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Yamaha YAS-280S Student E♭ Alto Saxophone - Silver-Plated Finish

Original price £1,478.00
Current price £1,182.00

The YAS-280S 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. Based on the highly recommended YAS-275 saxophone the new YAS-280S is even further enhanced with a new, more stable neck receiver and a new low B-C# connection for better adjustment.

It also comes with an AS-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.


  • Body Finish: Silver-Plated Finish
  • Auxiliary Keys: High F# , Front F
  • Key buttons material: Polyester
  • Thumb Hook: Adjustable
  • Key: Eb
  • Case: Lightweight Hard Case
  • Mouthpiece: Yamaha AS-4C

New neck receiver with a durable screw

A redesigned neck receiver promotes a quick response and ease of play while also increasing the durability of the mechanism.

    Improved Low B-C# connection

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

      Adjustable thumb-rest

      All Yamaha saxophones feature an adjustable thumb-rest to allow for precise and comfortable hand and fingering position.

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