The YFH-8310Z combines the tonal richness and depth of character of the older traditional flugels with the easy playability and superb intonation made possible by high-tech engineering. Inspired by legendary artist Bobby Shew, the Z features the perfect amount of air resistance to let you color the sound - your sound - exactly the way you want to. And it slots so nicely in the upper register youll forget youre playing a flugelhorn.
The YFH-8310 Z is the latest version of the legendary YFH-6310 Z with some newly developed details such as the Malone lead pipe, the valve caps and ergonomic trigger on the 3rd valve. The legendary YFH-6310 Z has found a worthy successor in the new YFH-8310 Z. The new Yamaha Z flugelhorn makes for an overwhelming, traditional flugelhorn sound with precise response and a new lightness in the playing feel. This makes the YFH-8310Z, developed with Bobby Shew, an instrument that allows the musician to access an impressive expression bandwidth and sound variability, casting its spell on the audience.
Brand new design
A brand new design based off of the original YFH-6310Z Bobby Shew Professional Bb flugelhorn.
New trigger system
The newly designed third valve slide trigger is more ergonomic and will accommodate a wider range of hand sizes.
New leadpipe design
The YFH-8310Z features a newly designed leadpipe, outer leadpipe area and a new connection brace between the leadpipe and the valve casing.
New top and bottom valve caps
The new top and bottom valve caps match the YTR-8310Z Bobby Shew Custom Bb trumpet.
Vertical valve tubing
Traditionally, flugelhorns are made with vertical valve tubing.
Monel pistons are resistant to corrosion and are an ideal choice for professional flugelhorn pistons which must retain precise fit and smooth action over many years.
Hand-lapped pistons and slides
Hand-lapping pistons and slides ensures an absolutely perfect fit and seal between the pistons and casing or slide parts. Such a perfect fit helps to achieve smooth air flow and smooth action and improve the response and intonation of the instrument.
The YFH-8310Z flugelhorn is available in a silver-plated finish (YFH-8310ZS).
YAC SHEWFLUGEL Bobby Shew Signature Series flugelhorn mouthpiece
YAC FHC-8310Z Custom Z flugelhorn case
YAC RVO Superior Valve Oil
YAC FH7F4 Flugelhorn mouthpiece
YAC FH11F4 Flugelhorn mouthpiece; standard design facilitates resonant sound and good response for all levels of players
YAC FH13F4 Flugelhorn mouthpiece; V-shaped cup of medium depth facilitates flexibility and good response in higher registers
YAC FH13F4 Flugelhorn mouthpiece; with a larger rim diameter and cup volume for a full sound
YAC FH14F4-GPR Flugelhorn mouthpiece; with a gold-plated rim and cup
YAC FH16F4 Flugelhorn mouthpiece; good for orchestral players who like large sound
YAC 1000P Valve oil
YAC 1011P Slide grease
YAC 1016P Tuning slide oil
YAC 1060P Lacquer polish
YAC 1061P Silver polish
YAC 1077P Vinyl coated flexible cleaning rod; small
YAC 1083P Nylon valve casing brush
YAC 1084P Brass mouthpiece brush
YAC 1096P Treated silver polish cloth; medium
YAC 1097P Treated silver polish cloth; large
YAC 1099P Untreated polish cloth
YAC 1100 Chamois-like polishing cloth
YAC 1666P Valve casing cleaning rod
YAC 1034 Trumpet maintenance kit
SB69C Flugelhorn Silent Brass system
PM-6 Silent Brass mute only
Level Custom Z Flugelhorn
Key of Bb
Bell Diameter 6"
Leadpipe Gold Brass
Body Material Yellow Brass
Bell Material Yellow Brass
Key Buttons Mother of pearl
Finish Clear Lacquer
Pistons/ Valves Monel
Mouthpiece Bobby Shew Signature Series flugelhorn mouthpiece
Features 3rd valve slide trigger; Vertical slides; Moveable mouthpiece receiver
Options YFH-8310ZS (Silver-Plated)
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