There are a couple of new features on the YAS280 including a new sturdier neck receiver which offers fast response and well as added stability when in use. Yamaha have also made improvements to the low B-C# connection so closing the key is easier and as a result the low notes are a lot more rock solid. The YAS280 also features an adjustable thumb rest to help maximise comfort for the player. Its overall intonation is superb, which offers a lot of encouragement to beginners.
All in all, the YAS280 is the ideal choice for the beginner who expects no compromise on quality – it really is a premium beginner saxophone; hence it is more expensive than some other student models, but will enable the player to reach at least a grade 5+ standard without having to swap to an intermediate saxophone. The outfit is completed with a Yamaha ligature, Yamaha mouthpiece cap, neck sling, reed and is beautifully housed in a quality, protective, fitted case.
Features / Specification:
- Yamaha quality build and design - brass body and keywork
- Gold lacquer finish
- High F# key - essential for more advanced playing
- Front F mechanism
- Adjustable thumb hook - allows greater comfort whilst playing
- Redesigned sturdier neck receiver giving quicker response
- Improved low B-C# connection - gives the player more confidence when playing the lowest notes
- High quality zip-up durable case which features a large external accessory pocket, ideal for music and accessories
- Yamaha 4C mouthpiece, ligature, mouthpiece cap and reed included
- Polishing cloth and cork grease included