The YCL-450 intermediate model clarinet incorporates some of the distinct qualities of Yamaha's professional and custom clarinets. One of these features is a 65mm barrel design that produces a focused tone and quick response. Players looking to “step-up” their performance will do just that with this instrument.
The YAS-480 saxophones are a step ahead. With a little bit more resistance, they have an authoritative sound yet a great flexibility due to the separated key guards.
Ergonomics, playability and intonation are excellent as you would expect from Yamaha.
Based on the popular YAS-475 the new YAS-480 saxophones feature an improved low B-C# connection for better adjustment while the new octave key system (from the 62 Series) facilitates the use of custom necks.
The YAS280 saxophone offers a perfect start or upgrade because they are designed with the student in mind. Relatively light-weight and ergonomically shaped, they are easy to hold and to play.
The intonation is perfect, as you would expect from Yamaha, and it is easy to get a great sound. The Yamaha design offers students optimum support, thus greatly assisting both learning progress and creativity.
Based on the highly recommended YAS275 saxophone the new YAS280 is even further enhanced with a new, more stable neck receiver and a new low B-C# connection for better adjustment.