Hiker, listen to Dave. He has more experience in sop land than most anyone I know.I think the 675 is a dual-neck soprano, also. The 901 is a fixed straight neck model. I agree that in the used market, it would be wise to play-test both models before buying one of them (or none of them).
But generally speaking, I MUCH refer Yanagisawas over Yamahas at any level of marketing - and, yes, I've owned both brands - many more Yanagisawas than Yamahas. And, I still have one of each brand in my family (sopranos). AND, I once owned an S901 - a very nice soprano. DAVE
Yes, dumb typo on my part! That was my point as well; the OP needs to try them to determine which is best for him/her.Every saxophone stands on its own . . . most models will vary among themselves. I'd cite examples but I've already done that in numerous threads over the years. Suffice to say that when one finds one example of a certain brand that plays exceptionally well, that does not mean that all examples will be of the same playing quality. There are exceptions on both ends of the play-quality issue.
That's why I originally posted in this thread that the OP should test both models he was considering before making a decision. Look, most currently produced saxophones, especially from the top manufacturers, will most likely be good players. It then becomes a matter of degrees of satisfaction.
I'll assume that Christian1 meant that he couldn't get any TONE color out of the Yanagisawas he'd played. I could say the very thing about the Yamahas I'd played. It is probably more about the player than it is the saxophone - and again, I've cited examples of that in other threads. DAVE
That is not my understanding. Well, yes, chronologically, it came after the YSS-62. The YSS-675 was a total redesign for a different market. The YSS-82z was a revival and update of the YSS-62 design.Looking to do an internet purchase of used soprano - which is better choice :
Yamaha YSS-675 ( My understanding this is successor/equivalent to YSS-62)