Durable construction and full sound makes this euphonium ideal for school use. \n \nThe YEP-201S is an excellent alternative for younger players, or when budget is a strong consideration. It is lighter weight than more advanced models making it easier to hold and play, but still features a big full sound, and easy response. \n \nHoned valves \n \nThe precise fit between valve casings and pistons after honing means no air leakage. \n \nPressure formed tubing \n \nPerfectly rounded tubing results in less turbulence and a smoother air flow, thus allowing for an excellent scale and reduced resistance. \n \nLaser-fused pluzuma welded bell \n \nA high-energy laser fuses the brass together for a virtually seamless bell, which allows continuous even vibrations. \n \nIntonation \n \nThe excellent intonation of the YEP-201S helps to foster a feel for correct pitch in beginning players. \n \nResponse \n \nThe responsiveness of the YEP-201S assists beginning players in learning the phrasing of the euphonium. \n \nLightweight \n \nThe student euphoniums are lightweight, making them easier for younger students to handle.