The Yamaha YAS-480 alto saxophone features highly accurate intonation, warm tone and quick response. It is light yet durable, and comes with a professional-quality 62-style neck for a better sound.
Since the YAS480 alto is compatible with Custom Yamaha necks, the redesigned octave key system gives players the flexibility to choose between the included 62 style neck and those designed for the Custom Z and Custom EX Yamaha saxophones (sold separately). The new 62 style neck has been designed for improved tone and response.
As all saxophonist know, the pinky finger of the left hand can get a good workout on the spatula keys without much effort. That's one reason why the left-hand seesaw key on the YAS480 alto has been designed to increase playability as well as provide a more comfortable feel.
To promote a clear response from notes in the low range of the instrument, Yamaha improved the mechanism from low B-C# to ensure the consistent closing of the low C# key. As an added benefit, the separate key guards feature adjustable screw cap stoppers for professional-style technical adjustments.
To complete the package, an engraved pattern on the bell adds an extra touch of class. If you've been wanting a professional alto saxophone at an intermediate price, give the Yamaha YAS-480 serious consideration.
Yamaha saxophones have enjoyed a long, successful history with players of all styles, including professional artists, students, as well as faculty and music educators. The Yamaha sax is known for its resonance and ease of play and pleases the most discriminating of saxophonists. The attention to detail and quality craftsmanship underscore Yamaha's commitment to continue to provide sax players with the most complete lineup and broadest range of saxophones.