Yamaha Tubas & Euphoniums
The Yamaha brand trademark, YAMAHA, comes from the name of their founder, Torakusu Yamaha, who pioneered the production of Western musical instruments in Japan. Born to a family of a Kishu Tokugawa (today's Wakayama Prefecture) clansman, Torakusu was captivated by Western science and technology from early on. Fascinated by the watches that were gaining popularity in Osaka at the time, he took up watchmaking, studying business along the way. Over time, Torakusu began repairing medical equipment and was invited to visit a hospital in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture.
On one occasion, Hamamatsu Jinjo Elementary School asked him if he would try to repair a reed organ. He agreed and was able to repair it successfully, marking the first step toward the birth of the Yamaha brand. Recognizing its business potential, while repairing the organ, Torakusu created a blueprint for the inside of the organ, later creating his own prototype organ. To deliver it to the then Music Institute (today's Tokyo University of Arts), it is said that Torakusu slung his creation over his shoulder on a carrying pole and crossed the mountains of Hakone.
The organ, however, was criticized harshly for its poor tuning. Undaunted, and starting from zero, Torakusu began studying music theory and tuning. After seemingly endless struggles, he was finally able to complete the organ. It’s easy to see how he came up with the concept of the tuning fork mark, inspired by the difficult experience of studying tuning while holding a tuning fork in his hand.
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Yamaha YBB-321WC BBb Tuba (Special Order)YamahaOriginal price $7,719.99 - Original price $7,719.99Original price$7,719.99$7,719.99 - $7,719.99Current price $7,719.99| /
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Yamaha YBB-621 BBb Tuba (Special Order)YamahaOriginal price $9,969.99 - Original price $9,969.99Original price$9,969.99$9,969.99 - $9,969.99Current price $9,969.99| /
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Yamaha YBB-641 BBb Tuba (Special Order)YamahaOriginal price $10,965.99 - Original price $10,965.99Original price$10,965.99$10,965.99 - $10,965.99Current price $10,965.99| /
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Yamaha YEP-201 Bb Euphonium (Special Order)YamahaOriginal price $2,245.99 - Original price $2,245.99Original price$2,245.99$2,245.99 - $2,245.99Current price $2,245.99| /
The YEP-201 is an excellent alternative for younger players. It is lighter weight than more advanced models making it easier to hold and play, but ...View full details
Yamaha YEP-321 Bb Euphonium (Special Order)YamahaOriginal price $2,714.99 - Original price $2,714.99Original price$2,714.99$2,714.99 - $2,714.99Current price $2,714.99| /
The 321 features a strong warm tone, and is easy to play, with accurate intonation. Key: Bb Body: Yellow brass Bell Diameter: 280mm (11") Bore Siz...View full details
Yamaha YEP-642SII Neo Compensating Euphonium in Silver (Special Order)YamahaOriginal price $7,037.99 - Original price $7,037.99Original price$7,037.99$7,037.99 - $7,037.99Current price $7,037.99| /
Working together with world-renowned brass band conductor Bill Millar, Yamaha's technical staff started with a clean slate, creating numerous eupho...View full details