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    Buescher Top Hat and Cane Tenor Original Silver Plate Super Rare 356387

    $ 6,500

    This is a 1955 Buescher Top Hat and Cane tenor saxophone in original silver plate finish. It’s hard to overemphasize how rare the tenors are in original silver plate. I have seen three original silver Top hat and cane altos, and one replated silver tenor that started as lacquer. But this is the only original silver one I’ve ever seen! There are probably some others out there, but I doubt that there are very many.

    This rare beast also just got a complete overhaul done, and it has all new pads and is totally ready to go for the long-term, right out of the case. You’d be hard pressed to find a nicer example of a Buescher Top Hat and Cane tenor anywhere! I’ve seen a few nice original lacquer examples in recent years, and they sold for basically this price minus the overhaul cost, which means you’re getting the rare silver plate finish for not much extra money compared to a really clean original lacquer one. Tyler did a video on this horn that you should watch with headphones for the best sense of the sound. To me, it plays with a warm, round tone, with lots of power and excellent intonation. These horns are just REALLY FUN to play. That’s the main reason to buy one. It’s great for almost any type of music from classical to rock. The Top Hat tenors work well with even really bright, high baffle tenor pieces, because the big, warm vintage tone can support that bright mouthpiece without getting brittle. The low register is effortless, as is the altissimo. This is a rare opportunity to add this horn to your collection that is both a top player, and very collectible at the same time. It’s one of the most beautiful vintage saxophones as well.

    Only one available!

  • Buescher True Tone Small Bell Tenor Original Silver Plate 126098

    $ 1,250
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    Conn 10M/NWII Transitional Tenor Beautiful 259600

  • Conn Transitional Art Deco Tenor Original Silver Plate Overhauled 243357

  • Conn Transitional NWII / 10M Tenor 1930 New Keywork 243217 Fresh Overhaul!

    $ 6,250

    Unlacquered 1930 Conn transitional tenor which has had modern keywork painstakingly fit to the old body tube. This is my favorite vintage of Conn for tone. If you’ve ever wanted a Conn tone without sacrificing key feel to play the 30’s keywork, this is one of those rare chances to do it. The horn is also gorgeous. I like that they picked a really clean, beautiful example to use as the shell for the overhaul.

    Keywork was fitted by a shop in Canada, and then the horn was thoroughly setup (basically overhauled ~$1650) and perfected by Aaron Barnard in Iowa. It plays GREAT!

    Only one available!

  • GS Mark II Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece

    GS Mark II Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece – Modern, Crisp, Effortless

    $ 199

    GS Mark II Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Freddie Gregory Super Deluxe Mark II Copy

    This piece is clean, balanced, effortless to play, including low register and altissimo, with a medium chamber and a moderate baffle that gives it moderate brightness without getting brittle or nasal. It’s a great all-purpose tenor mouthpiece with a modern sound.

    *Demo videos and detailed info below with the GS Mark II on a Selmer Mark VI, Conn 30M, and King Super 20. 

    The GS Mark II tenor saxophone mouthpiece is an extremely precise copy of my favorite Freddie Gregory Super Deluxe Mark II tenor mouthpiece.

    What is this?

    Many players may not know much about Freddie Gregory’s Super Deluxe mouthpieces. That’s not a big surprise, as Freddie did not make that many of them, and the ones he did make are mostly still in the hands of their original owners. The few that have come up for sale over the last 5 years that I’ve seen have been priced way out of the reach of most players– typically $2400-$4000– for a mouthpiece! Which is nuts, but those who know these mouthpieces REALLY seem to be willing to pay to get one. And sadly, since Freddie died ten years ago, no more of these are available.

    The Super Deluxe model was entirely designed and made by Freddie. It was sold in four variations on the same design: Mark I, Mark II, Mark III, and Mark IV. They all have a good amount of projection, but the Mark I is darkest and the Mark IV is brightest.

    The Mark II is bright and projecting but not too bright, and it seems to be one of the most popular ones of these. The chamber is medium rather than large, which adds to the projection. The shank is long, so you can pull out on vintage horns. The Mark II sounds great on Selmers and on modern tenors like Yamaha and P Mauriat. It gives them a lot of extra character and complexity.

    The Mark II is nothing like an Otto Link, so if you’re wanting a Link-on-steriods or whatever, checkout the upcoming GS SUPERSONIC, which does just that sort of thing. The Mark II is a different beast, all its own thing.

