Get A Strong Tonal Core Thanks To A Re-Engineered Bore And Toneholes, Plus Many Upgraded Features - The Yanagisawa AW020 Bronze Alto Saxophone
The upgraded replacement for the highly regarded A992 series, this AWO20 bronze model is an instrument for the accomplished player. It delivers a superb tonal range with an unmistakably darker edge thanks to the fine bronze body, and it also benefits from the WO series re-engineered bore and toneholes, and re-sourced and redesigned core brass material. This model also has many upgraded features exclusive to the WO series such as newly designed Front F Keys, Ride Side Keys and Right Pinky Key.
FLUORORESIN-SLEEVED OCTAVE ROCKER
Lost motion is eliminated and smooth octave-key action is ensured by rounding the octave rocker ends and Fluororesin-coating the receiving sleeves they contact.
C#-Bb TABLE KEY LINKAGES
The seesaw linkage between the C# and Bb table keys facilitates faster, smoother fingering technique.
C#-B TABLE KEY LINKAGES
The additional slider mechanism between the C# and B table keys is a proprietary Yanagisawa design that allows smoother finger transitions between these notes.
ADJUSTABLE VIBRATION-DAMPING BAR
This enhancement dampens sympathetic vibrations in the right-hand F# key, thus stabilizing the production of notes in the lower register.
GENUINE MOTHER-OF-PEARL TOUCHES
Indented mother-of-pearl key touches are attractive, afford the fingertips a more natural fit and feel, and are less slippery than plastic touches when wet.
METAL THUMB HOOK & REST
Designed to make minimal point contact with the body, the thumb hook enables the instrument to resonate more freely while the brass thumb rest allows for smoother response and improved tonal balance.
POINTED PIVOT SCREWS
For the utmost in precision and reliability, pointed pivot screws ensure that center arms or hinge rods are an exact fit.
SEALED, WATERPROOF PADS
Airtight pads facilitate balanced, leak-free play while quality waterproofing extends pad service life.
METAL TONE BOOSTERS
Pads equipped with metal tone boosters enhance tonal clarity and ensure excellent response at any volume, from pianissimo to fortissimo.
Blued-steel needle springs are more elastic than the stainless-steel variety, offer faster action and render a better command of difficult passages.
Dual arms prevent larger key cups from twisting or flexing under pressure and also improve durability.
The tri-point bell-bow brace ensures structural stability and rigidity and enhances resonance even at fortissimo levels.
YANAGISAWA SAXOPHONES - TONE WITH RESONANCE, FINESSE WITH POWER.
Since their founding in 1896 Yanagisawa has held true to a singular passion: handcrafting the worldâ€™s finest saxophones unrivalled in both tone and ease of play. Yanagisawaâ€™s superb ergonomic key-work is second to none and has earned the loyalty and respect of professionals the world over.
Whether you are looking for a high quality student saxophone or a top-level professional instrument, Yanagisawaâ€™s handcrafted, Japanese-made saxophones will deliver the finest playing experience.
The very latest addition to the Yanagisawa range is the new WO series of Alto Saxophones. Both the WO â€˜Professionalâ€™ and WO â€˜Eliteâ€™ models illustrat BELL ARM KEYS - - - - - Double Arm BELL BRACE - - - - - Balanced Tri-Point Brace BELL KEY BUFFER - - - - - Metal Adjustable BORE AND TONE HOLES - - - - - WO Series Bore and Tone Holes BRASS / MATERIAL - - - - - WO Series Brass Material C# - BB - B KEYS - - - - - C# - Bb - B Rocking Key ENGRAVING - - - - - WO10 / WO20 Style Hand Engraved F AUXILIARY KEY - - - - - F-Auxiliary Key FRONT F KEY - - - - - WO Series Redesigned front F Key KEY DECORATION - - - - - White Shell Lining KEY WORK MOUNTING - - - - - Rib Mounted MOUTHPIECE - - - - - Ebonite Mouthpieces OCTAVE KEY TYPE - - - - - U
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Listing ID: NA81554
BELL ARM KEYS
- - - - - Double Arm
- - - - - Balanced Tri-Point Brace
BELL KEY BUFFER
- - - - - Metal Adjustable
BORE AND TONE HOLES
- - - - - WO Series Bore and Tone Holes
BRASS / MATERIAL
- - - - - WO Series Brass Material
C# - BB - B KEYS
- - - - - C# - Bb - B Rocking Key
- - - - - WO10 / WO20 Style Hand Engraved
F AUXILIARY KEY
- - - - - F-Auxiliary Key
FRONT F KEY
- - - - - WO Series Redesigned front F Key
- - - - - White Shell Lining
KEY WORK MOUNTING
- - - - - Rib Mounted
- - - - - Ebonite Mouthpieces
OCTAVE KEY TYPE
- - - - - U