Yamaha Showcases New Handcrafted Piccolo Trumpets
New Designs Developed in Collaboration with Yamaha Trumpet Artists David Washburn and John Hagstrom
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, adds two additional piccolo trumpets to its popular line of professional wind instruments. Slated for display at Winter NAMM 2009, the new YTR-9835 and the YTR-9825 piccolo trumpets in the keys of Bb and A now offer a new leadpipe design, two-piece valve casing, and flexible tuning options.

Ideal for professional trumpet players who perform diverse styles of piccolo trumpet literatures, the new trumpets also feature a hammered yellow Brass bell that produces a perfectly-balanced tone with quick response and extra presence due to advanced manufacturing.

"The quality of our new custom-made piccolo trumpets reinforces our commitment to the professional musicians we serve," says Kurt Witt, marketing manager, Yamaha Wind Instruments. "Both models will make a significant impact on the trumpet community."

Developed with the principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra David Washburn and with John Hagstrom of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, both new trumpets feature a fourth valve that adds an extended range.

A May 2009 delivery date is slated for both the YTR-9835 and YTR-9825.

For more information on the new Yamaha Piccolo Trumpets, visit Yamaha Corporation of America at Winter NAMM 2009 in the Marquis Ballroom at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel; write Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, Wind Instruments, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail infostation@yamaha.com; or visit www.yamaha.com/band.