Based on the scale and design of the classic '62' models, Custom Z saxes have bodies that are made of a special brass alloy for lighter weight, a great playing 'feel', and the kind of tonal flexibility you've always dreamed of. The Z plays evenly in all ranges, and gives the player a huge dynamic range for as much - or as little - sound as you want. The Custom Z saxes have unparalleled tonal flexibility for confident performance in all styles of music, and there's no need to sacrifice comfort for sound.
Fixed Curved Neck
Fixed Curved Neck
The fixed, curved neck on the YSS-82ZR provides a balanced resistance and a round, even sound.
High F# key
The added key allows for more alternate fingerings and a true high F#
All Yamaha saxophones feature an adjustable thumb-rest to allow for precise and comfortable hand and fingering position.
Ergonomic Key Design
The keys of the YSS-82Z are designed to provide a natural a ergonomic hand position.
Hand Engraved Bell
Hand engraving adds beauty and style
Z Style Case
The 82Z saxophones come in slim, lightweight cases which provide excellent protection. A convenient shoulder strap is also included.
Lower vent tube
The lower vent tubing design reduces noise on lower vent key action
Key post rib plate
A revised rib plate provides a solid feel while enhancing resonance
Adjusting pivot screw
The new bullet tip adjustment screw design allows for easy maintenance
The YSS-82Z Custom Z soprano saxophone is available in silver (YSS-82ZS), black lacquer (YSS-82ZB) and unlacquered (YSS-82ZU).
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|YAC SSC-82Z||Hard shell case|
|YAC SS4CM||4CM hard rubber mouthpiece|
|YAC 1421MP||Medium saxophone neckstrap|
|YAC 1609||Gold-lacquer ligature|
|YAC 1647||Gold-lacquer mouthpiece cap|
|YAAC 1007P||Cork grease; round box||Optional Accessories|
|YAC 1060||Lacquer polish|
|YAC 1099P||Large polishing cloth; untreated|
|YAC 1100||Chamois-like professional cleaning cloth|
|YAC 1090P||Mouthpiece patch; .05mm; small|
|YAC 1091P||Mouthpiece patch; .05mm; medium|
|YAC 1092P||Mouthpiece patch; .05mm; large|
|YAC 1093P||Moutpiece patch; .03mm; medium|
|Body Material||French Brass, 1 piece|
|Bell Material||French Brass|
|Key Material||Yellow Brass|
|Key Buttons||Mother of pearl|
|Finishes||Gold baked epoxy lacquer (YSS-82ZR); Silver-plated (YSS-82ZRS); Black lacquer (YSS-82ZRB); Unlacquered (YSS-82ZRU)|
|Auxiliary Keys||Front F and High F#|
|Mouthpiece Cap||Yellow Brass; Gold Lacquer or Silver Plated|
|Ligature||Yellow Brass; Gold Lacquer or Silver Plated|
|Spring Type||Blue Steel Needle|
|Pad Type||Waterproof leather and wool felt with plastic tone boosters|
|Bell Decoration||Hand engraved|
|Thumb Hook||Adjustable plastic|
|Pivot Screw||Bullet tip design with head|
|Mounting||Ribbed and flanged|