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Hmm....Which is correct?

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Yamaha USA says this:

This product is discontinued and may not be available at all dealer locations.

Model: YSS-62
Years: 1979-1991
Key: Bb
Auxiliary Keys: High F#
Engraving: Yes
Finish: Gold Lacquer
Keys: Gold Lacquer
Finger Buttons: Pearl
Current Model: YSS-475

And the Yamaha catalogue I have says that the YSS-475, which I own, is an intermediate horn.

But, I played a 62 sop yesterday, and it is far better than my 475 - in every sense of the word. Based on the different features (the 62 has single unit base, blue steel springs, engravings, more refined craftmanship, etc.), I think that the 62 is a pro horn, like a lot of posts on the Internet say.

So, is the 62 a pro or intermediate?
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I bought my 62 soprano in 80 or 81 and it was the top soprano that Yamaha offered. It is a pro level horn. I don't know why the Yamaha site is now showing it as the intermediate level. I would have thought that the 475 replaced the 52 series horns. Go figure! I have yet to play a soprano for which I would let my 62 go. Just my opinion though! :|
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