‘’Expressive Tones, Deep Warm Sounds & Accurate Intonation’’
Yamaha offers a complete line of saxophones to suit every level of player from the beginning band student to the seasoned pro. Through the Yamaha ideology of 'vertical integration', the highest level Custom saxophone models are designed first, and elements of those models are carried down into the professional, intermediate, and even standard level saxophones. Through this process, Yamaha designers take great care to make sure that each saxophone model combines the ideal levels of form, function and value for the saxophonist who will be the recipient of that instrument.
Improved versions of that proven classic the Custom 875, the EX saxes are the result of decades of painstaking reserch and trials involving some of the world's greatest saxophonists. They feature a smooth response and a deep, refined sound full of rich colors. They also feature a solid feel with quick and nimble action, a wide dynamic range, stunning projection, and an authoritative tone with a beautifully defined total core. You will find that the depth and smoothness of their sound is simply incredible, and you will also find that these horns are very flexible, at home in any kind of music. The size and shape of the key buttons have been changed for a better 'feel', while the new Custom necks enhance tonal resonance and give a quicker, more comfortable response. And the saxes feature a two-point bell brace for better efficiency, so you don't have to work as hard to sound great.
Color/Finish: Gold lacquer
Auxiliary Keys: High F# , Front F
Key buttons material: Mother of pearl
Bell Decoration: Hand engraved
Thumb hook: Adjustable
The new Yamaha YAS-875EX Custom EX alto saxophone marks a huge step forward for saxophone design. Offering players a wealth of new musical possibilities, the new Custom EX has been designed in collaboration with some of the world’s most talented saxophonists, including Nobuya Sugawa, Jean-Yves Fourmeau and Otis Murphy. Their invaluable input has meant that Yamaha have been able to create an instrument that sounds great, is comfortable to play, and that constantly evolves with the player.
Refined, elegant sound
An evolved flagship model with stress-free key work and low-register playability, the Custom EX gives the performer full expressive freedom.
Brand New Key Layout
The new Custom EX alto saxophone has had a complete overhaul of the key layout. Changes to the front F key shape and mechanism, a position change of the left-hand palm keys, left-hand table keys, right-hand side keys and right-hand pinky keys offers a smoother playing experience giving players more confidence when performing.
With the new, more ergonomic key layout design, the new Custom EX gives players unrivalled comfort and makes hand adjustment easy and almost stress free.
Easy to play in the lower register
During the design process, Yamaha experimented with new methods for producing the bottom bow of the instrument. The diameter of the low C and D toneholes has been reduced and Yamaha’s unique acoustic annealing process has been applied to enhance low note playability making resistance is consistent throughout the instrument’s range.
Yamaha saxophones are renowned for their fantastic intonation and the new Custom EX is no different. Yamaha have optimised the tonehole sizes and positions which has meant that the intonation on the new instrument is better than ever!
Elegant new engraving design
The new Custom EX saxophone features a new ‘lily’ engraving design which is hand engraved on every instrument.
Re-designed ebonite mouthpiece
The new Custom EX saxophone is complemented by Yamaha’s re-designed Custom ebonite mouthpiece. The baffle, chamber, and other areas of internal design have been re-designed for greater projection as well as soft, beautiful tonality. The shape of the tip has been modified for increased comfort and easier embouchure control.
New semi-hard case design
The semi-hard rucksack style case supplied with the new Custom EX is made from a stylish durable material and features a special Custom EX badge.