Yamaha YAS480 Alto Saxophone FAQ

Yamaha YAS480 Alto Saxophone, your questions answered


Where is the YAS480 made?

The Yamaha YAS480 Alto Saxophone, is made by Japan’s prestigious Yamaha brand – an industry leader for 130+ years.


Who is it for?

Made for intermediate players, Yamaha’s newest step-up model, the YAS480 Alto Saxophone, has many of the same features found on our professional models, providing it with greater playability and optimum tone and a quick response compared to other intermediate saxophones. It has a broad, rich, open and expressive sound and is the perfect instrument to take your playing to another level.


Is Yamaha a good saxophone?

Yamaha has long been associated with producing superb quality instruments, placing them at the forefront of instrumental suppliers. The saxophones are no exception, with their student models often being recommended by many teachers, and their professional models used by many famous performers.


What is the best saxophone to start with?

The alto saxophone is by far the most popular choice when it comes to learning saxophone – especially for younger players who will enjoy the comfort, light weight and general durability of the instrument.


The Yamaha YAS-480 is an intermediate alto saxophone that is perfect for any student or learner.


The design is inspired by the high-end Yamaha saxophones and features quick response with very accurate intonation. This instrument carries a more mature sound because of the 62-style professional style neck. Musicians also have the option of using the Custom Z or Custom EX Yamaha necks.



What saxophone is the easiest to play?

The alto saxophone and tenor saxophone are the easiest to learn. These instruments are easier compared to the soprano and baritone saxophones because they allow for easier control of tone and intonation, requiring less expertise to make them sound good.