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Yamaha YAS-280S - Alto Saxophone - Silver Plated

£1,169.00
SKU YAS-280S

The World's favourite student sax, silver plated!

The Yamaha YAS280 is generally regarded as one of the best student horns on the market. For getting started and even as a budget horn for a more advanced player- these are an ideal choice.

Description

The YAS280 is a sax which really stands out from the pack when it comes to student horns- with its smooth key work, easy blowing character and overall responsiveness this is a sax which is very hard to beat. Add to that the Yamaha 4C mouthpiece included as standard, rugged build quality, very good case and the fact they hold their value exceptionally well and this is very much the instrument of choice in its price range.

The brass body is left unlacquered and plated with beautiful bright silver plating. The lack of lacquer does mean occasional cleaning with a silver cloth is required in order to maintain the finish. However, the added layer of resonant precious metal gives more projection and a wonderful extra dimension to the sound.

Features 

Material - Silver Plated Brass

Case - Light but very strong. W/ backpack straps and A4 pocket

Mouthpiece - Yamaha 4C

Made in - Indonesia

Key Touches - Plastic

Neck - Standard

Tone - Medium/bright, clear, easy blowing – very versatile

Engraving - Yamaha classic style

Pads - Yamaha

Key Arms - Single

9 Month Interest Free Finance Available on this Product

Free Professional Set Up & Free Check over within a Year

Review

The YAS 280S is widely regarded as the best student sax in the World and I cannot disagree. The build quality, tuning and ergonomics are the best in class and better than many more expensive saxes. As with most student saxes the tone is on the light and bright side - there has to be a reason to buy the more expensive models. Along with many Yamaha endorsees, I find the silver plating really does add some extra "star quality. Phill Straker (Sax.co.uk)

 

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.co.uk we know that when you buy a sax, our pro set up is absolutley essential to ensure the instrument you're purchasing is playing to it's optimum peformance. 

In addition, all new saxophones purchased from us can be returned within a year for a FREE checkover to make sure your saxophone continues to perform its best. 

Our 12-Step Checkover:

• All transit packing and corks from the manufacturer are removed.
• Thorough visual check for any imperfections in the finish, includes unlacquered saxophones.
• All pads checked for quality.
• All pad seatings checked using leak lights and traditional feeler paper methods.
• Regulation checked and adjusted.
• All key corks and felts checked, adjusted to set vent heights.
• All spring tensions checked and adjusted to create an even feel across the instrument.
• Neck fitting checked.
• Crook cork checked for cork quality and provided mouthpiece fits.
• Thorough playtest from top to bottom, including alternate fingerings.
• Case inspected for quality, instrument fit and accessories.
• Instrument cleaned and carefully repacked.

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Delivery Schedule

Orders in stock and received before 2pm are normally shipped the same day. International orders are generally received in under 7 days.

Goods purchased online can be returned within 14 days upon delivery 

Goods purchased online from www.sax.co.uk can be returned within 14 days of receipt. This does not apply to products where hygiene is concerned and product seals have been broken (Reeds, mouthpieces etc). Goods purchased through our website cannot be returned to our retail store.