Outstanding Yamaha Intermediate Tenor Sax
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 companys 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 youre ready to take the next step in your development as a player, its an excellent choice.
A perfect blend of features, playability, and value
Unpretentious yet masterful, the Yamaha YTS-480 tenor saxophone is a near-perfect blend of features, playability, and value. It has many of the hallmarks of a Yamaha pro sax, including a high F# key, an adjustable thumb hook, and smooth, consistent action. This is a horn that will go the distance in your development as a musician and allow you to grow as an artist. This starts with its interchangeable neck it comes with Yamahas excellent 62-style neck, which sports a slightly narrower bore taper that gives you faster response and greater control, focusing your notes and providing a more compact landing zone for intonation. A majority of players will find this pro-style neck facilitates a comfortable airflow essential for a strong tonal core. However, should you wish to expand your sound, the YTS-480s professional neck tenon receiver and redesigned octave key system allow you to add a custom neck such as Yamahas acclaimed V1.
An intermediate saxophone that brings out your individuality
Saxophones designed for the up-and-coming player should provide a smooth transition from from your student model while introducing professional features that enhance the myriad of playing techniques, from embouchure to fingering, that collectively produce the unique sound you are developing. As accessible as it is exceptional, the Yamaha YTS-480 is an ideal intermediate tenor saxophone. Its post-to-body construction gives you quicker response with lighter overall weight and less initial resistance, resonating more immediately as compared with heavier ribbed-construction saxophones that generally require more effort from the player. Indeed, many seasoned pros credit the critical time spent with their Yamaha intermediate model as foundational to their successful careers.
Yamaha saxophones: designed and built for artists
In 1967, Yamaha debuted their first saxophones: the YAS-1 alto and the YTS-1 tenor. Both found favor in the sax player community. In fact, jazz great John Coltrane, who built his reputation on the tenor and soprano, played the prototype YAS-1 gifted him by Yamaha extensively during his 1966 tour of Japan. In 1972, Yamaha partnered with renowned classical saxophonist Dr. Eugene Rousseau to develop a new line of professional-class saxophones. After arduous years of prototyping, testing, and revisions, Yamaha introduced the fruits of their labor: the YAS-62 alto, YTS-62 tenor, and the YSS-62 soprano. Designed with three guiding principles in mind superior acoustics, top-notch mechanisms, and artistic feel the 62 series saxophones represented a milestone for Yamaha, setting the company on the path to becoming one of the worlds most-respected saxophone makers.
A solid investment in your musical future
Today, Yamaha continues to adhere to the principles established during the creation of the original 62 series nearly a half century ago, providing saxophonists with fine instruments to inspire their artistry and meet their technical demands. Musicworks is proud to offer you Yamahas distinguished saxophone line, which offers outstanding value at every level, from student models to sophisticated professional saxophones heard in premier venues and concert halls around the globe. Widely recommended by teachers of intermediate students ready to step up from their first saxophones, the Yamaha 480 tenor is a workhorse of school bands and wind ensembles worldwide. From its elegant hand engraving to its graceful, tone-enhancing "62" neck, the YTS-480 is a delight to behold and a pleasure to play. Expertly crafted by skilled Yamaha artisans, YTS-480 intermediate tenor saxophone is a solid investment in your musical future.
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