Yamaha YAS-480 Alto Saxophone

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You will receive a mint unused factory-sealed 2024 YAS-480 alto saxophone, the complete retail kit with a Yamaha warranty for Japan.

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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.