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Yamaha YAS-82ZII Custom Z Alto Saxophone

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On the 10th Anniversary of their introduction, the Custom Z saxophones have been reexamined from neck to bell. They now offer the ultimate combinatio...Click To Read More About This Product

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The gold standard reimagined.

On the 10th Anniversary of their introduction, the Custom Z saxophones have been reexamined from neck to bell. They now offer the ultimate combination of expressiveness, response and control while staying true to their free-spirited origins. Since the Custom Z was developed in 2003, the technology, craftsmanship and specifications of the Custom Z series have continued to improve to fulfill the needs of the highest level musicians. The Yamaha YAS-82ZII alto saxophone is a preferred horn for the working professional. The list of new features is impressive.

One-piece bell with new engraving
In the tradition of those coveted vintage saxophones, the 82Z now comes equipped with a one-piece bell! This feature drastically improves low end response and offers the player a wider palette of tonal color. More elaborate with finer detail, the new engraving design offers delicate beauty.

Metal Resonators
Domed metal resonators offer an outstanding response and deliver a wider dynamic range. The entire range of the instrument has a clearer pronunciation, providing effortless playability all around.

V1 neck
The wide bore taper of the V1 neck provides offers a free-blowing feel and the greatest possible flexibility. This combination of features allows the player the ultimate level of tonal expression.

Improved Low B-C# connection
An improved mechanism from low B to C# ensures a proper seal for these notes which promotes a clear response throughout the low range of the instrument.Lighter thumb hook and thumb rest basesLighter thumb rest and thumb hook base designs produce better response and a more cohesive tone.

Adjustable Front F key
An adjustable Front F mechanism gives the player the freedom to find the optimal level of resistance in the altissimo range.

Z Style Case
The 82Z saxophones come in slim, lightweight cases which provide excellent protection. A convenient shoulder strap is also included.

NOTE: On un-lacquered models, the finish will be polished upon arrival and gradually morph over time. Rate of change and eventual finish will vary based on the player, amount of use, and environment the horn is stored in.

FEATURES
  • Free and open tone with complex color
  • Lightning fast action
  • Beautiful design and engraving
  • Market tested and reliable
  • Hard case included

Order today and experience the Z difference that thousands of players already understand.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Auxiliary Keys: High F#, Front F
  • Key buttons material: Mother of pearl
  • Bell Decoration: Hand engraved
  • Thumb hook: Adjustable
  • Key: Eb
  • Included Accessories Mouthpiece AS4CM, Case ASC-820
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YamahaYAS-82ZII Custom Z Alto Saxophone
 
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5.0

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  • Consistent
  • Quality Craftsmanship
  • Warm Tone

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    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Yamaha YAS-82ZII Custom Z Alto Saxophone:

    The first time I played this saxophone I loved the rich sound, perfect intonation, and everything about it. I had not played a professional model saxophone before and was told by a fellow musician that the first time I played this ondcI would say, "why didn't I do this sooner". I echoed his words exactly. I play in a small band that plays oldies, country, and Christian music and I also study jazz. The Yamaha Custom ZII black saxophone is great for all genres. It's exciting to play not to mention the compliments you get from
    Its beauty!

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    Comments about Yamaha YAS-82ZII Custom Z Alto Saxophone:

    Absolutely gorgeous. I have had mine for about a year and I cannot imagine playing without it. I started off from brands like cecilio and Borg first act. I had never before played on a horn above a student model. I knew immediately that I needed to find a switch to become a professional saxophonist. I had the opportunity to play between selmers, Eastman, cannonball, and all 4 different lacqers of the custom z and ex models. The beauty of the black lacquer was by far the absolute best. Flawless build with pretty accents, it is a piece of art in its own right. I decided almost against it because I thought it was too beautiful and that I wouldn't take the sounds as serious. In the end I of course decided on this horn because the lacquer gave it the resonance in the lower register that was warmer, easier, and more pleasant that all others, while the highs were not shrill or too bright but still had there sense of lift. The horn is light weight and very ergonomic. I happen to have larger hands but with rubber risers I have a perfect fit and it's still looks astonishing. Even to this day ever time I take out my horn I smile because I know that I will be making beautiful music. My one piece of advice it to make you choice over a long period of time. You want to let your sax choose you. Hahaha but seriously I love this horn with all my heart and I am thrilled with the progress I have made in just 1 year with this sax.

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