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Yamaha YAS-875EX Custom Series Alto Saxophone   

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Building upon the success of the previous Custom line, the EX Alto has been retooled to offer the classical player many new and exciting features whi...Read More

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Building upon the success of the previous Custom line, the EX Alto has been retooled to offer the classical player many new and exciting features while maintaining the same beautiful sound and excellent intonation long associated with the Custom series. New features include a design change that lessons resistance and increases projection, ergonomic improvements that enhance the overall playability of the instrument and a new lightweight case design!

The Custom EX is the result of decades of painstaking research and trials involving some of the world's greatest saxophonists. The Yamaha YAS-875EX Custom Series Alto Saxophone's depth, smoothness, and flexibility of sound is simply incredible; creating a wide dynamic range, stunning projection, and an authoritative tone with a defined tonal core. Physically, the size and shape of the key buttons have been changed for a better feel. The new handmade Custom G1 neck enhances tonal resonance and gives a quicker, more comfortable response. A two-point bell brace and no center-bow reinforcement plate creates better playing efficiency. In other words the saxophone will sound great with less effort.

FEATURES
  • The smaller C, C#, D & E tone hole diameters provide for better intonation
  • The new smaller cup diameter allows for better response and resonance
  • The custom handmade G1 neck improves response and flexibility
  • Key and hook placement have been changed for better comfort
  • The position, height, angle and shape of the left-hand spatula keys have all been carefully redesigned to provide extraordinary comfort and quick response.
  • All Yamaha saxophones feature an adjustable thumb rest to allow for precise and comfortable hand and fingering position.
SPECIFICATIONS

YAS-875EX Custom Series Alto Saxophone

  • Key: Eb
    Auxilary Keys: Front F and High F#
    Custom G1 (handmade) Neck
    French brass neck, body and bell
    Yellow brass keys with Mother of Pearl buttons
    Drawn tone holes
    Blue steel needle springs
    Waterproof leather and wool felt pads with plastic tone boosters
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YamahaYAS-875EX Custom Series Alto Saxophone
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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Pros

  • Consistent (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Quality craftsmanship (3)

Cons

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4.0

Excellent Alto Sax! Yamaha 875-EX

By Gleaslide

from St. Louisville, Ohio

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Quality Craftsmanship
  • Rich Sound

Cons

  • Register Key Adjustment

Best Uses

  • School Bands
  • Small Venues
  • Soloist

Comments about Yamaha YAS-875EX Custom Series Alto Saxophone:

Instrument and case arrived in excellent condition, as advertised. It was in "like new" condition as advertised. Octave key was out of adjustment, and I expected to find a second "custom" neck piece included. I believe it was included in the description. Please check to see if it was inadvertently omitted.
Excellent purchase and well worth the price.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

YOU WILL LOVE IT!

By Big Band Player

from Florida

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jazz Clubs
    • Soundtracks
    • Symphonies

    Comments about Yamaha YAS-875EX Custom Series Alto Saxophone:

    Yamaha has came a long way! I'm selling my beloved Mark VI for this sax and I'm not looking back. Plays easily, sounds rich, and you can get the volume when you want it. This is my third purchase of saxophones from Musicians Friend and I am not disapointed. Delivered in condition described.

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    (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I'm in LOVE with this horn!

    By Derek

    from Tampa, FL

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jazz Clubs
      • Soundtracks

      Comments about Yamaha YAS-875EX Custom Series Alto Saxophone:

      I've waited a few weeks to break in my new horn before writing this review. I am not easy to impress---but Yamaha has actually outdone themselves--and here I thought the original Custom-Z was as good as it could get. This new EX is rock-solid in all registers. The intonation is true from low Bb all the way into the highest altissimo. Octave-to-octave, I've never played a sax that was this in-tune with itself. (I've actually had to un-learn all the little adjustments that I've adopted over a lifetime of playing--which I found was a quick & easy process) Action is nimble, lightning-fast, ergonomics are spot-on and tone is ridiculously thick and dense. The sound will not break no matter how much I lean into it. If you're looking for a solid investment, you've found it---this horn will leave you speechless!

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