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Unlacquered Yamaha Custom Z Tenor Sax with Silver Neck - Serial # C41017

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Pristine Physical Condition, a GREAT Player

This is a fantastic unlacquered Yamaha Custom Z YTS-82Z tenor sax, serial number C41017. As an unlacquered horn, it looks like it has been around several blocks, but honestly it hasn't been played hard. Keywork is tight and crisp, and there are no dents or dings anywhere. It is available for a great price for anyone looking for an upgrade to the Custom Z.


Unlacquered horns always look pretty ugly after a play or three, as this is about normal for what we see, but physically it is in superb shape. The original neck has been swapped out for a silver plated model (same era, Custom G1), which seems to warm up its sound and add depth, without cutting back on the horn's natural resonance and color. This horn still had all of its original pads when we received it. Most are still in like-new condition, but we will replace those that are starting to age, as well as all of the key adjustment corks and felts, to freshen up the sax. We'll clean all the remaining pads, and give the sax a fresh pro set up, before shipping it out.


This tenor is a lot of fun to play. Big, ballsy sound and extremely free blowing. This would make for an excellent rock and roll horn, but is great for jazz too with the right, matched mouthpiece. Ships in its original Custom Z case.