Yamaha is one of the worlds leading manufacturers of musical instruments. They have been producing the finest quality products for over a century, and their diversity is incredible.
They are probably best known for their grand pianos, digital keyboards, synthesizers, and motorbikes. But they also make exquisite acoustic and electric guitars, top-end drum kits and some of the best amplifiers and speakers on the market today.
There really isn’t much that they don’t manufacture to high standards using quality materials. They even have a brass and woodwind instrument division. And, it’s they, who are responsible for the little gem features in this review, the Yamaha YTR 2335 trumpet.
All of Yamaha’s trumpets are well known for their unmatched quality, and the YTR 2335 is no exception. This trumpet will prove invaluable as you develop and improve your playing skills and techniques.
It also has many qualities and features that are found on professional models. However, it’s still affordable and is a similar price to other student range instruments.
In our opinion, it is the best trumpet for beginners in most ensembles and bands.
The Yamaha YTR 2335 has been voted the best trumpet for students in numerous polls. And national music retailers, as well as a large number of music directors, have made it their recommended instrument for beginners.
It’s also a very versatile instrument and can be used for various musical styles and performances. These include jazz bands, symphonic bands, concert bands, marching bands, and for choral solos.
Offering excellent playability that nears the quality of professional instruments. It maintains a superior tonal quality in both the upper and lower registers, is free bowing and produces a beautiful bright sound.
It’s also suitable for any level of player. Obviously targeted at beginners, but it also makes a great jamming horn for casual, low-key performances, or a superb choice if you need a second trumpet for travel or to keep at a different location.
It has relatively small targets on each note but still sounds good in all registers, while the valve action is smooth providing a good response.
Yes, there is one small issue with the Yamaha YTR2335, in that the bore size is relatively large for a young player.
Most students experience difficulty in getting the notes in the upper register, because of the trumpets large bore size. This means that younger players may have to work much harder to reach the high notes on this trumpet.
However, this can be a benefit to this in the long run, as it does strengthen a players embouchure.
The important decision to weigh up, if your thinking of buying this trumpet for a younger player, is how much will struggling with the high notes effect his or her enjoyment of the instrument?
If they have a ‘never give in’ personality, they will keep at it until they do hit the high notes with pride and strengthen their embouchure in the process. And will probably go on to be great trumpet players.
If however, they have more of a ‘it’s too hard, I can’t be bothered’ personality, you would be better off getting them a trumpet with a smaller bore size that will be easier to play early on.
- Nickel silver plating at the stress points makes it very durable.
- Quiet one-piece valve guides.
- Pressure-formed tubing reduces resistance.
- A plasma-welded and laser-fused bell gives a consistent, vibrant tone.
- Tight fitting piston to valve casing joins to prevent air from leaking.
- Finish: Baked epoxy lacquer.
- Mouthpiece: YAC TR11B4.
- Valves/Pistons: Nickel-plated.
- Lead Pipe: Gold brass.
- Body Material: Yellow brass.
- Bell Material: Yellow brass.
- Bell: 4-7/8 inches.
- Bore:458 inches (medium-large).
- Key: B flat.
Many players love the Yamaha YTR 2335 trumpet for its sound and its abilities. However, as with any instrument, it does have its pros and cons, so it’s time to list them. But, regardless, it’s worth once again noting that overall, this is an excellent trumpet for anyone to start playing.