Updated: Apr 12, 2021
The wonderful world of woodwinds is getting a little bigger this year! We're excited to share with you some of the new and upcoming instruments available from our partners. Here's a few of them:
Yamaha Baritone Saxophones
Yamaha bari saxes have long been a favorite in both school settings and in the hands of professional players. They've gone back and changed some design elements in both their student and professional lines of instruments, and for the first time ever they are introducing a new Custom-level bari sax.
YBS-480 Intermediate Baritone Sax
For over 35 years the YBS-52 has been a staple in thousands of school band programs throughout the world. Despite this success Yamaha set out to improve on its design, resulting in the new YBS-480.
The redesigned bore and neck are modeled after the professional YBS-62, enhancing the overall tone of the horn, while the redesigned bell also enhances the intonation.
The sax is also noticeably lighter in weight with keywork made to fit smaller hands, making this ideal for any younger player switching to bari sax for the first time or for use in the marching field.
YBS-62II Professional Baritone Sax
The second generation of the YBS-62, this longtime favorite now features improved ergonomics in the key layout making it easier to play longer and faster more comfortably. It also has a slightly shorter bell, improving the overall intonation of the instrument.
YBS-82 Custom Baritone Sax
For years the Yamaha Custom saxophones have been sought after by players around the world, and yet there has never been a Custom-level bari sax until now. Like the YBS-62II, this amazing sax features highly ergonomic keywork and a shorter bell for ease of playability and superior sound and intonation.