Yanagisawa SC-W020 Curved Soprano Saxophone (Bronze)


The Yanagisawa SCWO20 Curved Soprano Saxophone with a bronze body is a finely crafted saxophone with premium features that musicians have come to expect from Yanagisawa. The benefit of having a bronze body is it adds more depth and warmth to the overall sound. The increased neck angle at the top of the SCWO20 curved soprano allows for more aggressive playing while also supporting a rich tone.

As many saxophonists know, the key mechanism used on Yanagisawa saxophones is one of the best and most reliable in the world. The SCWO20 curved soprano is no exception to this as the C# and Bb keys feature rocking table mechanisms that allow for enhanced speed between the different pitches. The underslung octave mechanism featured on the SCWO20 is considered to have a quicker and more responsive action.

Around the back of the SCWO20 are two metal thumb rests which match the style of the saxophone. Like other saxophones from Yanagisawa, the right-hand thumb hook can be adjusted so the performer can find the perfect fit. As a standard for all Yanagisawa saxophones, the SCWO20 is hand engraved with a beautiful pattern by a highly skilled craftsperson.

  • Key: Bb
  • Range: Low Bb to High F#
  • Body: Bronze
  • Bow: Bronze
  • Bell: Bronze
  • Keys: Brass
  • Finish: Lacquered
  • Neck: Bronze
  • Neck Type: Detachable
  • Included Accessories: Woodshell Case
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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.

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