Yanagisawa B-W020 Saxophone (Bronze)

$15,999.00

Afterpay available for orders up to $2,000.00 Learn More

The Yanagisawa B-W020 Baritone Saxophone is an elite instrument with mechanically superior design features and is aimed at excelling students and professionals. This sax includes the key features of the popular B-W01 model as well as some additional design elements to highlight the saxophone’s improved performance and sound skills.

The difference between this model and the B-W020 is the stunning bronzed body that produces dark and rich tones. An upgraded metal pad reflector adds clarity to the tone whilst improving the playing response across the whole dynamic.

Unlike the B-W01 model the keys are attached to a rib plate before being mounted onto the saxophone, resulting in improved resonance and tonal stability. In addition to previous models this sax features a palm key plate that delivers high range resonance, acoustic depth, and added projection and tonal stability. An upgraded metal key buffer offers increased longevity and accuracy. A double arm on the bell key lessens the chance of twisting or distortion of the tone hole cup – enabling reliable performance and tonal integrity.

Yanagisawa has developed the saxophone’s materials in order to improve the sound of the instrument. The BWO20 saxophone features a stunning bronze body that gives a darker edge to the playing, making it a great instrument for mellower sounding music. 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.

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

 

In stock

SKU: B-W020 Categories: , ,

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.

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.

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.

Metal tone boosters
Pads equipped with metal tone boosters enhance tonal clarity and ensure excellent response at any volume, from pianissimo to fortissimo.

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.

Double-arm keys
Dual arms prevent larger key cups from twisting or flexing under pressure and also improve durability.

Additional information

Brands

Instrument Type

Proficiency Level

,