Description: Saxophone - Yamaha YAS-52 Eb w/SKB Flight Case & Selmer C* Mouthpiece
Yamaha YAS-52 Intermediate Eb Alto Saxophone in GREAT condition. Comes with an SKB Flight Case, Selmer C* mouthpiece (great used condition), accessory bag, and neck strap. Great for the start of a new school year! I bought this horn when I was a sophomore in high school (about 12 years ago) and then I became a sax major in college. I told my sax professor that I was thinking about upgrading to a professional model, so he played this horn and told me not to upgrade - that this was fantastic. It is an intermediate model, but plays as well as some professional models. He tested the action and intonation and said it was absolutely great, so I never bought another horn. I am now a music teacher, and I just don't have the time to play like I'd want to, so my loss is your gain!
Great intonation, great and easy key action. Low notes play especially well and very easily. There are some superficial scratches in the lacquer (as can be seen in some up-close pictures), mostly around the neck strap ring, on the neck, and on the bottom of the bell - the usual spots. Always maintained well - I don't think I've ever had to replace a pad (and they're still in great condition), and have only needed to do minor adjustments to a mechanism here and there. There is also a black key pad that I used for the high-D side key (used to reach side keys with the side of your palm more easily). Serial number is 013417-A.
Titling style low Bb spatula keys - The position, height, angle, and shape of the left-hand pinky keys have all been carefully redesigned to provide extraordinary comfort and quick response.
Adjustable thumb rest - All Yamaha saxophones feature an adjustable thumb rest to allow for precise and comfortable hand and fingering position.
Redefined key shape and dimension - The entire system is designed from the player's perspective, with emphasis on comfort, speed, and overall playability. The natural feel of the keys eliminates the need to adapt to an unnatural or uncomfortable key layout.
The SKB Flight Case: RETAIL $119.99: SKB Pro Contoured Alto Saxophone Case, Model SKB-440.
Contoured Pro Alto case with handy "stuff" pouches on the exterior of the case. Elegant black hardware and ergonomic handle design make these new cases the ultimate in form and function. Interior compartment for neck and mouthpiece. Fits contemporary alto saxes.
Selmer C* (C star) Mouthpiece: RETAIL: $198.00
Fantastic all-around mouthpiece for all types/ages of players - classical to jazz. I used a soft rubber tooth-guard on the top but I just took that off
PLEASE contact me if you have ANY questions! I am truly sad to see this saxophone go...I just want someone else to have the opportunity to play this fantastic instrument. Total retail value of all of these items is almost $2,500.
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