The original “Z” was born of Yamaha’s long and close partnership with legendary trumpeter Bobby Shew. In 2018, Yamaha and Shew then collaborated again to create a second-generation YTR 8310Z that further refines the brilliant tone and well-balanced playing resistance that contemporary styles demand. The Shew ideal is a versatile, efficient instrument that can wail out powerful leads and also play soft, mellow ballads. The Z satisfies all of his playing requirements. The tapering thickness of the handmade bell gives players a very open and comfortable response as well as better feedback into their sound. The flat-dome bell rim helps players create their own personal tonal colors.
The 8310ZS is silver-plated, and is also available in lacquer as the 8310Z.