Yamaha YAS480 Eb Alto Saxophone
Based on the popular YAS-475 the new YAS-480 saxophone features 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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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