The YAS-82ZII Custom features a 1-piece bell, which, like the body and neck, is hand hammered by Yamaha's expert craftspeople. The 1-piece bell provides focused and impactful bass tones, surpassing the low-end response of 2-piece bells, while opening up the horn's overall tonality. Plus, the bell features graceful hand engraving with a delicate floral design that accentuates the instrument's natural beauty and evokes Yamaha's tradition of old-world craftsmanship. The YAS-82ZII also features metal pad resonators that provide a leak-free, airtight fit while delivering a big, assertive tone that brings your notes to life. V1 neck: free-blowing design with wide bore taper.
Yamaha outfitted the YAS-82ZII Custom alto saxophone with their V1 neck - a top choice among experienced and professional saxophonists. The V1 neck offers Yamaha's widest bore taper and delivers a big, broad, bright tone and a responsive feel. With its free-blowing design, the V1 gives you total control over the dynamics and timbral variation of your Custom EX. Growling, raspy, breathy, or sweet - the V1 neck allows you to explore the full voice of your instrument, and you can push it as hard as you want with the confidence you'll be rewarded with a commanding sound. To complement the V1 neck, Yamaha has included their redesigned custom Ebonite 4CM mouthpiece.
The baffle and other areas of internal chamber have been reshaped for increased projection and optimal tone. The tip shape has also been modified for additional comfort and embouchure control.Designed with input from preeminent jazz saxophonists, the Yamaha YAS-82ZII Custom alto is considered an industry standard in that genre. But versatility being one of the attributes of a great professional saxophone, you'll actually find pro players in many genres who rely on the YAS-82ZII as their main alto. Saxophonists who play both jazz and classical, for instance, can choose an appropriate mouthpiece and reed to customize their horn for the music at hand. However you set it up, the Yamaha YAS-82ZII is an impeccably designed and crafted professional instrument that sounds incredible, is comfortable to play, and continuously evolves along with you on your musical journey.
Yamaha saxophones: designed and built for artists. In 1967, Yamaha debuted their first saxophones: the YAS-1 alto and the YTS-1 tenor. Both found favor in the sax player community. In fact, jazz great John Coltrane, who built his reputation on the tenor and soprano, played the prototype YAS-1 gifted him by Yamaha extensively during his 1966 tour of Japan. In 1972, Yamaha partnered with renowned classical saxophonist Dr.
Eugene Rousseau to develop a new line of professional-class saxophones. After arduous years of prototyping, testing, and revisions, Yamaha introduced the fruits of their labor: the YAS-62 alto, the YTS-62 tenor, and the YSS-62 soprano. Designed with three guiding principles in mind - superior acoustics, top-notch mechanisms, and artistic feel - the 62 series saxophones represented a milestone for Yamaha, setting the company on the path to becoming one of the world's most-respected saxophone makers. Today, Yamaha continues to adhere to the principles established during the creation of the original 62 series nearly a half century ago, providing saxophonists with fine instruments to inspire their artistry and meet their technical demands.Sweetwater is proud to offer you Yamaha's distinguished saxophone line, which offers outstanding value at every level, from student models to sophisticated professional saxophones heard in premier venues and concert halls around the globe. Yamaha YAS-82ZII Custom Professional Alto Saxophone Features. V1 neck with wide bore taper. Improved low B-C# connection mechanism. Auxiliary Keys: high F#, front F. 4CM mouthpiece and Z Style case included. More than 30 years in business. Free tech support from audio experts. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones".
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