Yamaha “YAS-480” Alto Sax – SOLD
If you have been playing a student model sax for years and are ready to move up to a better horn....... here's the perfect sax. This is marketed as an intermediate model horn however it has been endowed with some features from the Yamaha "Pro-series" horns. The neck that comes with this horn is a "62 style" neck that originally came with the YAS-62 Pro-model altos. These necks have been annealed to improve the sound. Annealing is a process of heating and cooling the metal to soften it and make it less brittle. This lets the metal vibrate more evenly and freely. On top of that, this horn can also be used with the necks from the Custom Z & Custom EX" Pro-series" saxes. These are even better necks than the "62 style", even though the 62's are excellent necks. In other words, you have options with this horn. On most saxes the neck that comes with the horn is it! No other options. After playing sax for 45 years, I can tell you that a better quality neck can completely change the way your horn plays.
This alto could easily pass as a brand new instrument. Included with the horn is a Yamaha 5C mouthpiece, ligature & MP cap. The case is original and in like new condition. It also comes with a shoulder strap and dual backpack straps. Again, you have options on how you would like to carry your horn. New, these horns list for $3200.00 and regularly sell for over $2300.00 so, a sax that looks this good, plays this good and you can see it before you buy it is a super deal.