Yamaha YTS-82Z Atelier Tenor Sax Review

Yamaha first contacted me about their ‘development saxophone’ back in 2016 and I gave them some feedback on what I feel modern horns are missing vs the Selmer Mark VI.

The result of this consultation with many different professional saxophonists is Yamaha’s ‘Atelier’ Tenor Sax.  I first got a chance to play the horn at the 2018 Musik Messe in Frankfurt, and I’m thrilled that I can finally present my comprehensive review to you today.

This Yamaha Atelier is probably the closest modern saxophone I’ve played to my 1955 Selmer Mark VI.  Will it replace my Mark VI?  Well watch the videos and find out!


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