YTS480 - Yamaha YTS480 B♭  tenor saxophone Gold lacquer
YTS480 - Yamaha YTS480 B♭  tenor saxophone Gold lacquer
YTS480 - Yamaha YTS480 B♭  tenor saxophone Gold lacquer
YTS480 - Yamaha YTS480 B♭  tenor saxophone Gold lacquer

Yamaha YTS480 B♭ tenor saxophone - Gold lacquer

Stock code: Yamaha YTS480 new
  • Brass body with gold lacquer or silver plate finish
  • Octave mechanism redesigned to allow for custom necks to be fitted
  • Oustandingly accurate intonation
  • Outfit supplied with backpack style carry case, Yamaha mouthpiece and polishing cloth
  • Reliable tenor saxophone from Yamaha for intermediate/advanced players
  • YAS62-style neck for a more sophisticated sound
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This item is usually kept in our Haslemere showroom.
Available for purchase in store, delivery, or Click & Collect.

RRP £2,982
£1,832.50 ex. VAT
1 in stock
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  • Spec Specification
Info Full description

Yamaha intermediate model

The YTS480 is a level above Yamaha's student 280 saxophone and its tonal quality is comparable to much higher-end models. Its main feature is a '62 style' neck which has a slightly narrower bore for improved response and greater control over the sound.

Furthermore, thanks to the redesigned octave key system, the option is there for advanced players to switch between the 62 neck (included) and a 'Custom Z' or 'CustomEX' neck (sold separately - please call for price & availability).

Great sound

The intonation on the 480 is outstandingly accurate as with all Yamaha instruments and famously so. What we particularly like about this model is that it is comparatively lightweight and durable, making it ideal for use in the school environment and a great option for young players or travelling professionals.

Constructed using yellow brass, finished with a clear lacquer and dotted with pearly white polyester keys, this instrument looks smart and elegant. It boasts a new improved B-C# connection to ensure the keys are sealed properly and the lower register responds well. It also features separate key guards with adjustable screw cap toppers and a left hand 'seesaw' key for ease of playability.

What's in the box?

The saxophone is supplied in a lightweight, semi-hard case with rucksack straps. It includes a quality Yamaha 4C mouthpiece, ligature, cap and polishing cloth.

Each saxophone sold here at Chamberlain Music is subjected to a detailed set-up. The instrument is also play tested prior to dispatch which ensures that it will be ready to play straight from the case. 

To find out more about how Chamberlain Music can help, or to enquire about any of our woodwind instruments, please contact the team on:

Phone (01428) 658806 Email sales@
Spec Specification
Front-F in tear-drop style.
Seesaw mechanism.
KeysGold lacquered
BodyGold lacquered
Improved low B-C# connection.
ASC/TSC-400EII light case (Back Pack Style)Included
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