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Yamaha YAS-62III Professional Alto Saxophone

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A favorite among band directors for decades, the 62 model saxophones (and their predecessor, the 61) have redefined the market by offering superior q...Click To Read More About This Product

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Improvement on a classic.

A favorite among band directors for decades, the 62 model saxophones (and their predecessor, the 61) have redefined the market by offering superior quality and durability at an affordable price. Introduced in 1979, the YAS-62 and YTS-62 saxophones withstand the tests of time and competition and have been in a continual state of improvement since the launch of the YAS-61 in 1969. The new YAS-62III carries the tradition of excellence forward while introducing firther refinements to the already sound design of the 62.

The new 62 neck's slightly narrower bore provides a faster response and greater control relative to its predecessor. The 62 style neck allows a comfortable flow of air so that every player can attain a solid tonal core. The engraving is now more elaborate with finer detail, 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, and the instrument now comes with a semi-hard case that offers a contemporary look and greater ease of transport.

FEATURES
Free blowing
Redesigned for fast response
Beautiful tone
Nice case included

Order today and experience the Yamaha attention to detail.

SPECIFICATIONS
Auxiliary Keys: High F#, Front F
Key buttons material: Polyester
Bell Decoration: Hand-engraved
Thumb hook: Adjustable
Key: Eb
Included Accessories: Mouthpiece AS4C
Case ASC-600E
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YamahaYAS-62III Professional Alto Saxophone
 
4.9

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (8)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Warm tone (7)
  • Quality craftsmanship (6)
  • Easy to play (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jazz clubs (7)
  • Accompaniment (6)
  • School bands (6)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Soundtracks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Novice (3)

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(25 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Great Product

By Monica

from Philadelphia, PA

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Depth
  • Easy Tone Production
  • Fun To Play
  • Great Solo Sound
  • Lightweight Case
  • Responsive
  • Very User Friendly
  • Vibrant Sound

Cons

  • NONE

Best Uses

  • Jazz Clubs
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues
  • Solos
  • Symphonies

Comments about Yamaha YAS-62III Professional Alto Saxophone:

I am a high school sophomore who needed a new "forever" sax for the remainder of high school, college, and so forth. The Yamaha 62-III is the best sax on the market, and has changed my playing experience 1000%. It is a breeze to play and the sound is absolutely fantastic. Classmates, private teachers, and band directors alike have commented on my full tone and deep sound that carries over from the sax. It's great in any variation between a jazz band and classical solo, and adds such a range of motion. Everyone should buy this sax.

(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Warm tone

By vonMatt

from NY

About Me Novice

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Quality Craftsmanship
  • Warm Tone

Cons

  • Too Warm

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment
  • Classical

Comments about Yamaha YAS-62III Professional Alto Saxophone:

The action is incredible - so even and easy to play. I have the lacquered version of the 62, and sometimes it is too warm for me. I love the bright tone you get from a silver plated saxophone - it will really cut through the ensemble. I keep it simple and play with a Rascher mouthpiece. A pure tone for sure.

(11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Horn, Plays without effort

By QuantumLogic

from Las Vegas, USA.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Responsive
  • Vibrant Sound

Cons

  • NONE

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment
  • Jazz Clubs
  • School Bands
  • Symphonies

Comments about Yamaha YAS-62III Professional Alto Saxophone:

The horn is reasonably priced for the quality. I Graduated from YAS 23 and wow this one is a significant step up. Others that i tried were Kessler Customs, Yanagisawa 901, Yamaha 82Z, Easy to play newer smaller bore neck design. Could see a few places around bases of posts which were not evenly lacquered and missed spots, no big deal. The Graduate to Yamaha MIR and free headphone is an added bonus until June 2013.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

YAS-62IIIS

By Juan

from Portland Oregon

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy Tone Production
  • Fun To Play

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jazz Clubs
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Yamaha YAS-62III Professional Alto Saxophone:

    Sounds nice and easy to play comes with a 2-1/2 reed and its ready to play out of the box.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Great Sax

    By tltate

    from Charleston, SC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Play
    • Quality Craftsmanship
    • Rich Sound
    • Warm Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Jazz Clubs
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues
      • Soundtracks

      Comments about Yamaha YAS-62III Professional Alto Saxophone:

      Through out my career with the Navy Band I played a lot of different instruments. My favorite was the YAS 62II Alto Saxophone. This sax is very responsive, easy blowing, and it sounds great.

      This a great horn for experienced students and pros alike.

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would like to know if you can finance to the product.

      By derrusax

      from Ponce, Puerto Rico

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good for player concert.
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Yamaha YAS-62III Professional Alto Saxophone:

          My sax teacher has one and let me play it.

          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Fantastic saxaphone!

          By Alan

          from Chapel Hill, NC

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Play
          • Quality Craftsmanship
          • Rich Sound
          • Warm Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Jazz Clubs
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Yamaha YAS-62III Professional Alto Saxophone:

            I've wanted to purchase a professional-level alto sax for quite some time, and concluded that the Yamaha 62III was the best match for what I was looking for. I'm very happy with this sax, and my experience in dealing with the Musicians Friend!

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellant product and customer service!!

            By Saxy

            from Sharon, SC

            About Me Child

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Play
            • Quality Craftsmanship
            • Rich Sound
            • Warm Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jazz Clubs
              • School Bands

              Comments about Yamaha YAS-62III Professional Alto Saxophone:

              I'm 14 and in marching band and jazz band. This instrument is AWESOME!!

               
              5.0

              Yamaha YAS-62III Alto Saxophone

              By Bill

              from La Selva Beach, CA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Quality Craftsmanship
              • Rich Sound
              • Warm Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Jazz Clubs
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues
                • Soundtracks
                • Symphonies

                Comments about Yamaha YAS-62III Professional Alto Saxophone:

                I am a professional musician, but I don't play the saxophone. I bought this instrument for my 19-year-old son who has been playing a Cleveland student model for several years. He began college this year, and enrolled in Symphonic Winds class, so we felt he should have a better instrument. Listening to him play the new Yamaha, it is obvious that it has a better tone, and seems to be more playable/

                 
                5.0

                It is a good sound.

                By Juan

                from Suwanee, Georgia USA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Play
                • Rich Sound
                • Warm Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Accompaniment

                  Comments about Yamaha YAS-62III Professional Alto Saxophone:

                  It's my first instrument. I am excited.

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent!

                  By Fatassmurf

                  from Demorest Georgia

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Play
                  • Quality Craftsmanship
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Warm Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • School Bands

                    Comments about Yamaha YAS-62III Professional Alto Saxophone:

                    Bought for my high school band student. Very impressed with the sound quality and rich tone! Beautiful also!!!

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