The New 62’s are targeted towards school-aged and college saxophonists who play in any solo or ensemble setting. Yamaha anticipates high demand. “The professional Yamaha YAS-62 and YTS-62 model saxophones have been the workhorses of the Yamaha saxophone lineup for over 30 years”, said Roger Eaton, Marketing Director, Yamaha Band & Orchestral Division U.S. “The durability of construction and quality of sound are legendary. In a cluttered marketplace, the 62 clearly stands out as the best combination of professional features and affordable price.”
At the 2013 Winter NAMM
Show, Yamaha’s Band & Orchestral Division debuted the YAS-62III and YTS-62III “New 62” professional saxophones. These updates to the legendary YAS-62II and YTS-62II professional alto & tenor saxophones feature a newly designed “62” neck for ease of playability and greater control. “The neck of the new 62 is specifically designed to appeal to a broader range of saxophonists,” says Brian Petterson, Wind Instrument Assistant Marketing Manager. The new 62s additionally feature a backpack-style case offering contemporary looks and greater ease of transport, as well as a redesigned low B-C# connection, for easy adjustment. Available in lacquered and silver-plated finish options, these models replace the YAS-62II and YTS-62II.
A favorite among band directors for decades, the 62 model saxophones (and their predecessors, the 61) have redefined the market with superior quality and durability since 1969 (when the YAS-61 debuted) and feature an impressive history. Introduced in 1979, the YAS-62 and YTS-62 saxophones withstood the tests of time and competition and have been in a continual state of improvement since their launch. The models underwent an update in 2003 (YAS-62II and YTS-62II) and are now being revamped again for 2013.