$649.00 - One of the gold standard saxes to start on. This one is in great condition and will last your young player a long time and get them started right.
$1,499/1,699.00 - A pretty, intermediate sax to excel a student or adult! The serial number "A" indicates that it was assembling in the US Michigan plant which was known for producing great quality.
$2,499.00 - The Big Bs are famous for a BIG warm sound with rich low notes--resonant low end the fills the room, probably due to some help from the big bell flare. Mid-range gets a little thin but the low notes make up for it. These fit very well in jazz or concert bands. Intonation is pretty good all-round. Upgraded case.
$1,699.00 - Yamaha's Intermediate, yet very high quality, saxes. This is the next generation from the YTS-52 model. Another pretty example, a well-loved sax that will advance any growing player--youth to adult. Original hard case included.
$1,599.00 - I like these as a great intermediate sax. Great Ergos, high F# key, nice original hard case. Made in Taiwan, Model JTS-889 (the model era makes me guess the year around 2000.). Sterling silver neck! Currently in factory pads that come with slight-domed metal resonators. These have fast action and you'll love it over most any student sax. They play a little louder with power and presence. (from the silver ringing) Cosmetic Rating: 9.0 -- Nice! Minor tarnishing can begin on the silver body.
SOLD - Cosmetically 9.0 - The newest Yamaha student line that will support a growing player--youth to adult. Original yamaha case in good working order.
SOLD - Another great step-up alto, ser#007xxx, Original Lacquer at 97%. They are clean sounding, comfortable playing saxes, with great intonation. Few saxes can be 'intermediate' and get so much praise.
PADS: Pads play great and show more age and use (goes with the finish = pretty sax)
CASE: comes with original hard case in nice shape.
Cosmetic rating: 9.6
PC work Complete
$1,849.00 - An intermediate sax with the big brother as the SX90(pro model). You'll love the pro build in quality and slick keys. As a fellow JK (couf) player, the main difference I noticed was the side Bb-C-E placement. It was very close to the body. Perhaps this is a design for smaller hands to not bump them.
SOUND: full of harmonics, like the JK sound is known for. "meaty, robust, round, full".
PADS: It has what seems like mostly original factory pads with nickel resos (domed with rivet center). they have a good pad life left and should be good, with normal, mild maintenance, for the about 2-7 years.
CASE: original case in good, working order; but note the wear and tear to the styrofoam backing in the interior.
This sax was given a recent tuneup on arrival here at WWS. You should be able to leave with this sax and enjoy it right away.