Yanagisawa

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  • Yanagisawa A880 Alto Saxophone Great Deal 113836

    $ 1,850

    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 under the fingers, 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 one has a mix of pads and plays well on them. There’s some wear in the lacquer, of course, but it’s not bad. Saxophones don’t really wear out, if you maintain them, so this horn has many decades of usable life left it, despite having a bit of wear in the finish just from regular use.

    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!

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    Yanagisawa HR 5 Soprano Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece D53

    Yanagisawa mouthpieces are high-quality products that get hand-finished at the factory and that are individually tested for quality. Every one that I have ever played has been very solid. They are Meyer-like in the medium bright tone that they get, but they have their own vibe as well. This is a great place to start if you are playing a modern soprano and looking for a good tone for not much money. I have several of these, so let me know if you’re looking for a different tip opening.

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    Yanagisawa HR 5 Tenor Mouthpiece MPC361

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    Yanagisawa HR 7 Soprano Mouthpiece MPC351

  • Yanagisawa Metal 7 Tenor Mouthpiece MPC362

    $ 175

    This is a Yanagisawa Metal 7 tenor saxophone mouthpiece. Its tip opening measures at 0.100. There is some light wear, but nothing that will affect playability. If you have any questions please email [email protected]

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    Yanagisawa S6 Soprano Good Condition

  • Yanagisawa S991 Soprano Two Necks Excellent Condition Plays Great!

    $ 3,150

    The Yanagisawa S991 is the Acura of soprano saxophones. It is built to extremely high standards, lasts forever, plays in tune, is easy to use. Basically, it does everything well. This horn is in excellent condition with only minor cosmetic wear from regular use. There is no past damage, and it comes in excellent playing condition. It just got a thorough tune up and is playing its best. The Yanagisawa S991 soprano has a rich, warm tone that is pleasant to listen to whether you are playing jazz, classical, or commercial music. I was just playing the Bach ‘Little’ Fugue in G minor on this soprano, and it really is almost the ideal instrument for the job. The intonation is just right on throughout, and the keywork is super comfortable and fast.

    Original case is in nice shape. I’ll post photos of the case and curved neck soon (oops), but they look much like the horn and straight neck. They are included. If you have been looking for a great soprano for a great price that is easy to play and reliable, this is it!

  • Yanagisawa SC-9930 Curved Soprano Saxophone with High G! Rare

    $ 4,150

    For those of you who love to have the best and rarest at the same time, here is my favorite vintage of curved soprano ever made, the Yanagisawa SC-991, but this is in the solid silver neck and body tube version, which is SC-9930, AND it is one of the rare ones that came with the high G key included. This is the first one like this that I have seen, and it’s cool in a nerdy kind of way to have such a rare and fabulous example. You can order a new SC-9930 for $6730, but your extra $$$ won’t get you the high G! Nor will it be the warmer, fuller-sounding version from the 90’s like this with the bell keys on the left. My personal soprano is one just like this but brass, and I think it sounds better than the right hand bell keys version at least by a little bit. I also like the more direct action that you get with the pinky keys on the left hand bell key configuration. We’re splitting hairs here, but hey, if you’re in the rarified territory of exceptional curved sopranos, then maybe that’s your thing too.

    Condition wise, this SC-9930 is in very good shape, with no significant past repairs or current problems at all. I have not spent any money on pad work yet, as I’m trying to keep the price as low as possible, and the horn plays fine on current pads. I would like to sell it a little higher and spend maybe $250 on a thorough setup, so you can have that as an optional extra if you want.

    Original case and mouthpiece are in good shape as well. There is most certainly only one of these available!