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A992 - Wise to buy before I try??

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Hi there,

I'm looking to upgrade my student sax and have been on the lookout for a used Yanagisawa A992. I'm on a pretty tight budget and have seen one which would require an overseas journey.

The sax I've seen was manufactured in 1998 and was seldom played. It looks in great condition, judging from the photos and it would cost me about 25% less than a new one, which I can get locally and which would also include a professional setup and free 2 year service. My question is this. Would this used saxophone need to be set up again? If so, is this a big deal and would it be expensive? Is it wise to buy before I try? To try I will of course have to incur the cost of an overseas journey which will bump up the price even more.

What to do??

Any advice appreciated.
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You can find these used around $2,000 in great shape.

IMO these are among the best modern horns made. I used to own one and loved it.

If it is shipped overseas, count on taking a quick trip to the repair tech to make sure everything is ok. Shipping always requires some small adjustments, especially if its coming from overseas.

- Saxaholic
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