Yamaha YAS-280 Alto Saxophone

Please note: Yamaha does not allow us to sell you this product if you live outside Europe. Worldwide shipping is available on all other brands. 
  • Free 42-Point Professional Set-up
  • Fast Worldwide Delivery
  • Award Winning After Sales Service
  • Free One Year Checkover

FREE 42 Point Pro Set up
FREE One-Year Checkover
FREE "YOU CAN PLAY TOO" Online Tuition
Yamaha Mouthpiece Included
Yamaha Hard Case included
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The latest student Instrument from Yamaha!

The Yamaha YAS280 is generally regarded as one of the best student horns on the market. For getting started and even as a budget horn for a more advanced player, these are a good choice.


The YAS 280 is a solid choice among student saxophones, offering a good balance of smooth key work, ease of play, and general responsiveness, and competes well with other options in its price range. The 280 includes a Yamaha 4C mouthpiece and a practical, sturdy case. 


 Material: Brass
 Finish: Gold lacquer
 Key Touches: White polyester
 Neck: Yamaha
 Engraving: Yamaha standard
 Case: Light but very strong. With backpack straps and an A4 pocket
 Mouthpiece: Plastic Yamaha 4c
 Made in: Indonesia
• Free Professional Set Up & Free Check over within a Year
 Recommended for: Ease of use. Great ergonomics for beginners 

Delivery & Returns



If you're based overseas and would like more information, please read our overseas guide located here


Orders in stock and received before 2pm are normally shipped the same day. International orders are generally received in under 7 days.


Goods purchased online from www.sax.co.uk can be returned within 14 days of receipt. This does not apply to custom ordered goods, products where hygiene is concerned and product seals have been broken (reeds, mouthpieces etc), digital download codes or software licences. Goods purchased through our website cannot be returned to our retail stores.

Which Yamaha is right for you?

Jim compares the YAS-280, YAS-62 & YAS-875EX

Yamaha is a highly recognized name in the world of music, known for producing instruments that cater to musicians of all proficiency levels. Whether you're a budding beginner or a seasoned professional, Yamaha has a wide range of instruments to meet your needs.

The "Start Small Dream Big" campaign is designed to inspire and encourage aspiring musicians to pick up their first instrument. It offers a rich array of resources aimed at facilitating learning and practice. These resources encompass a variety of online lessons, engaging play-along practice tools, and an extensive library of sheet music. The ultimate goal is to help you unlock the full potential of your instrument while keeping your passion for learning alive and thriving.

5-Year Extended Warranty

Enjoy extra peace of mind with Yamaha's extended 5 year warranty on this saxophone. Simply follow the instructions provided with the instrument to register.

Saxophone Set-up

42 point pro saxophone set-up included

All of our instruments are fully checked and set-up by our experienced technicians. Regardless of size or price - all saxophones go through the same process.  Here at SAX, we know that when you buy an instrument, our pro set up is absolutely essential to ensure the instrument you're purchasing is playing to it's optimum performance. 

Furthermore, we offer an exclusive benefit to our customers. Any new saxophone purchased from us can be returned within a year for a FREE checkover to make sure your saxophone continues to perform its best.