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    Yanagisawa (Martin) T-800 Tenor Saxophone Worn Original Lacquer

    Rare opportunity to buy a professional tenor from one of the ‘big four’ makers for the price of a used student Yamaha 26 tenor. This horn is obviously pretty worn looking. It’s on consignment and it has mostly original (old) pads from around 1980 when it was made. It still plays on them, but would be better with more pads replaced. I just got it cleaned up and tuned up for $150, so it has a basic playing condition job on it. These early 80’s Yanagisawa tenors are just fantastic sounding. Big, fat, warm, in-tune, and ergonomically very comfortable. They’re hard to beat for the money for sure. This one also has some features that anticipate the T880 like some double key arms on low keys.

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    Yanagisawa 880 Tenor Saxophone 139xxx

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      Yanagisawa 992 Tenor Saxophone 238xxx Beautiful!

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        The bronze and solid silver Yanagisawa tenors are among the best tenor saxophones made today. The Yanagisawa company makes only saxophones, and they make them with a continuous commitment to improvement. They have the best build quality of any modern saxophone, across the board, and the best factory setup and pad work, which is very important.

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        Yanagisawa A-880 Alto Excellent Condition Aubra Graves’ Horn 117796

        The Yanagisawa A-880 is just about my favorite modern alto. Certainly my favorite under $5000. It’s rich, warm, responsive, and in tune. It works with almost any mouthpiece, feels comfortable under the fingers, and has some of the best build quality of any saxophone. The 880 series from the 80’s was Yanagisawa’s top of the line. It has a warmer, more complex tone than the 990/991/WO-10 that came after it. This one is in gorgeous shape. I just got it all tuned up, with some pads replaced and everything ready to go out of the case. It plays great! This horn also comes with signed paperwork from the family of Aubra Graves, attesting that this alto came from his small collection of horns. If you don’t know Aubra’s playing, look him up on YouTube, and get ready to be inspired! The first time I listened to his playing, my jaw must have hit the floor. I just couldn’t believe it. I hope I play half that well in my 80’s and 90’s!

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        Yanagisawa A-880 Alto Saxophone

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          The 880 is what I always recommend to people looking for a great modern horn under $2000 that has a tone with a vintage element. This horn has an unusually rich, complex tone that is medium bright and has a nice lyrical, singing quality to it. It has a lot of flexibility according to what mouthpiece you choose, tone wise. The intonation and ergonomics are great, much like all the modern Yanagisawas.

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          Yanagisawa A-880 Alto Saxophone

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            This is a really special Yanagisawa Alto saxophone previously owned and played by a pro player who is very picky about his horns. This horn has an unusually rich, complex tone that is medium bright and has a nice lyrical, singing quality to it. It has a lot of flexibility according to what mouthpiece you choose, tone wise. The intonation and ergonomics are great, much like all the modern Yanagisawas.
            Cosmetically, this horn is beautiful. It has no dents or dings or resolders, and the original neck is in great condition as well. The lacquer shows some normal wear in the usual places from playing. This horn ships in the original case, and it should make somebody really happy. It’s an outstanding saxophone for any price, and lucky for you, it’s priced very reasonably.

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            Yanagisawa A-880 Alto Saxophone

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              This is a freshly-overhauled 880 alto with a little bit of lacquer wear. If you read around on here, you’ll know that I think that the 880 is one of the best alto saxophones that you can buy for a number of reasons (great tone, great ergonomics, great build quality, great intonation). This horn sings with a medum bright tone with a nice substantial core to it. It has a beefy kind of core to it, and it sounds great for a wide range of styles of music, a lot like a Mark VI. The intonation is excellent, as is the build quality generally. It has a high F#. The ergonomics are modern and very comfortable. This horn will do it all, and it’s quite a bit cheaper than most other altos of this calibre.

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              Yanagisawa A-880 Alto Saxophone

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                The 880 is what I always recommend to people looking for a great modern horn. This horn has an unusually rich, complex tone that is medium bright and has a nice lyrical, singing quality to it. It has a lot of flexibility according to what mouthpiece you choose, tone wise. The intonation and ergonomics are great, much like all the modern Yanagisawas. Cosmetically, there is some light lacquer wear on the back of the body tube and in several other places. No repairs or past damage. This horn has good pads that are in the middle of their lifespan, and it is playing well and needs nothing. It ships in the nice original case.

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                Yanagisawa A-880 Alto Saxophone Near Mint

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                  The Yanagisawa (pronounced Yah-nuh-geh-sah-wah) A-880 is my overall favorite modern alto, and this is one of the nicest ones that I have seen. These horns are handmade in a small factory in Japan, and they are made by highly-skilled craftspeople who are producing the best-built saxophones in the world today. I played a Yanagisawa for many years before “going vintage,” and I love to recommend these to people who want the best tone possible, and who also want the convenience of modern keywork and very easy intonation (and a high F# key).

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                  Yanagisawa A-880 Alto Saxophone Near Mint

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                    The Yanagisawa (pronounced Yah-nuh-geh-sah-wah) A-880 is my overall favorite modern alto, and this is one of the nicest ones that I have seen. These horns are handmade in a small factory in Japan, and they are made by highly-skilled craftspeople who are producing the best-built saxophones in the world today. I played a Yanagisawa for many years before “going vintage,” and I love to recommend these to people who want the best tone possible, and who also want the convenience of modern keywork and very easy intonation (and a high F# key).

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                    Yanagisawa A-880 Alto Saxophone Near Mint

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                      The Yanagisawa A-880 is one of my favorite altos of all time, and this is the best 880 that I have played so far. This horn has only the lightest of wear. This horn sings with a medium bright tone with a nice substantial core to it. It sounds great for a wide range of styles of music, a lot like a Mark VI. The intonation is excellent, as is the build quality generally. It has a high F#. The ergonomics are modern and very comfortable. This horn will do it all, and it’s quite a bit cheaper than most other altos of this caliber.

