Yamaha YAS-475 Alto Saxophone, Fresh Overhaul
Yamaha YAS-475 alto saxophone. Although Yamaha considers this an intermediate horn, I'd rather play this model than a lot of other brand's "professional" level saxophones. The sax has the unmistakable Yamaha feel and sound, although it's a notch down in richness and resonance from their professional line of horns. If anything, the sound is a bit more clear and direct than the 62 and Custom series horns. In my opinion, it's still an impressive horn and all the more so given its very reasonable price point.
This one is in great condition. The previous owner just gave it a premium overhaul with black Lucien Deluxe pads and domed rivetless metal resonators. The pads are sealing perfectly and the horn plays effortlessly down to low Bb. The sax comes in its original case.