Every Yamaha YAS-280 Alto saxophone is assembled by a trained technician.
There is no machine that can assemble a Yamaha Saxophone. Yes machines are used to produce some or many components, but a human being is at hand putting the soul into each instrument.
It is not where a instrument is made, but who makes it that matters.
This instrument is proudly assembled in Yamaha's Indonesian plant.
Yamaha Saxophones are all built and designed with absolute precision. The quality control and materials used in making the YAS-280 Alto saxophone is first class giving the player the best possible chance to succeed on the instrument. The resale value on Yamaha saxophones are very good indeed and demand to purchase a used Yamaha instrument is always strong.
The YAS280 saxophone offers a perfect start because they are designed with the young beginner in mind. Relatively light-weight and ergonomically shaped, they are easy to hold and to play. The intonation is perfect, as you would expect from Yamaha, and it is easy to get a great sound. The Yamaha design offers beginners optimum support, thus greatly assisting both learning progress and creativity.
Based on the highly recommended YAS/YTS-275 saxophones the new YAS/YTS-280 are even further enhanced with a new, more stable neck receiver and a new low B-C# connection for better adjustment.