Yamaha introduced the Custom Geyer-style 871GD double horn to complement the recently introduced Custom 871 model introduced in 2016.
Benefiting from the same traditional-style Geyer wrap as the 871D, the newest addition to the Yamaha French horn line produces a rich, warm sound with a wide range of tonal character.
The original Yamaha Custom Geyer-style horns were offered from 1979 to 1993. The Geyer-style wrap is enjoying renewed popularity in orchestras and with professional artists, and to offer a classic option with modern updates, Yamaha has designed this horn to provide a rich and centered tone with consistent feel and intonation in all ranges. The handcrafted construction gives these horns incredible quality and enduring value. The new gold-brass bell provides a warmth of sound to complement the characteristic sound of the yellow-brass bell models.
"Artists can expect the ultimate level of expression and artistry from Yamaha horns because of the attention to detail and design input from top-level players," said Brian Petterson, marketing manager, wind instruments, Yamaha Corporation of America. "This new addition to the Yamaha Custom horn offering provides yet another premium option for players who desire the characteristic sound of a traditional Geyer-style horn while also obtaining the famously reliable Yamaha quality and craftsmanship."