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Overall design looks like an 800. I've only seen the ones made for Martin. I understand they are good players.
 

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500 will have steel springs, for one very good sign.
I cannot get the fotos to expend on my phone, so cannot see.

Those Martin Yani stencils are terrific.
I have matching alto and tenor.
 

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Oh, and I am taking a break right now. Was playing the T800.
Also terrific. Likelikelike some Yany tenors!
 

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It's my understanding that the T500 has steel springs, no double arms down low, individual soldered posts and no high f#. Yours looks like a T500, but the pictures provide not all details.
Both should be great horns, but the T500 should be a lot cheaper.
 

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Two-tone layout. Student horn or sold to the European market. It’s probably a T-500.
You can tell if the G# key is plastic, it’s a T-500.
I’m a fan of older Yanagisawas. They can be a little on the dark side but the ergonomics are as close to Selmer as anything I’ve found.
I have a T4 I’m considering selling to pay for a different purchase. It’s been a great back up.
Most of the lacquer was gone when I bought and the rest went pretty quick after I started playing it a lot.
Yanagisawas aren’t known for great lacquer longevity.
 

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What saxophone does NOT have 'steel springs'? Every single one I have ever seen or heard of has steel springs.
 

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I meant blue steel springs
 

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It's my understanding that the T500 has steel springs, no double arms down low, individual soldered posts and no high f#. Yours looks like a T500, but the pictures provide not all details.
Both should be great horns, but the T500 should be a lot cheaper.
No double arms down low BUT has high f# ...
 

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Terminator: "Come with me if you want to live...."

John Connor: "What is it? A T800?"

Terminator: "T-1000. Mimetic poly-alloy."

John Connor: "What?"

Terminator: "Liquid metal."
 

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Perhaps this site is helpful?
https://woodwindforum.com/?page_id=57

I've read that there were T 500 with a high f#, too.
Stainless steel springs and no double arms should translate in T500
But I have only a Yana soprano - so I don't really know their tenors...
 
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