Japanese first professional Tenor saxophone. Overall Key Balance Adjusted, Ready to Play. SN# 904183 (manufactured in 1966).
This instrument is the finest "Imperial" tenor saxophone made by NIKKAN in the late 1960s before the name was changed to Yamaha YTS-61. Japanese musical instruments (Yamaha), which had been successful in organ, piano, and school teaching instruments by the 1960s, acquired "Japanese wind instruments(Nippon Kan-Gakki: Nikkan) " in Oimachi, Saitama Prefecture, which was founded in the 1890s and boasts the oldest history in Japan. The advanced model was changed to the YAMAHA brand. "NIKKAN IMPERIALE Sax" is a model developed using Japanese wind craftsmanship and technology, and is the prototype of the world's Yamaha Saxophone inherited by the modern YTS-8xx series. Careful making in the handmade era such as One Piece Low Key Guard that continued until YTS-61, YTS-62 and Direct Post Soldering without using a washer sound wonderfully with the resonance of the horn that cannot be obtained with modern saxophone.
High F # Key is also equipped. Like CONN30M and 26M, it is equipped with a key height adjustment screw mechanism. Please check photos for detail condition of the product. Some slight scratches and Lacquer wear. Each parts are disassembled, Cleaned.
All Pads are replaced by new pads. Some damaged felt, corks are replaced. All key action adjusted and Play tested. Made in Japan, Used in Japan.
We can assure you that we will pack the item carefully to avoid any damages during the transit. Only if the item is damaged. Please make sure to contact me first if you want to return it to me. This item is alcohol disinfected and packed in a room that only people who are not infected with Virus can enter.
However, it is advisable to wash your hands before opening the case as bacteria may be attached during transportation. International Buyers - Please Note. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "akama-akama" and is located in this country: JP.
This item can be shipped to United States, Japan, Canada, United Kingdom.