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                      Yanagisawa A-880 Alto Saxophone Near Mint

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                        The Yanagisawa A-880 is one of my favorite altos of all time, and this is the best 880 that I have played so far. It is just back from Matt Stohrer, who replaced 14 pads and worked his magic generally, so that the horn feels very snappy under the fingers and should be good to go for a long time. This horn has only the lightest of wear. A couple of speckles on the neck, and a spot of wear on the side Bb key are about all that I see.  I will be sorry to see it go, but I plan on keeping a nice 880 on the site when at-all possible, so check back if this one sells. They are very consistent and very good every time.

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                        Yanagisawa A-900u Prima 75th Anniversary Alto with Gold Plated Neck 192205

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                        Yanagisawa A-901 Alto Saxophone

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                          The Yanagisawa A-901 is a horn that I played for many years, so I know it well. It has a clear, round, medium bright tone that works great for all kinds of playing situations. The intonation and ergonomics are also very good across the board. It’s an ideal alto for a serious player on a budget. You get a top quality horn that holds its value without spending a lot.

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                          Yanagisawa A-901 Alto Saxophone in Silver Plate

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                            This is a nice, silver-plated Yanagisawa A-901 alto. These are very high-quality, flexible altos that work great for a serious player who wants a top-quality instrument under $2k. I played an A901 for many years and loved it. The silver plate on this horn is almost all there, but there is some corrosion as well (see pictures). The pads are in excellent condition and almost all of them are new. They were replaced by Matt Stohrer, who does great pad work, so the horn is really in TOP playing condition and feels very good under the fingers. This means that the horn will be in great playing condition for many years to come.

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                            Yanagisawa A-901 Alto Saxophone Near Mint

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                              The Yanagisawa A-901 is a horn that I played for many years, so I know it well. It has a clear, round, medium bright tone that works great for all kinds of playing situations. The intonation and ergonomics are also very good across the board. It’s an ideal alto for a serious player on a budget. You get a top quality horn that holds its value without spending a lot.

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                              Yanagisawa A-990 Alto Excellent Condition! Plays Great 176857

                              Absolutely gorgeous example of one of my favorite modern alto saxophones – the Yanagisawa A990 professional alto. By the way – for you parents out there wondering Yah-nuh-gih-sah-wah is how you pronounce it. The 990 is the top of the line model, equivalent to the subsequent A991 and WO-10 models which you will also see around for sale, and also to the A880 which came immediately before. Yanagisawa also makes a slightly less expensive, but also professional line which lacks a few bells and whistles present on this line of instruments, called the A900, A901, and WO-1. It’s not too confusing once you get used to it, but I find that it is confusing to many folks initially when they start shopping for these, both to be confronted with the array of model numbers, and the two parallel lines of professional horns, and the difficult-to-pronounce-confidently-name.

                              Ok throat clearing how behind us, we turn to this extremely nice example of a Yanagisawa A990 alto. This horn is one-owner, and was very well cared-for. It shows very little use, no wear, and no previous or current damage or past repairs. It’s about as nice as you could ask for. The reason I like these horns a lot, is that the 880 and 990 models have a bit warmer, more complex tone than the 991 and WO-10 do. That extra warmth can give you just a bit of extra depth to the sound, though your choice of mouthpiece and reed will make a larger contribution. Besides that, you won’t find a modern saxophone that is better built than the 880/990/991 Yanagisawa saxophones. That’s because Yanagisawa makes only saxophones, and has been doing so for 90 years. The company is small and highly specialized, and its workers are all master builders, capable of building one of these single-handed, and taking turns on the different steps to keep the work interesting.

                              So if you’re shopping used saxophones and feeling nervous about upkeep, Yanagisawa is your safest bet, though you’ll also find good build quality on Yamaha pro saxes, and to a lesser extent on Selmer and Keilwerth, both of which tend to need more of a thorough overhaul when they burn through their intial factory setups.

                              This particular A990 has excellent pads, and plays great on them. It is just freshly tuned up, and responds easily throughout the entire playing range without any trouble. The tone is medium bright, and rich, and will darken down with a classical mouthpiece, or project extra with a higher baffle jazz mouthpiece. You can do what you want with it, because the intonation is good and the horn is not mouthpiece-picky at all. The keywork is comfortable and snappy, and the feel is nice under the fingers. The underslung octave key on these adds some interest to the look of the horn, and also works great as a mechanism.

                              If you want a horn that just works, dependably, tunes well, sounds great, and gets out of the way so that you can focus on the music, that’s what a Yanagisawa does for you. It’s easy to maintain, with just regular checkups and the occasional cleaning and adjustment. If you happen to be interested, I also have the A880 and the A991 in stock at the moment, and can even get you a great price on a new WO-1 or WO-10 if you email me directly.

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                              Yanagisawa A-990 Alto Saxophone

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                                Here is a very nice example of a Yanagisawa A-990 alto saxophone from Yanagisawa. This is Yanagisawa’s top professional model from the 1990’s and it is the predecessor of the current A-991. Sonically, this Yanagisawa is easily as good as any other professional alto saxophone that is being made today. It has amazingly good intonation, and a clear, round, medium bright tone that is suitable for all kinds of different playing situations, from classical to jazz and beyond. I have had several people come over looking at other horns and play this one and say WOW! If I needed an alto, I’d buy this! It is a fantastic player with a very good tone. It’s a deal at this price. Whoever gets this alto will be getting a great deal.

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                                Yanagisawa A-990u A990 Alto Saxophone

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                                  The earlier Yanagisawa altos are my favorites for tone quality, because they have a bit more character to the sound, and are not purely clear and round. This horn has a great tone that is medium bright with some complexity to it. Of course, all the fundamentals are there like you expect with Yanagisawa: the best ergonomics, excellent keywork and design, near-perfect intonation. This horn has no dents and no resolders. This horn was owned by a picky professional alto player who chose it out of tons of other horns. He traded it to me because he found an expensive tenor he just had to have. So now you have the chance to get one of the good ones! It has the original neck in great condition and it ships in the original case as well. 

