So why did it catch on? The one piece hand hammered bell plays a role in this, making the sax feel'alive'.The body itself is made of a different brass alloy to the rest of the range and that is another reason why the sound stands out. Basically it has plenty of life and character compared to some other Japanese models which can feel a little more one dimensional. This particular example is an unlacquered model. We think it's actually quite beautiful in this aesthetic. This instrument is 4-5 years old and has aged very nicely, growing into it's vintage style look.
This was always the original plan from Yamaha, they wanted the unlacquered models to look totally vintage within a few years of use and that's what they do. The keywork feels positive under the fingers and the G1 neck keeps the sound controlled yet flexible. For those wanting to play with the response we can also recommend trying other Custom Yamaha necks like the C1 (for an even richer centred sound) or the V1 (for the widest, most open sound). In summary this is a great condition pro Yamaha Alto Z model. The body, although unlacquered looking because it is!
Is in excellent condition and the pads also. Certain pads have been replaced as part of ongoing maintenance and thus the overall padding condition is very clean. This would be a great Alto for a player who is most interested in the sound they can achieve and who appreciates the vintage look.
Pro Model 82ZUL Alto with G1 Neck. Unlacquered from new - Supplied with 4CM mouthpiece. Excellent condition including body, keys and pads.
Try in store or at home on 14 day approval. Dawkes Music is a specialist Woodwind & Brass retailer operating from a 6800 square foot Warehouse in Berkshire, United Kingdom. The shop carries over four thousand accessory lines and over 4000 Instruments and has a dedicated Saxophone Suite with all the best Saxophones on show.The item "Yamaha YAS-82ZUL Alto Sax Unlacquered Professional Model" is in sale since Saturday, October 20, 2018. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "windcraft-ltd" and is located in UK. This item can be shipped worldwide.