This is a fantastic Yamaha Custom EX alto sax, serial number 224327. This horn, model YAS-875EX, is a few years old but remains in excellent shape, and comes fully set up from the Saxquest shop.
This alto shows typical lacquer wear for a sax that has been played regularly, but it has obviously been well cared for. There are no dents or damages, including no resolders. The lacquer wear is mostly on the touch points from honest use. Even the original Custom G1 neck is in perfect shape, having never been pulled down.
Pads have been replaced as needed over the years, and are in great shape up and down. We will go through this sax top to bottom before it ships, and replace any pads that are starting to age, as well as all of the cork and felt work. We'll clean the sax and put our pro set up on it, optimizing the key heights and spring tensions.
If you are looking for a solid pro alto at a great price, it is hard to pass this one up. This Custom EX plays with a clear sound, very focused with a strong core. Keywork is fluid and effortless, as is the way it takes your air. A versatile horn all around, it can do classical, jazz, rock, whatever you want. Comes in its original Yamaha hard case.