Yamaha Hybrid Maple MIPA Awards

Yamaha Maple Hybrid Absolute Wins at Frankfurt Messe Musikmesse International Press Award (MIPA)

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Yamaha Hybrid Maple MIPA AwardsFor the 15th time, more than 100 magazines from all over the world voted to determine the best musical instruments and audio equipment of 2013/2014 in more than 40 categories of the MIPA Musikmesse International Press Awards.

Maple Hybrid Absolute was launched at the January NAMM show to high acclaim. Out of the blocks the new drums from Yamaha impressed artists and dealers world-wide.

Quote: “Since 1967, when Yamaha made kits at their head office in the Miyatake workshop Hamamatsu right up to 2014, Yamaha continues to impress. When we announced our new production facility in July 2013 I stated that Yamaha would raise the bar when it came to high end Acoustic Drums. Well it took less than a year to start collecting awards, a proud moment for Yamaha drum staff the world over.” Darren Power – European Marketing Manager

Yamaha pioneered the construction of hybrid acoustic drum shells when it introduced its flagship PHX Series (designed and made in the Yamaha Drum Lab workshop – Japan). As the name implies, the Absolute Hybrid Maple drum set combines a core ply of harder Wenge wood with outer plies of North American maple. This unique configuration produces a drum with an unusually expressive tone and a wide dynamic range that faithfully reproduces every nuance of a player’s approach.

The Absolute Hybrid Maple Series will be available in April 2014. For more information regarding these award winning drums please visit:



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