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                                  Yanagisawa A-991 Alto Excellent Condition Plays Great 227791

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                                  Yanagisawa A-991 Alto Saxophone

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                                    This is a fine example of Yanagisawa’s current-production alto saxophone. These horns are known for their excellent intonation, great tone, and long-term reliability and build quality.
                                    This horn is very clean with no past repairs and almost all its original lacquer intact. It has just had most of its pads replaced by an excellent saxophone technician and it is good to go for a long time. This is a fun horn to play, with a medium bright tone and an excellent setup. Here at GetASax, we only sell the best, so you can buy with confidence. 

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                                    Yanagisawa A-991 Alto Saxophone Like New MINT 310xxx

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                                      This is a like new example of a Yanagisawa A991 Alto. It’s even cleaner than a store demo horn, because it was bought new and played literally for under and hour. There is no wear of any kind and the pads also look brand new. This is Yanagisawa’s top professional model alto, and it features the best saxophone build quality in the world today. These are handmade in a small factory in Japan by a team of highly-skilled workers. It has “rib construction” which means that the keywork is attached to wide brass ribs on the body tube, giving it extra rigidity. This makes it stay in good adjustment even if you gig or travel with it a lot.

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                                      Yanagisawa A-9930 Alto Saxophone Solid Silver

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                                        This is a near mint condition Yanagisawa A9930 Alto Saxophone. These solid silver horns retail at extremely high prices because the silver is so expensive. This horn has the silver neck and body, and brass bell and keywork. It looks amazing, and there is hardly a scratch in the lacquer at all. This horn has a great ringing tone that is clear, round, and bell-like. Maybe a little darker than the 991 that this horn is the silver version of. The pads are in excellent condition, and there are no past repairs or dents or dings at all. This is a rare chance to get a solid silver Yanagisawa at a big discount.

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                                        Yanagisawa A-9935 Alto Saxophone 268xxx Solid Silver New Pads

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                                          The bronze and solid silver Yanagisawa altos are among the best alto saxophones made today. The Yanagisawa company makes only saxophones, and they make them with a continuous commitment to improvement. They have the best build quality of any modern saxophone, across the board. The solid silver horns are not only beautiful. They also have great potential to go up in value over time. Intrinsically rare, they are the “silversonic” of our day, and this makes them worth the investment for long-term ownership.

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                                            Yanagisawa A-9937 Alto Saxophone Solid Silver

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                                              This is a stunning solid silver Yanagisawa A-9937 alto saxophone (engraved on bell but not on keywork). The neck, body tube, bow and bell are all solid silver, and the keywork is brass as always. This horn has been lightly played and shows little wear, except some minor lacquer wear on some of the brass keywork and some scratching on the back of the body. More details coming soon, unless I keep it!

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                                              Yanagisawa A880 Alto Good Condition Fresh Overhaul! 135825

                                              This beautiful Yanagisawa A880 alto is in process of getting a full overhaul now. 880 altos were Yanagisawa’s top of the line in the 1980’s and they are beloved for their unique combination of a warm, complex tone with excellent intonation and comfortable ergonomics. Compared with more recent Yanagisawa saxophones (which are also excellent), the 880 has a special warmth and a tone that is medium between bright and dark that especially stands out to me. They’re also Matt Stohrer’s favorite vintage of Yanagisawa I’m pretty sure. This example had a bow dent that got removed, that also required the low C tone hole to be put back into round. That was done very well, and it looks almost like nothing ever happened. There are no other repairs that I can spot on the horn! This alto is getting a full overhaul done right now, and it will play completely effortlessly after that. The original pads were still playing fine, but they’re dried out and it was time for a fresh job. Whoever gets this horn is going to be getting a ton of professional alto for the money. If you want something even more special, I have a very rare original solid silver 880 era Yanagisawa alto neck for sale on the getasax reverb store that you could pair with this alto to take the tone to the solid silver direction (different overtones, a little more focus, and a little more eye-turning look, plus some cool points, since almost nobody has an 880 with silver neck). No pressure on that, as it plays great with the original neck, of course.

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                                              Yanagisawa A880 Alto Saxophone Excellent Condition

                                              This is a beautiful, time capsule Yanagisawa A880 Alto. It’s just about as close to perfect cosmetically as it could be and still be from the 1980’s. The pads are original, so plan on a repad, or get one done through GetASax as part of a purchase if you like (I don’t make any money on overhauls or pad work, but I’m happy to help you get it done.). It plays on the barely-used original pads, but they’re dried out. The Yanagisawa A880 is my favorite Yanagisawa version, because the tone is warmer and more complex than any other model, and the keywork is modern and comfortable, intonation is great. It’s a 10/10 winner of a saxophone. I love the new Yanagisawas as well, but the 880 will always have a special place in my heart. I have one myself!

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                                              Yanagisawa A880 Alto Saxophone Excellent Original Condition Great Deal!

                                              This is a very well built professional saxophone that was made in about 1985 by Yanagisawa, a small company in Tokyo that makes only handbuilt professional saxophones.  The Yanagisawa 880 is not a very well known instrument, and as such can be bought for much less than it is worth. What it is, besides a very good value, is an amazingly well crafted and very durable professional saxophone that will outlast anyone reading this, given proper care.  

                                              This particular instrument plays well on its original pads, and looks like it was purchased, played for a few years, and then put away  It should continue to play well for a good long while, but plan on repadding it at some point (or have me get that done for you) as the pads, being made of leather and felt, do feel the effects of time even if they are unplayed.  

                                              This horn is in excellent physical condition, bearing a few small scuffs and scratches here and there from honest use, but it has no evidence of dents or dings, either past or present, and no evidence of any past repairs major or minor.  It comes with its original, well-fitting case and original mouthpiece (which looks to have been made by Leblanc, who was their US distributor).

