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Yamaha Baritone Horns

We offer the full range of Yamaha Baritone Horns for sale. Designed and produced by experts, the Yamaha Baritone Horn range caters to both beginners and more advanced players.

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Production Quality

The Baritone Horn is widely used in brass band situations. Players are looking for a nicely balanced instrument that is reliable and enjoyable to play. The Yamaha range of Baritone Horns offer just that. From the student level 301 models which are easy to start out with, up to the professional Neo 831 aimed at the very top players. Yamaha offers excellent build quality thanks to their investment in technology. This ensures the instruments perform flawlessly with reliable and fast valves and well-fitted slides.

Development & Design

Yamaha have been producing wind & brass instruments for many decades. Their first forays into brass band instruments were in the 1970s. At that time the production was quite generic and aiming the instruments at all markets. Since then, there has been a large focus on the brass band world in particular, especially with their Neo professional range.

What this means is that they have consulted with, and worked alongside, leading professional players in top bands around the world. For example, Katrina Marzella – Baritone soloist with the world-famous Black Dyke Band. These collaborations have elevated the Baritone and helped find it a solo voice of its own.

Model Differences

Yamaha offer three main models in their Baritone range. The YBH-301 is a beginner’s model, but it’s worth considering that a Yamaha beginner range is often the equivalent of other brands mid-range or upgrade models. It has excellent tuning across the range and a warm, rich tone that is easy to produce. Available in gold lacquer or silver plate, the YBH-301 is the perfect starting point for new Baritone Horn players. It would also do a great job for the keen adult amateur playing in a local ensemble.

Further up the range Yamaha offer two professional Baritones. For most here in the UK, the Neo YBH-831 is the model they would consider. This is a professional 3 valve Baritone specifically designed with the brass band sound in mind. Whether you are a professional soloist or advanced amateur, the Neo Baritone offers the ultimate in tuning, tone and performance.

Why Choose a Yamaha Baritone Horn?

Quality of tone and build have to be the primary reasons. Yamaha have developed a range of Baritones that have their own unique character and ‘voice’ within the band. The excellence of the manufacturing ensures hassle-free ownership with excellent valves and reliable intonation. These instruments can last for many years if well cared for and can elevate your playing accordingly.

PREMIUM Set-Up: Information

Our PREMIUM Set-Up instruments have been chosen by our Workshop Technicians to receive an enhanced and customised pre-sale preparation.

This can include use of specialised materials and processes to enhance the feel, response and playability of the instrument.

A full list of the specific set-up materials and processes is offered on these selected instrument pages.