Yamaha expands its 500, 600 and 700 series of professional flutes, increasing its model offering to provide options for all flautists

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YFL-597H

“These are the highest quality flutes and produce a beautiful and expressive sound that will inspire flautists to excel,” said Brian Petterson, Marketing Director, Yamaha Winds, Yamaha Corporation of America.

Expanding its line of professional model flutes, Yamaha today unveiled a trio of new models – YFL-597H, 697H and 797H – designed to further meet the needs of high school, college and professional flautists.

Inheriting the many virtues of high-end handmade Yamaha flutes through vertical integration, these new models deliver rich, nuanced tonality over a wide dynamic range, along with craftsmanship, consistency, precision and cutting edge visual elegance.

The YFL-597H and 697H combine the brilliance of nickel silver with the characteristic soft tones of sterling silver, while the YFL-797 delivers a warmth and expressive color that only the best sterling silver flutes can deliver.

The new instruments feature a newly redesigned mechanism incorporating a split E key, an essential component now available as an option on all Yamaha professional flutes.

Other highlights include a beautiful hand-finished sterling silver head gasket on all models, 0.43mm wall thickness, and Straubinger Phoenix â„¢ pads (only for 600 and 700 series) which provide a seal. incredibly precise and quick response, especially when combined with new redesigned tone holes and cushion cups.

“Flautists want an instrument that truly meets their specific needs and the expansion of our selection of professional flutes provides an additional combination of features to suit the demanding player’s technique,” ​​said Brian Petterson, Marketing Director, Yamaha Winds, Yamaha Corporation of America. “These are the highest quality flutes and produce a beautiful and expressive sound that will inspire flautists to excel.”

Pricing and availability

The new Yamaha YFL-597, 697 and 797 Professional Flutes have an MSRP of $ 4,416; $ 5,752 and $ 8,851 respectively and are expected to ship in January 2019.

For more information, visit the Yamaha booth at NAMM 2019 at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Marquis Ballroom, January 24-27, 2019, or https://yamaha.io/2R1DOVF

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About Yamaha

Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement, commercial installation and home entertainment products to the US market . Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, group and orchestral instruments, walking percussion products, synthesizers, digital audio equipment and analog professional, Steinberg recording products and NEXO commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, MusicCast wireless multiroom audio systems, Blu-ray / CD players, headphones, earphones, systems integrated home cinema, sound bars and its exclusive range of digital sound projectors. YCA markets innovative and finely designed technology and entertainment products and musical instruments for the hobbyist, education, worship, music, professional audio installation and consumer markets.

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