Yamaha YAS480ID Intermediate Alto Sax

Yamaha YAS480ID Intermediate Alto Sax

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The 480 have many of the same features found on our professional saxophones that provide these intermediate saxophones with greater playability and optimum tone. These are instruments that bring out the best of the performer and ideal choice for up and coming players.


YAS-480 Neck

The neck is designed for 480 series for improved tone and response.

    YAS-480 Neck receiver

    The redesigned octave key system gives players the flexibility to choose between the included 62-style neck and those designed for the Custom Z and Custom EX Yamaha saxophones (sold separately).

      Octave key with a regular joint to realize smoothness

      A simple but functionable octave joint to realize smoothness.

        62 shape

        Traditional body shape is adopted which makes the sound brighter and playing feel lighter.

          Key layout is designed to fit to humans' hands. This helps players concentrate on their performance without feeling stress.

            This style of key posts reduces the resistance and makes the instrument easier to sound.

              Tear drop front F key

              The unique tear-drop shaped F key improves playability.

                Seesaw key

                The left-hand seesaw key has been designed to increase playability as well as provide a more comfortable feel.

                  Two-point contact

                  Two-point contact is adopted for enhanced projection and a free-blowing response.

                    Two-piece bell

                    Two pieces of brass sheets are jointed together by the hands of craftsmen, then shaped to the bell with a machine.

                      480 style (AS, TS)

                      A hand-engraved pattern on the bell adds an extra touch of class.


                        Bell rings supports the instrument to vibrate well when players blow into it.

                          Separate style key guard

                          The separate key guards feature adjustable screw cap stoppers for professional-style technical adjustments.

                            Improved low B-C# connection

                            An improved mechanism from low B-C# connection ensures the consistent closing of the low C# key and promotes a clear response from notes in the low range of the instrument.

                              Case (ASC-400EII)

                              Semi-hard case offers a contemporary look and greater ease of transport.