Yamaha YTR-2335 Student Trumpet Review

Yamaha YTR-2335 Trumpet

The Yamaha YTR-2335 Bb Trumpet offers many of the features you would find on a professional trumpet at a student trumpet price and has been the student horn of choice for many music departments around the country for the past decade.

For these reasons the Yamaha YTR-2335 made our list of the top 5 best student trumpets.

Yamaha YTR-2335 Trumpet

Note: The Yamaha YTR-2335 is, however, no longer in production and was replaced by the YTR-2330 in 2012. The video below discusses the differences between the YTR-2335 and YTR-2330 trumpet.

You can still find new Yamaha YTR-2335 trumpets for sale as available stock is used up, and of course there are plenty of used horns available too.

Click here to check the availability of both new and used Yamaha YTR-2335 trumpets on Amazon.com.

Features

  • Honed pistons provide precise fit in valve casings and eliminate air leakage
  • Pressure-formed tubing provides excellent scale and reduced resistance
  • Laser fused, plasma welded bell delivers a consistent, vibrant tone
  • Nickel silver at stress points adds durability
  • Delrin one-piece valve guides are very quiet

The YTR-2335 has an average customer rating of 4.9 (out of 5.0) on Amazon and overall customers have been very happy with this horn.

Specifications

  • Key: Bb
  • Bore:Medium-Large (ML) 0.459"
  • Bell:Diameter 4 7/8"
  • Leadpipe:Gold brass
  • Body Material:Yellow brass
  • Bell Material:Yellow brass
  • Weight: Medium Key
  • Buttons: Plastic
  • Finish: Baked epoxy lacquer
  • Pistons/Valves: Nickel-plated
  • Mouthpiece: YAC TR11B4
  • Options: Monel pistons (YTR-2335M) or Silver-plate (YTR-2335S)

Tough to Hit High Notes

If there is any knock against this horn, it's that many students struggle a bit in the high register due to the moderately large bore of the trumpet. Young players will have to work pretty hard to hit the higher notes but the flip side of this is that it helps to strengthen your embouchure and will make you a better player down the line.

Not a Pro Horn but a Good Starter

The Yamaha YTR-2335 is as advertised, a good starter horn as noted by a number of reviewers,

Perfect for beginners

"A good student horn perfect for beginners. One of the best student model horns out there. Relatively small targets on each note but it does sound good in all registers, good for all styles. Real nice valve action and good response. Definitely not a pro horn but a good starter."

I've had it 12 years and still love it!

"...Truth be told, this trumpet plays almost as well as professional models. It has a very bright sound, is free blowing, and maintains good tone quality in both the upper and lower registers. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this model to any skill level of trumpet player."

Student Trumpet that delivers

"I work for the band and orchestra division of a national music retailer and this is our student model horn of choice as well as that of most music directors in the area..."

Beautiful, lovely tone for a student

"I absolutely love this horn. I've played it for seven years, and I find it difficult to find another horn that can do as much as this one can. It's very versatile, I've used it for choral solos, marching band, symphonic bands, concert bands, jazz bands..."

Yamaha YTR-2335 Tough to Beat

Will the Yamaha YTR-2335 trumpet be missed now that it has been replaced by the YTR-2330? I definitely think so based on all the positive reviews the YTR-2335 has accumulated over the years. Fortunately, the YTR-2330 is pretty similar and should continue the legacy of the YTR-2335.

Players of the Yamaha YTR-2335 highly recommend the horn for student players based on overall value, durability and consistency in play. The bright sound and versatility of the YTR-2335 make it a great choice for jazz band, concert band and on the marching field.

Click here to check the availability of both new and used Yamaha YTR-2335 trumpets on Amazon.com.