Yanagisawa B-W01 Baritone Saxophone (Brass)

$8,999.00

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Based on the well-known B901, the BWO1 is the new reference point for professional baritone saxophones.

Yanagisawa has redesigned many elements of the baritone saxophone to make it a better instrument for advancing students and professionals alike. As standard octave key mechanisms can get sticky over time, Yanagisawa has used fluororesin, non-stick coating to ensure a reliable action with no stickiness for years to come. The C# and Bb keys have been adapted to feature a rocking table (see-saw) mechanism that enables optimal speed and fluidity between these pitches. Yanagisawa provide players with equipment that is flexible to play throughout most musical ranges, so when the baritone saxophone is being played in low ranges the pads will stay well sealed because of the F-auxiliary key that Yanagisawa use on the instrument.

Yanagisawa has developed the saxophone’s materials in order to improve the sound of the instrument. The baritone saxophones benefit from a newly designed, newly engineered and specially sourced brass material for improved sound and sonority. Yanagisawa’s thumb rest and hook is mounted to the body by only four small points of contact, so unlike many inferior rests, it has minimal negative resonant impact. As the thumb rest is made of brass, it permits a more consistent tonal range. The bell and body of the saxophone are linked together by a three-point, balanced brace that enables structural security and firm resonance, despite fortissimo being sought.

  • Key: Eb
  • Range: Low A to High F#
  • Body: Brass
  • Bow: Brass
  • Bell: Brass
  • Keys: Brass
  • Finish: Lacquered
  • Neck: Brass
  • Neck Type: Detachable Neck
  • Included Accessories: Leatherette Covered Wood Shell Case + Yanagisawa Ebonite Mouthpiece and Ligature

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Description

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.

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 centre 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.

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.

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