- Near Lutterworth, Leics.
FULL PHOTO SLIDESHOW HERE: http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/slideshow/24489233
I bought this to compare to my recently renovated and overhauled Grassi 2000 Professional and although it's a close run thing the Grassi is my "keeper" for the forseeable future.
According to Yamaha Japan, S/N 009549 makes it a 1983 or thereabouts model, and for 30 years old it is in exceptional condition having only a few light scratches, mainly to the left of the strap ring, and some tiny specks of tarnish in the engraving to the bell - see photos. No dents or dings whatsoever. Real mother of pearl touch pieces give excellent feel to the keys.
I took the 62 to Paul Carrington, sax tech in Flintham, last Friday and all he could find to adjust were the G# mechanism and low Bb pad (which my tutor, Dave Plummer, had suggested needed a tweak), both of which Paul sorted on the spot. Pads are in great condition as is the neck cork. Both Paul and my tutor Dave Plummer have played the sax and it sounds wonderful in professional hands.
The 62 comes in its original hard case which is in great condition, along with a padded white LeBlanc neck strap, Yamaha 4C mouthpiece, ligature, and gold Yamaha cap, original neck stopper, a few Rico reeds, and a Yamaha polishing cloth.
The price is £1300 collected. I've watched two 62s sell on ebay in the last week. Another Purple Logo made £1470 and a "standard" 62 £1420, so I'm pricing this one at the average of those less ebay's 10% seller's fee. That brings the price down to £1300 to you, and Pete will get 5% of the sale price for his charity instead of PayPal!
Payment by cash on collection 5 mins from M1/J20 or M6/J1, or I could post in which case insured 1-2 day courier will be £50 in the UK (bank transfer please).
Go on!..... Treat yourself!!