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Comparing Yamaha YAS-280 and Yamaha YAS-480

Lowest price found: $1330 Show listings
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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Yamaha YAS-280 ranks #2 out of 26. It is in the top 10%.
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9.6
Amazing
Popularity Score
Very popular
Popularity rank: 10 / 81
88%
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Yamaha YAS-480 ranks #9 out of 26. It is in the top 20%.
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8.3
Great
Popularity Score
Yamaha YAS-280: Buy | Customer Reviews
Yamaha YAS-480: Buy | Customer Reviews
Consumer score distribution.
Yamaha YAS-280 ranks #2 and Yamaha YAS-480 ranks #9

Customers like Yamaha YAS-280 noticeably more

Yamaha YAS-280, the cheaper option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Yamaha YAS-480. In our awesomeness score Yamaha YAS-280 ranks #2 out of 81 and Yamaha YAS-480 ranks #9 out of 81.

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Yamaha YAS-280 is more popular

It's fairly safe to say that Yamaha YAS-280 is a more popular saxophone, based on its 100+ reviews. In our popularity score Yamaha YAS-280 ranks #10 out of 81 and Yamaha YAS-480 ranks #18 out of 81.

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To consider

Customers who view Yamaha YAS-280 and YAS-480 often consider Selmer STS280 La Voix II, a pricier option with better reviews.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Yamaha YAS-280 and YAS-480
Selmer STS280 La Voix II $1899
In comparison:
Selmer STS280 La Voix II ranks #1 out of 26. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
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Selmer SAS280 La Voix II $1699
In comparison:
Selmer SAS280 La Voix II ranks #19 out of 26.
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6.5
Average
Very popular
Popularity rank: 16 / 81
80%
Jean Paul USA TS-400 $1540
In comparison:
Jean Paul USA TS-400 ranks #6 out of 26. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
Very popular
Popularity rank: 7 / 81
92%
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Conn-Selmer Prelude AS711 $799
In comparison:
Conn-Selmer Prelude AS711 ranks #17 out of 26.
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7.0
Good
Cheaper
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  • Yamaha Alto Sax, YAS-280
  • Gold lacquer finish. High F# and Front F auxiliary keys
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  • Compatible with Custom Yamaha necks
  • Enhanced neck
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Yamaha YAS-280 is a very popular option in the middle of the saxophones price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling saxophones and has quite a few popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Jean Paul USA TS-400 or Selmer SAS280 La Voix II .

Yamaha YAS-280 price is about the same as the price of the average saxophone ($1330).

Yamaha YAS-480 is a very popular option on the higher end of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling saxophones and has a couple of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Selmer AS500 or Selmer AS600 .

Yamaha YAS-480 is $1212.63 more expensive than the average saxophone ($1330).

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