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The earlier Yanagisawa altos are my favorites for tone quality, because they have a bit more character to the sound, and are not purely clear and round. This horn has a great tone that is medium bright with some complexity to it. Of course, all the fundamentals are there like you expect with Yanagisawa: the best ergonomics, excellent keywork and design, near-perfect intonation. This horn has no dents and no resolders. It has good pads that are in good adjustment, and it is ready to go right out of the case. I should mention that the “u” in the model number refers to this being one of the later of the 990 altos, which means it’s later 90’s as opposed to early 90’s. They only made very slight changes to these horns, so the differences between them are negligible. This horn was owned by a picky professional alto player who chose it out of tons of other horns. He traded it to me because he found an expensive tenor he just had to have. So now you have the chance to get one of the good ones! It has the original neck in great condition and it ships in the original case as well.