Re: Is Yamaha model YTS-023 a good model or what?!?!
The Yamaha YTS 23 is one of the best student model saxophones on the market. Their overall quality is better than the cheaper Selmer horns, Jupiter, and many others. They have very good intonation and play fairly easy. They sound good with the right set up. Their overall sound is fairly neutral, and they are well suited for jazz or legit, depending on the set up. I have played several over the years. I rented a YTS 23 for a short time while my Conn 10M was being repaired. I know several pro players who took their YTS or YAS (alto) 23's to college and now use they professionally. They're THAT good! Depending on your preferences and the type of music you play, I could make a few suggestions as far as mouthpieces, etc. If you're really into blues, you may want to look for a Conn Chu Berry tenor. They're pretty neat old horns, and sound incredible! I just restored one a while ago that I use for blues.