Yamaha YAS-480 Alto Saxophone

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To prevent confusion and to respect and comply with Yamaha USA's intellectual property rights, it is hereby declared that BrassBarn is not a Yamaha USA authorized dealer and is not affiliated with Yamaha USA.
Therefore, this Yamaha YAS-480 does not meet the definition of new and is offered for sale as a used instrument and has no warranty.
It is in mint condition and has not been played.
Price includes UPS Ground shipping.

The YAS-480 has a hand-engraved brass body finished in a durable gold lacquer and features a front F key, new octave key, a range to hi F#, and the low B-C# connection has been improved for more responsive action. This complete retail kit includes Yamaha's 4C mouthpiece, deluxe case, strap, valve lubricant, and polishing cloth.

While all Yamaha saxophones can be ordered in brass or silver, a common question is how do the YAS-280, 380, 480, and 62 differ? Basically, each step up includes finer materials and more modern upgrades, while the 480 and 62 are essentially the same, using the latest type 62 neck, except the 62 is made in Japan, while the x80 series are all made in Indonesia. This makes the Yamaha YAS-480 brass and silver twins the "sweet spot" for value, as they are essentially professional class saxophones produced by Yamaha in a nation where it is less expensive to manufacture.