This Jupiter alto saxophone is designed for a beginning student. It is easy to blow, it ergonomically fits comfortably in a students hands, it plays well in tune and it has a good sound. These are all features that you want from a student model instrument. As is the norm, here at the shop, we completely disassembled the sax, cleaned it did some general maintenance and now it’s ready for you or your student. I have included a mouthpiece and a neck strap. Come see it and try it. I think you’ll be impressed with this horn.
This is a student model Yamaha alto sax that has had the main body and neck anodized. Anodizing is an electrolytic passivation process used to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of metal parts. Some sax manufactures do a finish similar to this on their horns and refer to it as a matte finish or a brushed matte finish. All this simply means is that it has a cool look which is noticeably different from a standard lacquered, shiny, sax. However, the keys are still nickel plated as they originally were from the factory. I very much like the contrast between the flatter anodized finish of the body and neck and the glossier nickel plated keys. Now that we are past the aesthetics of the instrument let’s move on to the performance of the horn. I just finished completely repadding this sax. So, it was disassembled, everything washed and cleaned. Next, I replaced all the pads, all of the corks then I completely regulated and adjusted it. It plays like a new horn. I included a brand new Yamaha 4C mouthpiece, ligature, a new mouthpiece cap and a neck strap. Of course, this sax comes in its original case which is in good condition. Come see and try this unique sax.
This “YAS-23” is a perfect beginning horn for any aspiring sax player. The main difference between this sax and the other “YAS-23’s” listed below it is cosmetics. This one has a bit more wear on the lacquered finish but that’s it. That’s why the rest of this write-up looks the same because everything else is the same. I just repadded this sax which means, it was completely disassembled, everything was washed, then I replaced all the pads and all the corks that needed to be replaced. Next, I regulated and adjusted it, oiled all keys and mechanisms and sent it out into the real world. I have included a brand new mouthpiece, a neck strap, a new #2 reed and it comes in its original hard shell case. Come see it, come try it, come buy it!
I sell a bunch of these horns because they sound good, they fit in a student’s hands well which is muy importante, they play well in tune, etc, etc, etc. I just repadded this sax last week which means, it was completely disassembled, everything was washed, then I replaced all the pads and all the corks that needed to be replaced. Next, I regulated and adjusted it, oiled all keys and mechanisms and sent it out into the real world. I put it in a brand new case, included a brand new mouthpiece and a neck strap. It is ready to go!
This is an excellent intermediate model alto meaning, if you are ready to upgrade from your student sax then this is your horn. It is noticably better than what you are playing now. Here is what I did to this sax: it was disassembled, chemically cleaned and completely repadded. It comes with a NeoTech neck strap, a Selmer C* mouthpiece, ligature, mouthpiece cap and, of course, a hard shell case. It plays like a new horn and needs nothing done to it. Come give it a try.
This is the perfect student model tenor sax for a beginning student. Any band director will approve of your child playing this horn. Across the board, this is a very good sax meaning; it plays well in tune, it has a good sound, it is well made, parts are available and will be available for a long time and the horn fits well in a students hands, which is very important. This horn was completely disassembled and cleaned thoroughly. Next, I changed all the pads and completely regulated all of the keys which means that it plays like a new horn. Included with this sax is a mouthpiece, ligature, mouthpiece cap and a NeoTech neck strap. Get some reeds and you’ll be ready to go. Come see it and try it.
This is an intermediate model tenor saxophone that plays very well. This model, the “YTS-475” was recently updated to the “YTS-480”. Why you ask? Good question. These horns are identical except the model number. Both are made of yellow brass, with gold baked epoxy lacquer, both have stainless steel springs, both have annealed necks, etc., etc., etc. Right down the line, all the same features and specifications. I think they just wanted a reason to change the model number. New, the “YTS-480” has a list price over $3500.00 but one could be found for $2800.00 – $3000.00. So, a used “YTS-475”, that plays like a new horn, for $1600.00 is a great deal. As always, I disassembled the sax, chemically cleaned it, changed a few pads and completely regulated it which means that it plays as good as a new horn. It comes in its original Yamaha case, which is in very good condition, plus I have included a mouthpiece cap, ligature, a brand new Yamaha 4C mouthpiece and a Neotech neck strap. Get some reeds and you are ready to go. Come try this excellent sax.
This “YAS-52” is an intermediate model saxophone meaning, it’s not a student model horn. Sometimes these are referred to as step-up models because they are better than a student model sax but not as good as a professional model. Now that we’ve nailed down what the horn is, here is what I did to it. The sax was completely re-padded which means it was disassembled, everything was chemically cleaned, reassembled, I changed all the pads and completely regulated it. Now, it does have some cosmetic issues however, his sax plays like it did when it was brand new. It comes with a padded neck strap,a ProTec case, which is shaped like a sax, and a Yamaha 4C mouthpiece, ligature and mouthpiece cap. This is the same type of mouthpiece that came with it from the factory which is perfect for this horn. If you are ready to move up from your student model sax I think this is a great choice. Come try it out.
