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Yamaha Intermediate Tenor Saxophone; key of Bb with Case

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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.

Hand engraving

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.

Key guard

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.

Key of
Neck Material
Body Material
Key Material
Key Buttons
Tone Holes
Auxiliary Keys
Mouthpiece Cap
Spring Type
Pad Type
Bell Decoration
Thumb Hook
Pivot Screw
Level Intermediate
Key of Bb
Neck Annealed, original 62 design
Neck Material Yellow Brass
Body Material Yellow Brass
Bell Yellow Brass
Key Material Yellow Brass
Key Buttons Polyester
Finish Gold baked epoxy lacquer
Tone Holes Drawn
Auxiliary Keys Front F; High F# key
Mouthpiece Yamaha 4C
Mouthpiece Cap Plastic
Ligature Yellow Brass; Clear Lacquer
Spring Type Stainless Steel
Pad Type Waterproof leather and wool felt with plastic tone boosters
Bell Decoration Stamped
Thumb Hook Adjustable Plastic
Pivot Screw Tapered with head and nylon lock (adjustable)
Mounting Post on body