The Yamaha YAS480 alto saxophone is a step up from your standard student model. If offers a little more resistance, more projection in sound and a greater flexibility due to the separated key guards. Furthermore the ergonomics, playability and intonation are excellent, something you would always expect from a Yamaha instrument.
The YAS480 saxophone makes the step up from your student model smooth and enjoyable. In fact, many of the same features found on the Yamaha professional saxophones are here. This provides you with greater playability and optimum tone over other similarly priced models. Consequently the 480 brings out the best in the performer and an ideal choice for up and coming players
Based on the previous popular YAS475 model, the new Yamaha YAS480 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. Furthermore the left-hand seesaw key is designed to increase playability as well as provide a more comfortable feel. In addition the separate key guards feature adjustable screw cap stoppers for professional-style technical adjustments. Finishing off the appearance is the hand-engraved pattern on the bell adding that extra touch of class to a fine instrument.
What we say about the YAS480:
The YAS480 alto saxophone makes the step up from your beginners student model smooth and enjoyable. It offers better sound production and greater playability. Therefore it will bring the best out of you and it will take you to the next level and possibly beyond.