Yamaha YSS-82ZR (Curved Neck) Custom Z Professional Soprano (YSS-82ZRB, YSS-82ZRX, YSS-82ZRU)


: $6,560.00

Based on the scale and design of the classic ’62’ models, Custom Z saxes have bodies that are made of a special brass alloy for lighter weight, a great playing ‘feel’, and the kind of tonal flexibility you’ve always dreamed of. The Z plays evenly in all ranges, and gives the player a huge dynamic range for as much – or as little – sound as you want. The Custom Z saxes have unparalleled tonal flexibility for confident performance in all styles of music, and there’s no need to sacrifice comfort for sound.



Fixed Curved Neck

The fixed, curved neck on the YSS-82ZR provides a balanced resistance and

a round, even sound.

High F# key

The added key allows for more alternate fingerings and a true high F#

Adjustable thumb-rest

All Yamaha saxophones feature an adjustable thumb-rest to allow for

precise and comfortable hand and fingering position.

Ergonomic Key Design

The keys of the YSS-82Z are designed to provide a natural a ergonomic hand position.

Hand Engraved Bell

Hand engraving adds beauty and style

Z Style Case

The 82Z saxophones come in slim, lightweight cases which provide

excellent protection. A convenient shoulder strap is also included.


Lower vent tube

The lower vent tubing design reduces noise on lower vent key action

Key post rib plate

A revised rib plate provides a solid feel while enhancing resonance

Adjusting pivot screw

The new bullet tip adjustment screw design allows for easy maintenance

The 82ZR is a straight, one-piece body with a slightly bent neck.  Finishes include Lacquer (YSS-82ZR), Black Lacquer (YSS-82ZRB), Silver-Plate (YS-82ZRS) and Un-lacquered (YSS-82ZRU).

We recommend the Selmer Concept Soprano Mouthpiece which really gives the Yamaha sopranos a great sound.  Click on the “Mouthpiece Option” if you would like to add this or our other choices for a good mouthpiece for this horn.

The Sax Alley price includes our $400 “New Horn Set Up” and Free Shipping.

(Special Order Item.  Not normally in stock.)

Additional information


Professional Model

New, Used, or Vintage



Lacquer – 82ZR, Black Lacquer – 82ZRB, Silver-Plate – 82ZRS, Un-lacquered – 82ZRU