                                              This would be a perfect horn for someone looking to get their first professional saxophone, or for a professional player looking for a super solid backup horn.  It costs less than and is of a higher quality than the modern Taiwanese/Chinese/Vietnamese imports of various names, will last longer, and will hold its value much better.

                                              These horns play very well (this one included) and owning an instrument of such quality craftsmanship is a deeply satisfying experience that deepens the relationship between player and horn.  

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                                              Yanagisawa A880 Alto Saxophone Fresh Overhaul! Great Deal 113836

                                              The Yanagisawa A880 is one of my favorite modern altos. It combines Yanagisawa’s superior build quality, ergonomics and intonation, with a tone that is warmer, more complex and wide than later Yanagisawas. It plays beautifully and feels great, with fully modern keywork. It’s an excellent choice for a top quality modern professional alto in good playing condition that is priced quite reasonably.

                                              This horn has a fresh full overhaul done very nicely, and it feels like a new saxophone under the fingers. It has all new pads, corks, and felts, and it is mechanically tight and really great overall. That’s about a $1k job to overhaul a modern alto like this and do it right, so that’s a big added value for you. It means the horn will not need any significant work besides occasional checkups for many years! The only real past repair on this is the bow guard that was unsoldered to remove a dent at some point. It was done well, and it looks very good. Neck is in great shape, bell flare and body tube are undamaged. And under the fingers, it feels dry and snappy and fast.

                                              The 880 is such a great horn. I have one of these myself in my little collection of my favorite altos of all time. The reason it stands out is that it has some of the warmth and complexity of a vintage saxophone, while handling like a Lexus and tuning super easily.

                                              I’m also including the nice contoured case with this one. It has backpack straps and is nice and light for carrying.

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                                              Yanagisawa A880 Alto Saxophone Near Mint Condition! 156244

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                                              Yanagisawa A880 Professional Alto New Pads My Favorite! 119608

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                                              Yanagisawa A880B Alto Black Lacquer My Favorite! 118255

                                              As I’ve said many times, the Yanagisawa 880 saxophones are a real sweet spot among modern altos, because they have a warmer, more complex tone than more recent altos, but they have the modern keywork and excellent build quality and intonation of a modern Yanagisawa. For you parents out there, it’s pronounced YAH-nuh-gih-SAH-wah. Yanagisawa is a specialized company that has been making nothing but professional saxophones for at least 75 years now, and really top quality ones for at least the last 40 years. You won’t find a better built alto than this. It holds up well, holds its value well, plays great, and looks great. Plus it’s really not that expensive.

                                              This particular one has two special things going on, that, to me, make it worth a little more than an average one. I have a couple of less expensive Yanagisawa altos at any given time (as of Dec 2022, a nice used A901 and A902 are both cheaper than this), but the 880 is the top level of their altos (compare to A991 or AWO10), and this one has the rare black lacquer finish with engraving cut through to the brass, and it also has the cool brass emblem patch on the bell, which I often covet in my own Yanagisawa saxophones. The tone is warm, pleasant, fairly complex, and lyrical, and this horn also has no signficant damage, and the current pads are sealing well. It plays great, and should make anybody happy who wants a beautiful modern alto that has a little something extra about it.

                                              Only one available! (I also have some special Yanagisawa necks available by request, if you want to complete the package with a gold plated or solid silver, fully engraved Yanagisawa neck that really turns some heads, though it plays extremely well on the original neck. That would just be an indulgence, but one that I would probably spring for myself if I kept this to play as my main alto.)

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                                              Yanagisawa A901 Alto Excellent Condition Great Deal 318710

                                              The Yanagisawa A901 is one of my favorite modern altos at any price. And it also happens to be amazingly affordable. I mean, this is almost the price of a student level Yamaha, for a pro Yanagisawa that has the best build quality of any modern saxophone maker. Yanagisawa is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, and it has been making only professional saxophones for all of that time! Impressive. The 901 is the equivalent of the AWO-1 (which will cost you $3500 or so new online). And I like the 901 easily as well as the WO-1 if not better. It has a crisp, clean, projecting tone that is great for classical with a dark mouthpiece, or ideal for jazz with a brighter mouthpiece. It’s pretty hard to beat! This one is in extremely clean condition, and has been babied for its entire life so far. It shows nearly no wear, and plays great!

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                                              Yanagisawa A901 Alto Excellent Condition Plays Great 259808

                                              This Yanagisawa A901 alto is in excellent condition, very good pad condition, and plays effortlessly. The A901 has been one of my top recommendations for a modern alto saxophone for many years, and it remains an unbeatable value. It’s a fully professional alto that is built in Japan to the highest standards (my repairman says Yanagisawa is the best built saxophone in the world), but it’s priced the same as if you bought a new Yamaha 26 student alto made in China. That’s wild. It’s a fully pro horn that won’t really depreciate at all, for the price of a student horn. The intonation is great, tone is medium between bright and dark, and can go in either a classical/concert band or a jazz/pop direction depending entirely on what mouthpiece you use. This one has just a little bit of wear from use, but nothing significant, and it’s ready to play for a long time with only minor periodic checkups, just like any saxophone. If you want a do-it-all alto for an affordable price, that is fully professional and built to last, this is it! It holds its value well too, which is nice for parents.

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                                              Yanagisawa A901 Alto Saxophone Beautiful Condition 259808

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                                              Yanagisawa A901 Alto Saxophone Good Condition Pro Alto All New Pads!

                                              This beautiful Yanagisawa A901 Alto Saxophone is in excellent conditionl. It is also in very good playing condition, having just gotten all new pads.  The 901 alto is among my favorite modern saxophones, regardless of price. It tunes well, feels great under the fingers, and resonates with a very lively body tube. Yanagisawa altos like this are among the best built modern altos also, and that makes them reliable and easy to keep in good adjustment. Plus it sounds great with a projecting, medium-bright tone that works equally well for concert band or for jazz or whatever, depending on your choice of mouthpiece. It’s great that you can get a nice, pro alto like this in the price range of many student and intermediate saxophones. Get it now, and you won’t ever have to upgrade.

