Yamaha YAS-23 Alto Review

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Yamaha YAS-23 Alto
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“As a music educator for the past 20 years, I have...”


written by on 29/03/2008

Good Points
Good intonation
Light key action
4C mouthpiece is a very good stock mpc.

Bad Points
Metal bends easier than some other brands (Selmer, etc.)
Nickel plating on keys tarnishes easily
No high F#

General Comments
As a music educator for the past 20 years, I have recommended the YAS-23 to my students as "the" beginner saxophone. The intonation is very good and the instrument is not "clunky" with it's mechanism like other beginner horns. As a professional saxophonist, I have owned the YAS-62 in both Soprano and Alto and currently play on Selmer Serie II's (sop, alto and tenor). If I had to have a student "back-up" horn, the YAS-23 would be my chose. I also recommend the 4C mpc. to my other beginning students until I think they will not drop the mpc. everyday, then I ask them to get Selmer C*'s.

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