This is an excellent intermediate/step-up model alto for anyone who is ready to move up from their student sax. When you play this horn it is quite evident that you are playing a horn on another level. Now, here are the specifics: the sax was disassembled, chemically cleaned and completely repadded. It comes with a neck strap, a Yamaha 4C mouthpiece, ligature and mouthpiece cap. It is ready to play and needs no work to be done to it. Hey, I’m not only a repairman I’m also a sax player myself.
If you have been playing a student model sax for years and are ready to move up to a better horn……. here’s the perfect sax. This is marketed as an intermediate model horn however it has been endowed with some features from the Yamaha “Pro-series” horns. The neck that comes with this horn is a “62 style” neck that originally came with the YAS-62 Pro-model altos. These necks have been annealed to improve the sound. Annealing is a process of heating and cooling the metal to soften it and make it less brittle. This lets the metal vibrate more evenly and freely. On top of that, this horn can also be used with the necks from the Custom Z & Custom EX” Pro-series” saxes. These are even better necks than the “62 style”, even though the 62’s are excellent necks. In other words, you have options with this horn. On most saxes the neck that comes with the horn is it! No other options. After playing sax for 45 years, I can tell you that a better quality neck can completely change the way your horn plays.
This alto could easily pass as a brand new instrument. Included with the horn is a Yamaha 5C mouthpiece, ligature & MP cap. The case is original and in like new condition. It also comes with a shoulder strap and dual backpack straps. Again, you have options on how you would like to carry your horn. New, these horns list for $3200.00 and regularly sell for over $2300.00 so, a sax that looks this good, plays this good and you can see it before you buy it is a super deal.
Considered one of the best, if not the best, saxophone ever made, this 1964 Selmer “Mark VI” alto is truly a great sounding/playing horn. I did a little work on it and then played it for the next 30 minutes. It is a joy to play! I own 3 Selmer saxes myself; a 1928 Selmer Soprano, a 1959 Selmer Mark VI alto and a 1963 Selmer Mark VI tenor. My 1959 Mark VI alto is also a tremendous horn otherwise I would keep this 1964 for myself. Ok, all you music majors or potential music majors that play sax should come give this sax a try. Smokin’!
This is an intermediate model tenor saxophone that plays very well. This model, the “YTS-475” was recently updated to the “YTS-480”. Why you ask? These horns are identical except the model number. Both are made of yellow brass, with gold baked epoxy lacquer, both have stainless steel springs, both have annealed necks, etc., etc., etc. Right down the line, all the same features and specifications. The only difference I have found is this “475” is made in Japan and the new “480” is made in Indonesia. New, the “YTS-480” has a list price over $3500.00 but one could be found for $2800.00 – $3000.00. So, a used “YTS-475”, that plays like a new horn, for $1600.00 is a great deal. As always, I disassembled the sax, chemically cleaned it, changed a few pads and completely regulated it which means that it plays as good as a new horn. Of course it comes in its original case, which is in very good condition, plus I have included a Selmer S-80 C* mouthpiece, mouthpiece cap, ligature and a neck strap. Get some reeds and you are ready to go. Come try this excellent sax.
This is a 1968 Selmer Mark VI Tenor! Nothing else is quite like a Mark VI. The serial number is #M158***. It is all original lacquer. Considering that it is a 43 year old horn, the lacquer is in great shape. I just repadded it on 6/1/11 using Roo pads with original style Selmer resonators. I like the way this horn plays! I’ve consistently seen horns of this era sell for $7000.00 or more. This Mark VI comes in its original hard shell case with keys for the case latch locks. Come by the shop and try this saxophone. It was priced at $6595.00. Now it is on sale for $5400.00!
If you are looking for a super baritone sax then you have found it. The “YBS-52” is sought after by players and band directors for its sound quality, durability and outstanding intonation. I played a “YBS-52” for 12 years while I was touring with Big Ray & the Kool Kats. And considering it is a bari sax, which is huge and normally takes a lot of lung power to play, it is amazingly free blowing. So, it’s ready to play right now. I have included a Yamaha 5C mouthpiece, mouthpiece cap & ligature and a Neotech Soft Harness. On top of that the horn comes in a ProTec case which is tremendously lighter than the original hard shell case. Just to give you a reference point on pricing for these horns; List price is $8306.00. Sale price at most Big Box stores is $5471.00. So, $3850.00 is a great price for a sax that plays like new. Come try it out.