Yamaha Enhances Custom Oboes With Increased Range of Tone Colors and Flexibility

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Refashioned bell, tone hole design and advanced materials combine to produce an oboe with unmatched precision and richness in sound

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“Increasing the range of tone colors to include the warmer end of the spectrum will make this oboe increasingly popular with modern professionals and students alike," said Brian Petterson, marketing manager, wind instruments, Yamaha Corporation of America.

Yamaha introduces the YOB-831 & YOB-831L oboes-long-awaited updates that increase warmth in the sound while retaining the bright and responsive feel for the player.

New features include a redesigned, thicker bell along with a unique taper and flare that promote a powerful sound with rich overtones. A new tone hole design has well-defined edges to provide increased resonance.

Additionally, unprecedented consistency and production precision of the 831L Duet+ model is due to the "ebonite" upper joint liner. The synthetic wood doesn't contract or expand, resulting in outstanding overall performance and reliability.

"Players are increasingly demanding high-quality and even higher-performing instruments," said Brian Petterson, marketing manager, wind instruments, Yamaha Corporation of America. "Increasing the range of tone colors to include the warmer end of the spectrum will make this oboe increasingly popular with modern professionals and students alike. The consistent high quality in production expertly combines craftsmanship and technology, and the greatly increased range of sound characters make this oboe more exciting than anything else currently on the market."

Pricing and Availability
Yamaha YOB-831 (MSRP: $9,239) and YOB-831L (MSRP: $10,608) will ship in January 2018.

For more information, visit the Yamaha Booth at the 2018 NAMM Show in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Marquis Ballroom, January 25-28, 2018, or http://4wrd.it/YamahaOboes

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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, commercial installation 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, MusicCast wireless multiroom audio systems, Blu-ray/CD players, earphones, headphones, home-theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars 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, music, professional audio installation and consumer markets.

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