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                                              Yanagisawa A901 Alto Saxophone Professional Near Mint!

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                                              Yanagisawa A901 Alto Saxophone Very Good Condition

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                                              Yanagisawa A901 Alto Saxophone Very Good Condition Great Alto!

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                                              Yanagisawa A901 Professional Alto Very Good Condition Just Setup! 230760

                                              The Yanagisawa A901 is a wonderful professional alto saxophone from Yanagisawa, that basically does everything really well. This one is in excellent condition and the pads are also in great shape. I just got it completely checked out and tuned up, and it is playing its best on pads that will last a long time without needing anything other than occasional checkups like any saxophone. The A901 is the same as the current model AWO1, which is the less expensive pro model. The two lines of Yanagisawa saxophones play basically the same, but the WO1/A901 has the regular neck octave key, single key arms on bell keys, and ‘post construction’ like most saxophones, where the posts that hold the keys are mounted on the body tube, rather than on a stiff metal rib that is then soldered to the body tube. I think this makes the 90x WOx horns play slightly with a little more of that lively feel of vibrating under the fingers, other things being equal. So not a big difference between this and he more expensive WO10.

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                                              Yanagisawa A901B Black Lacquer Alto Saxophone Near Mint Condition Gorgeous

                                              This is a beautiful, near mint condition Yanagisawa A901B professional alto saxophone in excellent condition. It has original black lacquer with engraving cut through the black into the brass, giving the horn a beautiful two tone look. This horn just got tuned up thoroughly by Matt Stohrer, and it plays extremely well. I like the 901 the best of the modern Yanagisawa saxophones. It has a freer vibrating body tube than the 991, and it has a big, medium bright, open tone that works great for a range of playing settings. You can darken it up with a classical style mouthpiece, or you can brighten it up easily for jazz. Intonation and ergonomics are excellent. This horn is super well-built. Yanagisawa has the best build quality of any modern saxophone, and it will really hold up well over time.

                                              Only one available! This is a rare finish, and turns heads. I also have a fancy $1000 gold plated Yanagisawa neck I could throw in for $500, and a solid silver Yanagisawa alto neck I could include for $500 also.

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                                              Yanagisawa A902 Solid Bronze Professional Alto Excellent Condition 313640

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                                              Yanagisawa A990 Alto Saxophone 178002

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                                              Yanagisawa A990u Alto Saxophone 208288

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                                              Yanagisawa A991 Alto Near Mint Condition Beautiful

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                                              Yanagisawa A991 Alto Saxophone One Owner Near Mint Plays Great 283763

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                                              Yanagisawa A991 Professional Alto Saxophone Plays Great!

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                                              Yanagisawa A991B Alto Black Lacquer Excellent Condition Rare

                                              Beautiful example of an original black-lacquered Yanagisawa ‘Elite’ Professional A991B Alto Saxophone. This premium alto plays great, and is ready to go, with good pads, and no damage or problems. I love how the black lacquer looks with the engraving cut through it into the brass. You might upgrade to a fully engraved, gold plated neck, if you want even more eye-turning bling on this horn. I have one of those available by special request.

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                                              Yanagisawa A991B Black Lacquer Alto Saxophone 275294

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                                              Yanagisawa A992 Solid Bronze Alto Saxophone Excellent AWO20 289066

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                                              Yanagisawa A9930 Professional Alto Solid Silver Neck Very Good Condition 272190

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                                              Yanagisawa A9932J Alto ‘Peter King Model’ Special Order Silver and Bronze!

                                              Fifty years from now, this is the saxophone you will wish you had bought and kept. It’s a 10/10 for a modern saxophone, with top quality build, materials, rarity, full engraving, and a great tone. Plus it’s repadded by Matt Stohrer.

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                                              Yanagisawa A9933 Alto Saxophone 316979 Mint Like New!

                                              New Price 2/28/19!

                                              This mint/near mint high-end Yanagisawa A9933 Solid silver alto still looks and even smells almost like a new saxophone.  $3950 gets you the horn with the original solid silver neck. This thing plays amazingly well. If you want to add the second gold-plated, fully-engraved neck, add $500 (normally a $1000 upgrade).

                                              Yanagisawa is the Lexus of saxophones – precision crafted to the highest standards. Super reliable, sounds wonderful, and intrinsically satisfying to own. The 9933 is among the finest altos ever produced by any company, and it is going to hold its value over the long haul and probably be collectible someday. This is a great deal, and someone should jump on it!

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                                              Yanagisawa AWO-37 Alto New! Elite Professional Solid Silver with Deluxe Engraving

                                              $ 9,350

                                              The best of the best from Yanagisawa, the AWO37 in solid silver with full engraving can’t be beat. These are rare, collectible, and usually you have to wait while your special order is filled slowly. I ordered this one 6 months ago and it’s finally here. It also got a thorough new horn checkup when it came it, to make sure that it plays as perfectly as possible! Price is great. You could pay way more and get one without the new horn setup (which makes a significant difference, even on well-built Yanagisawas!).

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                                              Yanagisawa AWO1 Professional Alto Excellent Condition! 337315

                                              This is a beautiful example of the most affordable and best built modern professional alto saxophone on the market: The Yanagisawa AWO1. The AWO1 is a fully pro horn that Yanagisawa counterintuitively sells for such a reasonable price that it is now backordered to buy new most places in the world. This particular example is only a couple of years old and was lightly played by one owner before coming up for sale here for the first time. It’s in excellent condition and the pads are still in great shape with only light use. It just got a checkup and tune up and plays effortlessly. It won’t need much maintenance down the road either, as these horns are built to extremely high tolerances with great materials. Just get a checkup every year and you will be good to go for the foreseeable future assuming a normal amount of use. The WO1 alto actually is more fun to play than the WO10, to me at least, because it seems to vibrate under the fingers more. It feels like you’re in touch with the sound on one of these in a way that you don’t get on almost any other modern alto. Ergonomics, intonation, medium bright tone are all excellent. It works with basically any mouthpiece, so you can take the tone in the direction that you want with mouthpiece choice. You won’t go wrong with this!

