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could anyone with experience or an opinion give me input regarding the pros and cons of the yani copies over the selmer copies,
If you are talking about copies, then you would need to specify which copies, I believe there are many different copies out there. e.g. not all copies of a yanagisawa would be the same. And of course not all copies are exact copies.

I doubt anyone has tried all the different possible contenders, I have only played a BW which I believe is a copy of a Yanagisawa. It had some problems, but I then found out it was a prototype and the company since addressed those issues and it's a fine horn. I have played many different cheap chinese sopraninos, I'm not exactly sure whether they were copies of Selmer or Yanagisawa or what, but most left me disappointed. I can't remember the makes, because these were at a trade show and any out there would be rebadged anyway. The only other brand I remember was Chateau or Tenon, not bad but nothing inspiring.
 

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quality differences aside, is there any advantage to the differing fingerings/keywork/egonomics on one style of instrument to the other in a general sense? did anyone find advantage in one type of keywork to another, vis a vis, the general model keyed to high E over that of the model keyed to high F#?
I think that would be purely down to personal preference. But I don't think you can take quality differences out of the equation, quality of manufacture could easily affect the ergonomics. Obviously a good quality copy of a Selmer would probably have much better ergonomics than a bad quality copy of a Selmer.
 
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