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Original Lacquer Yamaha YTS-61 Pro Model 'Purple Logo' Tenor Sax - Serial # 019381

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Our Price: $ 1,795.00

Product ID: 019381Yamaha61Tenor

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Freshly Regulated in the Saxquest Repair Shop

This is a great workhorse tenor for the pro player on a budget: an original lacquer “purple logo” Yamaha YTS-61 tenor sax, serial number 019381. This tenor has just been freshly adjusted in the Saxquest repair shop by Hunter Murray, and ships in perfect playing condition.


The 61 was Yamaha's first true professional model sax, and despite its age, this specimen has held up very well over the years. There's a fair amount of lacquer wear, but it is all original and the sax has never been refinished. Minor past dent work, but no serious past trauma. The neck is original and has never been pulled down or damaged. This tenor came to us on good pads with brown nylon resonators, but we did a fresh adjustment, replacing most of the key adjustment corks and felts, and optimizing all spring tensions and key heights throughout. The keywork is quiet and fluid under your fingers, and the action is crisp and refined.


This tenor plays with a big, punchy sound. It takes your air quickly and responds fast, with not a lot of back pressure or resistance. I found it to have a nicely focused sound, with a strong core that you can push hard without feeling like you are hitting a wall. It is a whole lot of tenor for the price! Ships in a good hard case.