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Yamaha YTS-480S - Tenor Sax

£2,534.00 Inc VAT @ 20%
£2,111.67 Export price
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The Yamaha YTS-480S Tenor Saxophone has an authoritative Tenor sound and benefits from some improvements on the old YTS-475 model. It is positioned between the student YTS-280 model and the professional YTS-62. We find it to be an excellent value Saxophone for advancing players and woodwind doublers. This particular version is the silver plated model which offers a striking look and slightly different tone to the lacquer model.

The Yamaha 480S Tenor Sax has a slightly broader and fuller sound than the student YTS-280. This is due to the more open taper in the neck and the slightly thicker gauge brass and construction which adds a very small amount of extra weight compared to the 280. This results in a fuller, richer sound with more projection.

The YTS-480S Tenor features a hand-engraved bell which adds an element of extra aesthetic class. The neck mechanism also allows you to add a Custom Series neck should you wish to later on, thus extending the life of the instrument by allowing for that featured upgrade.

Mechanically the YTS-480S takes some beating. The instrument features an improved low B-C# connection which ensures consistent closing fo the low C# key to help that low note speak more cleanly. The left hand seesaw key has also been re-designed to increase playability at speed and provide a much more comfortable feel on those notes.

All in all, an excellent upgrade model that offers a great sounding and very comfortable all round package. The Yamaha YTS-480S Tenor Sax is a popular step-up due to its versatility of tone.

  • Silver plated model
  • Fuller, richer tone due to neck and body design
  • Various technical improvements help playability
  • Supplied with case, mouthpiece, ligature, cap & cloths
  • Fully workshop checked + set-up with 2 year warranty

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