I won't speak to the matter of legitimacy - beyond my expertise - but I urge you to put a protective layer of oil on your springs. Some springs look to already be attacked by rust.
Thanks, which kind of oil would be best for this?I won't speak to the matter of legitimacy - beyond my expertise - but I urge you to put a protective layer of oil on your springs. Some springs look to already be attacked by rust.
I paid a little under 3000 for it, and I now realize my title could be read the wrong way but it's used. These usually go for more from what I saw but this one was a bit more worn cosmetically.About how much did you pay for it, and was it new or used? If it was only $500, that would likely be a problem.
Thanks for the advice, I will take it to the shop. Is there anything else obvious besides the springs that need care?Congratulations on owning a very desirable alto. If you had ever owned a Chinese sax I'm sure you could easily tell the difference. But like said above, that one is crying out for maintenance/care.
Which pictures are you looking at? It looks pretty clean to me.Wow. Okay, first of all the sax and neck probably have a build-up inside.
Yanagisawa sterling silver saxes have clear lacquer over the silver, so they don't need to be spray-polished or waxed for preservation purposes. You can apply polish or wax if you want, but only if you'd ordinarily apply it to a lacquered instrument. Extra treatment isn't necessary here to prevent tarnishing.Isnt there a danger that spraying Pledge will result in some ending up either on the end of a tone hole or the pads, creating potential for sticking? There will also be bits that are real hard to get to to wipe it off again. I guess with a silver horn its worth that bit more effort to keep it clean, certainly compared to my "Earthtone" finish which is going to end up looking pretty nasty whatever I do.