Yamaha YTS-875EX Custom Professional Tenor (Lacquer, Black Lacquer and Silver-Plate)


Improved versions of that proven classic the Custom 875, the EX saxes are the result of decades of painstaking reserch and trials involving some of the world’s greatest saxophonists. They feature a smooth response and a deep, refined sound full of rich colors. They also feature a solid feel with quick and nimble action, a wide dynamic range, stunning projection, and an authoritative tone with a beautifully defined total core. You will find that the depth and smoothness of their sound is simply incredible, and you will also find that these horns are very flexible, at home in any kind of music. The size and shape of the key buttons have been changed for a better ‘feel’, while the new Custom necks enhance tonal resonance and give a quicker, more comfortable response. And the saxes feature a two-point bell brace for better efficiency, so you don’t have to work as hard to sound great.  

The Silver-Plated model plays fantastically!!



New tone hole sizes

The smaller C, C#, D & E tone hole diameters provide for better intonation

New inner pad cup diameter

The new smaller cup diameter allows for better response and resonance

E1 Neck

The custom handmade E1 neck improves intonation and control

New keys and hook position

Key and hook placement have been changed for better comfort

Tilting style low Bb spatula keys

The position, height, angle and shape of the left-hand pinky keys have all been carefully redesigned to provide extraordinary comfort and quick response.

Adjustable thumb rest

All Yamaha saxophones feature an adjustable thumb rest to allow for precise and comfortable hand and fingering position.

Refined key shape and dimension

Yamaha saxophone keys are not simply shaped and positioned according to mechanical necessity. The entire system is designed from the player’s perspective, with emphasis on comfort, speed, and overall playability. The natural feel of the keys eliminates the need to adapt to an unnatural or uncomfortable key layout.

Available features

The YTS-875EX tenor saxophone is available in silver (YTS-875EXS), and black lacquer (YTS-875EXB).

Comes with case, Custom 4CM mouthpiece, cap, ligature and neck strap.

Big sound and a bit warmer than the 82ZII.

Finishes include Lacquer (YTS-875EX), Black Lacquer (YTS-875EXB) and Silver-Plate (YTS-875EXS).

Sax Alley Price includes our $415 “New Horn Set Up” and Free Shipping!

(All finishes are by special order.)

Additional information


Professional Model

New, Used, or Vintage



Lacquer – YTS-875EX, Black Lacquer – YTS-875EXB, Silver-Plate – YTS-875EXS