on November 6, 2011
The Yamaha 200AD Trumpet is the virtually the same trumpet as Yamaha's YTR 2335. I have just bought one of each for my two sons who are both second year trumpet students. Both sound and play great. I was worried that the 200AD, which is made in China, rather than Japan, where the 2335 is made, would not be as good. However, my husband, a professional musician, says the 200AD sounds even better than the 2335, which has a terrific sound. I actually called Yamaha to see what the differences are, and was told they are made exactly the same with the same exact materials. The older model is the 2335 and the only difference is that the Yamaha factory is now in China, but that strict quality controls are in place. Anyway, both of my sons are thrilled with their instruments! I recommend both models.