Yamaha YAS-82ZII Custom Z Alto Saxophone

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On the 10th Anniversary of their introduction, the Yamaha Custom Z saxophones have been reexamined from neck to bell and have been re-engineered to offer the ultimate combination of expressiveness, response and control while staying true to their free-spirited origins.

Since the Custom Z was originally developed, the technology, craftsmanship and specifications of the Custom Z series have continued to improve to fulfill the needs and demands of the highest level musicians.

The Yamaha YAS-82ZII alto saxophone is a preferred horn for the working professional. The list of new features is very impressive, including:-

One-piece bell with new engraving

In the tradition of those coveted vintage saxophones, the YAS-82ZII now comes equipped with a one-piece bell!

This feature drastically improves low end response and offers the player a wider palette of tonal color. More elaborate with finer detail, the new engraving design offers delicate beauty.

Metal Resonators

Domed metal resonators offer an outstanding response and deliver a wider dynamic range. The entire range of the instrument has a clearer pronunciation, providing effortless playability all around.

V1 neck

The wide bore taper of the V1 neck provides a free-blowing feel and the greatest possible flexibility. This combination of features allows the player the ultimate level of tonal expression.

Improved Low B-C# connection

An improved mechanism from low B to C# ensures a proper seal for these notes which promotes a clear response throughout the low range of the instrument.

Lighter thumb hook and thumb rest bases

The lighter thumb rest and thumb hook base produces a better response and a more cohesive tone.

Adjustable Front F key

An adjustable Front F mechanism gives the player the freedom to find the optimal level of resistance in the altissimo range.

Z Style Case

The 82Z saxophone come in a slim, lightweight hard case which naturally provides excellent protection for a truly excellent saxophone that will give you many years of pleasure.