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 new 62 is an improved version of Yamaha's Classic 62 Series Sax, the instrument that revolutionised the world of the saxophone, becoming the first serious challenge to the famous instruments of the past. The 62 has always been the sax of choice for many of the world's top pros. Offering surprising value for the price, and amazing flexibility (it can be used for virtually any musical genre) it is characterised by a highly expressive tone, comfortable playability and extremely accurate intonation. One of the biggest new improvements to it is the G1 neck, which gives a better response and more playing flexibility. Also, the entire body has been annealed for a rich resonant sound.
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.
The unique saxophone for the younger and smaller player!
Design – The Alphasax is based around the original body tube of an alto saxophone with completely redesigned mechanism and tone hole positioning for the smaller individual who would previously have been told to “wait until they got bigger” before they could learn to play the sax.
The Alphasax Solution to a normal alto saxophone for the younger or smaller player
Problematic keys with long finger stretch have been removed or redesigned for extra comfort.
The weight has been reduced by an amazing 33%.
Key and Mechanism – The Alphasax in the key of Eb, with a full two octave chromatic facility using established finger positioning to enable the smaller player to learn the alto saxophone using current study books. New and innovative mechanism has enabled us to maintain the finger positioning of a normal saxophone.