The Yamaha YAS-62III is the result of more than five decades of commitment to the professional alto saxophonist. The YAS-62III’s roots are in the YAS-61, introduced in 1969 as part of Yamaha’s entry into manufacturing top-quality wind instruments. The YAS-62III’s more direct ancestor, the YAS-62, was brought to market in 1979. It has been a favorite of educators, students, and professional musicians ever since.
The YAS-62 has seen more than forty years of market testing, and the YAS-62III reflects all of Yamaha’s woodwind design and manufacturing expertise. Commonly and fondly known as “the new 62,” it is the benchmark of sound, response, intonation, and reliability in a professional alto saxophone.
Design and construction elements
One of the best-made altos available, the YAS-62III features fully ribbed construction, yet its weight is comfortable and well balanced. It is hand-adjusted, and the two-piece bell, body, and neck are all hand-hammered. Its new engraving design is done by hand, instilling a uniqueness into each instrument. Multiple key posts are integrated into a single plate. This lends the horn moderate resistance while delivering a solid core with deep tone color. Hard steel needle springs offer a fast, sensitive key response. It has a Front F key along with a high F# key and an adjustable thumb rest.
New Features of the YAS-62III
The world saxophone community has had its hands on the YAS-62III since 2013. The response is all positive, and the experts at Woodwind & Brasswind agree. The redesigned neck of the 62III appeals to a broad range of saxophonists. Its moderate bore and taper design provides fast response, ease of control, and most of all, a sweet and compact sound. The YAS-62III also features a redesigned B-C# connection that allows for more precise key adjustments.
Case, strap, and mouthpiece included
A newly designed case offers lightweight but protective transportation. It also has an outside pocket, backpack straps, and a shoulder strap for portability. Comes with a quality 4c mouthpiece and Yamaha care products.
If you’re ready to step up to a truly professional alto sax that’s also an incredible value, you simply can’t go wrong with the Yamaha YAS-62III.
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