Updating a Legend: Yamaha YHR-871 Custom French Horn Delivers Consistent Playability and Expanded Tonal Range

1/21/2016 [Brass/Woodwinds]



ANAHEIM (January 21, 2016) — Yamaha today introduced the YHR-871 line of Custom level Geyer-style French horns that evoke the revered YHR-861.

Offering a redefined sound with a wider range of tonal characteristics for performing passages that require added nuance, the new instruments provide the well-regarded consistency and playability associated with Yamaha Custom-level horns.

The original Geyer-style YHR-861 model horns remain popular with professional players in orchestras around the world, and the new models include superior design elements from the YHR-861 that help shape a rich, centered tone. Meticulous craftsmanship offers the value and quality that are integral characteristics of Yamaha horns. To help achieve a true, classic Geyer horn sound, a thicker rim wire delivers a rich, centered sound and the gold brass leadpipe and round main tuning slides provide consistent feel and sound characteristics.

"The Yamaha design team wanted to make a great French horn even greater, and they succeeded by working with input from world-class players," said Brian Petterson, marketing manager, wind instruments, Yamaha Corporation of America. "A more traditional style Geyer wrap was designed to create a horn that features a gorgeous tone with excellent pitch, expressiveness and precision."

Pricing and Availability
Yamaha YHR-871 (MSRP: $10,450) French horns will ship in January 2016.

For more information, visit the Yamaha Booth at the 2016 NAMM Show in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Marquis Ballroom, January 21-24, 2016, or http://4wrd.it/YHR871

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