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Yamaha YAS-82Z Custom Z Series Alto SaxophoneYamaha developed the YAS-82Z Custom Z Series Alto Saxophone to be a sax capable of performing both classical and jazz music. The resulting YAS-82Z Custom alto saxophone will knock jazz sax players out with its projection and sweet tone. Classical saxophonists will appreciate the control the alto Yamaha YAS-82Z sax gives them over their tone from pianissimo to fortissimo.The Yamaha YAS-82Z incorporates several features found on famous Yamaha saxophones of the past as well as offering many improvements on models such as the popular Yamaha YAS-62 saxophone. Yamaha engineers also maintained their consistently high build quality and the free-blowing nature that characterizes Yahama saxophones.Yamaha's YAS-82Z captures the sound of popular vintage saxophones of the past, but adds the comfort of modern mechanisms and playability. The Yamaha Custom Z's body is made from a special brass alloy for a lighter weight saxophone and tonal flexibility only dreamt of until now. The saxophone's Custom G1 neck helps produce a quick and agile response, while key action and placement feel just right.The Yamaha YAS-82Z saxophone boasts a 2-piece hydro-formed bell for durability and well-formed tone. The body, bell, and bow are annealed during production to increase the YAS-82Z saxophone's response and give it less air resistance. The new mechanisms on the Yamaha YAS-82Z sax mean faster action and they make adjustments easy while keeping repairs to a minimum.Yamaha equips the YAS-82Z sax with blue steel springs for faster, more sensitive key response and higher resilience and durability. The beautiful Yamaha YAS-82Z saxophone's eye-catching engraving gives you the look of a custom horn. And there's even an available non-lacquered version for those who prefer that look.Yamaha delivers the YAS-82Z sax with a newly designed lightweight case that includes a handy shoulder strap.
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I've been playing a black lacquered Custom Z for about two and a half years, and its playability still impresses me and anyone else who has played it. I could not believe this saxes playability and tone the first time I played it. One of the music teachers at my high school (who has been playing a Selmer Mark VI for thirty years) asked to play it for a minute, and she was amazed by this horns playability and tone, even in the altissimo range. To this day I am still blown away by how well this sax responds to most mouthpiece setups (the factory supplied 4C Custom (4CM) is to say the least a decent piece as well)
I got this saxophone in the black like three months ago and the shipping messed it up and broke it. We called them and they gave us a new one which was awesome. I like the zz reeds with it.
I bought this as a gift for my 15 year old son. He started with an entry level Yamaha sax 4 years ago and needed to move up in quality. He had always been good, but something was holding him back. Since he started playing this sax 4 months ago, he has moved up to top band and is always selected to play the sax solo during concerts. His directors rave about the tone of this instrument and he is the only one in the band who can play the high F#. He absolutely loves this sax and and plays it beautifully. His confidence level has gone through the roof. As the buyer, I am very impressed with the custom features and craftsmanship of this instrument and the black lacquer is awesome. It was a great purchase and worth every penny.
I bought this horn last year in gold lacquer. It played great right out of the box, but after about 5 months things became somewhat frustrating. Sometimes it will squawk from high D to any lower octave note. It could possibly be my worn out plastic reed or mouth piece, but i got a new mouth piece and reeds. I loved the tone before, but it seems to have lost it's luster, hope this new combo will help. I would definitely recommend this horn.
To start off, I purchased this horn back in December of this year in silver and it gets better everyday! It took me a little while to get used to the key setup of the yamaha ( I'm used to the conn-selmer fingerings). Once you get that down you are good to go. This horn does it all. It has an amazing dynamic and tonal range. There seems to be an extra level of excitement in playing this horn as opposed to the other big names. The 82 can handle anything from Marcel Mule and Rascher to Charlie Parker to Nelson Rangell and Eric Marienthal (who happens to have one). Anyway, I've been somewhat disappointed in the consistency of the Selmer horns so I gave up on them and joined the Yamaha wagon. There's no better saxophone, and I'm working on the tenor version soon!
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