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Yamaha YAS-82Z Custom Z Un-Lacquered No High F# Alto Sax, Serial #C42975

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Custom Z in Raw Brass - No High F# Includes Two Necks
This is a great alto for the heavy gigging alto player.  Yamaha YAS-82Z  “Custom Z” un-lacquered with no high F# key, serial number C42975. This alto was hand selected by Kristian Baarsvik, the lead saxophonist of the Airmen of Note Big Band. It includes the original G1 neck and a selected G3X neck. This saxophone also recently received a $1500 overhaul from the shop of Mike Manning.  The work looks great and feels even better. 
 
The video for this horn really shows off all of its featured qualities. This alto has plenty of power and projection and is perfect for someone who needs plenty of punch and volume on the band stand. The lack of high F# and the raw brass format of this horn also give it more of an open free breathing response then the standard Z models. The amazing amount of projection and volume this saxophone is capable of is quite astounding. Sonic balance and consistency across all registers is also exceptional. 
 
Cosmetically, the saxophone has a great look to it and shows no history of any major repair. There is some modest play wear here and there around the major touch points but nothing to serious. The body tube, bow, bow cap and bell flare are all in pristine original condition. The original G1 neck is with the horn and is in perfect condition. It also includes a Yamaha G3X neck. The G3X is a hand hammered neck offered by Yamaha that was designed to improve the intonation in the extreme registers of the instrument.  
 
Usually these altos are a custom special order through Yamaha. This one in particular was hand selected and was just freshly overhauled by Mike Manning.  It now shows off a new set of firm white leather roo pads with seamless custom Manning copper resonators.  This saxophone ships out from our shop with Mannings full overhaul, original case and two necks.
 
If you are looking to get into a smoking player sans high F# you definitely don't want to miss out on this horn.