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Yamaha Xeno Trumpet (YTR-8335RGS) Review

The Yamaha YTR-8335RGS Xeno Trumpet is a favored professional grade instrument that is designed for exceptional performance.

Yamaha Xeno Trumpet Features

  • One piece hand-hammered bell aids in sound projection, uniformity and balance creating a superb tone and well balanced resonance
  • Pressure formed tubing is perfectly round allowing for smooth air flow, less resistance and perfect intonation
  • Reverse lead-pipe allows air to flow smoothly without obstruction providing the performer with silky-smooth playing
  • Monel pistons resist corrosion and maintain their high precision fit and slickness
  • An Extra-heavy mouthpiece receiver that evens out the tone produced throughout the trumpet

The Yamaha Xeno trumpet receives a perfect 5.0 (out of 5.0) star rating.

Yamaha Xeno Trumpet Specifications

  • Key: Bb
  • Weight: Heavy
  • Bore: 0.459" medium-large
  • Bell: 4-7/8" Gold brass, one-piece, hand-hammered
  • Leadpipe: Gold brass, reversed one-piece pressure drawn
  • Mouthpiece: 16C4-HGP (heavy mouthpiece receiver)
  • Keys: Mother of Pearl
  • Valves/Pistons: 2-piece valve casings, Monel pistons
  • Intonation aids: 1st valve slide thumb hook
  • Finish: Silver-plate

Smooth as Silk

The Yamaha Xeno trumpet is well renowned because of its high quality sound production. It is loved by both professional and beginner players alike. Here's what a few happy trumpeters had to say.

"Amazing sound and feel"

"...I couldn't believe how much easier it was to play! I have had so many people tell me how rich my tone has become, it's great! The horn sounds great when I use it for classical and church and it really screams (beautifully, of course) when I use it for jazz or the pep band. It is a very flexible horn that works well in any setting."

"Great Horn!"

"I especially like the versatility of this horn. Used in some classical performances, but when you really get the air going, this is a great lead-trumpet! Since year one I have used it as a lead trumpet player in the big band and the projection was superb."

A Bit Expensive and Dark Sounding

The Yamaha Xeno trumpet is not the least expensive professional trumpet on the market as a few reviewers noted, “It was a real stretch to afford the trumpet…..” However, customers agree that it is worth every penny. Overall, the Yamaha Xeno trumpet is a great investment in the long run.

The Yamaha Xeno series trumpet has also been criticized for its darker tones and inability to reach high notes. However, this instrument produces the exact tones for which it was designed; darker but richer and stronger tones. It is also quite heavy but it's weight helps ensure the tone is evenly produced even at large volumes. It also makes it durable.


The Yamaha YTR-8335RGS Xeno trumpet is truly an exceptional instrument. Its abilities and quality is remarkable. Is the Yamaha Xeno trumpet an instrument worth recommending to performers? The answer is a resounding yes! Here's why.

With its sophistication and admirable sound quality, it is undeniably an instrument that exudes perfection. The best part about this instrument is undoubtedly its uniformity of tone and smooth playing. The overall feedback and reviews from owners of the Yamaha Xeno Trumpet are outstanding and heart-felt. From professional to amateur players alike, they just love this trumpet!