Yanagisawa A-WO2 Alto Saxophone (Bronze)


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Combined with unparalleled Japanese build quality, tonal excellence and building on the success of the legendary A901 defines the Yanagisawa AWO2.

Yanagisawa have redesigned the saxophone’s materials to improve the sound of the instrument. The AWO2 alto sax benefits from a newly designed, newly engineered and specially sourced bronze material for improved sound and sonority. To link the bell and body together, Yanagisawa uses a balanced tri-point brace. The balanced brace ensure structural resilience and firm resonance, even during the loudest fortissimo. The fresh design of the AWO2 has resulted in new front F keys, right side keys, and right pinky keys – all for your convenience. Made from newly engineered bronze, the AWO2 has an improved sound that’s rife with sonority and once combined with the re-designed bore and tone holes, you can hear the strong tonal core with flawless intonation.

  • Key: Eb
  • Range: Low Bb to High F#
  • Body: Bronze
  • Bow: Bronze
  • Bell: Bronze
  • Keys: Brass
  • Finish: Lacquered
  • Neck: Bronze
  • Neck Type: Detachable Neck
  • Included Accessories: Fabric Covered Woodshell Case + Yanagisawa Branded Ebonite Mouthpiece and Ligature

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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.

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.

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