    And for only $199 including hand facing, I hope that lots of players can enjoy this amazing and rare mouthpiece! It’s hard to beat.

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    Ishimori Wood Stone New Vintage Tenor Saxophone WST-AF no F# Antique Finish NEW

    $ 4,700

    One just came in stock Feb 2023(finally) !

    Ishimori has long been Japan’s premiere saxophone repair shop. This tenor is their attempt to bring their repair expertise to bear on saxophone design. This horn has a bore and design aesthetic reminiscent of a Selmer Super (Balanced) Action, even down to the engraving and keywork styling. But as a modern horn, it hasn’t seen decades of playing and repairs. It also comes with a good setup done by Ishimori pre-sale. This is the unlacquered version of the Ishimori Wood Stone New Vintage tenor, with beautiful Selmer SBA style hand engraving. These are popular saxophones, but I’ll try to keep one in stock if possible! Ishimori is Japan’s premiere saxophone repair shop, and Mr. Ishimori has been designing, building, and repairing saxophones for many decades.

    These tenors not only sound great, but they stand out from the crowd with their excellent new horn setup done in the Ishimori workshop. The Ishimori New Vintage tenors hold up extremely well over time, and every detail of construction and assembly is optimized for ease of play. The tone on this Ishimori tenor is meant to remind you of a vintage Selmer – to my ear, it plays like a late SBA – not as loud and wide open as some Mark VI’s, but more focused than earlier Selmers also. The neck and the engraving are meant to evoke the Selmer Super Balanced Action, so I suspect that the neck is an SBA bore. The tuning is excellent. This version without the high F# has a special neck to make the horn tune well without that tone hole. The finish is a stable patina applied to the bare brass. While it will continue to change in appearance somewhat, it will basically look like this. You get the bare brass finish plus a great unique look to the horn that ages well – much nicer than the completely shiny unlacquered finish that Yamaha does. This looks really classy.

    Ishimori New Vintage tenors play so effortlessly, they sell themselves. Every time one comes in the shop, it sells almost immediately. There’s one in stock at the moment! Get it now!

    See below for our videos on the Ishimori New Vintage Tenor featuring some sound samples on a range of mouthpieces, and an unboxing video.

     

     

  • King SilverSonic Tenor Solid Silver Neck and Bell 433140 Very Good Condition

    $ 4,950

    This is a very early Eastlake King Super 20 SilverSonic tenor saxophone with solid silver neck and solid silver bell. It plays reasonably well on older pads and comes with the original case in good condition. Many players love the early Eastlakes for their huge, powerful tone and comfortable keywork. They’re also priced a lot lower than a typical Cleveland SilverSonic (despite the early Eastlakes being the exact same horn). If you want to get into a beautiful vintage professional King Silversonic tenor that doesn’t break the bank, this would be an excellent option.

  • King Super 20 Tenor 1953 Full Pearls Amazing Condition Original Pads 331197

    $ 7,500
  • King Super 20 Tenor 1974 Eastlake Old Pads Great Deal! 510174

    $ 1,750

    Great deal on a pro tenor at an affordable price. This is an Eastlake King Super 20 with single socket neck, and it will blow the walls down. It has old pads and the lacquer is likely not original (but could be original, as the later ones look like this sometimes). It needs a complete overhaul right now in order to be able to play it. So you should budget (in the USA) around $1000 on top of the purchase price in order to get it all ready to make music. It is, however, a fantastic deal as is. It also has a musty smell so you would probably want a new case, or you can use a combination of sunlight and enzymatic cleaner etc to deodorize it. The smell will disappear from the sax when the pads are removed and the horn is washed and degreased in the overhaul process. But it’s priced to move, and you’ll be getting a ton of horn with modern-ish keywork, and the unbeatable King tone and projection for a bargain price.

