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Yamaha YTS-52 Tenor Very Good Condition 1980s Great Deal 18696A

On Hold 10/3/22

This beautiful YTS-52 Tenor was just completely disassembled, cleaned, oiled, and had a very thorough playing condition job done. About half the pads are new, as are all the adjustment materials. The rest of the pads were still in great shape, so we left them.  So it looks, plays, and feels like a new saxophone. It has no damage and no resolders. The previous owner took excellent care of it, and it looks excellent.

It plays beautifully, with a rich, effortless low register, and excellent intonation throughout. I love the 1980’s Yamaha tenors, because they have a warm, complex, vintage-leaning tone that reminds me of a Mark VI, but with even more comfortable keywork than a VI, with great intonation, and for a way lower price. These are great quality tenors, and  are much better built than you would expect from a horn at this price. If you want a tenor with modern key work that does it all and that has new pads and is ready to go for many years with minimal maintenance, this is it! Only one available!


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Weight 25 lbs
Dimensions 34 × 14 × 9 in


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