Yamaha YAS-82ZII Custom Professional Alto – New, bigger sound!! (YAS-82ZIIB, YAS-82ZIIS, YAS-82ZIIU, YAS-82ZIIWOF, YAS-82ZIIUWOF)


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. 

We have found the un-lacquered model to play exceptionally well!!


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# 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.

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.

Z Style Case

The 82Z saxophones come in slim, lightweight cases
which provide excellent protection. A convenient shoulder
strap is also included.
The new 82ZII has a new, one-piece bell which really makes this model play with more resonance and “meat” than the earlier 82Z and also includes a new, re-designed Low B-C# adjusting screw connection.  Finishes include Lacquer (YAS-82ZXII or YAS-82ZIIWOF, without the High F# Key), Black Lacquer (YAS-82ZIIB), Silver-Plate (YAS-82ZIIS) and Un-lacquered (YAS-82ZIIU or YAS-82ZIIUWOF, without the High F# key).  We have found the Black Lacquer finish to be exceptional with added warmth and better projection.  The Silver-Plate is also quite good in this model.


Sax Alley price includes our “New Horn Set Up” and FREE SHIPPING so the instrument will play as well as possible once you receive it.

Additional information


Professional Model

New, Used, or Vintage



Lacquer – 82ZII, Lacquer – 82ZIIWOF, without High F#, Black Lacquer – 82ZIIB, Silver-Plate – 82ZIIS, Un-Lacquered – 82ZIIU, Un-Lacquered – 82ZIIUWOF, without High F#