  • King Zephyr Special Tenor Full Pearls Silver Neck Near Mint Original Lacquer + Overhauled 254712

    $ 8,500

    As I’ve said many times, the King Zephyr Special tenor is both the most beautiful vintage saxophone ever made, and one of the best sounding and most fun to play. Everything about it is deluxe and tastefully designed: Double socket, solid silver neck with a deco octave key design, delicate starburst engraving on all of the bell /bow key cups, beautiful bell engraving. You also have the extra pearls on the side keys, palm key touches, and G#, the three ring strap hook, and general styling that says “this was made when people really cared about how things were made.” The tone is gorgeous as well. It’s dark and velvety warm, but with a special combination of wideness and punch when pushed that you only find on Kings. It will shake the walls while sounding effortless and relaxed somehow. The action is easy and light under the fingers, but still plenty fast. It’s a comfortable horn to play. If you join me and many other saxophone lovers on team ‘Zephyr Special,’ I think you’ll be very happy you did. Whether this is your only tenor or just one of a small collection, it may quickly become your favorite, because it just does everything well, and it does it well in style.

    This particular Zephyr Special has pads in like new condition no significant past repairs to report. It is in near mint condition, which is exceedingly, vanishingly rare for a saxophone from 1940 or so. The original ‘pink’ lacquer is still almost entirely intact on the solid silver neck, which you almost never see. The overhaul was done in NC with kangaroo leather pads and metal resonators, and the previous owner spent a ton on the overhaul having it done just so. I don’t see any odd modifications, and it feels good mechanically. Response is effortless, low register is easy, intonation is good. To me, it plays a little darker than average for a Zephyr Special. It comes in a BAM Classic case that fits it well and will keep it safe in shipping. I may have one original Zephyr Special vintage King case I can also include If you want a Zephyr Special for your collection that is in the ‘best in the world’ sort of category. I love this horn and have kept it for many years. Only one available!

     

  • King Zephyr Special Tenor Original Lacquer Very Good Condition Recent Overhaul 209710

    $ 6,500

    As I’ve said many times, the King Zephyr Special tenor is both the most beautiful vintage saxophone ever made, and one of the best sounding and most fun to play. Everything about it is deluxe and tastefully designed: Double socket, solid silver neck with a deco octave key design, delicate starburst engraving on all of the bell /bow key cups, beautiful bell engraving. You also have the extra pearls on the side keys, palm key touches, and G#, the three ring strap hook, and general styling that says “this was made when people really cared about how things were made.” The tone is gorgeous as well. It’s dark and velvety warm, but with a special combination of wideness and punch when pushed that you only find on Kings. It will shake the walls while sounding effortless and relaxed somehow. The action is easy and light under the fingers, but still plenty fast. It’s a comfortable horn to play. If you join me and many other saxophone lovers on team ‘Zephyr Special,’ I think you’ll be very happy you did. Whether this is your only tenor or just one of a small collection, it may quickly become your favorite, because it just does everything well, and it does it well in style.

    This particular Zephyr Special has pads in great condition and no significant past repairs to report. It has some ‘honest wear’ from playing, because it plays well, but it has always been well cared-for, and it shows,. The overhaul was done through GetASax about 5 years ago, and then it just had a fresh full COA to get everything back into shape for the next 5+ years of playing. Response is effortless, low register is easy, intonation is good. It comes in a BAM Classic case that fits it well and will keep it safe in shipping. It’s one of the best horns on the site, despite not being nearly the most expensive. Fantastic horn!

     

  • Martin Committee III The Martin Tenor Relacquered Old Pads Good Condition Great Deal 181631

    $ 1,000
  • Nexus Select Tenor Near Mint 0054

    $ 4,929

  • Selmer Balanced Action Tenor 1939 Silver Replate Extra Engraving Amazing Player 29738

    $ 7,850
  • Selmer Balanced Action Tenor Relacquered Freshly Overhauled Great Price 24461

    $ 6,750

    Freshly overhauled Selmer Balanced Action Tenor from 1937, which was a great year for saxophones. This tenor just had a complete overhaul, and it feels great under the fingers and plays effortlessly. The tone is warm, medium dark, moderately spread, and velvety. I personally love the Balanced Action. It has the most beautiful tone, and is also the first Selmer with modern keywork that is easy and comfortable to play. This horn is priced low because it is relacquered and had been played a lot before its overhaul. You might easily pay more than double for an original one, even without an overhaul, so if you want a great BA at a reasonable price, this is it. It comes in a contoured fiberglass case that fits the horn well.

