Yamaha YAS-875EX II Custom Professional Alto (YAS-875EXBII, YAS-875EXSII) – NEW


Yamaha’s new YAS-875EXII  may well be the best playing classical alto on the market!  And, with its heavier sound quality, will play well for any other type of music as well.

It is even better than the previous EX!!


Custom V1 Neck

The Custom V1 alto saxophone neck is handmade and offers highly accurate intonation with an improved response.

Octave key

The octave key has a unique ball joint design for smooth, quick action.

The Custom neck receiver provides a rich, resonant sound.

Left-hand seesaw key

The left hand seesaw key facilitates quick and comfortable technique for the

left-hand pinky.

Bell brace

The bell/body brace features two-point contact for enhanced projection and a

free-blowing response.

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.

Features the following:

– New Low D and C, Middle B and C Tone Hole placement and
     size reduction
– Redesigned Ergonomics
– Redesigned Mouthpiece
– New Case
– New Hand Engraving
– Designed with Jean-Eves Formeau, Nobuya Sagawa and Otis Murphy
Finishes include Lacquer (YAS-875EXII), Black Lacquer (YAS-875EXBII) and Silver-Plate (YAS-875EXSII).
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.
Jun Watabe, Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Clarinet at The University of Alaska, Fairbanks, plays the 875EX. We were fortunate to be able to provide his instrument for him along with a gold-plated V1 neck.  Here’s a video of him playing the EX as well as his Yamaha CSGII Clarinet.
Here’s the video from Yamaha with Nobuya Sugawa, one the artists that helped develop this great alto:

Additional information


YAS-875EXII – Lacquer, YAS-875EXIIB – Black Lacquer, YAS-875EXIIS – Silver-Plate