Combining quick response with a warm tone color.
Recognizing the versatile needs of saxophonists today, Yamaha developed a saxophone capable of performing both classical and jazz. The result is the YTS-82Z Custom Z Tenor Saxophone. Jazz sax players will be knocked out by the projection, sweet tone and availability of an unlacquered model. Classical saxophonists will be enamored of the control over their tone from pianissimo to fortissimo.
Yamaha' YTS-82Z offers many improvements to Yamaha saxophones of the past, while maintaining a consistent build quality and free-blowing nature. The body of the Custom Z is made from a special brass alloy offering a lighter weight and a tonal flexibility only dreamt of until now. The Custom G1 neck helps produce a quick and agile response, while key action and placement just feel right. The YTS-82Z captures the sound of popular vintage saxophones of the past, but adds the comfort of modern mechanisms and playability.
The 82Z features a two-piece hydro-formed bell. The body, bell, and bow are annealed during production to make this horn more responsive and less resistant.
The new mechanisms on the 82Z allow for faster action and easier repair.
Blue steel springs
The 82Z comes with blue steel springs for faster, more sensitive key response and higher resiliency.
The new 82Z comes equipped with a newly designed lightweight case that has a shoulder strap.
Eye catching engraving will give you the look of a custom horn.
- Key of Bb
- 2-piece hydroformed bell
- Annealed body, bell, and bow
- Unique front F mechanism
- High F# key
- Ribbed and flanged post mounting
- Hand-engraved bell
- Mother-of-pearl key buttons
YTS-82Z Custom Tenor Saxophone Specifications:
- Level: Professional
Neck: Custom G1 (handmade)
Neck Material: French Brass
Body Material: French Brass (annealed)
Bell: French Brass (annealed), 2 pc.
Finish: Lacquered, Black Lacquered, Unlacquered, or Silver Plated
Key Material: Yellow Brass
Key Buttons: Mother-of-pearl
Tone Holes: Drawn
Auxiliary Keys: Front F; High F# key
Mouthpiece: Yamaha 4CM
Spring Type: Blue steel needle
Pad Type: Waterproof leather and wool felt with plastic tone boosters
Bell Decoration: Hand engraved
Thumb Hook: Adjustable plastic
Pivot Screw: Bullet tip design with head
Mounting: Ribbed and flanged