Yamaha YAS-26 Student Alto Sax Outfit

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4.6

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An outstanding student saxophone that plays with ease and comfort for the beginning musican.

The YAS-26 combines state-of-the-art production expertise with design elements of Yamaha professional and custom saxophones. The result is an entry-level instrument that delivers the response, intonation and tone needed to help developing musicians achieve success. New features include an improved Low B-C# connection and combine with legendary Yamaha durability make this new saxophone the ideal choice to start your musical journey.

A redesigned neck receiver promotes a quick response and ease of play while also increasing the durability of the mechanism. Constructed from yellow brass, and employing stainless steel springs and nickel silver keys (with waterproof leather pads), these instruments are durable and can be trusted to perform everywhere from the band room to the marching field. 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. Includes case and Yamaha 4C mouthpiece with cap and ligature!

Specifications:
  • Key of Eb
  • Constructed from Yellow brass
  • Nickel silver keys
  • Redesigned neck receiver
  • Drawn tone holes
  • Stainless steel springs
  • Waterproof leather pads
  • Adjustable plastic thumb hook
  • Includes case and Yamaha 4C mouthpiece with cap and ligature

Silver-plated YAS26 for Special Order only. Delivery time may vary based on Vendor availability.

Order your Yamaha YAS26 Alto Saxophone from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45 day return and 60 day price protection policy, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping and lowest price guarantee!

Things You Will Get:

  • YAS26 Alto Sax
  • Case
  • Yamaha Student Mouthpiece
Series Student Alto Saxophone
Model YAS-26

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YamahaYAS-26 Student Alto Sax Outfit
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to play (4)
  • Good audio (3)
  • High quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practice (5)
    • School (3)
    • School band (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    4.0

    It's a Yamaha

    By 

    from nyc

    Pros

    • Great response
    • Great tone

    Cons

    • Entry Level

    Best Uses

      Comments about Yamaha YAS-26 Student Alto Sax Outfit:

      students

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      5.0

      Awesome Student Sax

      By 

      from Cincinnati, Oh

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to play
      • High Quality
      • Sounds Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practice
        • Stage
        • Studio

        Comments about Yamaha YAS-26 Student Alto Sax Outfit:

        This a an ideal sax for the student looking for high quality at a low price. Very versatile. Much better than the average student model.

        • Was this a gift?:
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        4.0

        Great Student Sax!

        By 

        from Las Vegas, NV

        Staff Reviewer

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              Comments about Yamaha YAS-26 Student Alto Sax Outfit:

              This student instrument suites an entry-level musician well for several reasons. First is it's ergonomic design - the key work makes sense, and while it does not have an high F# (front "F" key instead), you can still get out of it what you need for your first 2-3 years learning the sax. Case in point: adjustable thumb-rest to allow for precise and comfortable hand and fingering position.

              Second....the quality of tone and play-ability. The response, intonation and tone is very consistent which is crucial for anyone learning to play the sax.

              As a musician I always appreciate when an instrument comes with all the accessories, and the YAS-26 doesn't disappoint. Solid case, neck strap, mouthpiece, and a few other odds and ends.

              Really the only thing detracting from this great instrument is the price. That being said you can count on Yamaha quality control and you always know what you are going to get from them - a reliable instrument.

              This is a hand-on staff review from Rich @ Sam Ash Las Vegas.

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              4.0

              great sax at reasonable price

              By 

              from Las Vegas, NV

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • great playing
              • Solid build

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Yamaha YAS-26 Student Alto Sax Outfit:

                  The redesigned neck receiver promotes a quick response and ease of play while also increasing the durability of the mechanism.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent student saxophone

                  By 

                  from Lombard, IL

                  Staff Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to play
                  • good quality
                  • Great sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Performing
                    • Practice
                    • School Band

                    Comments about Yamaha YAS-26 Student Alto Sax Outfit:

                    Yamaha continues to make one of the most popular student saxophones in the world. The YAS 26 is very friendly to the newcomer or someone starting to play after a long break. It is built with high craftsmanship and good parts that ensure this horn will last well past your beginning stage and provide a good backup once you upgrade.

                    This is a real hands on review from Max @ Sam Ash Lombard

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                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    The new standard for band directors

                    By 

                    from San Antonio

                    Staff Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to tune
                    • Full range
                    • Modified Neck
                    • Nice action

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Beginner
                      • School
                      • Student Teachers

                      Comments about Yamaha YAS-26 Student Alto Sax Outfit:

                      The YAS-26 has made some really nice improvements from the now defunct YAS-23 that include the redesigned neck receiver that makes it compatible with ALL Yamaha intermediate and pro line Yamaha alto's. The double braced B to C# connector really improves the low range of the horn both in playability and sound. This is a really nice horn that stays in the Yamaha standard of excellence and playability. Middle School & High School Band Directors should love the new design! This is a real hands on product review from Rudy @ Sam Ash San Antonio.

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                      5.0

                      A great choice!

                      By 

                      from Cleveland, OH

                      Staff Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Good Key Action
                      • Great sound
                      • Versatile
                      • Waterproof Pads

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • concerts
                        • Practice
                        • Recording
                        • School Band

                        Comments about Yamaha YAS-26 Student Alto Sax Outfit:

                        This is a great horn for anyone looking for something that is made well and sounds great. The waterproof pads provide the best protection out there against saliva build up and moisture accumulated from marching season. Yamaha has also drastically improved the low B-C# connection so you can be sure you will have a solid, even tone in the low register of notes. Aside from that, the traditional reliable Yamaha keys and stainless steel springs provide comfortable and consistent response.

                        This is a real hands on product review from Steve at Sam Ash Music in Lyndhurst, OH.

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                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        Start your musical journey

                        By 

                        from Indianapolis, IN

                        Staff Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable Thumb-rest
                        • Nickel-plated Keys
                        • Yellow Brass Body

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Beginners
                          • Churches
                          • Schools
                          • Students

                          Comments about Yamaha YAS-26 Student Alto Sax Outfit:

                          The YAS26 comes with a hard case to keep your new instrument safe. A basic maintenance kit containing a polishing cloth, pull through, neck strap and cork grease is included so you can open this beauty up and be ready to start playing. A redesigned neck receiver promotes a quick response and ease of play while also increasing the durability of the mechanism. 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, making this sax easier to play for the beginner.The YAS26 features the build quality of more professional models, without the fancy extras, making it the perfect instrument to start on.

                          This is a hands on review from Jeremy at Sam Ash Music

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                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Awesome Student Sax

                          By 

                          from New Haven, CT

                          Verified Reviewer

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                                Comments about Yamaha YAS-26 Student Alto Sax Outfit:

                                Yamaha is my favorite brand. Great instruments across the board. This is marked as a student model, but plays more like an intermediate. Easy playability throughout the range of the sax. The low C is right below my pinkie, perfect position (no stretching that pinkie in hopes of reaching the low C key). Great for the dedicated student who wants to improve their sound on something more substantial than most student models.

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                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                Yakety sax

                                By 

                                from Cincinnati,OH

                                Staff Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Note
                                • Sound

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • High School Band
                                  • Jazz band
                                  • Rock Band

                                  Comments about Yamaha YAS-26 Student Alto Sax Outfit:

                                  A great saxophone for the professional sax player. Great for advanced jazz band or any orchestra. Nice responsive quick keys for a variety of notes. I also like the improved sound which is really noticeable in the low b range. This is a hands on product review from Eric @ Sam Ash Cincinnati.

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                                  The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for five years and labor for five years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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