  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor 1955 Silver Plated Replate Very Good Condition Plays Great 57291

    $ 8,250
  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor 1959 Original Lacquer Euro Engraved Excellent! 77960

    $ 16,500

    Here’s a gorgeous, prime serial, 1959 vintage Selmer Mark VI Tenor in absolutely excellent condition. It has original lacquer, original pads, original neck in excellent condition, not damaged or pulled down. This is a Euro-assembled Mark VI, so it has the lighter color French lacquer that you typically see on Euro Mark VI’s, and it has the Euro engraving pattern as well. The top coat of original lacquer over the engraving is a little thicker on Euro VI’s, which makes them have a different look from American-engraved VI’s of the same vintage. It’s the same exact saxophone underneath. Only the lacquer color and engraving pattern is different, since all of these Selmer Mark VI’s were manufactured at the same factory in France, and only finished in different places.

    The only past repairs I see on this horn are a ding removed above the octave key, and a small ding removed from the back of the body tube, that is pretty much invisible now. There’s a little light lacquer wear on the back of the body tube, and besides that, you have about 98% of the original lacquer intact and no past repairs or resolders at all. Neck looks great, bell, bow, and body tube are all great. I put this in a BAM Cabine tenor case for photos, since that will keep it safe in shipping, but if you want to discuss getting a vintage Euro Selmer Mark VI tenor case, I might have one I could pair with the horn to complete the set. You won’t find a nicer 1959 Selmer Mark VI tenor for sale anywhere, as this is already in the top 1% of Mark VI’s condition wise. The pads are original, so it’s time for a repad if you want it to play its best, but it’s on consignment, and ‘it’s only original once’ so I’m leaving it original for now. It will be a very easy repad job, as this horn is super clean and nice, and Mark VI’s are easy to work on.

    Only one available!

  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor 1960 Worn Original Lacquer Fresh Overhaul 86853

    $ 10,000

    This 86k serial Selmer Mark VI tenor has been played a TON. It is probably actually original lacquer under all that wear from handling, though at this point it is priced more like a relacquer than like an original lacquer VI. It just got a fresh high end overhaul done, and it plays HUGE with a really powerful, focused tone. It feels very different from the 84k tenor in the shop. There really is something different about the 86-87k VI tenors that gives them a ton of projection and makes them a lot of fun to play. The horn has wear throughout – pearl holders on both stacks, protective patch by thumb hook, side keys worn down. But it plays like a beast. Besides being played a lot, it was very well cared for, with no serious damage, no dents or dings, and the original neck with matching serial number still looking very good. If you want a ‘Brecker’ serial VI that has a good overhaul, plays great, and is priced on the lower side, this is for you!

     

     

  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor 1961 American Engraved Original Lacquer Excellent Condition 95721

    $ 17,500

    If you’ve been looking for a 1961 Selmer Mark VI Tenor in excellent condition for a while, and have been waiting to buy a really special one, then your wait may be over! I haven’t had one this clean and beautiful in a few years, and I don’t know when I’ll get another! The 5-digit serial Selmer Mark VI tenors have gotten pretty hard to find in clean original condition like this, and prices have been going up. This one is priced on the low side of what I’m seeing people asking at other dealers and on eBay. I was very pleasantly surprised with the condition when it arrived from the original owner. The original lacquer is almost all present, and there is no damage at all – no dents or dings, no resolders, and the original neck with matching serial number is in excellent condition with no pull down or past damage. The American engraving looks great, and the lacquer color is a gorgeous deep honey gold. The pads are original, and the horn comes in the beautiful original Chesterfield case. I love how the edge binding on this case is one continuous piece in a sort of figure 8 pattern. The 90k VI tenors have a punchy, dark, focused, powerful tone that is pretty much the tenor sound that most pro players seem to be looking for today. With a brighter mouthpiece, these things project like crazy. With an overhaul, this will be the sort of horn that you just don’t want to put down.

    Only one available

  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor 1961 Relacquer Good Pads Great Deal! 95096

    $ 7,000

    This is a nice example of a Selmer Mark VI Tenor saxophone from 1961 with good pads that plays well and is priced extremely well. It’s wild that you can get a 5-digit Mark VI for not that much more than a pro Yamaha just by getting a Selmer that has a new coat of lacquer. This horn has no dents or dings, and the neck has the matching serial number. The American engraving isn’t as sharp as some relacquers, so the bell has been buffed a fair amount, but the horn feels good under the fingers and plays great with a dark, powerful, projecting tone. If you’ve been looking for a solid, great sounding vintage Selmer that is priced on the low side relatively speaking, this is a great option that you can just buy and play, and you don’t need to get overhauled. I put it in a BAM Softpack tenor case which is molded on the shape of a Mark VI, and which is great for gigging, and very safe for shipping. Only one available!

