Details about Yamaha 62 Baritone YBS-62 Silver Plated Gold Keys, fully engraved and mint! 52See original listing
Dec 07, 2011 06:15:54 PST
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition
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Yamaha YBS-62 Baritone Saxophone
Silver Plated, Gold Plated keys
The Yamaha 62 is arguably the best model of baritone saxophone ever made.This is a rare silver model with aftermarket gold plated keys and neck, and full engraving which was added in the same style as the bell engraving. This horn is ready to go as is and has no past damage or current dents or dings. The tone is classic 62, with is warm, full, round, and flexible. The pads have noyek resonators, which add a bit of punch to the tone, but not a lot.
This horn ships with the original case, which is in excellent condition. Internationally, it will ship in a Pro-tec contoured case so that it comes in under the USPS size limit.
LOTS more Pictures down below.
Shipping: I will pack the horn carefully. I sell pro horns all the time. It will come to you insured. The only international option is Express Mail International, but if you need a bari shipped to Australia, for example, we can work this out using UPS freight or similar. I can actually ship a bari to countries that have a 108" length + girth limit via USPS (like Europe or Japan) for $200 or less! If you are buying a tenor or a baritone saxophone and your country's USPS size limit is 79 inches length plus girth (like South Korea or Australia), shipping may be more expensive, or I may require that you buy a very protective case for shipping, like a Hiscox.
International Buyers – Please Note:
Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.
Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying.
Just to re-emphasize: I cannot undervalue an item so that you avoid paying customs charges, as the United States considers this to be a form of criminal tax-evasion. Also, it is plain old dishonest. The only solution to this problem is to push for free trade policies in your home country. Please do not try to pressure me to do this. It will not work.
Please initiate payment within 4 days of purchase. I am open to alternative, low-fee payment methods, but Paypal is just fine. Thanks!
My two cents on buying a saxophone wisely on eBay:
There are at least four problems with buying a used saxophone on eBay. Pictures tell you about a horn's cosmetic condition, but that is about all they tell you. In the four areas described below, you have to depend on the honesty, knowledge, and experience of the seller:
1. Playing Condition: You just don't know if a saxophone is really in good playing condition from the average pictures and description. The seller can say it plays, but what does that really tell you? Horns only play well when they are worked on by a really good technician who gives them what they need. This is why I get my horns worked on by only the best saxophone technicians in the business.
2. Mechanical Condition: Even a new-looking horn can easily arrive with dried-out pads with lots of tiny leaks that make the horn sound dead. Or it can easily get damaged in shipping in subtle ways that mess up all the keywork. Or it can be relacquered, but a seller mis-described it as original (happens all the time). These are problems that the average buyer cannot identify. (Do you know how to spot a body bend, or tell if lacquer is original?) The horns I sell are correctly described, and I am committed to telling you the truth about the condition of the sax. This is a big consideration since a decent repad costs at least $5-600 to have done right, and pictures cannot tell you about the quality of the work.
3. Packing: Most sellers do not know how to pack saxophones properly for shipping. (I do.) This is really important. I have become fed up with people's bad packing. I would consider only about 10% of the packing I have ever seen from ebay sellers to be adequate. My horns get shipped properly with the horn snug in its case, everything secured, and in a strong, sturdy (usually brand new) box custom-sized for your sax, and with lots of the right kind of padding all around the case.
4. Sound: Most sellers are not qualified to describe or compare the sound of the horns they sell. Many are casual players who are selling a horn they rarely used, or people who have only played that one horn for years and years. Many others are pawn shops or instrument/antique dealers who do not play saxophone at all. With the exception of a select few other sellers who have a lot of experience (stohrermusic, musicmajus, listentomusic, gnarlton, ljtsong, tenormadness319 and a few others) sellers rarely have enough experience playing a range of horns to tell you anything useful about how the horn sounds compared to anything else. I have been given the wonderful opportunity to play hundreds of the best saxophones ever made, of all different types, in excellent playing condition. Because of that, I can help you buy intelligently, by describing the sound of a horn accurately in relation to other horns. (Feel free to ask questions!) This means that I can help you to get a feel for whether a particular horn is a good fit for you and the sound you want. If the horn for you isn't a horn I am selling, I will tell you so. I am also open to sending you sound samples of a horn, and even using a mouthpiece similar to yours. Contact me. and I'll do my best to help you out.
I stand behind all the horns I sell. I am committed to selling the best pro saxophones on eBay, described accurately and honestly (even when it hurts), and sold for reasonable prices. This means, of course, that I often spend a lot of money getting horns fixed up to play their best, but my hope is that in the long run, this will pay off by earning me a reputation as a seller of the best professional saxophones that are available anywhere.
I am always available to help with all of your saxophone needs: buying, selling, trades, advice, mouthpieces. You can contact me more quickly if you Google 'GetASax' and use the contact form.______________________________________________________________________________________________