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Professional Yamaha YAS-61 Purple Logo Alto Sax - Serial # 012640

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Product ID: 012640Yamaha61Alto


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Recently Repadded, in Great Shape

This is an early series Yamaha YAS-61 alto sax, serial number 012640. The 61 was Yamaha's first true professional level saxophone. Like the 62 that came later, this model features purple logo stamping on the bell, and a long wrap-around keyguard covering the bell and bow keys. It features keywork to high F# and is available for a great price.


This alto is in fantastic shape. There was a previous repair to the bell flare, where a past tech took a dent out and spot lacquered the area, but I see no other previous dent repair anywhere on the horn. The original neck has never been pulled down or damaged either. Pads are in excellent condition, fitted with brown plastic resonators, and the sax recently received an adjustment in our shop. The pads have lots of life left in them, and are sealing up like a drum.


If you are looking to advance past your first beginner sax, or just looking for a solid backup without breaking the bank, this sax is the perfect option. It plays with a quick response and has a vibrant, slightly brighter tone, which lends itself well to loud venues. It plays well in smaller settings too though, and even matches well with classical mouthpieces if you need to do that style of playing. A great all around horn at an attractive price. Ships in a good hard case.