In particular, the quality of the craftsmanship – how the saxophone feels in your hands, how your fingers feel on the keys – is most notable.
Due to the high-end materials used on this horn, the instrument is bit heavier than its less expensive counterparts.
New models typically cost about $200 or so more than the YSS-675, but are generally in the same price range.
The sound isn’t quite as oriented toward jazz as the 82Z, but depending on your skill, you can use it for many more genres of music, from the dark sounds in classical orchestra to the bolder rock tones.
The YAS-875EX costs about $3,500 new while the YTS-875EX will set you back about $4,000.
The budget-level soprano sax, the YSS-475II is perfect for the beginner to intermediate player looking to break into a new instrument.
Its one-piece design may come as a surprise to some, but its bright, even tone is all trademark Yamaha.
There is a fairly detailed record of these instruments recorded in a log book in the Selmer archives in Paris up to 1936 through serial number ~1364. Instruments manufactured after 1936 range in serial number from ~1350-3600. By comparing early verses later instruments, it becomes clear that some Adolphe Sax Selmer saxophones were assembled from the old Adolphe Sax tooling and other were put togther using parts and tooling from the Selmer St.
The log book shows the serial numbers jumping around quite a bit for the Selmer/Adolphe Sax saxophones.
Designed for intermediate players, the 475 series’ sound is richer with more body than the 23 series, making these saxes an excellent buy for Yamaha sax players who want to show off their growing skills.