I play the S992 and absolutely love it, when i compared it to the yamaha i found it had a sweeter rounder sound and superior intonation, i also found that it was more comfortable on the hands. I put a solid silver neck on mine and that improved it even more, the tuning is now perfect and the sound is a little more direct and even over the instrument.bari_saxxy said:I recently bought a Yanagisawa A-992 alto and I LOVE IT!!! It replaced my older Yamaha YAS-875S alto (which is now for sale). Now I'm curious about the top contenders in the sopranos. I've tried the Yamaha EX sop and it was out of this world. I've also tried many of the brass Yani sops, but not the bronze ones. When playing altos, I noticed a large difference between the brass and bronze Yanis, so I am leaning towards the bronze Yani (even though it costs more and many don't notice much of a difference between the two metals). Has anyone compared the EX and 992 sops side-by-side and have any observations?
I would strongly recommend this soprano, i had a sII selmer sop and then a mkVI sop before it.