For years Yamaha drums have been the first choice of leading artists in virtually all musical genres, all around the world. Some models have become almost legendary for both the stature of their sound and the people who play them. But the story of how Yamaha came to occupy such a distinguished place in the drum pantheon has never been fully told.
In these pages you’ll find the motivation and passion of the craftsmen who design, develop, and build Yamaha drums revealed for the first time. Some well-known players have offered insightful commentary as well. Then there are the normally unsung heroes who provide vital support in the form of basic research and quality assurance testing. There is much, much more to Yamaha drums than meets the eye. But you can hear it in their sound, and experience it in the extraordinary playability and reliability they offer.
So here is the rest of the story. How Yamaha is different. How Yamaha designers and craftsman put more than 120 years of history in the musical instrument manufacturing business to good use, applying an astonishing reserve of accumulated know-how and innovative technology to provide our “family” – drummers at all levels anywhere in the world – with drums that are instrumental in inspiring and delivering their best performances.
Join the family. You’ll see, feel, and hear the difference. Your audience will too.