Yamaha Intermediate Baritone Saxophone Ergonomically Accessible to More Students

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The YBS-480, an updated design of the extremely popular YBS-52, is a testament to the commitment Yamaha has in improving design and production techniques.

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“The YBS-480 provides the sound musicians have come to love, and in a more ergonomically-accessible instrument, easier for the student to hold and manipulate,” said Brian Petterson, senior manager, Winds & Strings, Yamaha.

Yamaha today launched the YBS-480 Intermediate Baritone Saxophone, the company’s first new baritone saxophone in 35 years.

The YBS-480, an updated design of the extremely popular YBS-52, is a testament to the commitment Yamaha has in improving design and production techniques and processes to carry this vital model for another 35 years.

Current model Yamaha intermediate baritone saxophones are used by thousands of schools in the United States and around the world. They have earned a stellar reputation for their outstanding playing characteristics, intonation and durability, sought after by scholastic marching, jazz and concert band programs through the years.

The YBS-480 features a redesigned bore and neck modeled after the 62 Professional model Yamaha saxophones, which improve the intonation of the horn. Yamaha also added the ability to use a detachable peg so that the larger baritone saxophone is accessible to players of all sizes.

“The YBS-52 is a large instrument that requires significant physical strength to hold up,” says Brian Petterson, senior manager, Winds & Strings, Yamaha Corporation of America. “The YBS-480 provides the sound musicians have come to love, and in a more ergonomically-accessible instrument, easier for the student to hold and manipulate. If we can help make their first musical experience positive, more students will continue with their musical studies.”

Pricing and Availability
The Yamaha Intermediate Baritone Saxophone YBS-480 (MSRP: $8,555.00) will be shipping in the Summer of 2020.

For more information, please visit the Yamaha Booth at the 2020 NAMM Show in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Marquis Ballroom, January 16-19, 2020, or https://yamaha.io/YBS-480.

About Yamaha
Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is the largest subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement, commercial installation and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and NEXO commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, MusicCast wireless multiroom audio systems, Blu-ray/CD players, earphones, headphones, home-theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, music, professional audio installation and consumer markets.

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