1/7/2009 [Brass/Woodwinds]The Black Phoenix instruments mark the anniversary of 50 years for Yamaha in the United States.
Limited Edition Black Phoenix Instruments
The base models for the Black Phoenix line are the YAS-82Z alto saxophone, the YTR-8310Z trumpet and the YSL-697Z trombone. All of the instruments feature a new black-lacquering process that is used to achieve in-bell lacquering as well as custom engraved (hand engraved on the alto sax), modern interpretation of the original Yamaha phoenix logo from 1887 on the bell.
Although the base models are part of the regular Yamaha line-up, the Black Phoenix instruments will only be produced in 1 small production run. Quantities of 150 of the alto saxophone, 50 of the trumpet and 50 of the trombone will be available from authorized Yamaha dealers beginning in January 2009.
Modern Interpretation of the original Yamaha logo from 1887
In Japanese lore, the Phoenix or Hou-Ou (pronounced Hō-ō) appears very rarely, and only to mark the beginning of a new era. As the herald of a new age, the Hou-Ou descends from heaven to earth to do good deeds.
In celebration of 50 years of Yamaha in the US, the limited edition Black Phoenix line is here to usher in a new era for Yamaha Wind Instruments.