This one can really take you there... Yamaha's newest custom series saxophone is the 82Z. This saxophone is a combination of the quick action of the 62 and the warm tone color of the original custom.
This has to be one of the most exciting things to happen to the sax world in modern times. Finally a modern sax that actually captures the sound and feel of those treasured classic saxes of the past - while adding state-of-the-art intonation and mechanism. Based on the scale of the classic '62' models, the new Custom Z saxes have bodies that are made of a special brass alloy for lighter weight, a great playing 'feel', and the kind of tonal flexibility you've always dreamed of. The Z plays evenly in all ranges, and gives you a huge dynamic range for as much - or as little - sound as you want. The Custom G1 neck helps produce a quick and agile response, while key action and placement feel just right. You can create whatever style tone you're after, from vintage to contemporary, and there's no need to sacriface comfort for sound. These horns literally 'have it all'.
The 82Z features a two-piece hydro-formed bell. The body, bell, and bow are annealed during production to make this horn more responsive and less resistant.
The new mechanisms on the 82Z allow for faster action and easier repair.
Blue steel springs
The 82Z comes with blue steel springs for faster, more sensitive key response and higher resiliency. New case The new 82Z comes equipped with a newly designed lightweight case that has a shoulder strap.
Eye catching engraving will give you the look of a custom horn.
Level : Custom Z Tenor
Key of Bb
Neck : Custom G1 (handmade)
Neck Material : French Brass
Body Material : French Brass
Bell : French Brass, 2 pc.
Key Material : Yellow Brass
Key Buttons : Mother of Pearl
Finish : Unlaquered (YTS-82ZU); Gold lacquer(YTS-82Z); Silver (YTS-82ZS); Black lacquer(YTS-82ZB)
Tone Holes : Drawn
Auxiliary Keys : Front F; High F# key (available without F# key)
Mouthpiece : Yamaha 4CM
Mouthpiece Cap : Yellow brass; Gold lacquer, Unlacquered, or Silver plated
Ligature : Yellow brass; Gold lacquer, Unlacquered, or Silver plated
Spring Type : Blue Steel Needle
Pad Type : Waterproof leather and wool felt with plastic tone boosters
Bell Decoration : Hand engraved
Thumb Hook : Adjustable plastic
Pivot Screw : Bullet tip design with head
Mounting : Ribbed and flanged
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