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                                              Yanagisawa AWO10 Alto 397193 Excellent Condition Plays Great!

                                              Excellent to near mint Yanagisawa AWO10 Alto was only played for 4 months before the owner traded it in on a Selmer Mark VI alto. So you can get an ‘elite’ Yanagisawa AWO10 Alto Saxophone for a nice little discount. This horn looks nearly new, but only has a tiny bit of lacquer wear on the thumb rest. It got the GetASax new horn checkup when it sold new in May, and it still plays effortlessly, like new, and possibly a little better since the pads are just slightly broken in.

                                              Here’s my standard new horn description on the AWO10 as a supplement to the above:

                                              The AWO10 (formerly called A991) is Yanagisawa’s top of the line saxophone, made of solid brass, like most saxophones (as distinguished from their bronze and silver options that are significantly more expensive.)  This AWO10 just got checked out post shipping and is ready to play its very best right out of the case when you get it. It’s completely mint, with factory box and paperwork etc. You won’t find a better playing Yanagisawa AWO10, nor will you find a better price. I have an extremely limited number of these that I can offer you at this sale price. Good luck to the few people who are able to jump on this amazing deal!

                                              If you’re wondering, the AWO10 is the brass version of Yanagisawa’s top line professional alto. This is the new name of what used to be the A991 model. It has sturdier ‘ribbed construction’ and double arms on the bell keys, to distinguish it from its extremely similar but less expensive sibling, the AWO1 (A901). The Yanagisawa AWO10 also has the underslung neck octave key mechanism and fancy hand engraving. I love how the neck octave key looks and works. My first good alto was a Yanagisawa, and I never would have needed to upgrade from it. The tone is medium bright, clear, and round, with a crisp projection to it. With a classical mouthpiece, it darkens up beautifully while still shimmering. For jazz, it’s a natural lead alto with a brighter mouthpiece, like the GS New York or many others. The intonation is excellent. Keywork is super comfortable. The build quality that Yanagisawa offers is the best of any saxophone, and yet the price is lower than many of its competitors. That’s why Yanagisawa is SO popular among pro sax players, and why its saxophones are often back ordered with long waits. Here’s your chance to grab one at a SUPER price that is all setup and ready to go for many years making beautiful music dependably. It’s the Lexus of modern saxophones, and it just makes playing effortless.

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                                              Yanagisawa AWO1S Silver Plated Professional Alto Near Mint 400837

                                            • Yanagisawa AWO20 Solid Bronze Alto Saxophone Brand New Fantastic Deal! A992

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                                              Mint, unplayed, new in the plastic Yanagisawa AWO20 Alto saxophone. This is probably the best deal on this saxophone that you will find anywhere.  The AWO20 (formerly called A992) is the best horn that Yanagisawa makes in my opinion (I prefer it to the solid silver ones.) This AWO20 just got checked out post shipping and is ready to play its very best right out of the case when you get it. It’s completely mint, with factory box and paperwork etc. You won’t find a better playing Yanagisawa AWO2o, nor will you find a better price. I have an extremely limited number of these that I can offer you at this sale price. Good luck to the few people who are able to jump on this amazing deal!

                                              If you’re wondering, the WO20 is the bronze version of Yanagisawa’s top line professional alto. This is the new name of what used to be the A992 model. It has sturdier ‘ribbed construction’ and double arms on the bell keys, to distinguish it from its extremely similar but less expensive sibling, the AWO2 (A902). The Yanagisawa AWO20 also has the underslung neck octave key mechanism and fancy hand engraving. I love how the neck octave key looks and works. My first good alto was a Yanagisawa, and I never would have needed to upgrade from it. The solid bronze adds more depth and complexity to the tone compared to brass – kind of a thick heart to the core of the tone. It’s quite easy to hear once you get used to it and play the different Yanagisawa saxophones. The AWO2 (A902) and AWO20 (A992) are my favorites, closely followed by AWO1 (A901) and AWO10 (A991) (same horns but in brass instead of bronze, and a little less expensive).

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                                              Yanagisawa B-880 Low A Baritone Saxophone

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                                                The Yanagisawa company is known for making exceptional baritone saxophones, and this one is no exception. It has just had a couple of dents removed, and now it is in great condition with no dents at all.There is some moderate lacquer wear, but it still looks great. This horn has just had almost all its pads replaced so it is definitely playing GREAT and ready to go. The neck receiver has been replaced with an OEM Yanagisawa part, because it was not sealing perfectly. This horn plays great with a big rich sound, and you can easily subtone down to low A.

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                                                Yanagisawa B-901 Baritone Saxophone

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                                                  Yanagisawa is making some wonderful saxophones these days, and their sopranos and baritones are particularly great. This is a B901 bari in excellent condition. It has had a small dent removed from the bell flare, and there is some very light lacquer wear in a few places. Other than that, the horn is near mint, with no dents, dings, or past repairs. I am a big fan of Yanagisawa baris – they have amazingly good intonation across all three octaves, and the tone is warm, clear, and flexible. You can sound vintage with an older mouthpiece, or play R&B or funk just by swapping to a different mouthpiece. Ergonomics are very comfortable, and the horn feels light for being a low A.

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                                                  Yanagisawa B-991 Baritone Saxophone Mint

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                                                    This is a mint, like new Yanagisawa B991 Baritone saxophone. This is the premier bari sax in the world today, and it is often back ordered if you want to buy a new one. I’m offering a mint, like new example here for about $2000 off of the online price. This horn plays great and comes with the original neck, case, and mouthpiece.

