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If you are look are looking for your next saxophone to replace your student sax, the Yamaha YTS-480 is a great fit for your requirements. Designed to help you step up from a student model, you will have the potential to reach grade 8, diplomas and other higher level qualifications.
You will find the YTS-480 offers you a little bit more resistance, coupled with an authoritative sound combined with great flexibility due to separated key guards.
Ergonomics, playability and intonation are excellent as you would expect from Yamaha.
Based on the popular YTS-475 the new YTS-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.
Our guide to buying your first saxophone will help you know what to look for and explains the many features found on a saxophone.
- Hand engraving: A hand-engraved pattern on the bell adds an extra touch of class.
- Compatible with other 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.
The Yamaha YTS-480 is supplied in a hard case with shoulder strap and built in backpack straps. Also included is a Yamaha 4C plastic 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: YTS-480, YTS-480S
- Key: Bb
- Material: Brass
- Keywork: Gold Lacquer (YTS-480), Silver Plated (YTS-480S)
- Mechanism: Full Keywork
- Finish: Gold Lacquer (YTS-480), Silver Plated (YTS-480S)
- Mouthpiece: Yamaha 4C
- Sling: Yes
- Lyre Box: Yes
- Warranty: 2 Years