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Yamaha YAS-480 Intermediate Alto Saxophone

Item ID: YAS480

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This Intermediate Saxophone is Designed to Make the Step Up from Your Student Model Smooth and Enjoyable


About this item

This Intermediate saxophone is designed to make the step up from your student model smooth and enjoyable.

With a design influenced by high-end Yamaha saxophones, the YAS-480C features highly accurate intonation, a warm tone and a quick response. It is lightweight yet durable, and comes with a professional-quality 62-style neck for a more mature quality of sound.


Yamaha YAS-480 Intermediate Alto Saxophone Features at a Glance:

  • Professional Style Neck
  • Hand engraving
  • Compatible with Custom Yamaha necks
  • Key guard
  • Left-hand seesaw key
  • Improved Low B-C# connection
  • Backpack-style Case

Professional Style Neck

A neck based on the original YAS-62 professional saxophone neck is designed for improved tone and response.

Hand Engraving

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

Compatible with Custom Yamaha 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).

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.

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.

Backpack-Style Case

Semi-hard case offers a contemporary look and greater ease of transport.


Product Specifications:


Level: Intermediate
Key Of: Eb
Neck: Annealed; Original YAS-62 Design
Neck Material: Yellow Brass
Body Material: Yellow Brass
Key Material: Yellow Brass
Key Buttons: Polyester
Finish: Gold Lacquer
Tone Holes: Drawn
Auxiliary Keys: Front F; High F# Key
Mouthpiece: AS-4C
Mouthpiece Cap: Plastic
Ligature: Yellow Brass; Clear Lacquer
Spring Type: Stainless Steel
Pad Type: Waterproof Leather and Wool Felt w/ Plastic Tone Boosters
Bell Decoration: Stamped
Thumb Hook: Adjustable Plastic
Pivot Screw: Straight-Tapered w/ Head, Nylon Lock (Adjustable)
Mounting: Post on Body
Manufacturer Part Number: YAS-480