This is a very nice condition pro model Yanagisawa A-991 alto sax, serial number 00256773. This horn has been well cared for in its life, but is ready for a new owner to enjoy it.
The 991 series is the long-standing top-of-the-line saxophone from Yanagisawa. It features full rib construction on the body and an underslung octave key. This sax remains in superb physical condition, with no dents or dings, no previous damages or repairs. While the original lacquer does show typical scratching and wear, all is purely cosmetic from normal use. As you can see in the photos, the sax is a little dirty in between the keys currently, but it will get a complete cleaning and adjustment in our repair shop before we ship. We'll take it apart, clean it all up, replace all of the key adjustment material, and clean and reseat pads, so it ships in perfect regulation and ready for its new life.
What I love about the professional Yani horns is their consistency. This sax plays with a very pure and sweet sound, with superb intonation and an easy response throughout the range of the instrument. It is a fantastic instrument for classical players and advancing high school and college players wanting a top tier professional horn on a budget. Ships in its original case.