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


: $6,030.00

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 $415 “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#