This is a lovely Yanagisawa 992 bronze model alto sax, serial number 00250974. It was professionally played and maintained by the previous owner and is in very good condition. The alto ships out in perfect playing condition with the original Yanagisawa neck and box case.
The body of the saxophone is in very good condition. It shows some modest play wear but has never been seriously repaired in the past. The bell, body tube, bow and bow cap are all in pristine original condition. Its bell flare and original neck are both in perfect condition. The construction of the 992 does feature double arms on the low B and C keys and a unique rocker in the table keys. Both the double arms and the rocker allow for more ease and quicker response in the low register.
This alto plays with a rich and rounded core sound. It has a very precise center in its sound as well which makes for very precise intonation and great control. In comparison to the 991 series the 992 is noticeably warmer and has very vibrant character as well. While it is slightly warmer then the 991 it is by no means an overly dark alto. Projection and clarity on the 992 is outstanding.
The 992 is currently in the Saxquest shop being cleaned and professionally set-up. It will soon be in perfect playing condition. If you are looking to get a great pro alto with a world class feel you can not go wrong with a Yanagisawa 992.