Item #0158138 Model #YAS-26SY

Yamaha YAS-26 Standard Alto Saxophone Silver


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Improved student horn with new features.

The Yamaha YAS-26 Standard Alto Saxophone incorporates design elements from Yamaha's professional and custom horns to provide student musicians an instrument that will encourage their progress. Educators frequently choose the durable and high-quality YAS-26 as a benchmark for beginning alto saxophonists. Budding saxophonists will appreciate the YAS-26's smooth playability, accurate intonation, and rich, full tone, while band directors will value its solid construction. The affordable YAS-26 helps new saxophonists start their musical journey on the right foot.

Redesigned Neck Receiver Promotes Response and Durability
Yamaha redesigned the YAS-26's neck receiver to increase the saxophone's responsiveness, playability, and durability. This neck receiver allows for a quick response and easy play while strengthening the mechanism.

Adjustable Thumb Rest Provides Precise, Comfortable Hand Position
The YAS-26 features an adjustable thumb rest that permits saxophonists to find an exact, relaxed hand and fingering position. The adjustable thumb rest helps new players develop proper technique and hand position early on.

Improved Low B-C# Mechanism Delivers Clear, Consistent Response
Yamaha improved the mechanism connecting low B and C# keys to ensure the low C# key closes consistently and produces a clear response from the lowest notes. The improved low B-C# mechanism helps beginning saxophonists play smoothly throughout the instrument's range.

Nickel-Plated Keys Provide Visual Appeal
The YAS-26's nickel-plated keys give the alto saxophone a polished, professional appearance that saxophonists will appreciate as their skills develop. The keys' finish contributes to the instrument's high-quality look and feel.

  • Level: Standard
  • Key: Eb
  • Neck: Standard
  • Neck: Material Yellow Brass
  • Body: Material Yellow Brass
  • Bell: Yellow Brass
  • Key: Material Yellow Brass
  • Key: Buttons Polyester
  • Finish: Nickel-plated (keys); Gold-lacquer (body)
  • Tone Holes: Drawn
  • Auxiliary Keys Front F
  • Mouthpiece Yamaha 4C
  • 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, nylon lock, non head (adjustable)
  • Mounting Post on body


  • New neck receiver with a durable screw
  • Adjustable thumb-rest
  • Improved Low B-C# connection
  • Nickel-plated keys