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Optimized for smooth action and superior tone, the Yamaha YTS-480 is an outstanding intermediate tenor saxophone that boasts many of the advanced features found on the company’s professional models. Students love the YTS-480 for its easy playability, great intonation, and expressive, full-bodied sound; band directors love it for its rock-solid construction, which keeps it in the classroom and not in the shop. A popular choice for advancing saxophonists, the Yamaha YTS-480 offers impressive quality, performance, and value in an intermediate tenor saxophone. If you’re ready to take the next step in your development as a player, it’s an excellent choice.
A hand-engraved pattern on the bell adds an extra touch of class.
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).
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.
The 62-style neck has been designed for improved tone and response.
The separate key guards feature adjustable screw cap stoppers for professional-style technical adjustments.
The left-hand seesaw key has been designed to increase playability as well as provide a more comfortable feel.