At the 2013 NAMM Show, Yamaha's Band & Orchestral Division debuted the YAS-62III and YTS-62III "New 62" professional saxophones. Ideal for concert band, jazz band & other solo and ensemble settings, these updates to the legendary YAS-62II and YTS-62II professional alto & tenor saxophones feature a newly designed "62" neck for ease of playability and greater control. The new 62's additionally feature a backpack-style case offering contemporary looks and greater ease of transport, as well as a redesigned low B-C# connection, for easy adjustment. Available in lacquered and silver-plated finish options, these models replace the YAS-62II and YTS-62II.
The New 62's are targeted towards school-aged and college saxophonists who play in any solo or ensemble setting. Yamaha anticipates high demand – as the current models (both alto and tenor) have been top sellers for more than three decades.
"The professional Yamaha YAS-62 and YTS-62 model saxophones have been the workhorses of the Yamaha saxophone lineup for over 30 years", said Roger Eaton, Marketing Director, Yamaha Band & Orchestral Division. "The durability of construction and quality of sound are legendary. In a cluttered marketplace, the 62 clearly stands out as the best combination of professional features and affordable price."
A favorite among band directors for decades, the 62 model saxophones (and their predecessors, the 61) have redefined the market with superior quality and durability since 1969 (when the YAS-61 debuted) and feature an impressive history. Introduced in 1979, the YAS-62 and YTS-62 saxophones withstood the tests of time and competition and have been in a continual state of improvement since their launch.
The models recently underwent an update in 2003 (YAS-62II and YTS-62II) and are now being revamped again for 2013. The technology, craftsmanship and specifications continue to improve while still remaining affordable for school-aged musicians.
NEW 62 Style Neck
A slightly narrower bore provides a faster response and greater control. The 62 style neck allows a comfortable flow of air so that every player can attain a solid tonal core.
More elaborate with finer detail, the new design offers delicate beauty.
Improved Low B-C# Connection
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.
Semi-hard case offers a contemporary look and greater ease of transport.