‘’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.
Key of: Eb
Neck: Annealed; Original YAS-62 design
Neck Material: Yellow Brass
Body Material: Yellow Brass
Key Material: Yellow Brass
Key Buttons: Polyester
Finish: Gold Lacquer
Tone Holes: Drawn
Auxiliary Keys: Front F; High F# Key
Mouthpiece Cap: Plastic
Ligature: Yellow Brass; Clear Lacquer
Spring Type: Stainless Steel
Pad Type: Waterproof leather and wool felt with plastic tone boosters
Bell Decoration: Stamped
Thumb Hook: Adjustable Plastic
Pivot Screw: Straight-tapered with head, nylon lock (adjustable)
Mounting: Post on Body
The YAS-480 intermediate alto 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.
With a design influenced by high-end Yamaha saxophones, the YAS-480C features highly accurate intonation, a warm tone and a quick response. It is lightweight yet durable, and comes with a professional-quality 62-style neck for a more mature quality of sound.
Professional Style Neck
A neck based on the original YAS-62 professional saxophone neck is designed for improved tone and response.
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).
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.
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.