YAS-82Z Alto Saxophones

The evolution of the Yamaha Custom Z continues. Powerful sound and the ability to play fast passages without difficulty, the Z is crafted to meet your highest expectations. They have been re-examined from the neck to the bell and are now equipped with a one-piece bell for increased resonance and the highly regarded V1 neck for the optimal combination of response and control.

Yamaha Custom Z Saxophones

Interviews with the Designers and Engineers

Yamaha Saxophone YAS-82ZA feature image

YAS-82ZA<NEW>: Outstanding sound and playability now available in a vintage finish.

Amber lacquer finish has been added as a new color. The beautiful vintage apperance combined with Yamaha's legendary sound and playability gives saxophonists an instrument that can perfectly reflect their musical personality.

YAS-82Z

RSP RM23,000 (West Malaysia) RSP RM25,300 (East Malaysia)

Finish: Gold lacquer

YAS-82ZA New

Finish: Amber lacquer

YAS-82ZS

RSP RM25,000 (West Malaysia) RSP RM27,500 (East Malaysia)

Finish: Silver-plated

YAS-82ZUL

Finish: Unlacquered

YAS-82ZB

Finish: Black lacquer

YAS-82ZG

Finish: Gold-plated

Feature

Unique bell engraving method

Yamaha Saxophone YAS-82ZA feature image

The hand engraving is done by craftsmen after lacquering to enhance the contrast with the brass.The beautiful engraving design further enhances the luxurious feel of the YAS-82ZA. A special technology topcoat for Amber finish enables the product to maintain its beautiful condition for a long period of time.

YAS-82Z Neck

YAS-82Z Neck

The wide bore taper of the V1 neck provides a free-blowing feel and the greatest possible flexibility.

YAS-82Z Neck receiver

YAS-82Z Neck receiver

The nickel silver custom style neck receiver provides a condensed tone and good response with a high rigidity. It has the flexibility to choose between the necks designed for the Custom Z and Custom EX Yamaha saxophones (sold separately).

Octave key with a ball joint to realize utmost smoothness

Octave key with a ball joint to realize utmost smoothness

The octave key has a unique new ball joint design for smoother, quicker action. The new neck receiver improves the tonal resonance.

62 shape with custom brass

62 shape with custom brass

Traditional body shape is adopted which makes the sound brighter and playing feel lighter. The material is optimized for custom models.

Ergonomic key layout

Key layout is designed to fit to humans' hands. This helps players concentrate on their performance without feeling stress.

Integrated key posts

Integrated key posts

This style of key posts adds a moderate resistance and makes the instrument sound as you blow into it.

Adjustable tear drop front F key

Adjustable tear drop front F key

The unique tear-drop shaped F key improves playability. It is adjustable to players' preferences.

Mother of pearl key button

Mother of pearl key button

Mother of pearl is used as key buttons. It improves playability by making it easier to hold with soft but not slippery surface.

Metal resonator pad

Metal resonator pad

The 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.

Seesaw key

Seesaw key

The left-hand seesaw key has been designed to increase playability as well as provide a more comfortable feel.

Two-point contact

Two-point contact

Two-point contact is adopted for enhanced projection and a free-blowing response.

One-piece bell

One-piece bell

Crafsmen shape the bell from a sheet of brass with a hammer. This adds a unity to the body and makes the intonation in middle to lower range smoother. It also has a solid tone.

82Z style (AS, TS)

82Z style (AS, TS)

The Custom Z saxophone features a ‘anemone’ engraving design which is hand engraved on every instrument. Custom Z logo is the proof of craftmanship.

Bell-ring

Bell-ring

Bell rings supports the instrument to vibrate well when players blow into it.

Separate style key guard

Separate style key guard

The separate key guards feature adjustable screw cap stoppers for professional-style technical adjustments.

Without center bow

Without center bow

Removing the center bow improves responses without affecting the quality of sound.

Improved low B-C# connection

Improved low B-C# connection

An improved mechanism from low B-C# connection ensures the consistent closing of the low C# key and promotes a clear response from notes in the low range of the instrument.

Case (ASC-820)

Case (ASC-820)

The 82Z comes equipped with lightweight case that has a shoulder strap.

Options

82Z without High F# key (YAS/YTS-82ZWOF)

YAS-82Z/YTS-82Z can be ordered without a High F# key for a more efficient response.

With High F# key

Without High F# key

The colors and finishes shown may vary from those on the actual products.