Hard to beat a vintage 80’s ‘purple logo’ Yamaha tenor for combination of beautiful tone and excellent build quality. You could spend a LOT more and not get a better tenor saxophone.
This horn just got a full, top-quality overhaul, which means all new everything – disassembly, full cleaning inside and out, all new pads, corks, felt, and a thorough pro setup. That’s about $1k worth of stuff, and it means the horn is like new mechanically and won’t need expensive maintenance for a long time.
This is the YTS-32/52 model, which is a half step below the YTS-62 purple logo that is one of my favorite modern tenors out of everything. The 52 is the same as the 62 in neck, bore, and keywork design. It sounds just the same. Only difference is the 62 has more engraving and has some reinforcing ribs under some of the key posts. Not a big difference.
So if you want a really great tenor for a low price, that is well made, sounds great, has easy intonation and ergonomics, and that will hold up well over time, then look no further. This one checks all the boxes.
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