This true asset to the Yanagisawa line incorporates some extraordinarily fine features. In our judgment is a major leap forward in a long line of great saxophones produced by this "sax only" company. Yanagisawa only makes top quality saxophones. The 901 is their entry level pro model and by comparison the 991 is a deluxe model. Double control arms are employed on the large B and C key cups on its lower stack. This leads to a greater feeling of firmness and stability and guarantees the precise alignment of the key cup to tone hole on these critical keys. Along with its under-slung neck and elegance of construction it is our belief that mechanically there is no better saxophone being manufactured today. With an even scale and a rich tone, combined with excellent projection, the 991 proves itself to be a substantial choice for a discriminating performer.
**********Demo Model*********** ****Call for Reduced Price**** As good as Yamaha's latest, improved version of the lacquered Custom Z's are, an extra dimension of response comes into play with this unlacquered alto. For years, players have been bringing their lacquered horns to our shop to have us strip the lacquer and hand polish them. Why? For years, players in the know have considered unlacquered horns to be more resonant. With the Unlacquered Custom Z, Yamaha has cut out the middle man and now allows the player to break in a brand new horn that is unlacquered. In time, the raw brass of this horn will develop a rich, dark patina. Yamaha's big brother to this horn, the YTS-82Z Unlacquered Tenor, has already proven itself to be outstanding. Both of these horns, with their right-on intonation and sweet sonics, are sure to prove themselves to be classics.