‘’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.
Recommended by band directors across the nation, Yamaha intermediate saxophones provide high-quality yet value-conscious features that make the transition from beginner saxophones comfortable and enjoyable for the growing saxophonist. Developed through the Yamaha ideology of 'vertical integration', many of the design features found on Yamaha intermediate saxophones were adopted from top level Custom saxophones, offering professional features at an intermediate price.
Color/Finish: Silver plated
Auxiliary Keys: High F# , Front F
Key buttons material: Polyester
Thumb hook: Adjustable
Key of: Bb
The YTS-480 intermediate tenor saxophone delivers professional qualities at an intermediate price. Through the Yamaha ideology of 'vertical integration', many of the design features were adopted from top-level Custom EX saxophones, offering outstanding response, tone and intonation.
The YAS/YTS-480 saxophones are a step ahead. With a little bit more resistance, they have an authoritative sound yet a great flexibility due to the separated key guards.
Ergonomics, playability and intonation are excellent as you would expect from Yamaha.
Based on the popular YAS/YTS-475 the new YAS/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.
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.
The 62-style neck has been designed for improved tone and response.
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.