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                                                    Yanagisawa B-992 Solid Bronze Baritone Like New

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                                                      This is a like new Yanagisawa B-992. It has never been played except to describe it just now. It’s exactly like a new one, but without the 6-month wait from Yanagisawa. This is just about the ultimate modern bari imaginable. The solid bronze really darkens and complexifies the sound (my experience is that the base metal definitely does affect the sound of saxophones in a clearly demonstrable and repeatable way – I currently have a full set of 992’s and the trend is very obvious).

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                                                      Yanagisawa B6 Vito Stencil Low A Baritone Saxophone Great Deal

                                                      These are the ‘before’ photos of this Yanagisawa baritone that will be back from a complete overhaul this week (September 2020). It’s going to feel and play like a new horn. I only raised the price a bit, and will be subsidizing the rest of the overhaul for you, so that you get an amazing deal! Nobody overhauls baritones and sells them for this price. Can’t beat it.

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                                                      Yanagisawa B6 Whitehall Baritone Saxophone Fair Condition 375676

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                                                      Yanagisawa B880 Baritone Near Mint Condition Best I’ve Seen!

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                                                      Yanagisawa B901 Baritone Saxophone Very Good Condition

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                                                      Yanagisawa B990 Professional Baritone Low A Excellent Condition! 197607

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                                                      Yanagisawa B9930 Baritone Solid Silver + Silver Plate $14,000 new!

                                                      This is a beautiful (partially) solid silver Yanagisawa baritone. Yanagisawa makes the best baritones in the world today, and they always have a wait to get one from the factory. This bari costs $14000 to buy new today. It has the floor peg which you can only get special order in Japan.

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                                                      Yanagisawa BWO1 Baritone Saxophone Brand New Fantastic Deal!

                                                      Brand new Yanagisawa BWO1 professional baritone saxophone that is here and in stock now, ready to ship. These are backordered almost everywhere, whether it says that when you checkout or not. Good luck getting one from the places I find when I google this model. They’re not actually there – if you get one elsewhere, you will likely have to wait for it to be manufactured and then drop shipped from overseas. Which isn’t what you really want when buying a saxophone this big. You want a shop to do a new horn checkup on it, like this one got, and make sure everything is playing perfectly and setup properly, so that you get the full joy of playing a brand new baritone saxophone. The low register experience is incomparable – the low Bb and A just come out like any other note! Intonation is fantastic. Ergonomics likewise.

                                                      Unfortunately there is only one available. So once that’s sold, it may be some time before I get another one, with the long backorders there are for new Yanagisawa saxophones at present.

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                                                      Yanagisawa BWO10 Baritone Saxophone Brand New Fantastic Deal!

                                                      Brand new Yanagisawa BWO10 professional baritone saxophone that is here and in stock now, ready to ship. These are backordered almost everywhere, whether it says that when you checkout or not. Good luck getting one from the places I find when I google this model. They’re not actually there – if you get one elsewhere, you will likely have to wait for it to be manufactured and then drop shipped from overseas. Which isn’t what you really want when buying a saxophone this big. You want a shop to do a new horn checkup on it, like this one got, and make sure everything is playing perfectly and setup properly, so that you get the full joy of playing a brand new baritone saxophone. The low register experience is incomparable – the low Bb and A just come out like any other note! Intonation is fantastic. Ergonomics likewise.

                                                      Unfortunately there is only one available. So once that’s sold, it may be some time before I get another one, with the long backorders there are for new Yanagisawa saxophones at present.

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                                                      Yanagisawa Curved Soprano SC-991 272321 Excellent Condition

                                                      This is a Yanagisawa SC-991 curved soprano saxophone in excellent condition! The curved Yanagisawa sopranos are the best curved sopranos ever made. They tune excellently well! This one is about as nice as you’d be likely to find. It plays beautifully! It has been well cared-for and will be easy to own and will continue to play beautifully for many years to come! Yanagisawa saxophones have become hard to find in good used condition lately, as the new ones are now about a year backordered for most varieties. This will continue to be the case because of their popularity and high quality. And prices will continue to rise as a result. This is a rare chance to get their high end curved soprano for a lot less than the new price, in excellent condition!

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                                                      Yanagisawa Curved Soprano SC900 My Favorite 224161

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                                                      Yanagisawa Elimona S880 Soprano 140xxx

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                                                        Yanagisawa Elimona S880 Soprano Near Mint!

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                                                        Beautiful Yanagisawa S880 Elimona soprano. For warmth of tone, balance, great ergonomics, and beauty, these are among my favorite sopranos of all time. Plus they are quite reasonably priced!

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                                                        Yanagisawa Low A Baritone Saxophone Excellent Condition!

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                                                          Yanagisawa consistently makes world-class saxophones, and their sopranos and baritones are particularly excellent. The baritones are now very expensive new, but they are still often back-ordered! This is a beautiful example of a Yanagisawa baritone, which is similar to the B900 but made for sale under the Vito/VSP name. It’s exactly the same as the Yanagisawa branded baris like this, and it’s a great horn.

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                                                          Yanagisawa Prima Mark VI Copy Soprano w/ Custom 62R-style Neck

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                                                            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.

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                                                            Yanagisawa Professional Alto WO1 Model Like New, Excellent Deal!

                                                            This is the best all-around modern alto available today, when you factor in playability, tone, build quality, price, reliability, resale value, and beauty. It works great for any style of music, and with basically any mouthpiece. And since you can get top quality for this price, when you compare it to any other handmade, professional alto (Selmer Paris, Yamaha, Keilwerth) it’s just really hard to beat.

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                                                            Yanagisawa S-6 Mark VI Copy Soprano w/ Custom 62R-style Neck

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                                                              This is a beautiful Yanagisawa S-6 (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 first 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 one piece, 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.

