Intermediate redesigned alto saxophone from Yamaha.
- Hand engraving
Compatible with Custom Yamaha necks
Left-hand seesaw key
Improved Low B-C# connection
Yamaha YAS-480 Intermediate Eb Alto Saxophone
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.
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- 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 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