Yamaha Second Generation Professional Baritone Saxophone Expands Upon Popular Line
TEMPE, Ariz. (March 7, 2020) — For more than 35 years, the Yamaha 62 professional model saxophone line has earned the deep admiration and respect of jazz, classical and contemporary artists alike. Today, Yamaha is introducing the second generation YBS-62II Professional Baritone Saxophone, which improves upon the ergonomics and intonation of the original model, the YBS-62.
The new saxophone retains the outstanding quality and playability of its predecessor, while inheriting high-end features from the company’s newly released Custom YBS-82 Baritone Saxophone. These include a new key layout based on ergonomics that makes it easier to play longer, faster and more comfortably, as well as a shorter bell length for improved intonation, especially for challenging notes in the lower register. The YBS-62II also features the addition of a peg receiver so that an optional peg can be attached. For the first time, a new case design adds wheels for easier transportation.
"The Yamaha YBS-62II is intended for the professional or aspiring professional saxophonist looking for a reliable horn that projects and plays in-tune,” said Brian Petterson, senior manager, Winds & Strings, Yamaha Corporation of America. "The legacy of the 62 line of instruments is decades of exceptional quality, reliability and value. This new model improves on a design that was already the choice of top artists due to its outstanding versatility and quality craftsmanship.”
Pricing and AvailabilityThe Yamaha Second Generation Professional Baritone Saxophone YBS-62II (MSRP: $13,997.00) will begin shipping in September 2020.
For more information, visit Yamaha at the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) 2020 Biennial Conference at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, March 6-9, or visit Yamaha.io/YBS-62II