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Yamaha’s newest addition to the custom series that is replacing the old 875.

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

G1 Neck

The custom handmade G1 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 features

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


  • Level Custom
  • Key Eb
  • Neck Custom G1 (hand made)
  • Neck Material French Brass
  • Body Material French Brass
  • Bell French Brass; One-piece
  • Key Material Yellow Brass
  • Key Buttons Mother of pearl
  • Finish Gold lacquer (YAS-875EX);
  • Silver (YAS-875EXS);
  • Black lacquer (YAS-875EXB)
  • Tone Holes Drawn
  • Auxiliary Keys Front F; High F# key
  • Mouthpiece Yamaha 4CM
  • Mouthpiece Cap Yellow brass; Gold lacquer
  • Ligature Yellow brass; Gold lacquer
  • Spring Type Blue steel needle
  • Pad Type Waterproof leather and wool felt with plastic tone boosters
  • Bell Decoration Hand engraved
  • Thumb Hook Adjustable plastic
  • Pivot Screw Bullet tip design with head
  • Mounting Ribbed and flanged

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