Intermediate Tenor Saxophone; key of Bb; separate key guards; hand engraving; redesigned octave key mechanism and low B-C# connection; rocker type low Bb mechanism; front F and high F# key
The 480 have many of the same features found on our professional saxophones that provide these intermediate saxophones with greater playability and optimum tone. These are instruments that bring out the best of the performer and ideal choice for up and coming players.
A hand-engraved pattern on the bell adds an extra touch of class.
Compatible with Yamaha Custom 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).
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.
Professional Style Neck
The 62-style neck has been designed for improved tone and response.
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.
|Neck||Annealed, original 62 design|
|Neck Material||Yellow Brass|
|Body Material||Yellow Brass|
|Key Material||Yellow Brass|
|Finish||Gold baked epoxy lacquer|
|Auxiliary Keys||Front F; High F# key|
|Ligature||Yellow Brass; Clear Lacquer|
|Spring Type||Stainless Steel|
|Pad Type||Waterproof leather and wool felt with plastic tone boosters|
|Thumb Hook||Adjustable Plastic|
|Pivot Screw||Tapered with head and nylon lock (adjustable)|
|Mounting||Post on body|