I just bought a used Yamaha YTS-62 II off of eBay. I was a little apprehensive about doing so because of some of the reviews I had read. So far I have found that this is a really good saxophone. I used to have a purple logo sax many years ago and it was a great horn. The only thing I didn't like about that one was the notes on the upper end of the horn seemed a little thin to me. I don't get that with the mark II. In fact, with the exception of the plastic key touches this may be a better sax IMHO. Legal disclaimer. Your experience may vary. The bottom line is if you are looking to buy a new sax, I think you should at least give this one a try and not dismiss it because it doesn't have MOP key touches. You may be surprised.