This is a "Yanagisawa" Soprano Saxaphone. The model # is 00245960 (S901) This instrument has Mother of Pearl touches as well. The instrument has signs of wear. Overall it is in decent condition.
This instrument belonged to my Father. He was a Big Jazz lover & enthusiast. He loved to play this instrument on & off, as a hobby. I don't know the history behind this instrument. I would love to know more, after the appraisal.
Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. Based on the photographs and description provided, the subject of this appraisal is a Yanagisawa S901 Saxophone circa approximately 2000 with a serial number of 00245960. The piece appears to be accompanied by its original case. According to the current owner, the piece was acquired via inheritance.
The piece appears to be in good used condition with some finish wear noted. Yanagisawa soprano saxophones are desirable, but auction records are sparce, with no recent comparables in traditional settings able to form the basis of the appraisal. Therefore an examination of similar trumpets from the early to mid 2000s in recent recorded sales via second-hand online resellers form the price basis.
In consideration of the factors noted, a Fair Market Value (pre-auction estimate) of this piece would be estimated at $2,000 to $2,500.