Hey guys. Played a friends Yanagisawa A9933 alto with the sterling silver neck and bell today and then played his Selmer Reference 54 which I thought was the best alto I ever played. Guys, all I can say is WOW! The Yani is incredible. Same power as the 54 but an even bigger richer sound and so even in sound from top to bottom. The intonation was spot on. Silver Sonic is back. I was blown away and am sick now. His 54 killed my Yamaha Z and now the Yani? Damn thing vibrates in your hands.