Yamaha reanalyzed and reevaluated literally every single design specification. The bell and the barrel offer a tone of breathtaking richness and depth. The sound is warm yet has a clear focused center surrounded by a wealth of overtones, resulting in extraordinary beauty and expression.
Slightly plump barrel and thick-walled bell produce a deep tone with rich resonance.
Ergonomically-designed new key shape offers comfortable and natural key touch. Yamaha-original silver-plating is applied on them, allowing a focused and centered sound.
A newly shaped Eb lever is adopted as a standard, along which the entire mechanism is totally re-designed as well.
Cork pads and leather pads are optimally placed to maximize on their tonal quality, touch and functionality.
New toneholes maximize superior tone quality, even intonation and a uniformed response throughout the full range of the instrument.
|Fingering System||Boehm, 18 keys, 6 rings|
|Barrel Length||54mm, 55mm|
|Toneholes||Tapered tone holes with hand-tapered undercut|
|Keys||Silver-plated nickel silver|