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Fantastic Pro Player! Vintage Yamaha YAS-61 Alto Saxophone – Purple Logo, Serial #012809A

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Yamaha YAS-61 – Late 1970's Vintage
This is a very nice Yamaha YAS-61 alto saxophone, serial number 012809A. The alto was just freshly overhauled in the Saxquest by Hunter Murray. It is now in perfect playing condition with all new pads and materials. 
 
This alto has seen its share of play time in the past and is not the prettiest, but it is in very solid physical condition from top to bottom. The body tube, bow, bow cap and bell are all in nice shape. It looks like there were some smaller dings removed in the past but nothing too serious. All of the key guards and guard feet are in good shape as well. The bow cap and bell flare are both in good shape and have never been damaged. This saxophone includes the original Yamaha neck. At some point in its life the octave key saddle was repaired ( see picture 37 &38) 
 
The YAS 61 was the precursor to the YAS-62 model. It is a fantastic choice for anyone in need of a pro quality instrument at lower pricing. The YAS-61 features the large J guard on the bell keys and is also keyed to high F#. Just like this modern Yamaha's these older models also have very compact and comfortable key work. This one is exceptionally responsive to air flow and has crystal clear projection. 
 
This alto was just overhauled in our shop. The work included a disassemble, cleaning, key fitting and a precise set-up. It is now sporting a brand new set of Valentino leather pads, brown nylon resonators, new corks and felts. The Yamaha alto ships out of our shop in perfect playing condition with an older protec contoured case.