Yamaha offers a complete line of saxophones to suit every level of player from the beginning band student to the seasoned pro. Through the Yamaha ideology of 'vertical integration', the highest level Custom saxophone models are designed first, and elements of those models are carried down into the professional, intermediate, and even standard level saxophones. Through this process, Yamaha designers take great care to make sure that each saxophone model combines the ideal levels of form, function and value for the saxophonist who will be the recipient of that instrument.
Distinctive designs offer players beautiful tonal colors. The new Custom Z soprano models are reminiscent of vintage Yamaha soprano saxophone designs.
YSS-82ZR is available with a curved neck, while YSS-82Z has a straight neck.
Based on the scale and design of the classic '62' models, Custom Z saxophones have bodies that are made of a special brass alloy for lighter weight, a great playing 'feel', and the kind of tonal flexibility you've always dreamed of. The Z plays evenly in all ranges, and gives the player a huge dynamic range for as much - or as little - sound as you want. The Custom Z saxes have unparalleled tonal flexibility for confident performance in all styles of music, and there's no need to sacrifice comfort for sound.
The lower vent tubing design reduces noise on lower vent key action
A revised rib plate provides a solid feel while enhancing resonance
Key designs are more comfortable and ergonomic
The new bullet tip adjustment screw design allows for optimal maintenance
Hand engraving style adds beauty and style
All Yamaha saxophones feature an adjustable thumb hook to allow for precise and comfortable hand and fingering position.
The YSS-82ZR Custom Z soprano saxophone is available in silver (YSS-82ZRS), black lacquer (YSS-82ZRB) and unlacquered (YSS-82ZRUL).