I inherited this sax, I'm having a hard time dating and identifying it. My ...

I inherited this sax, I'm having a hard time dating and identifying it. My research tells me that Yanagisawa made horns with the Martin brand on them and I think that may be what this is. There are no dents, and all the keys seem to work smoothly, but I don't play so I'm not sure. It's been in a nice Conn case in climate-controlled storage for years. I'm wondering if this horn might be worth anything, or should I give it to my teenager to tinker around with?

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1 week ago #2
azuka
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This is indeed a Yanagisawa alto sax. Finish isn't great, but...... it's a VERY nice professional sax. This is an 880 model and I'm quite taken with these. Great sound!

I'm not up to speed on the market for these, especially for ones like this that are stencil horns, where the maker's name is not on the bell.

But.... I wouldn't want to give this a kid to tinker with.

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1 week ago #3
Tom
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On this format, you can become a member, it's free. Choose the PM- private message to me, Tkipfer. Your horn is beautiful. Tom

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1 week ago #4
secondhandsaxes
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these 880 martin/yanagisawa are worth at least $1200-1500 in this rougher condition....

i presume it has a case....?
cheers,philip

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1 week ago #5
Jennifer
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Yep.

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1 week ago #6
secondhandsaxes
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well,thats good.....
if you become a member here you can send and receive private messages which will help you to sell this saxophone....
cheers,philip

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1 week ago #7
cosmicmama
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Done.
I'm planning on having it looked at this week to make sure it's playable etc. I appreciate your help!
Jennifer

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