Yamaha YAS-480 Intermediate Alto Saxophone


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MSRP: $3,412.00 $2,439.99 Save : $972.01 (28%)
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MSRP: $3,412.00 $2,439.99 Save : $972.01 (28%)
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Inspired by Yamaha's professional horns, this sax is perfect as an affordable option for students ready to take that next step and raise their musical potential!

Yamaha's newest step-up model features highly accurate intonation, a warm tone and a quick response. It is lightweight yet durable, and comes with a professional-quality 62-style neck for a more mature quality of sound- perfect for advancing students looking to step up their game!

This sax's features include:

  • A redesigned octave key compatible with its improved 62-style neck, and even with those designed for Yamaha's top of the line Custom Z and Custom EX model Saxophones (sold separately).
  • 62-style neck improves air flow, response, and tone while playing
  • A separate key guard that features adjustable screw cap stoppers for ease of technician access
  • A Left-hand seesaw key designed to increase playability as well as provide a more comfortable feel for the player
  • Improved Low B-C# connection ensuring proper sealing of the keys and a better sound and response in the low range of the instrument

This instrument also has a Front F and high F# key, advanced features which offer improvements in intonation and more options for alternate fingering.  It includes a case and Yamaha 4C mouthpiece.

Are you ready to upgrade and take your playing to the next level?  Order one today with fast, free shipping from Sam Ash Direct, with the lowest price, guaranteed!


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Well Worth the Price!


from Indianapolis, IN

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  • Clear tone
  • full tone
  • Quick response


    Best Uses

    • concerts
    • School
    • Solo playing

    Comments about Yamaha YAS-480 Intermediate Alto Saxophone:

    The YAS-480 is one of the best playing "intermediate" level saxophones I've played. It plays very similar to it's professional level counterpart, the YAS-62III, but without the larger price tag. It has a great even tone that comes out with ease. Very sturdy horn that's great for many different uses. I've mainly played classical with it, but it's great for Jazz as well.

    This is a real, hands on product review from Sean at Sam Ash Indianapolis.

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    Case/Bag Included Yes
    Model YAS-480
    Warranty Info:

    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.