Immaculate condition Yamaha small bore. Now superseded by the Custom Z, this is a killer lead horn.
Very little use, and slide 100% ready for action. This is an excellent horn, ideal for soloist and lead playing. It's been sitting around unused for some time and has recently had a service to check it's all ready to go. Comes with original form fitted case and original documentation.
This is the original blurb from its release in the mid 2000s:
Designed in cooperation with noted jazz musician Al Kay, the YSL-697Z trombone has a very tight slide tolerance, constructed to be airtight while providing smooth action. The new trombone boasts exceptional durability as well as an incredible response and excellent projection. These benefits enable the lead trombone player to cut through the band while maintaining a full, round tone.
"Development and testing lasted over a year and a half, resulting in a great horn that has a sweet sound when you want it, brilliance or bite when you need it, records beautifully, and has great projection for solo performances," said Kay. "I believe Yamaha has a great new lead trombone and a trombone that has character and a multi-dimensional sound that can accommodate many playing styles and situations."
The trombone features a one-piece bell with a lengthwise seam that makes it a continuous extension of the instrument, resulting in pure, uniform resonance and superior tone. A hammered yellow brass bell produces a pure and perfectly balanced tone with quick response and extra presence due to advanced manufacturing techniques.
"The YSL-697Z represents yet one more Yamaha product developed directly in collaboration with a top trombone player," says Kurt Witt, Wind Instrument product manager. "By collaborating with players like Al Kay, we can better create instruments that combine contemporary design knowledge with the traditional sound players know and love."
All second-hand instruments have been fully cleaned and serviced, tested and sanitised through our workshop, and come with a 6 month guarantee on parts and regulation.
All new instruments come with a minimum 24 month warranty on repairs and we will take care of all servicing and cleaning within the first 12 months upon request. All second hand instruments come with a 6 month guarantee from the date of purchase.
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