Yamaha Custom 82Z Unlacquered Tenor Saxophone, Manning Custom Case, V1 Neck
Yamaha Custom YTS-82ZU tenor saxophone. This sax was previously owned by a top Washington DC pro, who is currently a member of a DC based military jazz band. This was his regular gigging horn for approximately 10 years before recently moving to a vintage setup.
This is an excellent example of an 82Z, and I don't think there's a better one out there. It was completely overhauled in 2012 by Matt Stohrer and then got around half its pads replaced again in 2016 by Michael Hammer, the top woodwind repairman in Philadelphia. Since then, the saxophone has received regular servicing from Eric Beach. The pads are currently in excellent condition, and will not need to be replaced for many years. The sax was also upgraded with a V1 neck, which is a huge improvement from the original G1 neck that it came with. The sax comes in a Michael Manning case which was custom made for this very saxophone.