The Yamaha YSL354E tenor trombone features many of the qualities of professional models, yet is available at a surprisingly affordable price. The response is quick, the intonation accurate, and the sound both rich and full.
Yamaha orchestral instruments represent quality and durability to musicians around the world, building on a reputation reaching back into the 19th Century. Their beginner instruments are respected as superb introductions for those serious about making music, while their professional models have all the custom features and design tweaks necessary for musicians at the top of their game.
The YSL354E has a host of features which make it perfect for the beginner to intermediate student. Firstly, the inner slide on is incredibly durable, and has been specially manufactured to have a quick and smooth response, remaining airtight even in the extended 6th and 7th positions. The outer slide is constructed to exact measurements, ensuring that this slide is also airtight and resonant, vastly improving the tonal quality of the sound. Both are constructed from yellow brass. Furthermore, a balancer perfectly proportions the weight of the instrument, making it easier to hold for longer periods of time. Pressure-formed tubing allows the air to flow smoothly, particularly useful when practicing scales. The bell is made by a high-energy laser which fuses the brass together, thus producing an even spread of vibrations throughout the instrument. And the large, easy-to-hold nickel silver bracing guards against possible slide damage if the instrument is dropped and also lessens fatigue while playing.
The YSL354E tenor trombone comes with the usual fittings such as a slide lock, a 204.4mm yellow-brass bell and a 12.7mm bore. It is supplied with its own hard case for easy transportation, along with cleaning materials. Special care has been taken to give the instrument excellent balance while playing, combining with a resonant sound to give the developing player a solid base for exploring the capabilities of the instrument.