Top » Catalog » Saxophones » Sopranos » Yanagisawa S6 Soprano s800 prima My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Saxophones (68)
  Sopranos (12)
  Altos (28)
  Tenors (18)
  Baritones (6)
  C Melody (4)
  Clarinets Flutes
Mouthpieces (114)
  Soprano (15)
  Alto (37)
  Tenor (37)
  Baritone (10)
  Clarinet (15)
Echobrass Ligatures (4)
Hiscox Cases (7)
Museum (1)
Mouthpiece Museum (1)
Main Menu
About Us
Contact Us
Sell or trade your sax
Get Live Updates
Shopping Cart more
0 items
Click here to put in a request for your dream horn
Shipping & Returns
Privacy Notice
Featured Products
Conditions of Use
Contact Us
Quick Find

Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
Yanagisawa Prima Mark VI Copy Soprano w/ Custom 62R-style Neck


Tell us you want one

See Sopranos For Sale

Yanagisawa Prima Soprano Saxophone
One Piece, 62R-style bent neck
Fresh Overhaul by Matt Stohrer!

This is a beautiful Yanagisawa S-800 Prima (handmade Mark VI copy) soprano in extremely clean condition. It has a fresh overhaul by Matt Stohrer and plays amazingly nicely. This was also the second horn that we did on a custom project to bend a straight, one piece soprano to have the bent neck profile of a Yamaha 62R. Branford Marsalis famously played a silver, bent neck Mark VI soprano that he had modified, and now, for the first time that I know of, there is something very similar available.

The bending process is highly controlled and a bending compound is used inside the bore to allow a smooth internal surface after bending. The horn plays just like it did before, as far as I can tell. I don't notice any quirks or intonation problems. The big payoff is that the horn is MUCH more comfortable to play now.

I chose this model because these early Yanagisawa sopranos sound virtually the same as a good Mark VI soprano, except they tend to have a bit more consistent intonation than the equivalent Selmers (in general).

This could be a good fit for someone who really likes the Mark VI soprano sound but wants the same thing (also hand made) for less money, and who wants a world class soprano with a bent neck that was also overhauled by one of the best techs around. It took a LOT of work to figure out how to do this safely and with the exact right profile. But the results were better than I hoped, which is exciting for the saxophone geek in me.

Reviews This product is sold out on our website but there may be more in our inventory. Click here to contact us for more information about this item

©2016 | Powered by osCommerce