The Z was born of Yamaha’s long and close partnership with legendary trumpeter Bobby Shew. An incredibly versatile musician, Shew needed one efficient instrument that could scream out a powerful lead and play soft, mellow ballads. With the Z, he finally found an instrument that met all of his playing requirements. The handmade bell is one of the biggest Yamaha makes, and its tapering thickness gives players a very open and comfortable response as well as better feedback into their sound. The flat-dome bell rim helps players create their own personal tonal colors. With the newest Custom Z, Yamaha kept the same basic design concepts—the precise lead pipe taper and super-efficient step bore—that made the original Z so popular. But Yamaha has improved on it in many subtle ways, often using techniques learned in developing the heavyweight Xeno Trumpets. As a result, the Custom Z offers an unprecedented amount of tonal richness and depth.
- "Bobby Shew" model
- M bore (11.3mm)
- L-tuning slide
- 127 mm bell
- Further development of the YTR-6310 Z
- Newly developed technology in the production of the bell
- "French bead" bell edge
- Xeno design
- Larger range of timbre
- Light construction
- Gold lacquer finish
- Includes case and mouthpiece
Do you open on Saturdays and Sundays?
Unfortunately not. We value our beauty sleep and need to recharge for the next Monday 🙂
When are your delivery times?
Our delivery times are Mon to Fri from 9.30am till 3.30pm
What time do you open?
We are open for business Mon – Fri 10.00 am till 7.00 pm, excluding public holidays