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Yamaha YAS-875EXII Custom Series Alto Saxophone

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The Yamaha YAS-875EXII Custom EX alto saxophone marks a huge step forward in saxophone design. Offering players a wealth of new musical possibilities...Click To Read More About This Product

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An enhanced saxophone design for today's professional.

The Yamaha YAS-875EXII Custom EX alto saxophone marks a huge step forward in saxophone design. Offering players a wealth of new musical possibilities, the new Custom EX has been designed in collaboration with some of the world’s most talented saxophonists, including Nobuya Sugawa, Jean-Yves Fourmeau and Otis Murphy. Their invaluable input has facilitated the creation of an instrument that provides expressive sounds and a stress-free playing experience.

Acoustic Annealing is a precise heat-treating process that altars the grain shapes of the brass molecules in order to attain a quicker, more even response as well as improved resonance. Yamaha uses their own, proprietary, acoustic annealing process that is fine-tuned to reach the desired effect on Yamaha instruments.

Post-to-Rib Construction – The key posts are soldered onto a separate bar of metal called a rib which is then soldered onto the body of the saxophone. This increases the strength of construction as well as the weight of the instrument. The added weight results in increased resonance and a richer, deeper sound. Different saxophones use different sized ribs in order to affect the weight and sound quality in different parts of the instrument.

The redesigned Custom EX alto saxophone features include:
Redesigned Ergonomics: Key shapes and angles were re-analyzed and adjusted for more comfortable hand position and quick, nimble action.
Improved Low-Range Response: During the design process, Yamaha experimented with new methods for producing the bottom bow of the instrument. The diameters of the low C and D toneholes have been reduced and the tone holes have been moved closer to the mouthpiece. Additionally, the new bottom bow has been heat-treated through Yamaha’s proprietary acoustic annealing process. The combination of these design changes provides a more responsive and warm sounding low range on the saxophone.
Hand-Engraved Bell: The YAS-875EXII features a hand-engraved bell, exhibiting a new and elegant lily design.
Improved Intonation and Response: Tone holes have been resized to provide a more even intonation and response throughout the range of the instrument.
Case: The ASC-800E case offers a contemporary look and includes backpack straps for ease of transport.

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YamahaYAS-875EXII Custom Series Alto Saxophone
 
5.0

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5.0

Great instrument I would buy it again if needed to.

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from Puerto Rico

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Comments about Yamaha YAS-875EXII Custom Series Alto Saxophone:

I am an aficionado and have been playing on and off for many years. My prior alto was a Jupiter student model around 20 years old. During Black Friday I decided that i needed to stretch a little in order to make an upgrade and I am very happy I did. Great instrument, tone and mechnanisim. My ultimate goal was to get a Selmer Ref 54, but they get more expensive every time and based on multiple reviews that I read concluded that they may be over priced and over rated. The stock Custom mouthpiece is really good, I tried my Meyer 5 on it and went back to the Yamaha stock mouthpiece.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

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from San Jose, CA

Pros

  • Sound
  • Tone
  • Tuning

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Classical, jazz, and really all types of music

Comments about Yamaha YAS-875EXII Custom Series Alto Saxophone:

By far, the best saxophone I've come across. Not only is it easy to control when you get into the higher and lower ranges, but the tuning is easy to control. It has a beautiful and natural tone that sounds the just magnificent. I got the regular lacquer and it sounds and looks great. It holds together nicely and arrived very quickly with no damages at all! I would honestly call this instrument perfect and if I could I would buy 10 of them

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(20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Instrument

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from Baltimore, MD

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Comments about Yamaha YAS-875EXII Custom Series Alto Saxophone:

I got this alto with the silver plating. I've always been a Yamaha fan, and this horn lives up to my expectations. It responds beautifully at all dynamic ranges and in the full register, the tone is consistent across the horn. It feels solid but light. The angle of the table keys is different from other horns I've played--more horizontal. This feels strange at first, but the action is good and I'm able to change between low notes easily. The intonation is FANTASTIC. This horn is easier to play in tune than my old Selmer Series II. I wish it had metal resonators for a bit more brightness, but the tone is rich and full nonetheless.

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