Yamaha uses their own, proprietary, acoustic annealing process that is fine-tuned to reach the desired effect on Yamaha instruments. Post-to-Rib Construction - The key posts are soldered onto a separate bar of metal called a rib which is then soldered onto the body of the saxophone. This increases the strength of construction as well as the weight of the instrument.
The added weight results in increased resonance and a richer, deeper sound. Different saxophones use different sized ribs in order to affect the weight and sound quality in different parts of the instrument. The redesigned Custom EX alto saxophone features include: Redesigned Ergonomics: Key shapes and angles were re-analyzed and adjusted for more comfortable hand position and quick, nimble action.
Improved Low-Range Response : During the design process, Yamaha experimented with new methods for producing the bottom bow of the instrument. The diameters of the low C and D toneholes have been reduced and the tone holes have been moved closer to the mouthpiece. Additionally, the new bottom bow has been heat-treated through Yamaha's proprietary acoustic annealing process. The combination of these design changes provides a more responsive and warm sounding low range on the saxophone. Hand-Engraved Bell: The YAS-875EXII features a hand-engraved bell, exhibiting a new and elegant lily design.
Improved Intonation and Response : Tone holes have been resized to provide a more even intonation and response throughout the range of the instrument. Case : The ASC-800E case offers a contemporary look and includes backpack straps for ease of transport. Choose Lacquer, Black Lacquer, or Silver Plated finish. For example, if your order is placed AND paid for at 1 p.Store Policies If you're not satisfied, neither are we. Be in brand-new condition, showing no signs of wear or use such as belt-buckle or pick scratches, scuffs, dings, or scrapes on the instrument or collateral materials. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "musiciansfriend" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.