The Yamaha YTS-475 tenor saxophone is an ideal step-up instrument, perfect for bringing the best out of advancing students.
Based on Yamaha's Pro and Custom saxes, the YTS475 shares many of their features, including highly accurate intonation, warm tone, and a quick response.
The Yamaha YTS-475 is lightweight yet durable, and comes with a classic 62 style neck (a classic saxophone that revolutionised sax making) for optimum sound and playability. It also comes with an attractive, highly protective case, and a convenient shoulder strap.
Intermediate model Bb tenor sax
Gold lacquer finish
High F# and front F keys
Adjustable thumb hook
Tapered nylon tipped pivot screw
Polyester key buttons
Includes case, mouthpiece and strap
2 year warranty
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.