New tone hole sizes

  • The smaller C, C#, D & E tonehole diameters provide for better intonation

New inner pad cup diameter

  • The new smaller cup diameter allows for better response and resonance

V1 Neck

  • The custom handmade V1 neck improves response and flexibility

New keys and hook position

  • Key and hook placement have been changed for better comfort

Tilting style low Bb spatula keys

  • The position, height, angle and shape of the left-hand pinky keys have all been carefully redesigned to provide extraordinary comfort and quick response.

Adjustable thumb rest

  • All Yamaha saxophones feature an adjustable thumb rest to allow for precise and comfortable hand and fingering position.

Refined key shape and dimension

  • Yamaha saxophone keys are not simply shaped and positioned according to mechanical necessity. The entire system is designed from the player's perspective, with emphasis on comfort, speed, and overall playability. The natural feel of the keys eliminates the need to adapt to an unnatural or uncomfortable key layout.

Available Configurations:

The YAS-875EX Altosaxophone is available in silver (YAS-875EXS), and black lacquer (YAS-875EXB).