Yamaha Introduces the First Mariachi Model In its Acclaimed Trumpet Line

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Foray into distinctive musical tradition reflects growing demand for the genre, especially in educational settings

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“We expect a strong interest from mariachi-and banda-style players looking for a high-quality trumpet that helps achieve the particular sound they desire,” said Brian Petterson, marketing manager, wind instruments, Yamaha Corporation of America.

The YTR-5330MRC mariachi trumpet is a brand-new addition to the Yamaha trumpet line, offering a unique combination of features not found on any other Yamaha trumpet.

Because the mariachi style is different in character and execution from classical or jazz styles, Yamaha sought input from mariachi musicians in Mexico to achieve the distinctive sound and visual impact characteristic of the genre.

The YTR-5330MRC features a reversed main tuning slide without bracing or a water key to provide an open feel and to allow for a large volume of air flow. A unique double-plated bell and valve casing create a crisp and characteristic sound, ideal for the fast, tight staccato of mariachi music. In addition, the lacquered brass main tuning slide has an extra-long inner tube to provide a broader range of pitch adjustment, and pairs with the other lacquered brass tuning slides to stunning visual effect.

"We expect a strong interest from mariachi- and banda-style players looking for a high-quality trumpet that helps achieve the particular sound they desire," says Brian Petterson, marketing manager, wind instruments, Yamaha Corporation of America. "It is a step-up level instrument that is affordable for young musicians while performing to the high standards required by professional players."

In addition, Petterson notes, there is a growing mariachi presence in schools across the country and many of them are expanding their curriculum to include a variety of musical traditions that provide students with a more well-rounded musical education.

Pricing and Availability
The Yamaha YTR-5330MRC Mariachi Trumpet (MSRP: $2,644.00) will ship in April 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/YamahaTrumpets

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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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