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Yamaha YAS-480 Eb Alto Saxophone

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Product details

Suitable for

The Yamaha YAS-480 Eb alto saxophone is ideal for you if you are an advancing student looking to get more from your instrument in order to complete the grades.

With a little bit more resistance, they have an authoritative sound yet a great flexibility due to the separated key guards. 

The ergonomics, playability and intonation are excellent as you would expect from Yamaha instruments.

Our guide to buying your first saxophone will help you know what to look for and explains the many features found on a saxophone.

Unique benefits

Based on the popular YAS-475 the new YAS-480 saxophones feature an improved low B-C# connection for better adjustment while the new octave key system (from the 62 Series) facilitates the use of custom necks.


  • Hand engraving:  A hand-engraved pattern on the bell adds an extra touch of class.
  • Compatible with Custom Yamaha necks:  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 (sold separately).
  • Improved Low B-C# connection:  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.
  • Neck:  The 62-style neck has been designed for improved tone and response.
  • Key guard:  The separate key guards feature adjustable screw cap stoppers for professional-style technical adjustments.
  • Left-hand seesaw key:  The left-hand seesaw key has been designed to increase playability as well as provide a more comfortable feel.
  • High F# and Front F Auxiliary Keys: A full note range that supports playing more demanding repertoire without needing an upgrade instrument.

Supplied with

The Yamaha YAS-480 comes in a hard fabric covered case with built in backpack straps, shoulder strap options and a large external storage pocket.   Also included is a Yamaha 4C mouthpiece, cap, ligature, external cleaning cloth, cork grease and sample reed.

About the maker

Yamaha is a leading player in the musical instrument industry. Yamaha instruments are renowned for their exceptional build quality, reliability and manufacturing precision and consistency. Many players choose Yamaha as they are a widely respected and trusted brand.


  • Model: YAS-480, YAS-480S
  • Key: Eb
  • Material: Brass
  • Keywork: Gold Lacquer (YAS-480), Silver Plated (YAS-480S)
  • Mechanism: Full Keywork
  • Finish: Gold Lacquer (YAS-480), Silver Plated (YAS-480S)
  • Mouthpiece: Yamaha 4C
  • Sling: Yes
  • Lyre Box: Yes
  • Warranty: 2 Years
Customer Reviews

1 Review

  • Good!

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    I've had my 480 for about three years now. It's had routine servicing and I've had no problems with it. Plays well, consistent, reliable. Seen me so far as far as Gr.4 Jazz.

    Intonation is pretty good - though all-open middle C# is unexpectedly flat rather flat. All horns are different - might just be a quirk of my one.

    I do wonder if I should have just had a 275/280 or held out for a 62 because I'm thinking the 480 isn't one thing or the other: not a (relatively) cheap student horn, but not the full pro quality either.

    A small amount of corrosion on the bell brace (seems an odd place?) but otherwise just about as beautiful as when it was new.

    It and I however are now well acquainted (addition of side-keys helps the C#) and I've no need or plans to change it, I do wonder when it comes to it, if this difficult middle-ground model might hit the resale value.

    But - good horn


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