The YTS-280 saxophone is designed with the young beginner in mind. Relatively light-weight and ergonomically shaped with an adjustable thumb rest, it is easy to hold and to play. The intonation is perfect, as you would expect from Yamaha, and it is easy to get a great sound. The Yamaha design offers beginners optimum support, thus greatly assisting both learning progress and creativity. The YTS-280 features a new, more stable neck receiver and a new low B-C# connection for better adjustment. It also comes with an TS-4C mouthpiece, recommended by teachers as a suitable upgrade for avid players. As well as this, the saxophone comes with a plastic mouthpiece cap and a rucksack-style case to protect the instrument during travel.