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World's top student saxophone
There's a reason the Yamaha YAS280 is widely regarded as the number one student alto sax. By combining features that make learning a simpler and more enjoyable process, with a warm, quality tone, Yamaha has made an instrument that gives you the perfect start. One of the first things you’ll notice is the YAS280’s incredible intonation. Intonation is frequently an issue with student saxophones, but thanks to Yamaha’s meticulous manufacturing process, the YAS280 produces a great sound across all registers. Another notable quality is how free-blowing the saxophone is. Trickier lower notes become effortless with the Yamaha YAS280, meaning it’s easier than ever to master basic saxophone technique.
It's comfortable to play too. Being lightweight and ergonomically shaped, the Yamaha YAS280 is a sax you'll love to hold. All-round you'll feel comfortable with your instrument, thanks also to the improved, stronger neck screw. Less likely to snap off, this development is ideal for musicians whose saxophone travels between school, band, and lessons. You can also relax with better adjustment thanks to a new low B-C# connector which offers greater stability. The included Yamaha 4C mouthpiece is well-regarded by teachers as a great mouthpiece to start on, providing a vastly superior tone compared to other beginner mouthpieces. Get a design and components that offer a beginner optimum support in their playing.
Yamaha put great thought into every detail of your saxophone. Thanks to this, you get greater playing comfort with an adjustable thumb hook, to suit nearly any hand size. A feature like this works especially well for growing players, meaning you can keep your beloved sax as you mature. The stronger B-C# mechanism ensures a greater seal on the tricky C# key for a beautifully clear response.
It's got the looks too...
Feel proud as you open your case. We know you won't be able to stop looking at your new Yamaha YAS280 saxophone. Yamaha are known for using high-quality materials, so you know the brass they use is refined. Once the YAS280 has been assembled, a gorgeous gold lacquer is applied which provides a professional finish that’s fit for any occasion or performance venue. The lacquer adds to the sound too, producing a warmer, darker tone your audience will love.
Everything you need to get started
Nothing will hold you back from taking your precious new saxophone on your travels. The included lightweight moulded case provides ideal protection for your instrument, even on a busy school bus. It's handy with multiple handles for carrying it in different ways or standing it up too. For an extra comfortable hold for longer journeys, the inclusion of both a shoulder strap and backpack straps mean you'll have plenty of options to carry your case. You can carry sheet music easily and securely too with the secure zipped compartment at the front of your case.
About Yamaha Student International
All Yamaha instruments are designed to give you the best possible start to your musical journey. Yamaha appreciates that learning a musical instrument can be a life-changing experience, and this is why their instruments are easy to play and offer exceptional value.
Yamaha's commitment to consistent high-quality has enabled them to be one of the world leaders in musical education. By having specialised developers for every instrument allows Yamaha to be constantly innovating their instruments so they remain as one of the market leaders.
Yamaha's student range of instruments are known as a superb introduction for those serious about starting their musical journey. As you progress over time, you may be interested in Yamaha's professional range of instruments. These instruments go through over 10 years of research and development to ensure the highest possible quality, which is why Yamaha is able to produce some of the best musical instruments in the world.
Yamaha 5 Year Extended Warranty
As a premium brand, Yamaha are proud to offer a free five-year extended warranty when the purchase of your instrument is registered within six months of purchase. Please visit the Yamaha website for the full terms and conditions and to register your warranty.
3 Months Free Tomplay Premium Subscription
When you register your instrument you can get a three-month premium subscription to Tomplay where you can access over 40,000 scores with backing tracks. You are able to filter by musical style, composer, difficulty and accompaniment type and interact with the scores. The pieces are all recorded by professional musicians and you can control the tempo and even record yourself playing. If you wish, you can also print and annotate your score and create loops to focus on those more difficult passages. For more information, please see the Yamaha/Tomplay website.
- Key: Eb
- Range: Low Bb - High F#
- Body: Brass
- Bow: Brass
- Bell: Brass
- Keys: Brass
- Finish: Gold lacquer
- Neck: Brass
- Mouthpiece: Yamaha 4C mouthpiece
- Case: Backpack style lightweight case