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Meyer USA 6M Medium Chamber Alto Saxophone Moutpiece MPC398$ 165
Nice older (1980’s?) USA Meyer 6M alto piece in a comfortable tip opening for jazz or lead alto in a big band. Better quality than the ones made today. The Meyer is the standard by which other alto pieces are described, and a good Meyer like this is a great starting point for any player who isn’t sure what to get. If you’re a newer player, you might look for a 4 or 5 tip, or use this 6 tip with a softer reed. The tone is warm, full-bodied, and has enough zing to let you play tunes with a pleasant amount of projection and tone but without sounding at all shrill. It’s a good happy medium, and you can take it in many different directions tonally with practice. That’s probably part of why Meyers are historically so popular.
Meyer USA 7M Medium Chamber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece MPC409 Great! 1980s$ 195
Better than a modern Meyer by a lot, this is a beautiful early 80’s Meyer alto mouthpiece in an original 7 tip. It has nice thin rails and a good facing. Plays easily, and includes the original box. Tip measures .082. Better hard rubber, better finishing, and better facing than a new Meyer.
The Meyer is the standard by which other alto pieces are described, and a good Meyer like this is a great starting point for any player who isn’t sure what to get. The tone is warm, full-bodied, and has enough zing to let you play tunes with a pleasant amount of projection and tone but without sounding at all shrill. It’s a good happy medium, and you can take it in many different directions tonally with practice. That’s probably part of why Meyers are historically so popular.
New Old Stock Yamaha Purple Logo Baritone Saxophone YBS-62 Mint Unbelievable! Overhauled!$ 9,000
Now comes with a full overhaul!! All new pads and the full deal. That’s a huge added value. It plays EFFORTLESSLY and beautifully, with a warm, complex tone. Take it in a funk direction with an aggressive mouthpiece, and it will bark and cut without thinning out. Take it in a classical direction, and it will do a gorgeous cello-like tone better than any other baritone that I know of. Highly recommended!
This is an amazing chance to get a new old stock Purple Logo YBS-62 baritone saxophone. This sax was originally a display model that Yamaha brought to the USA for a trade show almost 40 years ago. Yamaha sold the instruments from the display, and they sat in someone’s closet for that entire time. This sax came in the plastic in the case, and I had to take it out to take photos. There are maybe a few of the lightest possible surface scratches not through the lacquer, but aside from that, it looks as new as it could be and be from the early 80’s. The tone is beautiful and warm, rich, and medium focused. Intonation is great. Works with just about any mouthpiece. This horn can play the full range from classical to funk no problem and be as reliable as a Lexus day after day, year after year. This is BY FAR the nicest example of a purple logo 62 baritone that I have seen, and the nicest one we are likely to see.
It has the case keys, the polishing cloth, mouthpiece and ligature, warranty booklet, and even a set of removable wheels that attach to the end of the case so that you can roll it if you want. First time I have seen that. If you want a beautiful baritone to play that is really special, this is it. And at this price, it’s about the same as buying a modern 62, so you don’t even pay a premium to get the new old stock. That’s pretty great.
Yamaha YAS-62 Purple Logo Alto 1980’s Warm, Beautiful Tone Incl Full Overhaul$ 2,750
Yanagisawa A880 Alto Saxophone Fresh Overhaul! Great Deal 113836$ 2,500
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.
Only one available!