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It looks in decent condition. I'm no expert on this, but I would consider paying up to 1200 U.S. for it. One because it's a Yani. Two it's in decent condition considering the age (I'm guessing early 70's)

From what I see it looks fine. But if it needs the overhaul I wouldn't pay more than 500 for it. I hate the hassle.

Some people may consider this not enough for this sax, others less. It's who you run into and their opinions.
 

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I think any Yani tenor that's straight and could be in good playing condition with a 'non-heroic' overhaul (i.e. minimal dent work, action alreadly mostly tight...i.e. just pads, cork, felt, teflon, etc...) is worth at least $1000. Just scored a T880 for that...needs a rebuild and felt like that was an adequate deal. I imagine that in tiptop condition with a premium repad, it will sell locally at xmas time for >$1500, which covers the cost of a 'no-pressure' overhaul (unless I like it too much to sell it which is the bane of my existence).
 

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All the sites on Yani Serials shows 1992. I think that puts it as a 900...I Think.
The thing I can't figure is the Bow. No Laquer? Anyway...thanks everyone. That gets me going.

Chris
 

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I furthermore agree with shmuelyosef, wait until Christmas if this auction doesn't go through for you as you expected. A sax like that around Christmas could go for a lot more.
 

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The "5" out there by the SN probably means the horn is a T-5, which predated the 800 and 900 series horns.

I'd say $750 max if it needs an OH (but you should find out the vintage of that Link and go from there.......).

You might find some more useful info on Ed Svoboda's webpage.
 

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It looks fairly similar to mine, which is a 1985 T500 (I think), but I can't see enough detail to be sure. One difference is that mine just says "Yanigasawa" on the bell, without the "made by".
 

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I think you'll find that it's a T-5 with a build date of 1/76. :cool:
 

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if you win this horn -you will be impressed. i paid 700$ for mine in perfect playing condition. if i close my eyes - i swear i am playing my mk 6!
 

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Exuses for my bad writing it's easyer to speak English.
I have the same horn and when I found it I had the same question"What is it".I contacted Ed Svobora with photo's and mail. His answer was "It's a T6". The engraving (made by) you find on a T6 and not by the T5 . The ring by the bell with the two screws is T6.By a T5 the isn't closed with screws The small 5 by the serialnr. isn't T5 By t5 you find big engraving T5
 

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Pepe,
I don't understand what 2 screws you are referring to. Do you mean that the bell brace ring has 2 screws, one on the bell side and one on the body side? Is the T-5 ring soldered?
 

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Yes, the bell brace ring has 2 screws, by a T5 the ring is complete round.
I don't no if the ring is soldered, I think yes. Look at the pics on the site from Ed Svobora.
 
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