Yamaha YAS-480S - Alto Saxophone - Silver Plated
- Free 42-Point Professional Set-up
- Fast Worldwide Delivery
- Award Winning After Sales Service
- Free One Year Checkover
A perfect sax for advancing students who want a silver saxophone
The Yamaha YAS480 is Yamaha’s first upgrade from their flagship 280 model. There are a few design upgrades here which, while small, really give this horn an edge.
Like all Yamaha saxes the 480 is an extremely well designed and hugely playable horn. It’s medium to bright tone, together with slick keywork and a very freeblowing response makes this a smooth and satisfying instrument to work with; easy enough for a raw beginner but offering enough depth and versatility for the more seasoned user.
The brass body is left unlacquered and plated with beautiful bright silver plating. The lack of lacquer does mean occasional cleaning with a silver cloth is required in order to maintain the finish. However, the added layer of resonant precious metal gives more projection and a wonderful extra dimension to the sound.
The Beauty of Silver Plating
The gradual formation of patina on silver-plated saxophones imparts an exceptional charm and character to the instrument. It's a captivating visual transformation that resonates with many musicians, as the saxophone evolves and matures with the passage of time.
It is important to acknowledge that although silver polish cloths are available, the natural process of tarnishing cannot be completely halted.
Within just a few days, you will start to witness the beginning of this transformation. It's worth noting that many instruments we receive from the factory have already embarked on this natural journey.
Material - Silver Plated Brass
Case - Light but very strong. W/ backpack straps and A4 pocket
Mouthpiece - Yamaha 4C
Made in - Indonesia
Key Touches - Plastic
Neck - Standard/ but upgradeable
Tone - Medium/bright, clear, easy blowing – very versatile
Engraving - Yamaha classic style
Pads - Yamaha
Key Arms - Single
Free Professional Set Up & Free Check over within a Year
It was great to find the latest Yamaha "intermediate" sax has received a neck upgrade to the excellent 62 model and is even compatible with the Yamaha Custom necks. Further improvements to the keywork make this a sax that you can live and grow with. Along with many Yamaha endorsees, I find the silver plating really does add some extra "star quality." Phill Straker (Sax.co.uk)
Please note: Yamaha does not allow us to sell you this saxophone if you live outside of the EU. We highly recommend browsing the exceptional range of Trevor James saxophones which are available for all international customers.
Delivery & Returns
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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.