422.212 Individual reedpipes with single reeds with conical bore

Tenor saxophone in B flat, brass body. Yamaha model number: YTS62. Serial number: 28894. Plastic mouthpiece, conventional reed, metal ligature for attaching reed to mouthpiece. Detachable neck. Cork lapped tenons. Yamaha logo is inscribed on bell of instrument. With accessories including end-cap for mouthpiece, sling, cork grease, polishing cloth, owner's manual, case and pair of case keys.

Torakusu Yamaha was born in Japan in 1851. He built his first reed organ in 1887, the year he founded his company. By the time Yamaha died in Hamamatsu, Japan in 1918, the company had expanded to make upright pianos as well. By the Second World War, it was also making band instruments. The first Yamaha grand piano was made in 1950 and in 1965 Yamaha had a wind instrument department. By the mid 1970s, Yamaha had one of the largest brass instrument manufacturing plants in the world. London based instrument manufacturers such as Boosey & Hawkes found it increasingly difficult to compete with the influx of instruments being imported from Japan, such as this tenor saxophone.

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