  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor 1962 Relacquer Great Vintage 104515

    $ 5,950

    This is a great deal on a nice condition relacquered Selmer Mark VI Tenor from 1962. It’s American-engraved with original neck with matching serial number. There are no dents or dings. It had some small dents removed from the back of the body and looks great now. The pads are older, so it’s time for either a thorough playing condition job or just a fresh overhaul. It’s on consignment, so I haven’t spent any money on it, but the price is low for what you get. Usually, you’d pay around $1500 more than this for a ’62 VI which is basically a 5-digit in design, if it had a recent overhaul. This horn is a strong player even on leaky older pads, and will definitely be really great overhauled. It comes in a nice original case as well.

    Only one available!

  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor 1966 Relacquer Great Deal 136290

    $ 6,500

    This Selmer Mark VI tenor from 1966 is refinished, and it just got a full overhaul and plays its best. It’s such an effortless player with saturated subtone low register, easy altissimo, the works. Fantastic! It has a gorgeous medium dark tone. The intonation is great, and the feel under the fingers is great. If you’ve been looking for a great sounding Selmer Mark VI that is priced very reasonably, and that has a complete overhaul with all new everything, that’s this. It should be nice and easy to own, since all is fixed up and mechanically tight and snappy.

  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor 1968 Original Lacquer American Engraved 153220

    $ 7,450
  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor 1974 Original Lacquer Very Good Condition Original Pads 234158

    $ 6,750
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    Selmer Mark VI Tenor 1974 Original Lacquer Very Good Condition Recent Overhaul 220324

    $ 7,000

    Pending 2/14 This is a beautiful original lacquer Selmer Mark VI Tenor saxophone that also has a fresh Ken Beason overhaul with large metal resonators (‘Beasonators’) and leather pads. The action is nice and snappy under the fingers, and the horn feels as nice to play as a brand new saxophone. It has beautiful lacquer and American engraving, and there are no dents or dings. As far as past repairs, it looks like the neck was flexed enough over the years to lose a little lacquer on the sides, but it’s not pulled down, and it looks like it was a very minor thing – like what happens when you move your mouthpiece while on the neck. The neck receiver has some lacquer loss around that area, and the back of the body tube has some lacquer loss in one spot. I think the neck receiver was resoldered when Ken overhauled the horn, by the look of it. This needs to be done on a horn when the solder has a leak or if the socket is loose for any reason. The tone on this one is big, powerful and projecting. Late VI tenors like this are beasts, and the resonators also help it to put out a ton of sound. Intonation is easy; low register comes out effortlessly, and altissimo is also easy!

    Only one available!

  • Selmer New Large Bore Tenor Original Plays Well! 13182

    $ 4,350

  • Selmer Reference 36 Tenor Excellent Condition 604536

    $ 5,750

  • Selmer Super Balanced Action Tenor 1954 Near Mint Original Lacquer Original Pads Amazing 53933

    $ 22,500

    Well, I’m asking a lot for this one, but there hasn’t been an original pads, original case, undamaged, American-engraved, original lacquer Selmer SBA tenor on the site in quite some time, and I think it’s rare and great enough to warrant it. The nicest violins, guitars, flutes, bassoons, pianos, cellos – almost any other instrument – are all way more expensive than this, so I think it’s pretty reasonable relatively speaking. The original case is beautiful, original pads and Tone-x resonators are intact. No damage at all. This one is great!

  • Selmer Super Balanced Action Tenor Original Lacquer American Engraved Exceptional 54084

    $ 18,500

    This is an exceptionally fine playing Selmer Super (Balanced) Action Tenor saxophone with gorgeous original lacquer. it had a nice overhaul done about 6 years ago that is still going strong. Pads are great, and it plays beautifully. This is on consignment, and if I could afford to buy it off the consignor to keep myself, I would.

