New Yamaha Custom Cornet Meets Demands Of Today's Professional Brass Player
Designed in Collaboration with John Hagstrom of the Chicago Symphony; Allows Ease of Transition Between Trumpet and Cornet
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, will showcase the YCR-9435 custom cornet in the key of C at Winter NAMM 2009.

YCR-9435 Cornet
YCR-9435 Custom Cornet
Designed with input from The Chicago Symphony's John Hagstrom, the new cornet uses a trumpet mouthpiece receiver and features an overall design derived from the Yamaha "Chicago" model C trumpet, including the use of the MC1 leadpipe taper, facilitating an unprecedented ease of transition between trumpet and cornet.

"With more conductors requiring the use of cornet in standard orchestral repertoire, the YCR-9435 is an ideal instrument to fit the needs of today's professional brass player," says Kurt Witt, marketing manager, Yamaha Wind Instruments. "This cornet will give orchestral trumpet players a new level of flexibility to meet the increasing and varying demands of the current orchestral cornet repertoire."

The YCR-9435 custom cornet is currently available.

For more information on the YCR-9435 cornet, visit Yamaha Corporation of America at Winter NAMM 2009 at the Marquis Ballroom in 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; or visit