The 480 have many of the same features found on our professional saxophones that provide these intermediate saxophones with greater playability and optimum tone. These are instruments that bring out the best of the performer and ideal choice for up and coming players.
Intermediate redesigned alto saxophone from Yamaha.
With a design influenced by high-end Yamaha saxophones, the Yamaha YAS-480 alto saxophone features highly accurate intonation, a warm tone and a quick response. It is lightweight yet durable, and comes with a professional-quality 62-style neck for a more mature quality of sound.
The hand-engraved pattern on the YAS-480 bell adds an extra touch of class, and endears the instrument to its owner. 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. The included new 62-style neck has been redesigned for improved tone and response.
The separate key guards feature adjustable screw cap stoppers for professional-style technical adjustments, and the left-hand seesaw key has been designed to increase playability as well as provide a more comfortable feel. The YAS-480 features an improved mechanism from low B-C# ensures the consistent closing of the low C# key and promotes a clear response from notes in the low range of the instrument.
- Hand engraving
- Compatible with Custom Yamaha necks
- Enhanced neck
- Key guard
- Left-hand seesaw key
- Improved Low B-C# connection
- Level: Intermediate
- Key of Eb
- Neck: Annealed; Original YAS-62 design
- Neck: Material Yellow Brass
- Body: Material Yellow Brass
- Key: Material Yellow Brass
- Key: Buttons Polyester
- Tone Holes: Drawn
- Auxiliary Keys: Front F; High F# Key
- Mouthpiece: AS-4C
- Mouthpiece Cap: Plastic
- Ligature: Yellow Brass; Clear Lacquer
- Spring Type: Stainless Steel
- Pad Type: Waterproof leather and wool felt with plastic tone boosters
- Bell Decoration: Stamped
- Thumb Hook: Adjustable Plastic
- Pivot Screw: Straight-tapered with head, nylon lock (adjustable)
- Mounting: Post on Body