13th January 2011, ANAHEIM, Calif. — Yamaha Corporation of America, Band and Orchestral Division today introduced the YEP-642II Professional Euphonium, the result of collaboration with a number of leading British brass band musicians including Bill Millar, Steven Walsh and David King.
A part of the Yamaha “Neo” line of brass band instruments, the YEP-642II features a compensating system for superior intonation, ensuring the player superior control over tone. The Euphonium’s hand-hammered yellow-brass bell offers an advanced taper design for maximum projection and a dark tonal color. The non-corrosive, gold-brass lead pipe also has a taper design that allows greater control and response. All slide tubing is nickel-silver for improved tone and corrosion resistance.
Ideal for both professional and aspiring euphonium players, the YEP-642II is an upgrade to the YEP-642 and YEP-642S Euphoniums. Available in lacquer and silver finishes, the new design enhances the consistently strong reputation of the previous models.
“Equally at home in a solo or ensemble setting, the YEP-642II creates solo lines that come singing through effortlessly and ensemble moments that are balanced with ease,” noted Roger Eaton, Director of Marketing, Yamaha Band and Orchestral Division.
The YEP-642II Professional Euphonium will ship in Winter 2011 with an MSRP of $7,816 for the lacquer model and $8,133 for the silver model.