Yamaha “YTS-475” Tenor Sax
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.