Quality Brass and Woodwind Band Instruments

Mel Owen Music is Louisville's oldest authorized Yamaha dealer for Band and Orchestra Instruments. We offer some of the lowest prices in the area on new and like-new Instruments. Call 893-6624 or stop in today for a free quote! Feel free to click on the links below to see the advantages to owning an instrument from any one of our great Brass/Woodwind product lines.

Click here to visit the Yamaha catalog of Brass and WoodWind Instruments.

Click here to visit the Conn-Selmer catalog of Brass and WoodWind instruments.

Below are just a few of our more popular instruments for the serious musician!

Just in: New Professional Alto Saxophones from Yamaha! A black lacquered and unlacquered Custom Z!


Yamaha YCL-650

The 650 is an excellent alternative for those who are serious about their clarinet performance but need to watch their budget. The specifications of its bell, barrel, toneholes and other features are very close to those of the Custom SEV model, so its sound is warm, round, and deeply resonant. Made of carefully select and seasoned Grenadilla wood and boasting an enormous amount of handcrafting and hand finishing, the 650 features tapered toneholes which are undercut by hand for precise intonation and superior tonal balance. It also features beautifully sculpted keys whose touch has been regulated by master artisans for perfect balance.

Yamaha YAS-62ll

This professional saxophone is the perfect fit for anyone from the rising student to the seasoned pro.


Yamaha YAS-82Z

This has to be one of the most exciting things to happen to the sax world in modern times. Finally a modern sax that actually captures the sound and feel of those treasured classic saxes of the past - while adding state-of-the-art intonation and mechanism. Based on the scale of the classic '62' models, the new Custom Z saxes have bodies that are made of a special brass alloy for lighter weight, a great playing 'feel', and the kind of tonal flexibility you've always dreamed of. The Z plays evenly in all ranges, and gives you a huge dynamic range for as much - or as little - sound as you want. The Custom G1 neck helps produce a quick and agile response, while key action and placement feel just right. You can create whatever style tone you're after, from vintage to contemporary, and there's no need to sacrifice comfort for sound.


The innovative new Custom Z alto saxophone boasts powerful projection and effortless flexibility to help you stand out in the crowd!

On the 10th Anniversary of their introduction, the Custom Z saxophones have been reexamined from neck to bell. They now offer the ultimate combination of expressiveness, response and control while staying true to their free-spirited origins. Since the Custom Z was developed in 2003, the technology, craftsmanship and specifications of the Custom Z series have continued to improve to fulfill the needs of the highest level musicians.


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