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Updated Yamaha Xeno Artist Model ‘Chicago’ C Trumpet Offers Increased Flexibility and Power

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YTR-9445CHS Fulfills the Needs of the World’s Leading Orchestral Musicians

ANAHEIM, Calif., January 24, 2012 — Yamaha Band and Orchestral Division will display the updated YTR-9445CHSII Xeno Artist Model “Chicago” C Trumpet at the 2013 NAMM Show.

Intended for use in orchestral, concert band and other brass ensemble environments, the new Artist Model Chicago C trumpet was crafted with the input of John Hagstrom, member of the legendary Chicago Symphony Orchestra brass section.

The trumpet features a MalonePipe® leadpipe design, which provides superior response and accurate slotting. Additional updates include brace placement modifications and heavier valve caps, providing an optimal mix of flexibility and power to fulfill the needs of the highest-level orchestral musicians. The new model replaces the current YTR-9445CHS.

Yamaha anticipates high demand among its target markets of professional orchestral musicians, college students, high-end amateurs, hobbyists and collectors.

“The ability to consult with the finest musicians in the world – such as John Hagstrom – to produce instruments of the highest quality and craftsmanship, like the new Artist Model Chicago C trumpet, differentiates Yamaha from the competition,” said Yamaha Band and Orchestral Division Marketing Director Roger Eaton. “John’s insights have contributed to an outstanding instrument that musicians in premier orchestras and ensembles rely on in the most demanding of performance situations.”

John Hagstrom has collaborated with Yamaha to create several professional trumpet designs in their Artist Model Series, including top selling Bb and C trumpets. Since its introduction in 2004, the Artist Model Chicago C Trumpet has been the instrument played most often by musicians winning orchestral positions in major U.S. orchestras. Due to its phenomenal commercial and artistic success worldwide, in 2006 Yamaha selected the Artist Model Chicago C Trumpet to be their 10 millionth instrument ever produced.

“Yamaha’s commitment to continual improvement has resulted in an instrument of superior flexibility and power,” said Brian Petterson, Wind Instrument Assistant Marketing Manager. “The updated Artist Model Chicago C Trumpet once again establishes Yamaha as the instrument of choice for the world’s finest orchestral musicians.”

The updated YTR-9445CHSII Xeno Artist Model Chicago C Trumpet is expected to ship in March 2013.

About Yamaha

Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and Nexo commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, Blu-ray/CD players, iPod docking systems, home-theater-in-a-box systems and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, professional music, installation and consumer markets.
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