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GORGEOUS Black Lacquer Yanagisawa A990 Alto Sax - Serial # 00199119

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Product ID: 00199119Yani990Alto


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This is a gorgeous condition professional model Yanagisawa A990 alto sax in original black lacquer, serial number 00199119. This is a true one owner horn, purchased new in 1996, and meticulously well cared for over the years.


The photos almost don't do this horn justice. It looks stunning in person, with very little wear of note. Black lacquer is notoriously hard to keep in good shape; scratches dig through the lacquer exposing the brass underneath, but this horn has very little of that. There's a couple scratches on the neck, minor flaking on the bottom bow cap, and some lacquer wear on the neckstrap ring, and that's about it. A couple factory lacquer imperfections on a couple lacquered keys (acid bleed), which is purely cosmetic. Absolutely no dents or dings, no resolders. The horn is just beautiful all over. Pads have been replaced, and adjustments done, over the years as needed, and the sax will get a thorough check up in our repair shop before shipping too. It will ship with a fresh pro adjustment and in perfect playing condition.


Yanagisawas always play with a rich, focused core sound, and the black lacquer on this alto adds depth and color that is hard to match. It plays with a pure tone with a lot of warmth, definitely on the darker side of the sound spectrum. Intonation is spot on up and down the range of the instrument. It is a joy to play! Ships in its original hard case, which is also in mint condition, with an added Cavallaro case cover.