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Yamaha YAS-480 Alto Saxophone

Our price: £1395.00

incl VAT 20.00 %
  • Availability: In Stock : Usually dispatched same day
  • SKU: 8100597
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Overview

  • Gold lacquer finish
  • Compatible with Custom Yamaha necks
  • Adjustable plastic thumb hook
  • High F# and front F mechanism
  • Fitted case with accessory pocket

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More Links

Yamaha Website
Yamaha Saxophone Catalogue eBook

Product Specs

  • Product Number: YAS-480
  • Make: Yamaha
  • Barcode: 4957812503105

The YAS-480 alto 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 YAS-480 succeeds its incredibly popular predecessor, the YAS-475. Based on the YAS-475 saxophone, the YAS-480 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 YAS-480 by changing the neck to a custom Yamaha model.

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 YAS-480 is an excellent step up from a student alto saxophone and is more than capable of allowing you to reach all grades.

Specifications

  • 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

Included Accessories

  • AS-4C mouthpiece
  • Yamaha ligature
  • Yamaha metal mouthpiece cap
  • Neck sling
  • Polishing cloth
  • Cork grease
  • Reed

The Case

The Yamaha YAS-480 comes in a smart black, durable, zip-up fitted case. The YAS-480's case features a large, zip-up external accessory pocket, 2 durable carry handles and hide-away back-pack straps that can be zipped away when not needed. There is also a detachable shoulder strap. The exterior is finished with attractive detailing, featuring the Yamaha logo and white stitching.

The case lid opens wide to allow easy access to the saxophone and a large internal storage area. This case will provide excellent protection for your saxophone and is easy to carry.

Why Buy Yamaha?

  • Perfect touch - manufactured to exacting tolerances for playing comfort
  • Excellent sound and intonation - exceptional musicality and easy to play in tune
  • Easy to play - optimised, beginner-friendly specifications and design
  • Built to last - over many decades Yamaha has acquired an unrivalled reputation for quality and reliability
  • High Specification- many professional level features included
  • Superb residual values - making future upgrades more affordable

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In Store Availability

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Why Buy from Ackerman?

Leading Specialist Supplier

We are one of the top suppliers of woodwind, brass and orchestral strings across Sussex and are main agents for most of the instruments we sell. We only list instruments we normally carry in stock.

Full Workshop Facilities

Our instruments are fully checked and set up through our workshop to ensure perfect playing.

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