Yamaha Custom Z Tenor Saxophone - Newly Redesigned

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On the 10th Anniversary of their introduction, the Custom Z saxophones have been reexamined from neck to bell. They now offer the ultimate combination of expressiveness, response and control while staying true to their free-spirited origins. Since the Custom Z was developed in 2003, the technology, craftsmanship and specifications of the Custom Z series have continued to improve to fulfill the needs of the highest level musicians.

One-Piece Bell with New Engraving
In the tradition of those coveted vintage saxophones, the 82Z now comes equipped with a one-piece bell! This feature drastically improves low end response and offers the player a wider palette of tonal color. More elaborate with finer detail, the new engraving design offers delicate beauty.

Metal Resonators
Domed metal resonators offer an outstanding response and deliver a wider dynamic range. The entire range of the instrument has a clearer pronunciation, providing effortless playability all around.

V1 Neck
The wide bore taper of the V1 neck provides offers a free-blowing feel and the greatest possible flexibility. This combination of features allows the player the ultimate level of tonal expression.

Improved Low B-C# Mechanism
An improved mechanism from low B to C# ensures a proper seal for these notes which promotes a clear response throughout the low range of the instrument.

Lighter thumb hook and thumb rest bases
Lighter thumb rest and thumb hook base designs produce better response and a more cohesive tone.

Adjustable Front F key
An adjustable Front F mechanism gives the player the freedom to find the optimal level of resistance in the altissimo range.

  • Level: Custom Z
  • Key of: Bb
  • Neck: Custom V1
  • Neck Material: French Brass
  • Body Material: French Brass
  • Bell: French Brass; One-Piece
  • Key Material: Yellow Brass
  • Key Buttons: Mother of Pearl
  • Finish: Unlacquered (YAS-82ZU); Gold lacquered (YAS-82Z); Silver (YAS-82ZS); Black lacquered (YAS-82ZB)
  • Tone Holes: Drawn
  • Mouthpiece: Yamaha 4CM
  • Mouthpiece Cap: Yellow brass; Gold lacquer (YAS-82Z/ZB); Silver-plated (YAS-82ZS)
  • Spring Type: Blue Steel Needle
  • Pad Type: Waterproof leather and wool with METAL tone boosters
  • Bell Decoration: Hand Engraved
  • Thumb Hook: Adjustable Plastic
  • Pivot Screw: Bullet tip design with head
  • Mounting: Ribbed and Flanged