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Yanagisawa AWO1 Professional Alto Saxophone - Gold Lacquer

Original price $6,052.00
Original price $6,052.00 - Original price $6,052.00
Original price $6,052.00
Current price $3,639.00
$3,639.00 - $3,639.00
Current price $3,639.00
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Condition: New

Get A Strong Tonal Core Thanks To A Re-Engineered Bore And Toneholes, Plus Many Upgraded Features  - The Yanagisawa AW01 Professional Alto Saxophone 

Since their founding in 1896 Yanagisawa has held true to a singular passion: handcrafting the world’s finest saxophones unrivalled in both tone and ease of play. Yanagisawa’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, Yanagisawa’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 ‘Professional’ and WO ‘Elite’ models illustrate the desire to continually improve what is already a world-leading design. With a number of newly refined key types designed for enhanced playing comfort; a unique palm key plate for broad register resonance; and a special neck plate for focussing the tone, Yanagisawa WO series Alto Saxophones are once again redefining true instrumental brilliance.

Yanagisawa saxophones are the choice of numerous top-level artists across the world including: Antonio Hart, Marshall McDonald, Tommy Smith, Snake Davis, The Lovely Laura and Jess Gillam.

The upgraded replacement for the legendary A901 series, this AWO1 brass model is suited just as well to aspiring beginners as to experienced professionals. It has a strong tonal core thanks to a re-engineered bore and toneholes, plus 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.

Needle Springs

Blued-steel needle springs are more elastic than the stainless-steel variety, offer faster action and render a better command of difficult passages.

Tri-Point Brace

The tri-point bell-bow brace ensures structural stability and rigidity and enhances resonance even at fortissimo levels.

Bell Arm Keys

Single Arm

Yanagisawa's single arms used on the bell keys are extremely strong and have proved reliable for many years. Higher-End models can benefit from double arm bell keys.

Bell Brace

Balanced Tri-Point Brace

The bell and body are firmly linked by a three-point, balanced brace which ensures structural resiliance and firm resonance, even when fortissimo is sought.

Bell Key Buffer

Metal Adjustable

The buffers used on the bell keys are metal - and therefore offer increased longevity and accuracy over plastic - and are fully adjustable. This means the aperture of the bell toneholes are within your control.

Bore And Tone Holes

WO Series Bore and Tone Holes

In Yanagisawa's desire to constantly innovate, all new WO series saxophones have a newly engineered bore and toneholes. This helps achieve a smoother blow and even more precise intonation.

Brass / Material

WO Series Brass Material

The WO series saxophones benefit from a newly designed, newly engineered and specially sourced brass material for improved sound and sonority.

C# - Bb KEYS

C# - Bb Rocking Key

The C# and Bb keys have a rocking table / see-saw mechanism that allows for optimal speed and fluidity between these pitches.

Engraving

WO1 / WO2 Style Hand Engraved

Yanagisawa WO1 and WO2 series saxophones now feature a uniquely styled, hand engraved pattern.

F-Auxiliary Key

This mechanism fitted to the F-Aux key ensures a proper seal of the pads when playing in the low ranges of the saxophone.

WO Series Redesigned front F Key

The Front F key on WO series saxophones has been redesigned to further improve the ease of fingering.

Key Decoration

White Shell Lining

A player's fingers will rest comfortably in the indented white shell keys. The white shell also enhances the beauty of the instrument while also preventing the player's fingers from slipping during technical passages.

Key Work Mounting

Body Mounted

The standard design for most regular saxes, the keys are mounted directly to the saxophone body.

Mouthpiece

Ebonite Mouthpieces

Ebonite mouthpieces are favoured for their warm tone and ability to fit into an ensemble seamlessly. However, as players discover their own voice, switching to another style of mouthpiece can open up a whole world of new tonal possibilities. Metal mouthpieces are often favoured by Jazz players or soloists who need to stand out from the crowd.

Neck Plate

WO Series Neck Plate

For Overslung necks, this new plate exclusive to the WO1 and WO2 models gives a tighter, more controlled tone.


SPECIFICATIONS

  • Key: Eb
  • Range: Low Bb to High F#
  • Body: Brass
  • Bow: Brass
  • Bell: Brass
  • Keys: Brass
  • Finish: Lacquered
  • Neck: Brass
  • Neck Type: Detachable Neck
  • Case: Fabric Covered, Woodshell case with outer pocket and Backstraps

Manufacturer: Yanagisawa
Model: AW01
SKU: I307347-2-WHXA


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