The Yamaha YTS-275 tenor saxophone offers a perfect introduction to the world of the saxophone playing. Whether a beginning student, or an advanced player needing a second instrument, the Yamaha YTS275 is approved by professionals worldwide for delivering high quality features at a student model price.
The strength and durability of the key-work makes the Yamaha YTS-275 perfect for enthusiastic young beginners, and great for the stressful demands of everyday life for the gigging musician.
The soft, yet strong ABS resin thumb support is adjustable for comfort and ease of playing. The YTS275 is also lighter in weight compared with most other student alto saxophones and so is suitable for most musicians.
The YTS275 comes with a front 'F' mechanism and a high 'F#' key as standard to facilitate the playing of these (and other) notes in the higher octaves - something which basic saxophones miss out on.
In the past, the Yamaha cases were durable but bulky. The case has now been completely redesigned to include rucksack-style straps for easy transportation and pockets for music and accessories.
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.