Yamaha YAS-280 Alto Sax

Alto Saxophone

  • School model
  • New model with improved neck receiver and improved low B-C# connection
  • Continuous key guards
  • Adjustable thumb rest
  • High F# key
  • Bell inner ring
  • Front F key
  • Brass body
  • Key mechanism and body in gold lacquer
  • Included: Light case with backpack straps, Yamaha 4C Mouthpiece, saxophone strap and cork grease
  • Successor to the YAS-275
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Further Information

Finish body Gold Lacquered
Finish Keys Gold Lacquered
Body Brass
Gravure No
Additional Bocal No
Resonator Pad Plastic
Case Yes
Case with Backpack System Yes
Mou Yes
Strap Yes
Wiper (Body) No
S Arc Wiper No

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Very good instrument
etc-etc, 08.04.2019
The saxophone arrived fine out-of-box except for the octave key which was riding a little high and in released position was about 1 mm above equal height with the thumb rest. All notes in standard range respond well, in tune and clear. Altissimo range is more easily accessible as high F# key is provided. The side C and Bb seem a little undervented. The G# pad sometimes sticks closed the next day after playing as it often does on other saxophones. The neck collar jaws are much improved from earlier versions - they are beefy enough to not bend shut when the neck screw is tightened (that was an issue on YAS-23 where the neck collar jaws were much thinner). The bell when looked on from player's side, while parallel to the main body, is facing somewhat to the left which appears to be a compact design feature, as all low stack keys respond and seal properly. All in all, a well made, sturdy and easy to play instrument.
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Perfect Sax with almost perfect add ons
Homers, 10.04.2021
You definitely can't go wrong with the Yamaha YAS 280 - aka the king of student saxophones. However, I can't understand why they don't include swabs. There is only one cloth for the exterior but nothing for the neck and interior of the body. You will have to order these seperately and should never play this fine instrument without them.
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Very satisfied, more than expected!
MajidM, 06.02.2021
I purchased Yamaha YAS-280 Set. I am new in saxophone and I want one day be able to play it in our church. I can say punctual delivery and the quality of instrument and accessories were more than I expected. Beside the saxophone itself, I saw the quality of accessories specially sax & music stands were better than I expected. For me this set really deserve 5 star.
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Good qualty sax for your money
Michael C. 753, 21.07.2013
Bought this saxophone when I started to play I now have a Yanagisawa tenor but always go back to this little baby for my alto fix... it's very well put together sounds very nice for the price and is good value for money. It's lasted me a year now and I've never had any hassle with valves sticking or any other issue for that matter. Great saxophone for the learner or intermediate player or even beyond.
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Alto Saxophone School model, New model with improved neck receiver and improved low B-C# connection, Continuous key guards, Adjustable thumb rest, High F# key, Bell inner ring, Front F key, Brass...

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