Yamaha YTS-480 Tenor Saxophone - Gold Lacquer

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Yamaha YTS-480 Tenor Sax
Yamaha YTS-480 Tenor Sax
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Special Order Item (ETA: within 6 months)

All instruments purchased on HeidMusic.com are professionally hand-selected and inspected prior to shipping to ensure that you receive an instrument of the highest quality.

The 480 have many of the same features found on our professional saxophones that provide these intermediate saxophones with greater playability and optimum tone. These are instruments that bring out the best of the performer and ideal choice for up and coming players.

Hand Engraving

A hand-engraved pattern on the bell adds an extra touch of class

Compatible with Yamaha Custom 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

Professional Style 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 YTS-480 is a special order item.  Please allow 7-10 business days for delivery.

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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.

Key: Bb

Neck: Annealed, original 62 design

Neck, body, bell, and key material: Yellow Brass

Key Buttons: Polyester

Finish: Gold baked epoxy Lacquer

Tone Holes: Drawn

Auxiliary Keys: Front F, High F# key

Mouthpiece: 4C

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

Mounting: Post on Body


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