For Sale is a Yamaha YTS-23 Tenor Saxophone in great playing condition. This instrument is widely considered the best instrument to learn the saxophone on and is a high-quality student instrument. These instruments new sell for over $2000.
Cosmetically, this instrument is overall in great playing condition. There are some issues, like scratching, especially around on the bell and portions where the instrument makes contact with the body, on the U, and on a few other places. There are dings on the instrument from use as well. That said, it looks shiny overall and looks good on stage. There is also some plating wear and stubborn tarnish on the bare nickel keys. In terms of playability, though, there are no issues. We have refreshed this instrument, replaced several worn pads and regulated it to play well. The case is Original and functional. See the photos below for a better idea of its condition.
That said, this instrument is a fine musical instrument and plays effortlessly. It has a mellow, powerful sounds that you won’t find on lower quality instruments. In addition to the Saxophone, you will receive a mouthpiece and ligature, as well as a neck strap, cleaning swab, cork grease, and new Vandoren reed: everything you need to get started and take good care of your new instrument for years to come.
- Yamaha Craftsmanship
- Good Playing Condition
- Original Hard Case