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Yamaha YTR-8310Z Bobby Shew Bb Trumpet

$2,312.00 $3,396.00

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All Trumpets Are Not Alike.

Designed with trumpet legend Bobby Shew, this Custom Z Trumpet is the clear choice for jazz and commercial trumpeters.

The Yamaha 6310Z was created by Yamaha for Jazz legend Bobby Shew. The 8310Z is the successor to the 6310Z and was born out of the desire to improve upon the old design. Trumpet guru Bob Malone teamed up with trumpet designer Shunichi Niwata and Bobby Shew to create a new and improved Z trumpet. Some of the improvements include the 5" bell having a thinner tapering thickness which creates a very open and comfortable response. The French bead is a flatter, wider bell rim giving the horn more tonal colors that are reminiscent of the vintage horns. The bore size is another feature that is unique to the instrument. The bore size exiting the leadpipe and entering the valves is a medium bore but the tuning slide and bell taper are large bore. This multi bore feature allows the player to back off on the air when they want to yet with enough room to let loose when necessary. The light weight brass and minimal bracing give make the 8310Z a very responsive even playing horn. Once might think that 8310Z is only for jazz but it is an amazing chamber and solo horn as well.

Yamaha's careful attention to detail really sets this horn apart from others in its class. Over the years we have watched this instrument become one of our top sellers. Not only due to its superior manufacturing but its chameleon like nature, as it is well suited for both commercial and legit settings.


Monel pistons

Monel pistons are resistant to corrosion and are an ideal choice for professional trumpet pistons which must retain precise fit and smooth action over many years.

Unique Bell Bead Design

This design allows for a more resonant and projecting sound.

Hammered one-piece bell

The newly designed yellow brass bell features a side seam and a variable wall thickness. This new manufacturing process results in a quicker response, a deeper rich sound, a wider spectrum of tone colors and better projection.

Hand lapped pistons and slides

Hand-lapping pistons and slides ensures an absolutely perfect fit and seal between the pistons and casing or slide parts. Such a perfect fit helps to achieve smooth air flow and smooth action and improves the response and intonation of the instrument.

Laser-fused pluzuma welded bell

A high-energy laser fuses the brass together for a virtually seamless bell which allows continuous even vibrations.

Unbraced reversed tuning slide

As with all Yamaha lightweight trumpets, the YTR-8310Z has an unbraced inner outer tuning slide which makes the trumpet comfortably open with less resistance.

One-piece, drawn, gold brass leadpipe

This type of leadpipe offers excellent intonation, response and proper resistance.

Large bell flare and large bore tuning slide

The large bore tuning slide and large bell flare in combination with the stepped bore design allows this medium bore trumpet to produce a very big sound with very little effort.


Finish         Gold lacquer
Weight     Light
Bell Diameter     127mm (5")
Bell         Yellow brass
Keys         Bb
Case         TRC-8310Z
Mouthpiece     SHEW-JAZZ Signature Model

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