YAS480 - Yamaha YAS480 Eb alto saxophone Gold lacquer
YAS480 - Yamaha YAS480 Eb alto saxophone Gold lacquer
YAS480 - Yamaha YAS480 Eb alto saxophone Gold lacquer
YAS480 - Yamaha YAS480 Eb alto saxophone Gold lacquer

Yamaha YAS480 Eb alto saxophone - Gold lacquer

Ref: Yamaha YAS480 new
  • Brass body with gold lacquer or silver plate finish
  • Fully set up prior to dispatch
  • High performing intermediate model sax
  • Octave mechanism redesigned to allow for custom necks to be fitted
  • Outfit supplied with backpack style carry case, Yamaha mouthpiece and accessories
  • YAS62-style neck for a more sophisticated sound
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The Yamaha YAS480 alto saxophone outfit is an excellent choice for the progressing saxophonist and is most often chosen as an upgrade model from a starter instrument such as a YAS280.

Yamaha is a brand trusted by millions of musicians around the world. An eye for detail and the utilisation of modern technologies have allowed Yamaha to dominate the woodwind and brass market for many years. The YAS480 comes from a culmination of these techniques to produce an instrument which enhance the playing experience through precision of sound and accuracy of intonation.

The YAS480 has been designed as an intermediate alto sax and it is a role that it fulfils very well. The instrument offers a little more resistance than the student model which enables the player to work on their quality of tone. The sound produced is very rich, full bodied and resonant - which is nearly impossible to get from the more free blowing student instruments which are produced for ease of playing.

The YAS480 is a small upgrade from the previous YAS475 and has an improved low B-C# connection for better adjustment and consistent closing of the C# key. This is the key which tends to cause the most problems over time in student instruments. The new connection further allows a clearer response in the lower registers. Furthermore, a redesigned octave key system (from the 62 Series) facilitates the use of custom necks. This latter development enables you to experiment with different crook designs as well as mouthpiece shapes which is all important in personalising your sound.

General build quality and design is excellent as you would expect from a Yamaha instrument. The YAS480 has separated key guards which gives much greater flexibility when moving quickly over the key work.

The YAS480 comes with a delicate pattern of hand engraving on the bell, adding a touch of elegance to an already stylish instrument.

The outfit comes complete with a Yamaha 4C mouthpiece, a strong lightweight back pack style case with cork grease and cleaning materials.


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Spec Specification
High-F#Front-F in tear-drop style
FinishKeys lacquered- Body lacquered
Light case (Back Pack Style)Included
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