Is the Yamaha YAS-280 Still the Top Student Saxophone??? – Better Sax

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Yamaha YAS-280 Alto Saxophone

Everybody always asks about the Yamaha YAS-280 Alto Saxophone.

If you’re a beginner who is starting out, I would consider the Yamaha YAS-280. This instrument sells for about $1,100 and some saxophonists have actually played on Yamaha Saxophones for their entire musical careers.

Unless you’re at the highest level of saxophone playing, this instrument is all you could ever need. It is the cheapest Yamaha saxophone you can get and it is truly an excellent instrument.

Check out the full unboxing and review of the YAS-280 in the video above.

Have this saxophone? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Interested in more recommendations? Check out my Saxophone Buyers Guide for Students and Parents.

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2 thoughts on “Is the Yamaha YAS-280 Still the Top Student Saxophone???”

  1. I am a professional saxophonist and I have both a Selmer Series 3 both a Yas 280 and the difference between the two is not that big. A professional notices certain nuances, but I assure you that they are not large enough to justify a price difference of almost 4000€. The yas 280 is an exceptional sax, it really surprised me.

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