We’re not sure exactly what year this came out, but the T5 series was Yanagisawa’s top line horn between 1966 and 1976. This particular horn has been fully overhauled by us. All new pads, corks, and felts – good to go!
The 5 Series represented [Yanagisawa’s] top of the line horns, [similar to] today’s 99x series. These horns were all hand made. The 5 Series of horns have a very centered tone and shows a major amount of influence from the Selmer Mark VI without being a true copy. It has a similar bore as well as many keywork and design elements that evoke the memory of the VI. The left pinky table is of a different design but shows Selmer influence as well. It is a non-floating mechanism that bridges “vintage” and “Selmer”. The [5 Series] horns have light action and an even response throughout. These horns evolved over time and, late in the run, they have very similar keywork to the A-6/T-6 series of horns. (Source: Ed Svoboda’s original Yanagisawa article.)