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Yamaha YTS-875EX Custom Tenor Saxophone (YTS-875EXB) - Lacquer Style
Price: $4,679.99 - $5,159.99
Item #: 469061 001
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Product Overview

Based on the original Yamaha Custom tenor saxophone, the Yamaha YTS-875EX tenor saxophone has been retooled to offer the professional saxophonist many new and exciting features while maintaining the same beautiful sound and excellent intonation long associated with the Custom series. New features of the YTS-875EX include lesser resistance and increased projection. New ergonomic improvements of the this Yamaha Custom tenor saxophone enhance the overall playability and comfort for the player. Each Yamaha 875EX tenor saxophone comes complete with a lightweight case, Yamaha 4C mouthpiece cap and ligature and all necessary care products. Discover why more professional saxophonists are moving to the Yamaha Custom YTS-875EX tenor saxophone.

  • Smaller C, C#, D & E tonehole diameters for better intonation
    New smaller cup diameter for better response and resonance
    Custom handmade G3 neck improves intonation
    Improved key and hook placement for greater comfort
    Redesigned left-hand pinky keys provide extraordinary comfort and quick response
    Adjustable thumb rest
    Refined key shape and dimension improve overall playability
Product Details

Yamaha YTS-875EX Custom Tenor Saxophone

Key of Bb. French brass body, bell, and neck; handmade G3 neck, yellow brass keys; mother of pearl key buttons; drawn tone holes; Front F and high F# keys; blue steel springs; waterproof leather and wool felt pads with plastic tone boosters; adjustable thumb hook; ribbed and flanged mounting; hand-engraved bell. Includes case.


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[ 6 of 6 customers found this review helpful ]

My Favorite Tenor on Earth

By Sean from MD on 12/21/2012 6:33:42 PM

I originally intended to get a Selmer Paris SA80-SII Jubilee tenor. Even so, I spent a day trying ten world-class saxophones, including all four Selmers and both Yamaha Customs. I was astonished when I liked the Yamaha Custom EX more than that SII. The Yamaha Customs sound beautiful and consistent throughout the range; shift right into the altissimo without trouble; and their keys are comfortable, fluid, and quiet (too much so on the Z). As my salesman described it, "Yamaha's keys are like butter." I was also able to adjust the F-fork altissimo key to my preferences without making any redneck-style modifications to it, as I would have on the Selmers. The Yamahas also played perfectly right out of the box. No leaks, no loose keys or shifted springs, nothing at all wrong with them. (The Selmers had been serviced, but I unpackaged the Yamahas myself.) More than anything else, though, I got an EX because was simply fun to play. It just feels right to me. I look forward to getting an alto. If you're looking to buy a pro sax, you obviously can't go just on reviews, you have to try them. That being said, you'd be a fool not to include the Yamaha Custom EX (and Z) in your quest to find your sax.

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