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Guided by professionals
The Neo cornet range was developed in close cooperation with internationally renowned artists Phillip McCann and Russell Gray. Mr. Gray has played as principal cornet in a number of successful brass bands across Britain, notably obtaining world number one ranking with the Leyland Brass Band. Mr. McCann is a highly regarded cornet player and conductor, and has been presented with The Iles Medal in recognition of his services to the brass band movement.
By involving pro players throughout the design and testing processes, and fusing traditional craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technology, Yamaha has created a cornet that ideally meets the musical requirements of British brass bands.
Carefully hand-made in Yamaha's Japanese workshop, the wider-bored construction offers a rich, characteristic sound with a much wider dynamic range and louder projection - and the beautiful silver-plated finish gives the instrument a nuanced, rich timbre. The one-piece bell has been hammered out by hand by expert craftsmen to produce an instrument with a beautiful, rich tonal quality, fantastic projection, and excellent blowing resistance. Finished with a Neo engraving on the bell, this is a cornet which looks, sounds, and feels truly professional.
Precision engineered valves and casings ensure perfect intonation, allowing you to play with utter precision. The curved leadpipe with sleeve and redesigned bell braces provide the cornet with balanced resistance, ensuring an even response across the instrument's range. Pressure-formed tubing guarantees perfectly rounded pipes, resulting in less turbulence and a smoother air flow - which allows for reduced resistance and easy access to higher registers.
The YCR-8620 comes included with a Yamaha CR6B4 mouthpiece, and a professional-quality Yamaha cornet case. The CR6B4 is one of Yamaha's best-selling soprano cornet mouthpieces. Offering smooth attacks, secure control, and effortless playability, this is a perfect pairing for the Neo Eb cornet. This outfit also includes a luxurious leather-bound cornet case - a stylish, sturdy design that is perfect for keeping your new instrument safe from the inevitable knocks and scrapes which face any musician on the move.
Yamaha 5 Year Extended Warranty
As a premium brand, Yamaha are proud to offer a free five-year extended warranty when the purchase of your instrument is registered within six months of purchase. Please visit the Yamaha website for the full terms and conditions and to register your warranty.
3 Months Free Tomplay Premium Subscription
When you register your instrument you can get a three-month premium subscription to Tomplay where you can access over 40,000 scores with backing tracks. You are able to filter by musical style, composer, difficulty and accompaniment type and interact with the scores. The pieces are all recorded by professional musicians and you can control the tempo and even record yourself playing. If you wish, you can also print and annotate your score and create loops to focus on those more difficult passages. For more information, please see the Yamaha/Tomplay website.
- Key: Eb
- Bell material: One-piece, yellow brass
- Bell diameter: 120mm (4 3/4")
- Bore size: Medium large - 11.3mm (0.445")
- Weight: Medium
- Finish: Silver-plated
- Accessories: Yamaha CRC-8620 instrument case and CR6B4 mouthpiece