                                                            • Yanagisawa S-6 Soprano Saxophone Great Deal Old Pads 473961

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                                                              Yanagisawa S-800 Soprano Saxophone Martin

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                                                                The Yanagisawa S6 and S800 are very similar models of saxophone. While some people will try to distinguish them by palm keys, both horns have VI style inline palm keys. The Elimona and S900 that follow these models are the first to have modern palm keys. This particular horn is the Martin version that was sold by Martin in the USA, but is the same as any other S-800.

                                                                It is inspired by the Mark VI soprano, but general consensus seems to be that it plays better than a VI. Yanagisawa is a company that relentlessly improves its design, so it is not surprising that its hand-made S800 has better intonation and evenness of tone across the instrument than the Selmer that it copies. There are of course exceptions, and there are great VI sopranos out there for sure. But this is no step-down from a VI. It is every bit as good.

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                                                                Yanagisawa S-800 Soprano Saxophone Mint

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                                                                  This is a mint/near mint original Yanagisawa S800 Soprano. It is Mark VI style with a more-comfortable plastic thumb hook. The pads are older but still sealing well, and the horn plays great, with the typical Mark VI tone that so many players love so much on soprano. In case you are not familiar with these horns, Yanagisawa is a Japanese company that makes only saxophones, by hand, and that has been doing so for many decades now. In the 70’s and 80’s their design was heavily influenced by the Selmer Mark VI, and these sopranos are nearly exact copies, with equally good or better build quality than Selmer sopranos of this vintage (gasp!), and often better intonation.

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                                                                  Yanagisawa S-800 Soprano Saxophone S6 Prima

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                                                                    The Yanagisawa S6 and S800 are very similar models of saxophone. While some people will try to distinguish them by palm keys, both horns have VI style inline palm keys. The Elimona and S900 that follow these models are the first to have modern palm keys. This particular horn is the rare and desirable “Prima” version of the S-800, which was also sold with just “Yanagisawa” on the bell (see the museum section of this site for one of those) and also with Martin on the bell. The Prima seems to have been the S800 for the Asian market (at least) and the Martin version was sold by Martin in the USA, but is again the same horn in all respects. So apart from being rare, the Prima is just the same as the other versions of this horn.

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                                                                    Yanagisawa S-880 Soprano Saxophone

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                                                                      The Yanagisawa 880 Series is my favorite for tone out of the various Yanagisawa options. It has more warmth and complexity than the most recent models, but it retains the excellent build quality, modern ergonomics, and dead-on intonation that makes Yanagisawa famous. That said, all of the Yanagisawas are really really good horns, and they all have a great tone. The 880’s just have a bit more warmth in my experience.

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                                                                      Yanagisawa S-900 Curved Soprano 167xxx

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                                                                          This horn is something I’ve never seen before – a modern one-piece Yanagisawa with modern keywork, but stamped “Prima” like the rare version of the older Yanagisawas. It is also silver-plated, which is also very rare. This soprano plays wonderfully, with a rich, resonant tone, excellent intonation and really good ergonomics. It’s like playing a good Mark VI but with modern keywork. Plus it’s very rare in its own right. It ships in the original case in good condition.

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                                                                          Yanagisawa S-902 Soprano Mint Like New Bronze!

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                                                                            To put the whole description in one sentence, in my opinion, this is the best one piece soprano saxophone that is made today, and this one is in mint, like new condition, and has hardly been played at all. It was purchased new only a few years ago and has been meticulously cared for, not even leaving the owner’s house. It is in every way identical to the new ones made today. The Yanagisawa company makes only saxophones, and they make them with a continuous commitment to improvement. Their soprano saxophones are particularly prized for their excellent intonation and warm tone. They also have the best build quality and the best factory setup of any modern saxophone, across the board.

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                                                                            Yanagisawa S-981 Soprano Saxophone S981 S-991

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                                                                              Price just lowered! This is a Yanagisawa S-981 with no past damage and with about 99% of its lacquer. There are a couple of scratches on the LH pinky keys and a little lacquer wear on the thumb hook. This model is the same as the S-991 but without high G key. Pads are in excellent shape and have just been adjusted to be in perfect playing condition. This horn has not been played very much and it is in great shape for many years to come, other things being equal. Both necks are also in mint/near mint condition. It ships in the original case.

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                                                                              Yanagisawa S-990 Soprano Mint Nearly Unplayed

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                                                                                This is a virtually unplayed, mint condition Yanagisawa S-990 soprano saxophone. It comes with the original accessories and even the original case is near to new condition! Pads are in excellent shape as well. More details to come.

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                                                                                Yanagisawa S-990 Soprano Saxophone

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                                                                                  This is a beautiful, near mint S-990 with high G key. This horn is in great playing condition and feels nice and snappy under the fingers. The ergonomics and intonation are both excellent, as you expect with Yanagisawa sopranos. The tone is medium bright and lyrical. Clear and round with out being harsh or nasal. It’s an easy horn to listen to, and it’s fun to play.

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                                                                                  Yanagisawa S-991 Soprano Saxophone

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                                                                                    This is a clean, near mint example of one of the best sopranos ever made. The Yanagisawa S-991 soprano is handmade in Japan in a small, house-sized factory in which all the workers are highly-skilled artists. That makes these horns have the best build-quality of any saxophones made today. This soprano has a great tone – clear, round, with a delicate core. It is very mouthpiece-friendly, so you can make it sound much darker or much more aggressive depending on what piece you use. (And it is worth experimenting with soprano mouthpieces – trust me!) The stock Yanagisawa mouthpiece is a great place to start – dependable, middle-of-the-road tonally, with a quality facing.

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                                                                                    Yanagisawa S-992 Soprano Saxophone Mint

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                                                                                      To put the whole description in one sentence, in my opinion, this is the best soprano saxophone that is made today, and this one is in better than new condition with an extensive Matt Stohrer full setup. The Yanagisawa company makes only saxophones, and they make them with a continuous commitment to improvement. Their soprano saxophones are particularly prized for their excellent intonation and warm tone. They also have the best build quality of any modern saxophone, across the board.