I have been a Selmer Tenor Sax player since the 50's. I have owned and played early MarkVI, later a Late Mark VI and followed by a Mark VII Tenor by Selmer. I have been very satisfied with the intonation and performce of these excellant horns. However, I in this past year and a half aquired a Mint condition Yamaha YTS875 Custom tenor sax that had been played very little. It was manufactured circa 1999-2001. I now have the best playing horn I have ever played. It is by far in a whole Class By Itself. It plays so "in tune" from top to bottom. It responds so well when pushed in a loud rock / rhythm and blues enviornment. You can get that big early jazz feel as well plus it's a true Classical playing instrument. I don't know what the new released YTS875 model by Yamaha plays like however, anyone who wants to really be serious about a well crafted /playing horn you owe it to your craft to consider an YTS875 Custom! Maury Finney
I've been playing sax for a long time and only owned 3 tenors, the first one was a yamaha student model-23, very well for studants. My second was a Selmer Super Action 80, I liked but after playing the Yamaha it just didn't feel right, the positions of the finguering is different and for some reason I was having a hard time. But them I traded for the Yamaha Custon 875 series in 1995, This horn still with me after 17 years and I only send it to repair maybe 4 times with minor leaks only. Exelent horn, very well build and amazing sound and intonation. They are build like a tank. I'm very happy and it will never leave my side.