Yamaha YTS-480 Tenor Saxophone
The Yamaha YTS-480 tenor saxophone is one step ahead. With a little more resistance, it has an authoritative sound, but a great flexibility due to the separated key guards. The Yamaha YTS-480 succeeds its incredibly popular predecessor, the YTS-475. Based on the YTS-475 saxophone, the YTS-480 tenor saxophone is even further enhanced with a new low B-C# connection for better adjustment and a new octave system from the 62 series that facilitates the use of custom necks. This means you can alter the sound of the YTS-480 by changing the neck to a custom Yamaha model.The Yamaha YTS-480 Tenor Saxophone Features -
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)
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.
Hand engraving - A hand-engraved pattern on the bell adds an extra touch of class.
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 an excellent step up from a student tneor saxophone and is more than capable of allowing you to reach all grades.
Brass body and keywork
Gold lacquer finish
Neck compatible with pro models
Octave key system as 62 series
Top F# key
Tear-drop front F mechanism
Hand engraved bell
Polyester key buttons
Tapered pivot screw with nylon head
Adjustable plastic thumb hook
Yamaha metal mouthpiece cap