on July 29, 2005
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...AVOID anything made is CHINA...JEAN BAPTISTE, and anything with a colored tint or spray to it...they sound like crap...and don't get your kids horn at Walmart, COSTCO, or SAMS...you can't get them fixed because they don't sell parts to repair shops...
on September 20, 2010
Trumpet I purchased was exactly as described and perfect for my granddaughter in 6th grade who is beginning band this year. The trumpet arrived much more quickly than the date given online, which was very much appreciated as classes had already begun. I felt the price was affordable for our budget and checked out fine by music supply company.
on August 9, 2012
This trumpet not only plays well, it is very durable. The valves almost never stick. I can literally let the trumpet sit in the case for 2 months, take it out and play it without even oiling it(Not recommended) and the valves still work wonderfully. I still use this horn as a back up to my Yamaha Xeno. 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.
on April 17, 2014
The Yamaha YTR-2335 trumpet greatly exceeded my expectations. It has a big, smooth tone and is easy to play in all registers. The valves are fast and never stick, and the first and third valve tuning slides work easily. I would recommend this trumpet to any committed trumpet student. It will last them through collage and beyond. My only small criticism of this horn is the threads on the valve caps. You need to be careful screwing the caps in place after oiling the valves or you could easily cross-thread them if forced.