Yamaha Introduces CSM Series Concert Snare Drums
— Feature Distinctive Design; Ideal for Any Performance Environment —
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, introduces the CSM Series Concert Snare Drums. Designed using the distinctive features found in the finest concert snare drums in the industry, the new snares are ideal for high school and college performing ensembles seeking a pure concert snare sound.

CSM1465 Concert Series Snare Drum
CSM-1465 Snare Drum
The series includes the 13-in. x 4.5-in. CSM-1340A, the 14-in. x 5-in. CSM-1450A, and the 14-in. x 6.5-in. CSM-1465A. Each drum is constructed of six-ply North American Maple using Yamaha's exclusive Air-Seal System and features three-piece Tubular Lugs that ensure consistent tuning and maximized shell vibration. The CSM Series draws inspiration from Yamaha's legendary Grand Symphonic Series of drums, which are played by percussionists in the world's top orchestras.

The CSM Series snares also feature a 30 degree / 45 degree double-cut bearing edge, which allows the middle ply of the shell to vibrate first, and then spread through the remaining plies of the shell. The increased speed of vibration results in a more focused, articulate sound. The CSM-1450 and CSM-1465 feature an uncoated stainless steel straight cable strainer in the box as an additional option to the standard stainless steel coiled wire strainer.

KSD255 Concert Series Snare Drum
KSD-255 Snare Drum
"Since our popular Grand Symphonic Series was introduced, our customers have inquired about incorporating the features of those drums into more student and intermediate models," says Troy Wollwage, marketing manager, Yamaha Percussion. "The new CSM Series Concert Snares makes that a reality. With Yamaha's 'vertical integration' process, these drums share the same craftsmanship and specifications as our top level instruments."

The CSM Series Snare Drums are currently available and carry an MSRP range of $534-$610. The snares also are available with System Pricing, which makes it beneficial to buy in bundles rather than components.

For more information on the CSM Series Snare Drums, 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 infostation@yamaha.com; or visit www.yamaha.com/band.