Classic sound, modern control.
- 62-style keys
Mother-of-pearl finger buttons
62-style French brass body
One-piece, rib construction
Non-annealed, custom G1 neck
2-piece water-bulged, engraved bell
62-style key mechanism
High F# key
Adjustable front F key
Gold lacquer finish
Steeper tapered pivot screws
Adjustable split ball octave mechanism
Bigger nickel silver ring
Yamaha YAS-82Z Custom Z Series Alto Saxophone
Yamaha developed the YAS-82Z Custom Z Series Alto Saxophone to be a sax capable of performing both classical and jazz music. The resulting YAS-82Z Custom alto saxophone will knock jazz sax players out with its projection and sweet tone. Classical saxophonists will appreciate the control the alto Yamaha YAS-82Z sax gives them over their tone from pianissimo to fortissimo.
The Yamaha YAS-82Z incorporates several features found on famous Yamaha saxophones of the past as well as offering many improvements on models such as the popular Yamaha YAS-62 saxophone. Yamaha engineers also maintained their consistently high build quality and the free-blowing nature that characterizes Yahama saxophones.
Yamaha's YAS-82Z captures the sound of popular vintage saxophones of the past, but adds the comfort of modern mechanisms and playability. The Yamaha Custom Z's body is made from a special brass alloy for a lighter weight saxophone and tonal flexibility only dreamt of until now. The saxophone's Custom G1 neck helps produce a quick and agile response, while key action and placement feel just right.
The Yamaha YAS-82Z saxophone boasts a 2-piece hydro-formed bell for durability and well-formed tone. The body, bell, and bow are annealed during production to increase the YAS-82Z saxophone's response and give it less air resistance. The new mechanisms on the Yamaha YAS-82Z sax mean faster action and they make adjustments easy while keeping repairs to a minimum.
Yamaha equips the YAS-82Z sax with blue steel springs for faster, more sensitive key response and higher resilience and durability. The beautiful Yamaha YAS-82Z saxophone's eye-catching engraving gives you the look of a custom horn. And there's even an available non-lacquered version for those who prefer that look.
Yamaha delivers the YAS-82Z sax with a newly designed lightweight case that includes a handy shoulder strap.
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- Level: Custom Z
Neck: Custom G1
Neck Material: French Brass
Body Material: French Brass (annealed)
Bell: French Brass (annealed); Two-piece
Key Material: Yellow Brass
Key Buttons: Mother of pearl
Tone Holes: Drawn
Auxiliary Keys: Front F; High F# key
Mouthpiece: Yamaha 4CM
Mouthpiece Cap: Yellow brass; Gold lacquer
Ligature: Yellow brass; Gold lacquer (YAS-82Z/ZB);
Spring Type: Blue steel needle
Pad Type: Waterproof leather and wool felt with plastic tone boosters
Bell Decoration: Hand engraved
Thumb Hook: Adjustable plastic
Pivot Screw: Bullet tip design with head
Mounting: Ribbed and flanged