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GCinCT

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I am now the proud owner of a Yamaha YAS-62 Purple Logo. I have been wanting one for some time and finally have it.

So far, I'm thrilled. I've been playing on my YAS-475 for a long time. It's a great horn, but the 62 is an upgrade for sure. I love the action. Fast and light. Very comfortable. The keys are actually closer together and it really suits my small hands. Particularly the left hand pinky keys. The pads are in good shape and seal well. This horn was clearly cared for.

As to sound, not surprisingly, I don't sound that much different. After all, it is the player who has the biggest impact. But I do notice a bit more resonance and it's a little louder.

I think I got a pretty good deal too. The seller was asking $1199 US, which I believe is about what they get in this condition. I offered $950 and he accepted.

Tomorrow, I practice for the first time with my new alto. I'm pretty excited.

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YAS-62 PL.jpeg
 

s.mundi

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Hot diggity damn. You're cooking with grease! Congrats on super pick up. Enjoy.
 

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I am now the proud owner of a Yamaha YAS-62 Purple Logo. I have been wanting one for some time and finally have it.

So far, I'm thrilled. I've been playing on my YAS-475 for a long time. It's a great horn, but the 62 is an upgrade for sure. I love the action. Fast and light. Very comfortable. The keys are actually closer together and it really suits my small hands. Particularly the left hand pinky keys. The pads are in good shape and seal well. This horn was clearly cared for.

As to sound, not surprisingly, I don't sound that much different. After all, it is the player who has the biggest impact. But I do notice a bit more resonance and it's a little louder.

I think I got a pretty good deal too. The seller was asking $1199 US, which I believe is about what they get in this condition. I offered $950 and he accepted.

Tomorrow, I practice for the first time with my new alto. I'm pretty excited.

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Great sax!!!
 

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Congratulations on the purchase of your purple logo 62 alto. I purchased mine brand new 32 years ago and still playing fantastically - I love playing it. Steve Howard has a review of the 62 and its various incarnations...

Yamaha YAS62 alto saxophone review

Cheers,

Greg S.
 

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The only downside with a saxophone like that is that there are no excuses or GAS opportunities any more.
But there is still the mouthpiece and ligature. >:)
 

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The only downside with a saxophone like that is that there are no excuses or GAS opportunities any more.
But there is still the mouthpiece and ligature. >:)

I've had a couple of YAS-62 PLs, kept one a while too, but it was eventually surpassed by a SA80II.

Having said that... I'm back to an old Vito 23 now, under restoration, which played so well even in its poor state on purchase I may have become beguiled once again by Yamaha.
 

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The only downside with a saxophone like that is that there are no excuses or GAS opportunities any more.
But there is still the mouthpiece and ligature. >:)
...and the little brass lyre-holder balls

...upgraded neck; silver ones are popular

...
 

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All of this "alto" talk and seeing that cool Yamaha makes me want to try an alto. I've never played an alto (or Baritone).
At 45yrs young, I decided to try a saxophone and haven't made to the alto..
 

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All of this "alto" talk and seeing that cool Yamaha makes me want to try an alto. I've never played an alto (or Baritone).
At 45yrs young, I decided to try a saxophone and haven't made to the alto..
I definitely recommend trying one. Fun to play.
 

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Sweet. That is the alto my teacher plays (when he is not making a video with his friends at Cannonball). :)
 
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