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    by  • July 21, 2010 • Yamaha

    Since 1887, when it began producing reed organs, the Yamaha Corporation in Japan (then Nippon Gakki Co., Ltd.) has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of a full line of musical instruments, and a leading producer of audio/visual products, semiconductors and other computer related products, sporting goods, home appliances and furniture, specialty metals,...

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    Yamaha 875 Series

    by  • June 10, 2010 • Yamaha

    The original 875 and 855 were released at the exact same time. Both were Yamaha’s foray into the world of “super pro” horns. However, these “super pro” horns would add a bit of a twist. In the past, “super pro” just meant a “standard” pro model with a few extra bells and whistles, such...

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    Yamaha Student and Intermediate Series

    by  • June 8, 2010 • Yamaha

    I don’t generally write about student/intermediate horns, but I want to make an exception here. Student Models: 21, 23, 25, 275 Yamaha student model saxophones were available in alto and tenor — except for the Indonesian-made YAS01Q, which was only available as an alto. If you wanted a bari or soprano, you’d go “intermediate.”...

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    Yamaha 855 Series

    by  • June 7, 2010 • Yamaha

    The original 875 and 855 were released at the exact same time. Both were Yamaha’s foray into the world of “super pro” horns. However, these “super pro” horns would add a bit of a twist. In the past, “super pro” just meant a “standard” pro model with a few extra bells and whistles, such...

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    Yamaha 82Z Series

    by  • June 5, 2010 • Yamaha

    Blurbage, from one of Yamaha’s sales fliers: "This has to be one of the most exciting things to happen to the sax world in modern times. Finally: a modern sax that actually captures the sound and feel of those treasured classic saxes of the past!—while adding state-of-theart intonation and mechanism. Based on the scale...

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    Yamaha 62 Series

    by  • June 3, 2010 • Yamaha

    The 61 was replaced in 1978 by the 62 series, which is a few years before the Selmer Super Action 80 made its way onto the scene (appx. 1981). In my opinion, Selmer discovered that Yamaha and Yanagisawa were going to be “the next big thing” unless they did ”something” — and hopefully the...

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    Yamaha 61 Series

    by  • June 3, 2010 • Yamaha

    The “first” pro-level Yamaha saxophone series is the 61: straight soprano, alto, tenor and baritone (with a low A). They’re good. Really good. Some people consider them to be considerably better than the 62 series because they have a “darker” or “warmer” tone. Possibly. The 61 was introduced in 1971, right before the Selmer...

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