"Warm tone for outstanding projection
Leather pads are chosen after extensive testing with emphasis on sound quality.
These pads afford smooth breath flow and stress-free playing while making it easier to produce beautiful, warm tone.
Because the surfaces of these pads do not vibrate when the instrument is played, no spurious pad noise occurs.
Thanks to a good seal, breath flows directly toward the bell for outstanding projection.
Same bell and barrel design as Custom models
Breath that enters the instrument via the mouthpiece travels through the barrel and exits as sound via the bell. Even a hair's breadth variation in the taper of the barrel can have a large influence on resonance, tone, and intonation.
The barrel's shape promotes efficient breath flow through the instrument.
Bell's innor features an original Yamaha shape that results in improved B intonation.
Superior playability that makes players concentrate more fully on musical expression
Reduce thumb discomfort and fatigue
This model features an adjustable thumb rest with strap ring.
The thumb rest can be set to a height that is most comfortable for individual players.
It can be set to make fingering comfortable for players with small hands and can be readjusted as necessary as the player grows and becomes more proficient.
The thumb rest also includes a ring that can provide a convenient location for strap attachment when needed.
Designed and crafted for excellent feel, the keys are adjusted by hand using custom model techniques.
Prevent fingering mistakes
Longer E/B levers and C#/G# keys are featured.
This design reduces the likelihood of fingers slipping off the keys while playing, preventing fingering mistakes."