Yamaha Generation III "Chicago" and "New York" Artist Model Trumpets Continue Tradition of Innovation and Excellence
ANAHEIM (January 16, 2020) — Yamaha today showcased the Generation III "Chicago" and "New York" Artist Model Trumpets, representing the latest and most advanced in the respected and well-received line of Xeno Artist Model trumpets.
Not only are these models intended to meet the critical demands of today's top trumpet players but they also serve as aspirational models for those seeking to reach the apex of their performance potential.
Since the launch of the first generation of Xeno Artist Model trumpets in 2005, Yamaha has never stopped optimizing the design of the instrument to enhance the playing experience of the performer. This continual quest for innovation embodies the Japanese philosophy of Kaizen, which literally means "to improve," and for Yamaha instrument design, it has come to represent the pursuit of perfection.
The new Generation III trumpets exemplify this philosophy with a redesigned two-piece construction valve casting, along with unified parts such as the water-key set-up and tuning slide radius. These design alterations create an improved upper register and sound throughout the range, and more stable intonation which directly speak to pain points felt by players at all levels, especially those performing in the most critical situations.
With two Bb and three C models to choose from — YTR-9335CHS III, YTR-9335NYS III, YTR-9445CHS III, YTR-9445NYS-YS III, YTR-9445NYS-YM III — a large variety of players are satisfied, from those looking for a more modern style to those who prefer a more traditional feel and resistance.
The Generation III Artist Model trumpets can deliver even the most complex musical passages with a responsive playing feel, nuanced sound characteristics and accurate, even intonation, offering players the chance to create an incredibly meaningful artistic connection with the audience.
"These enhancements address the ever-changing needs of trumpet players," says Brian Petterson, senior manager, Winds & Strings, Yamaha. "As new repertoire is written and new generations of music directors ascend the helms of major orchestras, players are exploring new soundscapes and need an instrument that can grow and change as they need it to."
Pricing and AvailabilityThe Yamaha Generation III Chicago and NY Artist Model Trumpets — YTR-9335CHS III, YTR-9445CHS III, YTR-9335NYS III, YTR-9445NYS-YS III and YTR-9445NYS-YM III (MSRP of $6,315.00) — are now shipping.
For more information, please visit the Yamaha Booth at the 2020 NAMM Show in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Marquis Ballroom, January 16-19, 2020, or https://yamaha.io/XENOARTIST