of music; the best Bb I have ever played, is here," says Allen Vizzutti, International Trumpet Soloist.

The YTR-9335VS was designed to make high-register playing on a classical trumpet design more efficient. Historically, classical trumpet designs tighten up or lose their intonation when played in the extreme high range, which hovers above the usual range of most classical compositions.

"This instrument offers the best of both worlds – classical trumpet tone, and stability in the lower and middle registers," says Kurt Witt, Wind Instrument Marketing Manager. "It also enables a very efficient and responsive upper register, similar to the feel of the popular Yamaha jazz trumpets."

A special package of Allen Vizzutti CDs and Yamaha logowear will be available free to anyone who purchases a YTR-9335VS and sends in a rebate card through December 31, 2008.

The YTR-9335VS is currently available.

For more information on the new YTR-9335VS Allen Vizzutti Signature Artist Model Trumpet visit Yamaha at Winter NAMM 2008 in the Marquis Ballroom at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel; write Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail infostation@yamaha.com; or visit www.yamaha.com/band.

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