New York Series

Robert Sullivan was Yamaha's main consultant for the NY Series project. Sullivan is an outstanding trumpeter and educator. The project began while he was assistant principal in the New York Philharmonic, and the collaboration was carried out simultaneously as Yamaha developed the CH trumpets in Chicago. The technical secrets learned from the two projects were combined together helping Yamaha learn even more about tonal colors, projection, intonation, and everything else needed to create a truly expressive instrument.

Chicago Series

The primary consultant for the CH Series was John Hagstrom of the Chicago Symphony. In addition to testing parts and later prototypes with John and his colleagues, some very famous vintage trumpets owned by the CSO were used as benchmarks in the process. Those horns were studied in great detail, not to copy them, but rather to understand what made them so special. They had their flaws too, yet they set a fantastic reference standard difficult for any modern trumpet to match.

Models

YTR-9335CHS Xeno Artist Model Trumpet; key of Bb; .459" medium-large bore; one piece 4 7/8" yellow brass bell; MB1 leadpipe; monel alloy pistons; silver-plated; TRC-9445 case; 17B4 mouthpiece.

YTR-9335NYS Xeno Artist Model Trumpet; key of Bb; .459" medium-large bore; one piece 4 7/8" yellow brass bell; MB2 leadpipe; monel alloy pistons; silver-plated; TRC-9445 case; 17B4 mouthpiece.