German Engineering: New Yamaha Custom Rotary Trumpets Offer Improved Intonation and Response
Developed in Collaboration with Thomas Lubitz of the Yamaha Frankfurt Atelier and Markus Bebek of the Frankfurt Opera
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Yamaha Band & Orchestral Division will display two new custom-made rotary trumpets in the keys of Bb and C at Winter NAMM 2009. The new models, YTR-938FFM and YTR-948FFM, are a product of the collaboration between Mesiter Thomas Lubitz of the Yamaha Frankfurt Atelier and Markus Bebek of the Frankfurt Opera.

Featuring a new light-touch rotor mechanism an adjustable third tuning slide, the new trumpets offer improved intonation and response. Ideal for soloists or professional orchestral musicians, the trumpets also have a redesigned mouthpipe with an adjustable gap receiver and high C and D vent keys.

"These horns showcase a unique, artist-driven approach to musical instrument development resulting in a consistent response throughout all registers," says Kurt Witt, marketing manager, Yamaha Winds. "Like our professional and artist trumpet models, these new custom-made rotary trumpets exemplify Yamaha's unparalleled design and manufacturing mastery."

The YTR-938FFM and YTR-948FFM will be available in March 2009.

For more information on the custom-made YTR-938FFM and YTR-948FFM rotary trumpets, 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