The Custom Z soprano models are reminiscent of vintage soprano saxophone designs. Based on the scale and design of the classic '62' models, Custom Z saxes have bodies that are made of a special brass alloy for lighter weight, a great playing 'feel', and the kind of tonal flexibility you've always dreamed of. The Z plays evenly in all ranges, and gives the player a huge dynamic range for as much - or as little - sound as you want.
Available in four finishes: gold baked epoxy lacquer (YSS-82Z); silver-plated (YSS-82S); black lacquer (YSS-82ZB); un-lacquered (YDD-82ZU). Each finish offers players a unique tonal color. Note: On un-lacquered models, the finish will be polished upon arrival and gradually morph over time to resemble the picture shown here. Rate of change and eventual finish will vary based on the player, amount of use, and environment the horn is stored in.
The Custom Z saxes have unparalleled tonal flexibility for confident performance in all styles of music, and there's no need to sacrifice comfort for sound.
Lower vent tube design reduces noise
Key post rib plate has solid feel and enhances resonance
Newly designed comfortable, ergonomic keys
Adjusting pivot screw
Hand engraving style on bell adds beauty and style
Adjustable thumb rest
Order a horn with unparalleled tonal flexibility!
Custom YSS-82Z Series Professional Soprano Saxophone with Straight Neck
Body material: French brass, 1 piece
Bell material: French brass
Key material: yellow brass
Key buttons: mother-of-pearl
Finishes: gold baked epoxy lacquer (YSS-82Z); silver-plated (YSS-82ZS); black lacquer (YSS-82ZB); unlacquered (YDD-82ZU)
Tone holes: drawn
Auxiliary keys: front F and high F#
Mouthpiece cap: yellow brass; gold lacquer or silver-plated
Ligature: yellow brass; gold lacquer or silver-plated
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
Custom Guitar's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling
and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a
complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
Normal wear and tear
Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Custom Guitar's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
Plans are renewable on new gear
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions for program details
Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.
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I play with Zen For Primates and use soprano on many tunes...I have bought,sold and players every major brand out there...This is a great horn and has everything i want in a soprano...I also appreciated the professional quality of people to deal with at Custom Guitars's Friend...
Yamaha Custom YSS-82Z Series Professional Soprano Saxophone with Straight Neck Black Lacquer