The Yamaha YTS-480S Tenor Saxophone is a very popular first upgrade model which offers great longevity and an authoritative tone. This 480 model improves on the old 475 model and it's positioned between the student 280 range and the professional 62 range. We find the YTS-480S to be great value for money for advancing players and/or doublers. This is the smart looking 480S which is finished in a bright and highly durable silver plate.
The Yamaha YTS-480S Tenor Sax has a slightly broader and fuller sound that the student YTS-280 model. This is primarily due to the more open taper design in the neck which broadens the tone. The YTS-480 also is constructed out of a slightly thicker guage brass compared to the cheaper YTS-280 student model. This extra brass adds a little weight and core resonance to the sound which results in a fuller tone with more projection.
The Yamaha YTS-480S features a hand-engraved bell which adds an element of aesthetic quality. It also features the Yamaha professional neck mechanism which allows players to add custom Yamaha necks onto their 480 as an upgrade later on. This upgrade choice is not possible on the student YTS-280 for example.
Mechanically the YTS-480S Tenor Sax benefits from an improved low B-C# connection which ensures consistent closing for the low C# key to help that low note speak more easily. The left hand seesaw key has also been re-designed to increase playability at speed and provide a much more comfortable transition between that cluster of keys.
In summary, the Yamaha YTS-480S Tenor Saxophone is an excellent upgrade model that could offer everything you ever need in an instrument. The tone of the 480, especially here on Tenor Sax, is authoritative and with plenty of punch. It's a very popular choice here at Dawkes due to the tone, comfort of key layout and longevity.
We have a variety of testing environments instore for customers to experience and enjoy. Our range of testing rooms are available to pre-book and we can even reserve stock in advance so if you're making a jouney to see us we can be prepared to make it a special experience for you.
Our specialist trained staff are able to help you. Please contact us or call us on 01628 630800
Dawkes Music & Windcraft Ltd are a globally recognised UK based Music Industry company that have expert staff who specialise in products, performance, teaching and repairing in the brass and woodwind sector.
Purchasing a first Instrument outright need not be an expensive risk with our buy-back scheme. Return your Instrument in good condition within 6 months and we will refund 90% of the purchase price less the original VAT paid.
|Your original purchase price:||£2,730.00|
|We deduct the original VAT paid||£-455.00|
|We make a charge of 10%||£-227.50|
|Total Amount Refunded||£2,047.50|
|Total Cost for 6 Months use||£682.50|