The 301 Sousaphone features an ABS resin bell and FRP body for a big, tuba-style sound, while remaining lightweight and balanced for performance ease. It is extremely durable and weather resistant, and the bell front design enhances tonal projection. The intonation is highly accurate and players will appreciate the securely centered notes and easy playability.
Yamaha Sousaphones are extremely well-balanced, easy to hold while marching.
Heavy bracing throughout
Because the Sousaphone is for use in a marching band, it has heavy bracing throughout to make it more durable at the vulnerable points.
Pressure formed tubing
Perfectly rounded tubing results in less turbulence and a smoother air flow, thus allowing for an excellent scale and reduced resistance.
ABS resin bell, FRP body
Bell Diameter – 663mm (26 1/8")
Bore Size – 18.5mm (0.728")
Valves – 3 pistons
Finish – Clear lacquer (Slides, valve casing and leadpipe)
Weight – 9.1Kg
Mouthpiece – BB67C4