The new Yamaha YAS-62 alto saxophone 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 Yamaha YAS62 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).
The YAS-62 alto sax 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.
- Durable gold lacquer body finish
- Hand engraved bell decoration
- High F# and Front F keys
- Polyester key inlays
- Neck receiver based on Yamaha Custom models for enhanced resonance
- Annealed (heat treated) body for a rich, full sound
- Includes case and mouthpiece
WHY ARE THERE TWO PRICES?
The prices reflect the level of service we can offer depending on how you buy from us:
When you buy online
If you click-and-buy a string instrument from our website, we will offer what every other mail-order company does – boxed warehouse stock sent by courier which has passed the manufacturer’s quality control and is covered under their warranty.
When you buy in-store
The combination of natural materials and tiny variations within and between brands means every wind instrument is unique. Nothing beats trying a range of models, as well as the exact instrument you intend to purchase, until you find one that ‘works with you’.
A wind instrument is a real piece of engineering; a complex key system fixed to a body made of natural materials means they are sensitive to changes in temperature, heavy handedness and bumps. Before we hand over your new instrument, we carefully unpack it – in an attempt to protect the instrument during shipping (often from Asia), the keys are ‘packed’ with cork wedges. We have seen inexperienced people attempt this fiddly job before and bend the keys before they’ve even played their brand new instrument!
We inspect all our shop stock before it is sold to ensure you receive an instrument that meets our high standards, and we often pick up on faults that the factory’s quality control missed.
We also spend time teaching you how to handle and care for your instrument to avoid unnecessary repairs, so you are comfortable and confident and can get the most enjoyment out of it.
Add to this the other facilities we offer, including rental and finance options, part exchanges and a loan instrument if yours is in for repair, buying in-store definitely gives the best value for money.