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Comparing Yamaha YAS-280 and Yamaha YAS-480

Lowest price found: $1324.98
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  • Complete with Case
  • Made by Yamaha - World Leaders in Guitars and Keyboards
  • Yamaha Alto Sax, YAS-280
  • Gold lacquer finish. High F# and Front F auxiliary keys
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Lowest price found: $2539.60
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  • Hand engraving
  • Compatible with Custom Yamaha necks
  • Enhanced neck
  • Key guard
  • Left-hand seesaw key
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Consumer Score
Avg. customer reviews:
4.6 Read reviews
In comparison:
Yamaha YAS-280 ranks #2 out of 34. It is in the top 10%.
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8.9
Great
Popularity Score
Very popular
Popularity rank: 20 / 212
89%
Consumer Score
Avg. customer reviews:
4.7 Read reviews
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Yamaha YAS-480 ranks #1 out of 34. It is in the top 10%.
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9.7
Amazing
Popularity Score
Very popular
Popularity rank: 30 / 212
84%
Consumer score distribution.
Yamaha YAS-480 ranks #1 and Yamaha YAS-280 ranks #2

Customers like Yamaha YAS-480 noticeably more

Yamaha YAS-480, the pricier option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Yamaha YAS-280 [ 4.7 vs 4.6 ]. In our awesomeness score Yamaha YAS-480 ranks #1 out of 212 and Yamaha YAS-280 ranks #2 out of 212.

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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 50+ reviews. In our popularity score Yamaha YAS-480 ranks #29 out of 212 and Yamaha YAS-280 ranks #19 out of 212.

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To consider

Customers who view Yamaha YAS-280 and YAS-480 often consider Yamaha YAS-480, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Yamaha YAS-280 and YAS-480
Yamaha YAS-480 $2539
Avg. customer reviews:
4.7 Read reviews
In comparison:
Yamaha YAS-480 ranks #1 out of 34. It is in the top 10%.
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9.7
Amazing
Very popular
Popularity rank: 30 / 212
84%
Selmer SAS280 La Voix II $1948
Avg. customer reviews:
3.8 Read reviews
In comparison:
Selmer SAS280 La Voix II ranks #26 out of 34.
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5.7
Average
Very popular
Popularity rank: 25 / 212
87%
Conn-Selmer Prelude AS711 $799
Avg. customer reviews:
3.8 Read reviews
In comparison:
Conn-Selmer Prelude AS711 ranks #24 out of 34.
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5.7
Average
Very popular
Popularity rank: 33 / 212
82%
Cheaper
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Key features
  • Low B-C# connection
  • Adjustable thumb-rest
  • 280 style neck
  • Adjustable thumb hook
  • Gold lacquer finish
  • High F#, Front F keys
  • Eb key

Yamaha YAS-280 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 TS711 or Selmer SS600 .

Yamaha YAS-280 is $724.99 more expensive than the average saxophone ($599.99).

Key features
  • Hand engraving
  • Compatible with Custom Yamaha necks
  • Enhanced neck
  • Key guard

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 dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Selmer AS500 or Yamaha YSS-475ii .

Yamaha YAS-480 is $1939.70 more expensive than the average saxophone ($599.99).

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