- Near Lutterworth, Leics.
Strange isn't it that photos sent by the seller often look way worse than when you open the case...?
I had expected a scratchy tarnished Yamaha alto to arrive this afternoon but instead what emerged from the nicely kept brown Yamaha case was a rather tasty YAS-62 MkI Purple Logo. For some perhaps, the holy grail of alto horns.
A few very small areas of wear which had gone brown over the years, soon banished by 10 minutes going over with some Brasso wadding, and she looks like new! Pads all good. Mechanism all working briskly. Immaculate Pruple Logos proudly boasting what lies within.
But what does she play like? You know what... I'm telling myself I'm too busy to go play her right now, but plainly I'm not 'cos I'm typing this! The reality is I just don't want her to be better than my even more beautiful Buffet SDA!
Then again the 62 does have more modern keyword, with the bell rods running up the inside rather than the SDA's outdated external rods. Plus, if I do end up selling the SDA it would probably fetch the same as the 62 so no financial loss.
Yes, of course I'm going to play the new arrival.
Need to check the Martin Tenor over later as I have a buyer coming tomorrow. That'll delay the inevitable a little more....
What am I like... scared of a Yamaha, yet I've dismissed so many of them in the past?
To be continued...