States Kurt Witt, Marketing Manager, Winds, Yamaha Band & Orchestral Division: "Each artist went through a long process testing and narrowing down the instruments to a final group. Repeatedly, the ar... Click To Read More About This Product
States Kurt Witt, Marketing Manager, Winds, Yamaha Band & Orchestral Division: "Each artist went through a long process testing and narrowing down the instruments to a final group. Repeatedly, the artists praised the instruments they selected and noted that they could literally be played on a gig that very night."
The complete Artist Selection process has been chronicled through Yamaha's various social websites including the Yamaha Winds blog, yamahawinds.wordpress.com and on also its Facebook page, facebook.com/yamahawinds. There, users can view videos detailing the process along with interviews with the artists.
Each saxophone will ship with a certificate of authenticity showing the serial number, lot number (#1 of 16 etc.) along with the artist's signature. Also included will be an array of accessories including a Yamaha Monster sax swab, TD-100 tuner, AirCell neckstrap and a ME-D1 metronome. Additionally, an iTunes giftcard will be included in the package giving the buyer the ability to purchase music by the selected artist.
The Yamaha YAS-82Z alto saxophone features a sound and response that fits in well in all genres of music. Combining the sound and response of existing Yamaha alto saxophones, the YAS82Z has the projection and sweet tone that will blow away jazz musicians while classical players will be enamored by the control that the 82Z offers at all dynamic levels. The Yamaha Custom Z alto saxophone comes complete with Yamaha case, Yamaha 4C alto saxophone mouthpiece, cap and ligature and Yamaha saxophone care products. Discover why many of the worlds top musicians, including Phil Woods have made the Yamaha YAS-82Z their main saxophone.
Tested and Approved by Yamaha Artist Phil Woods
Mother-of-pearl finger buttons
62-style French brass body
One-piece, rib construction
Non-annealed G1 neck
2-piece water-bulged, engraved bell
62-style key mechanism
High F# key
Adjustable front F key
Steeper tapered pivot screws
Adjustable split ball octave mechanism
Bigger nickel silver ring
Includes: Case / Yamaha Mouthpiece / Cap and Ligature / Certificate of Authenticity / Yamaha Monster Swab / Yamaha TD-100 Tuner / Yamaha AirCell Neckstrap / Yamaha ME-D1 Metronome / iTunes GiftCard