The 62 model saxophones (and their predecessor, the 61) have redefined the market by offering superior quality and durability at an affordable price.. Introduced in 1979, the YAS-62 and YTS-62 saxophones withstand the tests of time and competition and have been in a continual state of improvement since the launch of the YAS-61 in 1969. The Yamaha YTS-62III perpetuates this tradition of affordable excellence with new features and pricing. New features include: New 62 Style Neck - A slightly narrower bore provides a faster response and greater control. The 62 style neck allows a comfortable flow of air so that every player can attain a solid tonal core. New Engraving - More elaborate with finer detail, the new design offers delicate beauty. Improved Low B-C# connection - An improved mechanism from low B to C# ensures a proper seal for these notes which promotes a clear response throughout the low range of the instrument. Backpack-style Case - Semi-hard case offers a contemporary look and greater ease of transport.