The Z was born of Yamaha’s long and close partnership with legendary trumpeter Bobby Shew. An incredibly versatile musician, Shew needed one efficient instrument that could scream out a powerful lead and play soft, mellow ballads. With the Z, he finally found an instrument that met all of his playing requirements. The handmade bell is one of the biggest Yamaha makes, and its tapering thickness gives players a very open and comfortable response as well as better feedback into their sound. The flat-dome bell rim helps players create their own personal tonal colors. As a result, the Custom Z offers an unprecedented amount of tonal richness and depth.
Bell: One-piece, Yellow Brass
Bell Diameter: 127mm
Bore Size: Step 11.3mm
Finish: Gold Lacquer
*All step-up instruments are covered by Star City Music’s one year of repair coverage. We will repair your instrument excluding catastrophic damage to ensure it is playable and functioning for proper use.