Here's a very nice intermediate level Yamaha YTS-52 tenor sax, serial number 012603. This tenor is in fantastic shape and is perfect for advancing students or adult beginners looking for a dependable, great sounding tenor. It is also a solid backup for the pro needing a #2 horn at a low price.
Physically the horn is as straight as they come. There is light cosmetic lacquer wear, mostly just scratching, and the original lacquer is in the 90-95% range. There was one ding right on the bottom bow cap, but the bow curve itself is perfect and shows no past dent repair. The bell flare was one slightly bent and corrected. There are two minor resolders where keyguard feet have come loose and were repaired. All of this is just minor wear and tear from normal use, and the sax shows no trauma or major past repairs. The original neck has never been pulled down, and the sax is in solid shape.
This tenor came to us in mostly original pads fitted with brown plastic resonators. Before shipping, we will disassmble and clean and sanitize the sax throughout. We'll replace any aging pads and all of the adjustment corks and felts, and properly regulate the tenor up and down. It will ship out in perfect adjustment and backed with our year mechanical warranty.
Though billed as an intermediate sax, this tenor really has it going on. Response is fast with an easy, effortless articulation, and it has great projection and a tight edge that cuts well. Very, very free blowing sax. It features keywork to high F# and ships in a good case.