The new Custom Z soprano models are reminiscent of vintage Yamaha soprano saxophone designs. YSS-82ZR is with a curved neck.
What Yamaha say:
"YSS82Z Custom Z Soprano
The YSS82Z is the newest addition to our Custom range. Marking the return of the one-piece neck and body design, the YSS82Z has been designed in the spirit of the classic 62 Series soprano.
With a direct and powerful sound, the Z series represents the next step in the evolution of the Custom series of Yamaha instruments. Offering the tonal flexibility that is required by so many players, the YSS82Z plays evenly across all registers and has a huge dynamic range without sacrificing sound quality. Based on the scale and design of the classic '62' models, the Custom Z is made of a special brass alloy giving the instrument a lighter weight. Available with either straight or curved necks, the 82Z soprano sax fits perfectly alongside our 875EX model and gives players greater choice when choosing their ideal soprano saxophone.