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Straight Bb soprano sax for intermediate students
The Yamaha YSS475II is a Bb soprano saxophone designed for intermediate students and is the ideal first instrument for those who are already proficient alto or tenor players. It boasts many similar features to Yamaha’s professional EX models and delivers outstanding playability compared to other saxes in its price bracket.
Its one-piece straight neck and body is made from yellow brass finished with a gold baked epoxy lacquer to prevent corrosion, and stylishly decorated with laser engraved patterns. Among several other subtle alterations made to the 475 saxophone for this second generation model, the bell taper and bore shape have been optimised for perfect airflow, intonation, and projection.
One of the biggest selling points of this saxophone is its extremely comfortable keywork. All the keys are light and responsive thanks to blue steel needle springs, and the action is smooth and quiet allowing for effortless navigation of fast or complex music. The pads are made from waterproof leather with plastic tone boosters and each key is topped with a durable polyester button.
Keywork includes a high F#, front F, and custom style Bb spatula keys as well as a low vent tube to reduce noise. A strong key post rib plate makes the whole system very robust, and an adjustable thumb rest on the back allows saxophonists of any age to find a comfortable playing position. Everything attached to the sax can be fine tuned easily by adjusting one of the numerous bullet point headless pivot screws.
Each complete saxophone outfit is supplied in a backpack style case with a Yamaha 4C mouthpiece and mouthpiece cap, reed and ligature, neck strap, cork grease, and some basic cleaning materials.
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