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Get an Elite Sound with the Yanagisawa AWO20PG Alto Saxophone - Pink Gold Plated Bronze

The upgraded replacement for the highly regarded A992 series, this AWO20 bronze model is an instrument for the accomplished player.

Bell Arm Keys

Double Arm: Using double arms on the Bell Keys, helps to keep the tone holes fully sealed by removing the chances of twisting or distortion of the tone hole cup. This in turn helps ensure reliable performance and tonal integrity.

Bell Brace

Balanced Tri-Point Brace: The bell and body are firmly linked by a three-point, balanced brace which ensures structural resilience 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 tone holes 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 tone holes. This helps achieve a smoother blow and even more precise intonation.


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.


WO10 / WO20 Style Hand Engraved: Yanagisawa WO10 and WO20 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.

Front F Key

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

Rib Mounted: This is an enhanced design with the keys mounted to a rib plate which in turn is mounted to the body. This not only gives added strength to the keywork but has the added benefit of improved resonance and tonal stability.


Ebonite Mouthpieces: Ebonite mouthpieces are favored 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 favored by Jazz players or soloists who need to stand out from the crowd.

Octave Key Type

Underslung: An underslung octave mechanism is considered to have a much quicker, more responsive action. It is also a more complex and expensive system to manufacture. So underslung octave keys are to be found on saxophones from the 991 / AWO10 series upwards.

Octave System

Fluororesin Non-Stick Mechanism: As standard octave key mechanisms can get sticky over time, Yanagisawa's flouroresin, non-stick coating ensures a reliable action with no stickiness.

Pad Reflector

Metal Reflectors: Metal reflectors are an improvement upon the standard plastic reflectors, and they add clarity to the tone and improve playing response across the whole dynamic range.

Pad Type

Airtight Waterproof Pad: Yanagisawa's superb waterproof pad is totally airtight which allows complete confidence in the instrument's tonal integrity.

Palm Key Plate

WO Series Palm Key Plate: Previously only available on the 99* series saxophones, the WO Series' addition of the palm key plate delivers high range resonance, acoustic depth, added projection and added tonal stability.

Pivot Screws

Pointed Pivot Screws: Special pointed pivot screws are used in all center arms on Yanagisawa saxophones. These screws precisely maintain the stability of the center arms and help achieve a very high precision action.

Right Pinky Key

WO Series Right Pinky Key: The angle of the Right 'Pinky' key on WO series saxophones has been improved to give a smoother fingering feel.

Right Side Key

WO Series Right Side Key: The Right-side key levers on WO series saxophones now has additional feet for a better touch. This affects the Bb, C and E.

Spring Type

Blue Steel Springs: Blue Steel Spring are better than stainless steel - as used on most other saxes - as they hold tension more effectively, and therefore enhance the key action.

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 tone holes, 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. This particular Pink Gold model is a beautiful instrument with a tone that is as rich and luxurious as its looks.


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

Manufacturer: Yanagisawa
Model: AW020PG
SKU: I307355-N-0-WHXA
UPC: 641064858024

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