Yamaha YAS-62S - Alto Saxophone - Silver Plated

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. 

A perfect upgrade from your student sax or a great, versatile horn for a professional player 

The YAS62S has long represented a benchmark for entry-level pro horns. 


Very much designed as a blank canvas, this horn is at home in pretty much any context from rock to classical, and responds well right across the board. Anyone who’s finding themselves held back by their student instrument, or a more advanced player looking for a great sax on a budget should consider a 62 as their next step forward.

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 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 as the saxophone evolves and matures with 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 started tarnishing.


 Material: Brass

 Finish: Silver plated

 Key Touches: Simulated white mother-of-pearl

 Neck: Yamaha 62 neck

 Engraving: Hand engraved

 Case: Yamaha, rectangular back-pack style

 Mouthpiece: Yamaha 4C

 Made in: Japan

 Free Professional Set Up & Free Check over within a Year

 Recommended for: Reliability, versatility, solid sound

Staff Review

The YAS-62 is one of the most recognised saxophones in the world - it has been around for many decades and the design has been tweaked here and there over the years.  I feel that the latest iteration with the narrower-taper neck (based on the V1) has now given the 62 the right balance of breadth and focus in sound.  Silver plated Yamahas at the higher price point (62 and upwards) have always been popular due to their reputation for producing that little extra sparkle and brightness beyond what is available with the standard lacquer option. Overall, there is a feeling of solidity and robustness in the playing experience, both in the quality of sound and in the mechanical assuredness.  

Jim Cheek 

Delivery & Returns



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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.

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

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.