  • Selmer Super Balanced Action Tenor Original Silver Recent Overhaul Excellent Condition 38828

    $ 16,500

    This is an amazing original silver plate Selmer Super (Balanced) Action Tenor saxophone from 1949 that is in excellent condition with a recent overhaul and plays GREAT! You’d be hard-pressed to find a better SBA for a better price anywhere right now. This horn had a very nice full overhaul just a couple of years ago, and it was put away by a collector in the meantime, so the overhaul is nearly fresh. I just got it completely checked over cleaned up, tuned up and ready to go, so it is playing to its full potential! That’s something that is pretty rare in a vintage Selmer. The condition is beautiful, as you can see, with almost all of the original silver plate intact. This is similar to the SBA’s played Chris Potter, Joshua Redman, and Branford Marsalis, and it’s slightly earlier than Coltrane’s SBA but has the same double bell key guards etc. I’m selling this in a brand new BAM Cabine tenor case in blackj, which really sets off the look of the horn, and represents about a $500+ added value included in the price. You’d be hard pressed to find a nicer, cleaner, better playing example of an SBA anywhere near this price. It will also go up in value while you own it. I wouldn’t be surprised if it went up quite a bit, because this is definitely one of the nicer examples of this type of SBA tenor in existence.

  • SML Super 46 Tenor Rare! Original Silver Plate Overhauled Good Condition 5117

    $ 4,500

    The SML Super 46 sounds like what would happen if Selmer and Conn saxophones could be hybridized, so you got some French lyrical core and focus with some Conn full-throated power and dark, room-filling tone. That’s not surprising, since SML was started by Selmer craftsmen who wanted to make a more Conn-like saxophone in France. They did! This one I just had to get completely overhauled, so that it could sing again to its full potential. I don’t see many Super 46’s come up for sale, and this one is much nicer than most. With a fresh overhaul, it’s a lot of saxophone for the money, and plus, if you play this out, you won’t sound like everyone else. It has some saxophone hipster appeal in that way. We actually made a video showing how the Super 46 sounds compared to a more common (and later) SML Gold Medal tenor. To me, the Super 46 is wider and wilder sounding than the Gold Medal, and has a little more Conn in it, where the Gold Medal has a little more Selmer. Either one is a fantastic choice, but this Super 46 is probably my favorite.

    Only one available!

     

  • Theo Wanne MOKSHA Tenor Rare and Super Deluxe Mantra – Fully Engraved 20002

    $ 3,850

    Theo Wanne Moksha tenor made mostly of titanium! This was an exciting new model that Theo Wanne designed and was having manufactured, but it was too expensive to be marketable. The matching alto and tenor final prototypes were sold by Theo as one offs, and they’re on consignment here for the original owner. These have brass keys, titanium bell and body tube, and lots of engraving. They also have ‘tone bridges’ that you can install or leave off as you like, that give an extra connection between neck and body tube, tube and bow etc.

  • Yamaha Custom YTS-82ZII Professional Tenor Mint D79560

    $ 4,500

    This is a fantastic Yamaha 82ZII Tenor in mint condition. Just got a GetASax new horn checkup and is playing its best!

     

     

     

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    Yamaha YTS-23 Tenor Very Good Condition Plays Great!

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    Yamaha YTS-62III Professional Tenor Saxophone Brand NEW with Warranty and Pro Setup

    $ 3,798

    The YTS-62III Tenor saxophone from Yamaha is the go-to, top recommended first professional tenor from most teachers and band directors I have talked to over the years. Again and again online, someone asks something like, “We want to get our daughter/son a good saxophone. Our budget is around $3750. What should we get?” The most common answer is basically always a Yamaha 62 tenor. Why? It just works. It’s a professional horn that is extremely reliable and made in Japan, with excellent build quality, great intonation, and a top quality factory setup. You can use virtually any mouthpiece on it, and it will still tune well. That lets you take the (admittedly rather vanilla) tone in myriad directions. Yamaha is a conservative company, and their crowd pleaser YTS-62III tenor saxophone is meant to get the job done without over-determining the tone. It’s clear, medium bright, and round. Not too loud and in your face, not very dark or too bright. Not very smoky or complex. But you can add most of that back in with a well-chosen mouthpiece.

    It’s hard to keep these horns in stock, as Yamaha has been backordered on them for a long time. I have some more coming in pretty soon (Maybe June 2022) These come with a new horn checkup before they go to you, meaning my (experienced/skilled/picky) repairman makes sure that the horn plays like it should. Often there are 2 or three little tweaks that take the horn from good to great, and that’s actually a big added value to you to have us do that before you get it. Most of the differerces between new horns of the same model at a store are due to the lack of a good new horn checkup.