Yamaha YTS-62S - Tenor Saxophone - Silver Plated


A solid Pro Level saxophone with a beautiful silver plated finish

The Yamaha YTS-62 is considered one of the most reliable and reputable professional saxophones in its class.  One step below Yamaha's Custom models, the 62 represents great value for money as it shares many of the characteristics of the top designs yet is made available at a much lower price point.  To those players who are looking to upgrade their student sax to a higher-level model, the YTS-62 should be top of their list!

Yamaha is world famous for their instrument manufacturing and it is well known that their products represent quality across the board.  One of their design techniques is to use a 'top-down' method which means that Yamaha uses the research and development from their top models and applies it to their lower-tier models.  This means that the lower-level models - the 280, 480, and in this case, the 62 - all benefit from the high level of engineering that is on hand in the Custom models; this includes very similar keywork, similar high-level intonation and a quality of tone that is very close by comparison.

Very much designed as a blank canvas, this horn is at home in pretty much any context from rock to classical and any style in between!  Anyone who’s finding themselves held back by their student instrument, or a more advanced player looking for a great sax on a budget should consider a 62 as their next step forward.

The Beauty of Silver Plating

The gradual formation of patina on silver-plated saxophones imparts an exceptional charm and character to the instrument. It's a captivating visual transformation as the saxophone evolves and matures with time.

It is important to acknowledge that although silver polish cloths are available, the natural process of tarnishing cannot be completely halted.

Within just a few days, you will start to witness the beginning of this transformation. It's worth noting that many instruments we receive from the factory have already started tarnishing.


Material: Brass

Finish: Silver Plated

Key Touches: Simulated white mother-of-pearl

Neck: Yamaha 62 neck

Engraving: Hand-engraved

Case: Yamaha, rectangular back-pack style

Mouthpiece: Yamaha 4C

Made in: Japan

Free Professional Set Up & Free Checkover within a Year 

Recommended for: Reliability, versatility, solid sound 

Staff Review

The YTS-62 is one of the most recognised saxophones in the world - it has been around for many decades and the design has been tweaked here and there over the years.  I feel that the latest iteration with the narrower-taper neck (based on the V1) has now given the 62 the right balance of breadth and focus in sound.  Silver plated Yamahas at the higher price point (62 and upwards) have always been popular due to their reputation for producing that little extra sparkle and brightness beyond what is available with the standard lacquer option. Overall, there is a feeling of solidity and robustness in the playing experience, both in the quality of sound and in the mechanical assuredness.  

Jim Cheek 

Delivery & Returns



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Saxophone Set-up

42 point pro saxophone set-up included

All of our instruments are fully checked and set-up by our experienced technicians. Regardless of size or price - all saxophones go through the same process.  Here at SAX, we know that when you buy an instrument, our pro set up is absolutely essential to ensure the instrument you're purchasing is playing to it's optimum performance. 

Furthermore, we offer an exclusive benefit to our customers. Any new saxophone purchased from us can be returned within a year for a FREE checkover to make sure your saxophone continues to perform its best.