Very Pretty! Yamaha YAS-52 Alto Sax in Gold Lacquer – Post Purple Logo, Serial #006038
YAS-52 Alto Sax – Keyed to High F#
This is a nice Yamaha YAS-52 gold lacquer alto saxophone, serial number 006038. The 52 was a premier step up saxophone for the serious student for a very long time. It holds a great reputation for its sturdy build, fluid key work and excellent intonation. This one in particular was well looked after by the previous owner and is in outstanding physical condition. If you look over the sax closely there is some light scratches here and there and typical cosmetic character. The sax has no history of major repair, no dent work and no re-solders. It does include the original neck and wood hard case. Both the neck and the case are in great condition. The neck has no history of ever being pulled down and has never been repaired.
The YAS-52 alto came into our shop playing decently through some leaks down to low Bb. It is currently sitting on the original factory pads. These pads are pretty much at the end of there of life. You might be able to get by with some minimal servicing but in the long run the sax is really going to need a complete re-pad before it is in perfect playing condition. In order to keep the price down on this one we are offering it in as is condition.