The Yamaha YAS-480 Alto Sax takes its cue from the professional Yamaha saxes yet keeps the price firmly in the intermediate range. We found the YAS-480 to have strong intonation and a very warm tone not commonly found in instruments in this price range. This intermediate alto sax is an ideal Step-Up Instrument for musicians who have outpaced their student saxes.
Why Step-Up? As a musicians' skills become more advanced, their instruments need to do the same. Step-Up Instruments (also called Intermediate Instruments) are designed with the professional features an advancing player needs, but on an instrument that can be purchased at a manageable price. These instruments are an ideal choice for progressing young students in need of an instrument that can meet their developing needs through high school, college, and often, beyond.
Why Heid? All band instruments at Heid Music are professionally inspected & approved for quality by the esteemed Heid Music Repair Team. All band instruments (from even the finest brands) can be subject to small inconsistencies & manufacturing residues that can affect how the instrument plays. We take the time to inspect & address every item so that the instrument you receive is not just brand new - it's better than brand new.
Yamaha Woodwind Owner's Manual
Yamaha 5 Year Limited Warranty