I'd agree that by most objective measures (fit & finish, overall build quality, initial setup, resale value, etc.) the Yani comes out on top. However, I own a 67R because I prefer the sound which is darker and less focused. The Mauriat, for me, plays almost like a small tenor which I like. I play 60% tenor, 40% bari and spend very little time playing alto these days so when I do pick it up I feel more at home with it.